|(a) Scope and applicability. (1) This standard permit applies to pollution control projects undertaken voluntarily or as required by any governmental standard, that reduce or maintain currently authorized emission rates for facilities authorized by a permit, standard permit, or permit by rule. (2) The project may include: (A) the installation or replacement of emissions control equipment; (B) the implementation or change to control techniques; or (C) the substitution of compounds used in manufacturing processes. (3) This standard permit must not be used to authorize the installation of emission control equipment or the implementation of a control technique that: (A) constitutes the complete replacement of an existing production facility or reconstruction of a production facility as defined in 40 Code of Federal Regulations §60.15(b)(1) and (c); or (B) the executive director determines there are health effects concerns or the potential to exceed a national ambient air quality standard criteria pollutant or contaminant that results from an increase in emissions of any air contaminant until those concerns are addressed by the registrant to the satisfaction of the executive director; or (C) returns a facility or group of facilities to compliance with an existing authorization or permit unless authorized by the executive director. (4) Prior to March 3, 2011, new or modified pollution control projects must meet the conditions of this standard permit. All previous standard permit registrations under this section that were authorized prior to the effective date of this rule must include the increases and decreases in emissions resulting from those projects in any future netting calculation and all other conditions must be met upon the ten-year anniversary and renewal of the original registration, or until administratively incorporated into the facilities' permit, if applicable. (5) Notwithstanding the requirements of §116.604 of this title (relating to Duration and Renewal of Registrations to Use Standard Permits), on or after March 3, 2011, no new or modified registrations will be accepted and no existing registrations will be renewed. (b) General requirements. (1) Any claim under this standard permit must comply with all applicable conditions of: (A) §116.604(1) and (2) of this title (relating to Duration and Renewal of Registrations to Use Standard Permits); (B) §116.605(d)(1) and (2) of this title (relating to Standard Permit Amendment and Revocation); (C) §116.610 of this title (relating to Applicability); (D) §116.611 of this title (relating to Registration to Use a Standard Permit); (E) §116.614 of this title (relating to Standard Permit Fees); and (F) §116.615 of this title (relating to General Conditions). (2) Construction or implementation of the pollution control project must begin within 18 months of receiving written acceptance of the registration from the executive director, with one 18-month extension available, and must comply with §116.115(b)(2) and §116.120 of this title (relating to General and Special Conditions and Voiding of Permits). Any changes to allowable emission rates authorized by this section become effective when the project is complete and operation or implementation begins. (3) The emissions limitations of §116.610(a)(1) of this title do not apply to this standard permit. (4) Predictable maintenance, startup, and shutdown emissions directly associated with the pollution control projects must be included in the representations of the registration application. (5) Any increases in actual or allowable emission rates or any increase in production capacity authorized by this section (including increases associated with recovering lost production capacity) must occur solely as a result of the project as represented in the registration application. Any increases of production associated with a pollution control project must not be utilized until an additional authorization is obtained. This paragraph is not intended to limit the owner or operator's ability to recover lost capacity caused by a derate, which may be recovered and used without any additional authorization. (c) Replacement projects. (1) The replacement of emissions control equipment or control technique under this standard permit is not limited to the method of control currently in place, provided that the control or technique is at least as effective as the current authorized method and all other requirements of this standard permit are met. (2) The maintenance, startup, and shutdown emissions may be increased above currently authorized levels if the increase is necessary to implement the replacement project and maintenance, startup, and shutdown emissions were authorized for the existing control equipment or technique. (3) Equipment installed under this section is subject to all applicable testing and recordkeeping requirements of the original control authorization. Alternate, equivalent monitoring, or records may be proposed by the applicant for review and approval of the executive director. (d) Registration requirements. (1) A registration must be submitted in accordance with the following. (A) If there are no increases in authorized emissions of any air contaminant resulting from a replacement pollution control project, a registration must be submitted no later than 30 days after construction or implementation begins and the registration must be accompanied by a $900 fee. (B) If a new control device or technique is authorized or if there are increases in authorized emissions of any air contaminant resulting from the pollution control project, a registration must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to construction or implementation. The registration must be accompanied by a $900 fee. Construction or implementation may begin only after: (i) no written response has been received from the executive director within 30 calendar days of receipt by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ); or (ii) written acceptance of the pollution control project has been issued by the executive director. (C) If there are any changes in representations to a previously authorized pollution control project standard permit for which there are no increases in authorized emissions of any air contaminant, a notification or letter must be submitted no later than 30 days after construction or implementation of the change begins. No fee applies and no response will be sent from the executive director. (D) If there are any changes in representations to a previously authorized pollution control project standard permit that also increase authorized emissions of any air contaminant resulting from the pollution control project, a registration alteration must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the start of construction or implementation of the change. The registration must be accompanied by a $450 fee, unless received within 180 days of the original registration approval. Construction or implementation may begin only after: (i) no written response has been received from the executive director within 30 calendar days of receipt by the TCEQ; or (ii) written acceptance of the pollution control project has been issued by the executive director. (2) The registration must include the following: (A) a description of process units affected by the project; (B) a description of the project; (C) identification of existing permits or registrations affected by the project; (D) quantification and basis of increases and/or decreases associated with the project, including identification of affected existing or proposed emission points, all air contaminants, and hourly and annual emissions rates; (E) a description of proposed monitoring and recordkeeping that will demonstrate that the project decreases or maintains emission rates as represented; and (F) a description of how the standard permit will be administratively incorporated into the existing permit(s). (e) Operational requirements. Upon installation of the pollution control project, the owner or operator shall comply with the requirements of paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection. (1) General duty. The owner or operator must operate the pollution control project in a manner consistent with good industry and engineering practices and in such a way as to minimize emissions of collateral pollutants, within the physical configuration and operational standards usually associated with the emissions control device, strategy, or technique. (2) Recordkeeping. The owner or operator must maintain copies on site of monitoring or other emission records to prove that the pollution control project is operated consistent with the requirements in paragraph (1) of this subsection, and the conditions of this standard permit. (f) Incorporation of the standard permit into the facility authorization. (1) Any new facilities or changes in method of control or technique authorized by this standard permit instead of a permit amendment under §116.110 of this title (relating to Applicability) at a previously permitted or standard permitted facility must be incorporated into that facility's permit when the permit is amended or renewed. (2) All increases in previously authorized emissions, new facilities, or changes in method of control or technique authorized by this standard permit for facilities previously authorized by a permit by rule must comply with §106.4 of this title (relating to Requirements for Permitting by Rule), except §106.4(a)(1) of this title, and §106.8 of this title (relating to Recordkeeping).