15A NCAC 02Q .0806 COTTON GINS (a) Potential emissions for cotton gins shall be determined using actual number of bales of cotton, not exceeding 500 pounds each, produced. (b) Any cotton gin that gins less than 167,000 bales of cotton per year shall be exempted from the requirements of Section .0500 of this Subchapter. (c) The owner or operator of any cotton gin exempted by this Rule from Section .0500 of this Subchapter shall submit to the regional supervisor of the appropriate Division regional office by March 1 of each year, a report containing the following information: (1) (2) (3) the name and location of the cotton gin; the number of bales of cotton produced during the previous year; and the signature of the appropriate official as identified in Rule .0304(j) of this Subchapter certifying as to the truth and accuracy of the report. (d) The owner or operator of any cotton gin exempted by this Rule from Section .0500 of this Subchapter shall provide documentation of number of bales produced to the Director upon request. The owner or operator of a cotton gin exempted by this Rule from Section .0500 of this Subchapter shall retain records to document number of bales of cotton produced for each of the previous three years. (e) If the number of bales specified in Paragraph (b) of this Rule are exceeded, the owner or operator shall report to the Director this event within one week of its occurrence. History Note: Authority G.S. 143-215.3(a); 143-215.107(a)(10); 143-215.108; Eff. August 1, 1995; Amended Eff. June 1, 2004; April 1, 2001; July 1, 1998.