173-460-071  <<  173-460-080 >>   173-460-090

First tier review.

(1) A notice of construction application for a new or modified toxic air pollutant source must include an acceptable source impact level analysis for each TAP emitted by the new or modified emission units with an emission increase greater than the de minimis emission level specified in WAC 173-460-150. The permitting authority may complete this analysis.
(2) The acceptable source impact analysis requirement of WAC 173-460-070 can be satisfied for any TAP using either dispersion modeling or the small quantity emission rate.
(a) Dispersion modeling. The applicant who relies on dispersion modeling must model the increase in the emissions of each TAP emitted by the new or modified emission units, after application of tBACT. The notice of construction application must demonstrate that the modeled ambient impact of the aggregate emissions increase of each TAP does not exceed the ASIL for that TAP as listed in WAC 173-460-150. If concentrations predicted by dispersion screening models exceed applicable acceptable source impact levels, more refined modeling and/or emission techniques must be used. Refined modeling techniques must be approved by the permitting authority.
(b) Small quantity emission rates. An applicant may show for any TAP that the increase in emissions of that TAP, after application of tBACT, is less than the small quantity emission rate listed for that TAP in WAC 173-460-150.
(3) Reduction of TAPs from existing emission units. An applicant may include in a acceptable source impact analysis proposed reductions in actual emissions of a particular TAP from emission units at the source that are not new or modified for the purpose of offsetting emissions of that TAP caused by the new or modified source. The reductions in TAP emissions authorized by this subsection must be included in the approval order as enforceable emission limits and must meet all the requirements of WAC 173-460-071.
(4) Decision criteria.
(a) If the permitting authority finds that the modeled impact of the increase in emissions of a TAP from the new or modified emission units does not exceed the ASIL for that TAP then the authority may approve the notice of construction application.
(b) If the permitting authority finds that the modeled impact of the increase in emissions of a TAP from the new or modified emission units exceeds the ASIL for that TAP then the permitting authority may not approve the project. The applicant may file a second tier review application in compliance with WAC 173-460-090.
[Statutory Authority: Washington Clean Air Act, RCW 70.94.152. WSR 09-11-131 (Order 05-19), § 173-460-080, filed 5/20/09, effective 6/20/09. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.94 RCW. WSR 94-03-072 (Order 93-19), § 173-460-080, filed 1/14/94, effective 2/14/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.94.331. WSR 91-13-079 (Order 90-62), § 173-460-080, filed 6/18/91, effective 9/18/91.]
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