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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 5. State Air Pollution Control Board
Chapter 70. Air Pollution Episode Prevention
1/22/2021

9VAC5-70-50. Standby emission reduction plans.

A. Any owner of a stationary source emitting criteria pollutants as set forth in Table VII-A, B, or C shall prepare standby emission reduction plans, consistent with safe operating procedures, for reducing emissions during periods of alert, warning and emergency stages. Standby emission reduction plans shall be designed to reduce or eliminate emissions in accordance with the objectives set forth in Tables VII-A, B and C.

B. Any owner of a source of pollutants not specifically identified under subsection A of this section shall, when requested by the board in writing, prepare standby emission reduction plans, consistent with safe operating procedures, for reducing emissions during periods of alert, warning and emergency stages. Standby emission reduction plans shall be designed to reduce or eliminate emissions in accordance with the objectives set forth in Tables VII-A, B and C.

C. Standby emission reduction plans as required in subsections A and B of this section shall be in writing and show the source of emissions, the approximate amount of reduction of emissions to be achieved, the time necessary to achieve the reduction after being notified to implement the plan and a description of the manner in which the reduction will be achieved during an alert, warning and emergency stage in accordance with the objectives set forth in Tables VII-A, B and C. Such plans shall be submitted in the form specified by the board.

D. During an alert, warning or emergency stage, standby emission reduction plans as required by this section shall be made immediately available on the premises to any person authorized to enforce these regulations.

E. Standby emission reduction plans as required by this section shall be submitted to the board upon request within 30 days of the receipt of such request; such standby emission reduction plans shall be subject to review and approval by the board. If in the opinion of the board, such standby emission reduction plans do not carry out the objectives set forth in Tables VII-A, B and C, the board may disapprove said standby emission reduction plans, state the reason for disapproval and recommend specific amendments to the proposed standby emission reduction plans. A revised plan shall then be resubmitted within a time period specified by the board. If any owner fails to submit a standby emission reduction plan within the time period specified, or submits a plan which in the opinion of the board does not carry out the objectives set forth in Tables VII-A, B and C, the board shall promulgate such standby emission reduction plan as will meet the objectives stated in Tables VII-A, B and C. Such plan shall thereafter be the standby emission reduction plan which the owner shall put into effect upon the declaration by the governor or the board of an alert, warning or emergency stage.

Statutory Authority

§§ 10.1-1307 and 10.1-1308 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR120-07-05, eff. October 5, 1979.

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