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WAC 463-78-100

Registration.

(1) Purpose. The registration program is used by the council to develop and maintain a current and accurate record of air contaminant sources subject to chapter 80.50 RCW. Information collected through the registration program is used to evaluate the effectiveness of air pollution strategies in collaboration with the department of ecology, and to verify source compliance with applicable air pollution requirements.
(2) Requirement to register. Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, the owner or operator of each source subject to chapter 80.50 RCW shall register the source with the council. Sources subject to the Operating permit regulation in chapter 173-401 WAC are not required to comply with these registration requirements.
(3) The following sources are exempt from registration:
(a) A source that emits pollutants below the following emission rates:
Pollutant
Tons/Year
Carbon monoxide. . . .
 
5.0
Nitrogen oxides. . . .
 
2.0
Sulfur dioxide. . . .
 
2.0
Particulate Matter (PM). . . .
 
1.25
Fine Particulate (PM10). . . .
 
0.75
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). . . .
 
2.0
Lead. . . .
 
0.005
; and
(b) A source or emission unit that does not emit measurable amounts of Class A or Class B toxic air pollutants specified in WAC 173-460-150 and 173-460-160.
(4) Initial registration. The owner or operator of a source that exists on the effective date of this rule must register the source with the council by no later than one year after the effective date of this rule. The owner or operator of a new source must register with the council within ninety days after beginning operation.
(5) Annual reregistration. After initial registration, the owner or operator of a source must reregister with the council by February 15 of each year. The reregistration must include all of the information required in the initial registration and must be updated to reflect any changes to such information since the previous registration. For information that has not changed since the previous registration, the owner or operator may reaffirm in writing the correctness and current status of the information previously furnished to the council.
(6) Registration format. Registration shall be in a format approved by the council. Each registration submittal shall include the following information:
(a) Name of the source and the nature of the business;
(b) Street address, telephone number, facsimile number, and email address of the source;
(c) Name, mailing address, telephone number, facsimile number and email address of the owner or operator;
(d) Name, mailing address, telephone number, facsimile number and email address of the local individual responsible for compliance with this rule;
(e) Name, mailing address, telephone number, facsimile number and email address of the individual authorized to receive requests for data and information;
(f) A description of the production processes and a related flow chart;
(g) Identification of emission units and air pollutant generating activities;
(h) A plot plan showing the location and height of all emission units and air pollutant generating activities. The plot plan must also show the property lines of the air pollution source and indicate the distance to and direction of the nearest residential or commercial property;
(i) Type and quantity of fuels, including the sulfur content of fuels, used on a daily and annual basis;
(j) Type and quantity of raw materials used on a daily and annual basis;
(k) Estimates of the total actual emissions for the air pollution source of the following air pollutants: Particulate matter emissions, PM10 emissions, sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOX), carbon monoxide (CO), volatile organic compounds (VOC), lead (Pb), fluorides, sulfuric acid mist, hydrogen sulfide (H2S), total reduced sulfur (TRS), and reduced sulfur compounds;
(l) Calculations used to determine the estimated emissions in (k) of this subsection;
(m) Estimated efficiency of air pollution control equipment under present or anticipated operating conditions; and
(n) Any other information specifically requested by the council.
(7) Procedure for estimating emissions. The registration submittal must include an estimate of actual emissions taking into account equipment, operating conditions, and air pollution control measures. The emission estimates must be based upon actual test data, or in the absence of such data, upon procedures acceptable to the council. Any emission estimates submitted to the council must be verifiable using currently accepted engineering criteria. The following procedures are generally acceptable for estimating emissions from air pollution sources:
(a) Source-specific emission tests;
(b) Mass balance calculations;
(c) Published, verifiable emission factors that are applicable to the source;
(d) Other engineering calculations; or
(e) Other procedures to estimate emissions specifically approved by the council.
(8) Other reports required.
(a) A report of closure shall be filed with the council within ninety days after operations producing emissions permanently ceased at any source within the council's jurisdiction.
(b) A report of relocation of the source shall be filed with the council no later than ninety days prior to the relocation of the source. Submitting a report of relocation does not relieve the owner or operator of other site certification agreement amendment requirements pursuant to chapter 463-66 WAC, nor does it relieve the owner or operator from the requirement to obtain a permit or approval to construct if the relocation of the air pollution source would be a new source or modification subject to any federal or state permit to construct rule.
(c) A report of change of owner or operator shall be reported to the council within ninety days after the change in ownership is effective. Submitting the report of change of ownership does not relieve the owner or operator of other site certification agreement amendment requirements pursuant to chapter 463-66 WAC.
(9) Certification of truth and accuracy. All registrations and reports must include a certification by the owner or operator as to the truth, accuracy, and completeness of the information. This certification must state that, based on information and belief formed after reasonable inquiry, the statements and information are true, accurate, and complete.
(10) The council shall ensure that the following, as it pertains to sources covered under this rule, is passed on to ecology in a timely manner for inclusion in its permit register:
(a) Public meetings or hearings on draft operating permits;
(b) Receipt of complete applications;
(c) Permit appeals;
(d) Issuance or denial of final permit, permit modifications, or renewals;
(e) Authorization for a source to operate without an operating permit by limiting its potential to emit to levels below those that would require the source to obtain an operating permit;
(f) Periodic summaries of enforcement order and changes made without revising the permit pursuant to WAC 173-401-722.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.50.040 (1) and (12). WSR 06-06-037, § 463-78-100, filed 2/23/06, effective 3/26/06; WSR 04-21-013, recodified as § 463-78-100, filed 10/11/04, effective 11/11/04; WSR 04-17-058, § 463-39-100, filed 8/11/04, effective 9/11/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.50.040(1) and chapter 70.94 RCW. WSR 93-23-035, § 463-39-100, filed 11/10/93, effective 12/11/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.50.040(1). WSR 79-09-006 (Order 79-1), § 463-39-100, filed 8/6/79.]
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