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

9VAC5-40-7590. Criteria and procedures for making BART determinations.

The criteria and procedures for making BART determinations shall be as follows.

1. The determination of BART shall be based on an analysis of the best system of continuous emission control technology available and associated emission reductions achievable for each BART-eligible source that is subject to BART. In this analysis, the board will take into consideration the technology available, the costs of compliance, the energy and nonair quality environmental impacts of compliance, any pollution control equipment in use at the source, and the remaining useful life of the source, and the degree of improvement in visibility that may reasonably be anticipated to result from the use of such technology.

2. The determination of BART for fossil-fuel fired power plants having a total generating capacity greater than 750 megawatts shall be made pursuant to the guidelines in Appendix Y of 40 CFR Part 51 (see 9VAC5-20-21).

3. If the board determines in establishing BART that technological or economic limitations on the applicability of measurement methodology to a particular source would make the imposition of an emission standard infeasible, it may instead prescribe a design, equipment, work practice, or other operational standard, or combination thereof, to require the application of BART. Such standard, to the degree possible, is to set forth the emission reduction to be achieved by implementation of such design, equipment, work practice or operation, and must provide for compliance by means that achieve equivalent results.

4. Each source subject to BART shall install and operate BART as expeditiously as practicable, but in no event later than August 1, 2012.

5. Each source subject to BART shall maintain the control equipment required by this article and establish procedures to ensure such equipment is properly operated and maintained.

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 21, eff. August 1, 2007.

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