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RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

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RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

    Department of

    Environmental Protection

    Division of Air Resource Management

    RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

    AIR GENERAL PERMIT REGISTRATION FORM

    Part I. Procedures and Conditions for Use of Air General Permit

The Department of Environmental Protection (“Department” or “DEP”) has established an “air general

    permit” at Florida Administrative Code (“F.A.C.”) Rule 62-210.310(4)(b) for Reciprocating Internal

    Combustion Engines. An air general permit is an authorization by rule to construct or operate a specific type of air pollutant emitting facility. Use of such authorization by any individual facility does not require action by the Department. The terms and conditions of the air general permit are set forth in the rule, rather than in a separately issued air construction or air operation permit.

    The owner or operator of an eligible facility comprising one or more Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines may register to use the air general permit at Rule 62-210.310(4)(b), F.A.C., by following the general procedures given at Rule 62-210.310(2), F.A.C., the text of which is provided below. The owner or operator shall notify the Department of the facility’s intent to use this general permit by submitting Part

    II of this registration form to the appropriate Department of Environmental Protections or local air pollution control program office which has permitting authority. Questions concerning this air general permit or the registration process may be directed to any such office or to the Department’s small business assistance program at 1-800-SBAP-HLP (1-800-722-7457).

    The owner or operator of a facility who properly registers to use this air general permit, and who is not denied use of the air general permit by the Department, is authorized to construct and operate the facility in accordance with the general terms and conditions of Rule 62-210.310(3), F.A.C., and the specific terms and conditions of Rule 62-210.310(4)(b), F.A.C. The text of these two rules is also provided below, followed by definitions of words and phrases used in the rules and on this form. A facility using this air general permit shall not be entitled to use more than one air general permit for the facility.

Rule 62-210.310(2), F.A.C.

    (2) General Procedures. This subsection sets forth general procedures for use of any of the air

    general permits provided at subsections 62-210.310(4) and (5), F.A.C.

    (a) Determination of Eligibility. The owner or operator of a proposed new or existing facility shall

    determine the facility’s eligibility to use an air general permit under this rule. A facility is eligible to use

    an air general permit under this rule if it meets any specific eligibility criteria given in the applicable air general permit at subsection 62-210.310(4) or (5), F.A.C., and the following general criteria.

    1. The facility shall not emit nor have the potential to emit 10 tons per year or more of any hazardous air pollutant, 25 tons per year or more of any combination of hazardous air pollutants, or 100 tons per year or more of any other regulated air pollutant; be collocated with, or relocated to, such a facility; or create such a facility in combination with any other collocated facilities, emissions units, or pollutant-emitting activities, including any such facility, emissions unit, or activity that is otherwise exempt from air permitting.

    2. The facility shall not contain any emissions units or activities not covered by the applicable air general permit, except:

    a. Units and activities that are exempt from permitting pursuant to subsection 62-210.300(3), F.A.C., or Rule 62-4.040, F.A.C.; and

    b. Units and activities that are authorized by another air general permit where such other air general permit and the air general permit of interest specifically allow the use of one another at the same facility. DEP Form No. 62-210.920(1)(b) 1

    Effective: January 10, 2007

    (b) Registration. The owner or operator who intends to construct or operate an eligible facility under the authority of an air general permit shall complete and submit the proper registration form to the Department for the specific air general permit to be used, as provided in subsection 62-210.920(1) or (2), F.A.C. The registration form shall be accompanied by the appropriate air general permit processing fee pursuant to Rule 62-4.050, F.A.C. ($100 as of the effective date of this form)

    1. Initial Registration. Registration of a facility which is not currently authorized to construct or operate under the terms and conditions of an air general permit is classified as an initial registration. Any existing, individual air operation permit(s) authorizing operation of the facility must be surrendered by the owner or operator, effective upon the first day of use of the air general permit.

    2. Re-registration. Registration of a facility which is currently authorized to operate under the terms and conditions of an air general permit is classified as a re-registration. An owner or operator shall re-register the facility in the following cases:

    a. Impending expiration of the term for air general permit use;

    b. Change of ownership of all or part of the facility;

    c. Proposed new construction, modification, or other equipment change that requires registration pursuant to paragraph 62-210.310(2)(e), F.A.C.; and

    d. Any other change not considered an administrative correction under paragraph 62-210.310(2)(d), F.A.C.

    (c) Use of Air General Permit.

    1. Unless the Department denies use of the air general permit, the owner or operator of an eligible facility may use the air general permit for such facility 30 days after giving notice to the Department. The first day of the 30-day time frame, day one, is the date the Department receives the proper registration form and processing fee. The last day of the 30-day time frame, day 30, is the date the owner or operator may use the air general permit, provided there is no agency action to deny use of the air general permit.

    2. To avoid lapse of authority to operate, an owner or operator intending to use, or continue to use, an air general permit must submit the proper registration form and processing fee at least 30 days prior to expiration of the facility’s existing air operation permit or air general permit.

    (d) Administrative Corrections. Within 30 days of any minor changes requiring corrections to

    information contained in the registration form, the owner or operator shall notify the Department in writing. Such changes shall include:

    1. Any change in the name, address, or phone number of the facility or authorized representative not associated with a change in ownership or with a physical relocation of the facility or any emissions units or operations comprising the facility; or

    2. Any other similar minor administrative change at the facility.

    (e) Equipment Changes. The owner or operator shall maintain records of all equipment changes. In the case of installation of new process or air pollution control equipment, alteration of existing process or control equipment without replacement, or replacement of existing process or control equipment with equipment substantially different in terms of capacity, method of operation, material processed, or intended use than that noted on the most recent registration form, the owner or operator shall submit a new and complete air general permit registration form for the facility with the appropriate fee pursuant to Rule 62-4.050, F.A.C. to the Department, provided, however, that any change that would constitute a new major stationary source, major modification, or modification that would be a major modification but for the provisions of paragraph 62-212.400(2)(a), F.A.C., shall require authorizatio