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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 5. State Air Pollution Control Board
Chapter 60. Hazardous Air Pollutant Sources

9VAC5-60-120. Applicability.

Article 3
Control Technology Determinations for Major Sources of Hazardous Air Pollutants (Rule 6-3)

A. The provisions of this article apply to any owner of an affected source within a source category or subcategory for which the administrator has failed to promulgate a MACT standard by the § 112(j) of the federal Clean Air Act deadline.

B. The provisions of this article apply throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

C. The provisions of this article do not apply to research or laboratory activities.

D. If federal operating permit program applicability has been deferred for a source category, the provisions of this article shall not apply for sources in that category until those sources become subject to federal operating permit requirements.

E. The procedures in this article apply for each affected source only after the § 112(j) deadline for the source category or subcategory in question has passed, and only until such time as a generally applicable emission standard governing that source has been promulgated. Once a generally applicable emission standard governing that source has been promulgated, the owner of the affected source and the board are not required to take any further actions to develop an equivalent emission limitation under this article.

F. Any final equivalent emission limitation for an affected source that is issued by the board pursuant to this article prior to promulgation of a generally applicable emission standard governing that source shall be deemed an applicable federal requirement adopted pursuant to § 112(j) of the federal Clean Air Act. Each such equivalent emission limitation shall take effect upon issuance of the federal operating permit containing that limitation and shall remain applicable to the source until such time as it may be revised or supplanted pursuant to the procedures established by this article. Such a final equivalent emission limitation, and all associated requirements adopted pursuant to 9VAC5-60-140 F 2, are directly enforceable under federal law regardless of whether any permit in which they may be contained remains in effect.

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 VR120-06-0101, eff. April 1, 1988; amended, Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 3, eff. December 1, 1995; Volume 13, Issue 14, eff. May 1, 1997; Volume 14, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 1998; Volume 15, Issue 13, eff. April 14, 1999; Virginia Register Volume 16, Issue 14, eff. May 1, 2000; Volume 17, Issue 15, eff. June 1, 2001; Volume 18, Issue 7, eff. February 1, 2002; Volume 19, Issue 6, eff. February 1, 2003; Volume 20, Issue 16, eff. June 1, 2004; Volume 21, Issue 7, eff. January 12, 2005; Volume 22, Issue 4, eff. December 1, 2005; Volume 23, Issue 17, eff. June 1, 2007; Volume 24, Issue 5, eff. December 12, 2007; Volume 25, Issue 12, eff. March 18, 2009; Volume 26, Issue 8, eff. January 20, 2010; Volume 27, Issue 11, eff. March 2, 2011; Volume 28, Issue 10, eff. February 15, 2012; Volume 29, Issue 10, eff. February 13, 2013; Volume 30, Issue 10, eff. July 1, 2014; Volume 31, Issue 12, eff. March 11, 2015; Volume 32, Issue 10, eff. February 10, 2016; Volume 33, Issue 10, eff. February 22, 2017; Volume 34, Issue 11, eff. February 21, 2018; Volume 35, Issue 11, eff. February 20, 2019; Volume 36, Issue 12, eff. March 4, 2020; Volume 37, Issue 4, eff. November 11, 2020.

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