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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 5. State Air Pollution Control Board
Chapter 540. Emergency Generator General Permit

9VAC5-540-50. General.

A. Any owner requesting authority to operate an affected unit shall comply with the requirements of 9VAC5-80 (Permits for Stationary Sources) and register with the department as required under 9VAC5-20-160.

B. The existence of a permit under this chapter shall not constitute a defense of a violation of the Virginia Air Pollution Control Law or the regulations of the board and shall not relieve any owner of the responsibility to comply with any applicable regulations, laws, ordinances, and orders of the governmental entities having jurisdiction.

C. Upon request of the department, the owner shall reduce the level of operation or shut down an affected unit as necessary to avoid violating any primary ambient air quality standard and shall not return to normal operation until such time as the ambient air quality standard will not be violated.

D. This general permit to construct or modify each affected unit shall become invalid, unless an extension is granted by the department, if:

1. A program of continuous construction or modification is not commenced within 18 months from the date that this general permit is issued to the owner; or

2. A program of construction or modification is discontinued for a period of 18 months or more or is not completed within a reasonable time, except for a department-approved period between phases of a phased construction project.

E. At all times, including periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction, the owner shall, to the extent practicable, maintain and operate the affected unit, including associated air pollution control equipment, in a manner consistent with good air pollution control practices for minimizing emissions.

F. The owner shall develop a maintenance schedule and maintain records of all scheduled and nonscheduled maintenance.

G. The owner shall have available written operating procedures for equipment. These procedures shall be based on the manufacturer's recommendations, at a minimum.

H. The owner shall train operators in the proper operation of all such equipment and familiarize the operators with the written operating procedures prior to their first operation of such equipment. The owner shall maintain records of the training provided including the names of trainees, the date of training, and the nature of the training.

I. Records of maintenance and training shall be maintained on-site for a period of five years and shall be made available to department personnel upon request. If the site is remotely operated, the maintenance and training records may be kept off-site but shall be made available to the department within three business days of a department request.

J. The owner shall keep a copy of this general permit on the premises of the affected unit to which it applies

Statutory Authority

§§ 10.1-1307.2 and 10.1-1308 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 23, eff. August 17, 2011.

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