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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 5. State Air Pollution Control Board
Chapter 40. Existing Stationary Sources

9VAC5-40-7400. Standard for volatile organic compounds (eight-hour ozone standard).

A. No owner or other person shall cause or permit to be discharged from any affected facility any volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emissions in excess of that resultant from using RACT.

B. The provisions of this section apply to all facilities that (i) are within a stationary source in the emissions control areas specified in Table 4-51B and (ii) are within a stationary source that has a theoretical potential to emit at the applicable source thresholds specified Table 4-51B.

TABLE 4-51B.
Notification and Compliance Dates for Facilities Located in VOC Emissions Control Areas.


Emissions Control Area

Source Threshold

Notification Date

Compliance Date

1997 (0.08 ppm)

Northern Virginia

≥ 50 tpy

March 1, 2007

April 1, 2009

2008 (0.075 ppm)

Northern Virginia

≥ 50 tpy

February 1, 2016

January 1, 2017

C. For facilities subject to the provisions of this section, the owners shall, by the notification dates specified in Table 4-51B, (i) notify the board of their applicability status, (ii) commit to making a determination as to what constitutes RACT for the facilities, and (iii) provide a schedule acceptable to the board for making this determination and for achieving compliance with the emission standard as expeditiously as possible but no later than the compliance dates specified in Table 4-51B.

D. Nothing in this article shall exempt any facility subject to the provisions of 9VAC5-40-7390 from being subject to the provisions of this section. The board may reevaluate any RACT determination made under 9VAC5-40-7390 and require compliance with a new RACT determination as necessary to implement this section.

E. Upon the request of the board, the owner of a facility subject to or exempt from the provisions of 9VAC5-40-7390 shall provide such information as the board deems necessary to determine if the facility is subject to this section.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1308 of the Code of Virginia; §§ 110, 111, 123, 129, 171, 172 and 182 of the Clean Air Act; 40 CFR Parts 51 and 60.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 5, eff. December 15, 2006; amended, Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 5, eff. December 2, 2015.

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