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RULE §116.1422General and Special Conditions

(a) Permits issued under this subchapter may contain general and special conditions. The holders of a permit under this subchapter shall comply with any and all such conditions.

(b) Holders of permits issued under this subchapter shall comply with the following general conditions, regardless of whether they are specifically stated within the permit document.

  (1) Report of construction progress. The permit holder shall report start of construction, construction interruptions exceeding 45 days, and completion of construction. The report shall be given to the appropriate regional office of the commission not later than 15 working days after occurrence of the event.

  (2) Startup notification.

    (A) The permit holder shall notify the appropriate regional office of the commission, and any local air pollution control agencies having jurisdiction, prior to the commencement of operations of the facilities authorized by the permit. The notification must be made in such a manner as to allow a representative of the commission and a representative of any local air pollution control agency having jurisdiction to be present at the commencement of operations.

    (B) The permit holder shall provide a separate notification for the commencement of operations for each unit of phased construction, which may involve a series of units commencing operations at different times.

    (C) Prior to operation of the facilities authorized by the permit, the permit holder shall identify to the commission's Office of Permitting, Remediation, and Registration the source or sources of allowances to be utilized for compliance with Chapter 101, Subchapter H, Division 3 of this title (relating to Mass Emissions Cap and Trade Program).

  (3) Sampling requirements.

    (A) If sampling is required, the permit holder shall contact the commission's Office of Compliance and Enforcement prior to sampling to obtain the proper data forms and procedures.

    (B) All sampling and testing procedures must be approved by the executive director and coordinated with the appropriate regional office of the commission.

    (C) The permit holder is also responsible for providing sampling facilities and conducting the sampling operations, or contracting with an independent sampling consultant.

  (4) Equivalency of methods. The permit holder must demonstrate or otherwise justify the equivalency of emission control methods, sampling or other emission testing methods, and monitoring methods proposed as alternatives to methods indicated in the conditions of the permit. Alternative methods shall be applied for in writing and must be reviewed and approved by the executive director prior to using these methods in fulfilling any requirements of the permit.

  (5) Recordkeeping. The permit holder shall:

    (A) maintain a copy of the permit along with records containing the information and data sufficient to demonstrate compliance with the permit, including production records and operating hours;

    (B) keep all required records in a file at the facility site. If, however, the facility site normally operates unattended, records must be maintained at an office within Texas having day-to-day operational control of the facility site;

    (C) make the records available at the request of the executive director or any local air pollution control agency having jurisdiction over the site. Upon request, the commission shall make any such records of compliance available to the public in a timely manner;

    (D) comply with any additional recordkeeping requirements specified in special conditions attached to the permit;

    (E) retain information in the file for at least two years following the date that the information or data is obtained; and

    (F) for persons certifying and registering a federally enforceable emission limitation in accordance with §116.611 of this title (relating to Registration to Use a Standard Permit), retain all records demonstrating compliance for at least five years.

  (6) Maximum allowable emission rates. The total emissions of air contaminants from any of the sources of emissions must not exceed the values stated on the table attached to the permit entitled "Emission Sources--Maximum Allowable Emission Rates."

  (7) Maintenance of emission control. The permitted facilities shall not be operated unless all air pollution emission capture and abatement equipment is maintained in good working order and operating properly during normal facility operations. The permit holder shall provide notification for emissions events and maintenance in accordance with Chapter 101, Subchapter F of this title (relating to Emissions Events and Scheduled Maintenance, Startup, and Shutdown Activities).

  (8) Compliance with rules.

    (A) Acceptance of a permit by an applicant constitutes an acknowledgment and agreement that the permit holder will comply with all rules, regulations, and orders of the commission issued in conformity with Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 382, Texas Clean Air Act, and the conditions precedent to the granting of the permit.

    (B) If more than one state or federal rule or regulation or permit condition are applicable, the most stringent limit or condition shall govern and be the standard by which compliance shall be demonstrated.

    (C) Acceptance includes consent of the executive director to the entrance of commission employees and agents into the permitted premises at reasonable times to investigate conditions relating to the emission or concentration of air contaminants, including compliance with the permit.

(c) Special conditions. The holders of permits issued under this subchapter shall comply with all special conditions contained in the permit document.

  (1) Special conditions may be attached to a permit that are more restrictive than the requirements of this title.

  (2) Special conditions for written approval.

    (A) The executive director may require as a special condition that the permit holder obtain written approval before constructing a source under:

      (i) a standard permit in accordance with Subchapter F of this chapter (relating to Standard Permits); or

      (ii) a permit by rule in accordance with Chapter 106 of this title (relating to Permits by Rule).

    (B) Written approval may be required if the executive director specifically finds that an increase of a particular pollutant could either:

      (i) result in a significant impact on the air environment; or

      (ii) cause the facility to become subject to review in accordance with:

        (I) Subchapter C of this chapter (relating to Hazardous Air Pollutants: Regulations Governing Constructed or Reconstructed Major Sources (FCAA, §112(g), 40 CFR Part 63)); or

        (II) the provisions in Subchapter B, Divisions 5 and 6 of this chapter (relating to Nonattainment Review and Prevention of Significant Deterioration Review).

Source Note: The provisions of this §116.1422 adopted to be effective March 29, 2006, 31 TexReg 2492

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