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26.11.17.00.htm 26.11.17.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 11 AIR QUALITY Chapter 17 Nonattainment Provisions for Major New Sources and Major Modifications Authority: Environment Article, §1-101, 1-404, 2-101―2-103, 2-301―2-303, 10-102 and 10-103, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.11.17.01.htm 26.11.17.01. 01 Definitions.. A. For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated. Other applicable definitions may be found in COMAR 26.11.01.01.B. Terms Defined.. 1) Actual Emissions.. a) "Actual emissions" means:. i) The actual rate of emissions of a regulated NSR pollutant from an emissions unit as determined in accordance with this subsection;ii) In general, as of a particular date, the average rate in tons per year at which the unit actuall
26.11.17.02.htm 26.11.17.02. 02 Applicability.. A. This chapter applies Statewide, unless specified otherwise throughout this Chapter, to:. 1) New major stationary sources and major modifications that are major for VOC or NOx;. 2) New major stationary sources and major modifications that are major for PM2.5 or its precursors and are located in Baltimore City or Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's, and Washington counties;3) Any new major stationa
26.11.17.03.htm 26.11.17.03. 03 General Conditions.. A. A person who proposes to construct or modify an emissions unit subject to this chapter may not commence construction of the emissions unit without first obtaining all permits and approvals required under this subtitle.B. The Department shall deny a permit or approval to a person who proposes to construct a new major stationary source or major modification to a major stationary source unless the following conditions are met:1) The applicant certifie
26.11.17.04.htm 26.11.17.04. 04 Creating Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs). A. An emissions unit that emits NOx or VOC is eligible to create an ERC if:. 1) The unit was in operation any time during calendar year 2002 or later, and emissions from the unit were included in the current inventory for the State Implementation Plan for the pollutant;2) The Department did not rely on the emission reduction in issuing a permit under an approved regulation; and3) The Department has not relied on the emission r
26.11.17.05.htm 26.11.17.05. 05 Information on Emission Reductions and Certification.. A. A person who creates an emission reduction for use as an ERC shall submit the following information to the Department:1) A description of the equipment or process that resulted in a reduction in actual emissions, including any air pollution control devices serving that equipment or process;2) The actual emissions occurring when the equipment or process operated in compliance with all applicable requirements durin
26.11.17.06.htm 26.11.17.06. 06 Transferring Emission Reduction Credits.. A. An ERC may be transferred to the control of another person after it is certified and becomes federally enforceable.B. A person may not use an ERC in a manner that causes a violation of any applicable federal or State emission standard or requirement.C. ERCs may not be transferred to a third party or used for any other purpose except as offsets through a federally enforceable permit to construct.
26.11.17.07.htm 26.11.17.07. 07 Plantwide Applicability Limit (PAL) ― General.. A. Applicability.. 1) The Department may approve the use of a PAL for any existing major stationary source if the requirements in this regulation are met.2) Any physical change or change in the method of operation of a major stationary source that maintains its total source-wide emissions below the PAL level meets the requirements of this chapter and complies with the PAL permit if:
26.11.17.08.htm 26.11.17.08. 08 Plantwide Applicability Limit (PAL) ― Permits.. A. Permit Application.. 1) The owner or operator of a major stationary source may apply for a PAL permit by submitting an application to the Department that includes:a) A list of all emissions units at the source designated as small, major, or significant based on their potential to emit;b) Applicable State and federal requirements for each emissions unit;. c) The baseline actual emissions for each emissions unit with supporting ca
26.11.17.09.htm 26.11.17.09. 09 Plantwide Applicability Limit (PAL) ― Monitoring, Record Keeping, and Reporting.. A. Monitoring and Record Keeping Requirements.. 1) Each PAL permit shall contain enforceable requirements for the monitoring system that accurately determine plantwide emissions of the PAL pollutant in terms of mass per unit of time. Any monitoring system authorized for use in the PAL permit shall be based on sound science and meet generally acceptable scientific procedures for data quality and
26.11.17.9999.htm 26.11.17.9999. Administrative History Effective date: August 19, 1984 (11:14 Md. R. 1250). Chapter recodified from COMAR 10.18.17 to COMAR 26.11.17. Chapter, Bubbles, Banking, and Offsets, repealed effective July 8, 1990 (17:11 Md. R. 1344) ―. Regulations .01―05, Requirements for Major New Sources and Modifications, adopted effective April 26, 1993 (20:8 Md. R. 724)Regulation .02D amended effective May 22, 1995 (22:10 Md. R. 708) ―. Chapter revised effective October 2, 2000 (27:19 Md. R. 1732).
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