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PROPOSED RULES

(vii)stacks or vents to prevent escape of sewer gases from domestic waste through plumbing traps;

(viii)refrigeration equipment that is consistent with Section 601 through 618 of Title VI (Stratospheric Ozone Protection) of the Federal Clean Air Act, 40 CFR Part 82, and any other regulations promulgated by EPA under Title VI for stratospheric ozone protection, except those units used as or in conjunction with air pollution control equipment (A unit used as or in conjunction with air pollution control equipment is required to be permitted under 15A NCAC 02Q .0300 unless it qualifies for another exemption under this Paragraph);

(ix)equipment not vented to the outdoor atmosphere with the exception of equipment that emits volatile organic compounds (Equipment that emits volatile organic compounds is required to be permitted under 15A NCAC 02Q .0300 unless it qualifies for another exemption under this Paragraph);

(x)equipment that does not emit any regulated air pollutants;

(xi)facilities subject only to a requirement under 40 CFR Part 63 (This Subpart does not apply when a control device is used to meet a MACT or GACT emission standard; a control device used to meet a MACT or GACT emission standard is required to be permitted under 15A NCAC 02Q .0300 unless it qualifies for another exemption under this Paragraph);

(xii)sources for which there are no applicable requirements;

(xiii)animal operations not required to have control technology under 15A NCAC 02D .1800 (If an animal operation is required to have control technology, it shall be required to have a permit under this Subchapter).

(2)activities exempted because of size or production rate:

(A)storage tanks:

(i)above-ground storage tanks with a storage capacity of no more than 1100 gallons storing organic liquids with a true vapor pressure of no more than 10.8 pounds per square inch absolute at 70F; or

(ii)underground storage tanks with a storage capacity of no more than 2500 gallons storing organic liquids with a true vapor pressure of no more than 10.8 psi absolute at 70F;

(B)combustion and heat transfer equipment:

(i)fuel combustion equipment, except for internal combustion engines, firing exclusively kerosene, No. 1 fuel oil, No. 2 fuel oil, equivalent unadulterated fuels, or a mixture of these fuels or one or more of these fuels mixed with natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas with a heat input of less than:

(I)10 million Btu per hour for which construction, modification, or reconstruction commenced after June 9, 1989; or

(II)30 million Btu per hour for which construction, modification, or reconstruction commenced before June 10, 1989;

(Internal combustion engines are required to be permitted under 15A NCAC 02Q .0300 unless they qualify for another exemption under this Paragraph);

(ii)fuel combustion equipment, except for internal combustion engines, firing exclusively natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas or a mixture of these fuels with a heat input rating less than 65 million Btu per hour (Internal combustion engines are required to be permitted under 15A NCAC 02Q .0300 unless they qualify for another exemption under this Paragraph);

(iii)space heaters burning waste oil if:

(I)The heater burns only oil that the owner or operator generates or used oil from do-it-yourself oil changers who generate used oil as household wastes;

(II)The heater is designed to have a maximum capacity of not more than 500,000 Btu per hour; and

(III)The combustion gases from the heater are vented to the ambient air;

(iv)fuel combustion equipment with a heat input rating less than 10 million Btu per hour that is used solely for space heating except:

(I)space heaters burning waste oil, or

(II)internal combustion engines;

(v)emergency use generators and other internal combustion engines not regulated by rules adopted under Title II of the Federal Clean Air Act, except self-propelled vehicles, that have a rated capacity of no more than:

(I)680 kilowatts (electric) or 1000 horsepower for natural gas-fired engines;

(II)1800 kilowatts (electric) or 2510 horsepower for liquefied petroleum gas-fired engines;

(III)590 kilowatts (electric) or 900 horsepower for diesel-fired or kerosene-fired engines; or

(IV)21 kilowatts (electric) or 31 horsepower for gasoline-fired engines;

(Self-propelled vehicles with internal combustion engines are exempted under Subpart (1)(c)(L)(i) of this Paragraph.)

(vi)portable generators and other portable equipment with internal combustion engines not regulated by rules adopted under Title II of the Federal Clean Air Act, except self-propelled vehicles, that operate at the facility no more than a combined 350 hours for any 365-day period provided the generators or engines have a rated capacity of no more than 750 kilowatt (electric) or 1100 horsepower each and provided records are maintained to verify the hours of operation (Self-propelled vehicles with internal combustion engines are exempted under Subpart (1)(c)(L)(i) of this Paragraph.);

(vii)peak shaving generators that produce no more than 325,000 kilowatt-hours of electrical energy for any 12-month period provided records are maintained to verify the energy production on a monthly basis and on a 12-month basis;

(C)gasoline distribution: bulk gasoline plants with an average daily throughput of less than 4000 gallons;

(D)processes:

(i)graphic arts operations, paint spray booths or other painting or coating operations without air pollution control devices (water wash and filters that are an integral part of the paint spray booth are not considered air pollution control devices), and solvent cleaning operations located at a facility whose facility-wide actual emissions of volatile organic compounds are less than five tons per year (Graphic arts operations, coating operations, and solvent cleaning operations are defined in 15A NCAC 02Q .0803);

(ii)sawmills that saw no more than 2,000,000 board feet per year provided only green wood is sawed;

(iii)perchloroethylene dry cleaners that emit less than 13,000 pounds of perchloroethylene per year;

(iv)electrostatic dry powder coating operations with filters or powder recovery systems including electrostatic dry powder coating operations equipped with curing ovens with a heat input of less than 10,000,000 Btu per hour;

(E)miscellaneous:

(i)any source whose emissions would not violate any applicable emissions standard and whose potential emissions of particulate, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds, and carbon monoxide before air pollution control devices, i.e., potential uncontrolled emissions, are each no more than five tons per year and whose potential emissions of hazardous air pollutants are below their lesser quantity cutoff except:

(I)storage tanks,

(II)fuel combustion equipment,

(III)space heaters burning waste oil,

(IV)generators, excluding emergency generators, or other non-self-propelled internal combustion engines,

(V)bulk gasoline plants,

(VI)printing, paint spray booths, or other painting or coating operations,

(VII)sawmills,

(VIII)perchloroethylene dry cleaners, or

(IX)electrostatic dry powder coating operations, provided that the total potential emissions of particulate, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds, and carbon monoxide from the facility are each less than 40 tons per year and the total potential emissions of all hazardous air pollutants are below their lesser quantity cutoff emission rates or provided that the facility has an air quality permit.  (A source identified in Sub-subpart (I) through (IX) of this Part is required to be permitted under 15A NCAC 02Q .0300 unless it qualifies for another exemption under this Paragraph);

(ii)any facility whose actual emissions of particulate, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds, and carbon monoxide before air pollution control devices, i.e., uncontrolled emissions, are each less than five tons per year, whose potential emissions of all hazardous air pollutants are below their lesser quantity cutoff emission rate, and none of whose sources would violate an applicable emissions standard;

(iii)any source that only emits hazardous air pollutants that are not also a particulate or a volatile organic compound and whose potential emissions of hazardous air pollutants are below their lesser quantity cutoff emission rates; or

(iv)any incinerator covered under Subparagraph (c)(4) of 15A NCAC 02D .1201;

(F)case-by-case exemption: activities that the applicant demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Director:

(i)to be negligible in their air quality impacts;

(ii)not to have any air pollution control device; and

(iii)not to violate any applicable emission control standard when operating at maximum design capacity or maximum operating rate, whichever is greater.

(d)  Because an activity is exempted from being required to have a permit does not mean that the activity is exempted from any applicable requirement or that the owner or operator of the source is exempted from demonstrating compliance with any applicable requirement.
(e)  Emissions from stationary source activities identified in Paragraph (c) of this Rule shall be included in determining compliance with the toxic air pollutant requirements under 15A NCAC 02D .1100 or 02Q .0700 according to 15A NCAC 02Q .0702 (exemptions from air toxic permitting).
(f)  The owner or operator of a facility or source claiming an exemption under Paragraph (c) of this Rule shall provide the Director documentation upon request that the facility or source is qualified for that exemption.
(g)  If the Director finds that an activity exempted under Paragraph (c) of this Rule is in violation of or has violated a rule in 15A NCAC 02D, he shall revoke the permit exemption for that activity and require that activity to be permitted under this Subchapter if necessary to obtain or maintain compliance.

Authority G.S. 143215.3(a)(1); 143215.107(a)(4); 143215.108.

SECTION .0300 CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION PERMITS

15A NCAC 02Q .0304APPLICATIONS

(a)  Obtaining and filing application. Permit, permit modification, or permit renewal applications may be obtained and shall be filed in writing according to Rule .0104 of this Subchapter.
(b)  Information to accompany application. Along with filing a complete application form, the applicant shall also file the following:
(1)for a new facility or an expansion of existing facility, a consistency determination according to G.S. 143215.108(f) that:

(A)bears the date of receipt entered by the clerk of the local government, or

(B)consists of a letter from the local government indicating that all zoning or subdivision ordinances are met by the facility;

(2)for a new facility or an expansion of existing facility in an area without zoning, an affidavit and proof of publication of a legal notice as required under Rule .0113 of this Subchapter;

22:23                                                               NORTH CAROLINA REGISTER                                           JUNE 2, 2008

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