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15A NCAC 02Q .0523 CHANGES NOT REQUIRING PERMIT REVISIONS



(a) Section 502(b)(10) changes: (1) The permittee may make Section 502(b)(10) changes without having his permit revised if:



(A) (B) (C) (D) The changes are not a modification under 15A NCAC 02D or Title I of the federal Clean Air Act; The changes do not cause the emissions allowed under the permit to be exceeded; The permittee notifies the Director and EPA with written notification at least seven days before the change is made; and The permittee attaches the notice to the relevant permit.



(2) The written notification required under Part (a)(1)(C) of this Rule shall include:



(A) (B) (C) (D) a description of the change, the date on which the change will occur, any change in emissions, and any permit term or conditions that is no longer applicable as a result of the change.



(3)



Section 502(b)(10) changes shall be made in the permit the next time that the permit is revised or renewed, whichever comes first.



(b) Off-permit changes. A permittee may make changes in his operation or emissions without revising his permit if:



(1) (2) The change affects only insignificant activities and the activities remain insignificant after the change, or The change is not covered under any applicable requirement.



(c) Emissions trading.



(1)



To the extent that emissions trading is allowed under 15A NCAC 02D, including subsequently adopted maximum achievable control technology standards, emissions trading is allowed without permit revisions provided that:



(A) (B) (C)



All applicable requirements are met; The permittee complies with all terms and conditions of the permit in making the emissions trade; and The permittee notifies the Director and EPA with written notification at least seven days before the trade is made; this notification requirement does not apply to trades made under 15A NCAC 02D .1419, Nitrogen Oxide Budget Trading Program, 15A NCAC .02D .2408, Trading Program and Banking (CAIR), or 15A NCAC 02D .2510, Trading and Banking (CAMR).



(2)



If an emissions cap has been established by a permit condition for the purposes of limiting emissions below that allowed by an otherwise applicable requirement, emissions trading is allowed to the extent allowed by the permit if:



(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F)



An emissions cap is established in the permit to limit emissions; The permit specifies the emissions limits with which each source shall comply under any applicable requirement; The permittee complies with all permit terms that ensure the emissions trades are enforceable, accountable, and quantifiable; The permittee complies with all applicable requirements; The permittee complies with the emissions trading procedures in the permit; and The permittee notifies the Director and EPA with written notification at least seven days before the trade is made.



(3) The written notification required under Subparagraph (1) of this Paragraph shall include:



(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) a description of the change, the date on when the change will occur, any change in emissions, the permit requirement with which the facility or source will comply using the emissions trading provision of the applicable provision of 15A NCAC 02D, and the pollutants emitted subject to the emissions trade.



(4)



This Subparagraph does not apply to trades made under 15A NCAC 02D .1419, Nitrogen Oxide Budget Trading Program, 15A NCAC .02D .2408 Trading Program and Banking, or 15A NCAC 02D .2510, Trading and Banking. The written notification required under Subparagraph (2) of this Paragraph shall include:





(A) (B) (C)



a description of the change, the date on when the change will occur, changes in emissions that will result and how the increases and decrease in emissions will comply with the terms and conditions of the permit.



(d) The permit shield allowed under Rule .0512 of this Section does not apply to changes made under Paragraphs (a), (b), or (c) of this Rule.



History Note:



Authority G.S. 143-215.3(a)(1); 143-215.107(a)(10); 143-215.108; Temporary Adoption Eff. March 8, 1994 for a period of 180 days or until the permanent rule becomes effective, whichever is sooner; Eff. July 1, 1994; Amended Eff. June 1, 2008; December 1, 2005.






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