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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 5. State Air Pollution Control Board
Chapter 60. Hazardous Air Pollutant Sources
11/28/2021

9VAC5-60-260. Compliance.

A. If the board has reason to believe that the emissions from an affected facility are, or may be, discharged in such quantities so as to cause, or contribute to, any ambient air concentration that is (i) in excess of any significant ambient air concentration specified in 9VAC5-60-230 or (ii) has the potential to cause or contribute to substantial and imminent endangerment of human health, the owner shall choose one or more of the following options and comply with the schedules contained in subsection B of this section.

1. Demonstrate that the emissions from the facility do not, and will not, cause, or contribute to, any of the significant ambient air concentrations in 9VAC5-60-230 being exceeded.

2. Demonstrate that the applicable significant ambient air concentration in 9VAC5-60-230 is inappropriate for the toxic pollutant in question by showing that the emissions from the affected facility produce no endangerment of human health.

3. Control the emissions from the affected facility to a level resulting in ambient air concentrations that are below the significant ambient air concentrations or resulting in such other ambient air concentrations acceptable to the board.

B. The owner shall notify the board of his choice under subsection A of this section within 45 days of notification by the department that his facility exceeds the significant ambient air concentration specified in 9VAC9-60-230. Within 45 days of notifying the board of the option under subsection A of this section, the owner shall submit a plan and schedule to the board for approval. If the owner fails to submit either his choice of an option as set out in subsection A of this section or a plan and schedule to implement that option, the board shall require the owner, on a schedule set out by the board, to comply with subdivision A 3 of this section. None of the times specified in this subsection include time needed for board approval. Reasonable extensions may be granted when deemed appropriate by the board.

C. Failure of the owner to accomplish any of the alternatives set forth in subsection A of this section in a manner acceptable to the board shall constitute a violation of 9VAC5-60-220.

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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