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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 5. State Air Pollution Control Board
Chapter 20. General Provisions
9/20/2020

9VAC5-20-220. Shutdown of a Stationary Source.

A. Upon a final decision by the board that a stationary source or emissions unit is shut down permanently, the board shall revoke any permits by written notification to the owner and remove the stationary source or emissions unit from the emission inventory or consider its emissions to be zero in any air quality analysis conducted; and the stationary source or emissions unit shall not commence operation without a permit being issued under the applicable provisions of 9VAC5 Chapter 80 (9VAC5-80-10 et seq.).

B. The final decision shall be rendered as follows:

1. Upon a determination that the stationary source or emissions unit has not operated for a year or more, the board shall provide written notification to the owner (i) of its proposed decision that the stationary source or emissions unit is considered to be shut down permanently and (ii) that if the owner fails to provide within three months of the notice written response to the board that the shutdown is not to be considered permanent, the decision shall become final within six months of the notice. The response from the owner shall include the basis for the assertion that the shutdown is not to be considered permanent and a projected date for restart-up of the stationary source or emissions unit.

2. If the board should find that the basis for the assertion is not sound or the projected restart-up date allows for an unreasonably long period of inoperation, the decision to consider the shutdown permanent shall become final one year after the date of the notice of the proposed decision.

C. Nothing in any regulation of the board shall be construed to prevent the board and the owner from making a mutual determination that a stationary source or emissions unit is shut down permanently prior to any final decision rendered under subsection B of this section.

Statutory Authority

§§ 10.1-1308 and 10.1-1322 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 14, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 1998.

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