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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 5. State Air Pollution Control Board
Chapter 80. Permits for Stationary Sources
11/22/2019

9VAC5-80-310. Applicability.

Article 2
Permit Program Emissions Fees for Stationary Sources

A. Except as provided in subsection C of this section, the provisions of this article apply to the following stationary sources:

1. Any major source.

2. Any source, including an area source, subject to a standard, limitation, or other requirement under § 111 of the federal Clean Air Act.

3. Any source, including an area source, subject to a standard, limitation, or other requirement under § 112 of the federal Clean Air Act.

4. Any affected source.

5. Any other source subject to the permit requirements of Article 1 (9VAC5-80-50 et seq.) or Article 3 (9VAC5-80-360 et seq.) of this part.

6. Any source that would be subject to the permit requirements of Article 1 (9VAC5-80-50 et seq.) of this part in the absence of a permit issued under Article 5 (9VAC5-80-800 et seq.) of this part.

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

C. The provisions of this article shall not apply to the following:

1. All sources and source categories that would be subject to this article solely because they are subject to the provisions of 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart AAA (standards of performance for new residential wood heaters), as prescribed in Article 5 (9VAC5-50-400 et seq.) of 9VAC5-50 (New and Modified Stationary Sources).

2. All sources and source categories that would be subject to this article solely because they are subject to the provisions of 40 CFR 61.145 (national emission standard for hazardous air pollutants for asbestos, standard for demolition and renovation), Subpart M, as prescribed in Article 1 (9VAC5-60-60 et seq.) of 9VAC5-60 (Hazardous Air Pollutant Sources).

3. Any source issued a permit under the new source review program that began initial operation during the calendar year preceding the year in which the annual permit program emissions fee is assessed.

4. That portion of emissions in excess of 4,000 tons per year of any regulated air pollutant emitted by any source otherwise subject to an annual permit program emissions fee.

5. Any emissions unit within a stationary source subject to this article that is identified as being an insignificant activity in Article 4 (9VAC5-80-710 et seq.) of this part.

6. All sources and source categories that would be subject to this article solely because they are subject to regulations or requirements under § 112(r) of the federal Clean Air Act.

7. Any source deferred by the provisions of subsection D of this section provided the source is not part of a major source.

D. Sources shall be deferred from initial applicability as follows.

1. Area sources subject to this article under subdivision A 2 or A 3 of this section shall be deferred from the obligation to pay fees under this article except as follows.

a. In cases for which EPA has promulgated a standard under § 111 or 112 of the federal Clean Air Act and has declared that the facility or source category covered by the standard is subject to the Title V program, the facility or source category shall be subject to this article.

b. In cases for which EPA has promulgated a standard under § 111 or 112 of the federal Clean Air Act after July 21, 1992, and has failed to declare whether the facility or source category covered by the standard is subject to the Title V program, the facility or source category shall be subject to this article.

2. The following sources shall not be deferred from the obligation to pay fees under this article:

a. Major sources.

b. Solid waste incineration units subject to the provisions of 9VAC5-40 (Existing Stationary Sources) and 9VAC5-50 (New and Modified Stationary Sources) as adopted pursuant to § 129(e) of the federal Clean Air Act.

3. Any source deferred under subdivision 1 of this subsection may apply for a permit under Article 1 (9VAC5-80-50 et seq.) or Article 3 (9VAC5-80-360 et seq.) of this part. If the source applies for a permit, the source shall be subject to this article and shall pay fees accordingly.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1308 of the Code of Virginia; federal Clean Air Act (§§ 110, 112, 165, 173, 182, and Title V); 40 CFR Parts 51, 61, 63, 70, and 72.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR120-08-0601, eff. April 1, 1995; amended, Volume 12, Issue 25, eff. October 15, 1996; Volume 17, Issue 20, eff. July 18, 2001; Volume 28, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 2012.

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