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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 authorization by air construction permit.

    (f) Enforcement of Ineligibility. If a facility using an air general permit at any time becomes

    ineligible for the use of the air general permit, or if any facility using an air general permit is determined to have been initially ineligible for use of the air general permit, it shall be subject to enforcement action for constructing or operating without an air permit under subsection 62-210.300(1) or (2), F.A.C., or Chapter 62-213, F.A.C., as appropriate.

    DEP Form No. 62-210.920(1)(b) 2 2

    Effective: January 10, 2007

Rule 62-210.310(3), F.A.C.

    (3) General Conditions. All terms, conditions, requirements, limitations, and restrictions set forth in this subsection are “general permit conditions” and are binding upon the owner or operator of any facility using an air general permit provided at subsection 62-210.310(4) or (5), F.A.C.

    (a) The owner or operator’s use of an air general permit is limited to five (5) years. Prior to the end of

    the five (5) year term, the owner or operator who intends to continue using the air general permit for the facility shall re-register with the Department pursuant to subparagraph 62-210.310(2)(b)2., F.A.C. To avoid lapse of authority to operate, the owner or operator must submit the proper registration form and processing fee at least thirty (30) days prior to expiration of the facility’s existing air general permit. The

    air general permit re-registration form shall contain all current information regarding the facility.

    (b) Use of an air general permit is not transferable and does not follow a change in ownership of the facility. Prior to any sale, other change of ownership, or permanent shutdown of the facility, the owner or operator is encouraged to notify the Department of the pending action. The new owner or operator who intends to continue using the air general permit for the facility shall re-register with the Department pursuant to subparagraph 62-210.310(2)(b)2., F.A.C..

    (c) The air general permit is valid only for the specific type of facility and associated emissions units and pollutant-emitting activities indicated.

    (d) The air general permit does not authorize any demolition or renovation of the facility which involves asbestos removal. The air general permit does not constitute a waiver of any of the requirements of Chapter 62-257, F.A.C., or 40 CFR Part 61, Subpart M, National Emission Standard for Asbestos, adopted and incorporated by reference at Rule 62-204.800, F.A.C.

    (e) The general permit does not authorize any open burning.

    (f) The owner or operator shall not circumvent any air pollution control device or allow the emission of air pollutants without the proper operation of all applicable air pollution control devices.

    (g) The owner or operator shall maintain the authorized facility in good condition. Throughout the term of air general permit use, the owner or operator shall ensure that the facility maintains its eligibility to use the air general permit and complies with all terms and conditions of the air general permit.

    (h) The owner or operator shall allow a duly authorized representative of the Department access to the facility at reasonable times to inspect and test, upon presentation of credentials or other documents as may be required by law, to determine compliance with the air general permit and Department rules.

    (i) If, for any reason, the owner or operator of any facility operating under an air general permit does not comply with or will be unable to comply with any condition or limitation of the air general permit, the owner or operator shall immediately provide the Department with the following information:

    1. A description of and cause of noncompliance; and

    2. The period of noncompliance, including dates and times; or, if not corrected, the anticipated time the noncompliance is expected to continue, and steps being taken to reduce, eliminate, and prevent recurrence of the noncompliance.

    (j) Use of an air general permit does not relieve the owner or operator of the facility from liability and penalties when the construction or operation of the authorized facility causes harm or injury to human health or welfare; causes harm or injury to animal, plant or aquatic life; or causes harm or injury to property. It does not allow the owner or operator to cause pollution in contravention of Florida law.

    (k) The air general permit conveys no title to land or water, nor does it constitute state recognition or acknowledgment of title.

    (l) The air general permit does not convey any vested rights or exclusive privileges, nor does it authorize any injury to public or private property or any invasion of personal rights. It does not authorize any infringement of federal, state, or local laws or regulations.

    (m) Use of the air general permit shall be effective until suspended, revoked, surrendered, expired, or nullified pursuant to this rule and Chapter 120, F.S.

    DEP Form No. 62-210.920(1)(b) 3 3

    Effective: January 10, 2007

    (n) Use of the air general permit does not eliminate the necessity for the owner or operator to obtain any other federal, state or local permits that may be required, or relieve the owner or operator from the duty to comply with any federal, state or local requirements that may apply.

Rule 62-210.310(4)(b), F.A.C.

    (b) Air General Permit for Facilities Comprising Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines.

    1. A facility comprising one (1) or more reciprocating internal combustion engines shall be eligible to use this air general permit provided it meets the general eligibility criteria of paragraph 62-210.310(2)(a), F.A.C., and the following specific criteria.

    a. The facility shall use no other air general permit.

    b. The facility shall not be subject to any unit-specific applicable requirement.

    2. A facility using this air general permit shall comply with the general conditions given at subsection 62-210.310(3), F.A.C., and the following specific conditions.

    a. Total fuel consumption by all reciprocating internal combustion engines at the facility shall not exceed 20,000 gallons per year of gasoline, 250,000 gallons per year of diesel fuel, 1.15 million gallons per year of propane, 40 million standard cubic feet per year of natural gas, or an equivalent prorated amount if multiple fuels are used.

    b. If multiple fuels are used, the equivalent prorated amount of each fuel burned shall not exceed the total amount of such fuel allowed to be burned, as given in sub-subparagraph a., multiplied by a fuel percentage. The fuel percentage is the percentage ratio of the amount of the fuel burned at the facility to the total amount of such fuel allowed to be burned at the facility pursuant to sub-subparagraph a. The sum of the fuel percentages for all fuels burned by the facility shall not exceed 100 percent.

    c. The owner or operator shall maintain records to document the fuel consumption, by type, on an annual basis. The owner or operator shall retain these records, available for Department inspection, for a period of at least five (5) years.

Rule 62-210.200, F.A.C., Definitions

    "Acid Rain Program or Federal Acid Rain Program" - The national sulfur dioxide and nitrogen

    oxides air pollution control and emissions reduction program established pursuant to 42 U.S.C.

    Sections 7651-7651o and 40 CFR Parts 72, 73, 75, 76, 77, and 78, adopted and incorporated by

    reference in Rule 62-204.800, F.A.C.

    “Department” or “DEP” - The State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

    “Emissions Unit” - Any part or activity of a facility that emits or has the potential to emit any air

    pollutant.

    “Facility” - All of the emissions units which are located on one or more contiguous or adjacent

    properties, and which are under the control of the same person (or persons under common control).

    “Owner” or “Operator” - Any person or entity who or which owns, leases, operates, controls or

    supervises an emissions unit or facility.

DEP Form No. 62-210.920(1)(b) 4 4

    Effective: January 10, 2007

    RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

    AIR GENERAL PERMIT REGISTRATION FORM

    Part II. Notification to Permitting Office

    (Detach and submit to appropriate permitting office; keep copy onsite)

Instructions: To give notice to the Department of an eligible facility’s intent to use this air general

    permit, the owner or operator of the facility must detach and complete this part of the Air General Permit Registration Form and submit it to the appropriate Department of Environmental Protection or local air pollution control program office which has permitting authority. Please type or print clearly all information, and enclose the appropriate air general permit registration processing fee pursuant to Rule 62-4.050, F.A.C. ($100 as of the effective date of this form)

Registration Type

    Check one:

    INITIAL REGISTRATION - Notification of intent to:

     Construct and operate a proposed new facility.

     Operate an existing facility not currently using an air general permit (e.g., a facility proposing to go from an

    air operation permit to an air general permit).

    RE-REGISTRATION (for facilities currently using an air general permit) - Notification of intent to:

     Continue operating the facility after expiration of the current term of air general permit use.

     Continue operating the facility after a change of ownership.

     Make an equipment change requiring re-registration pursuant to Rule 62-210.310(2)(e), F.A.C., or any

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

Surrender of Existing Air Operation Permit(s) - For Initial Registrations Only

    If the facility currently holds one or more air operation permits, such permit(s) must be surrendered by the owner or operator upon the effective date of this air general permit. In such case, check the first box, and indicate the

    operation permits being surrendered. If no air operation permits are held by the facility, check the second box.

     All existing air operation permits for this facility are hereby surrendered upon the effective date of this air

    general permit; specifically permit number(s):

     No air operation permits currently exist for this facility.

General Facility Information

    Facility Owner/Company Name (Name of corporation, agency, or individual owner who or which owns, leases, operates, controls, or supervises the facility.)

    Site Name (Name, if any, of the facility site; e.g., Plant A, Metropolis Plant, etc. If more than one facility is owned, a registration form must be completed for each.)

Facility Location (Provide the physical location of the facility, not necessarily the mailing address.)

    Street Address:

    City: County: Zip Code:

Facility Start-Up Date (Estimated start-up date of proposed new facility.)(N/A for existing facility)

DEP Form No. 62-210.920(1)(b) 5 5

    Effective: January 10, 2007

Owner/Authorized Representative

    Name and Position Title (Person who, by signing this form below, certifies that the facility is eligible to use this air general permit.)

    Print Name and Title:

Owner/Authorized Representative Mailing Address

    Organization/Firm:

    Street Address:

    City: County: Zip Code:

Owner/Authorized Representative Telephone Numbers

    Telephone: Fax:

    Cell phone (optional):

    Facility Contact (If different from Owner/Authorized Representative) Name and Position Title (Plant manager or person to be contacted regarding day-to-day operations at the facility.)

    Print Name and Title:

Facility Contact Mailing Address

    Organization/Firm:

    Street Address:

    City: County: Zip Code:

Facility Contact Telephone Numbers

    Telephone: Fax:

    Cell phone (optional):

Owner/Authorized Representative Statement

    This statement must be signed and dated by the person named above as owner or authorized representative

    I, the undersigned, am the owner or authorized representative of the owner or operator of the facility

    addressed in this Air General Permit Registration Form. I hereby certify, based on information and

    belief formed after reasonable inquiry, that the facility addressed in this registration form is eligible for

    use of this air general permit and that the statements made in this registration form are true, accurate

    and complete. Further, I agree to operate and maintain the facility described in this registration form so

    as to comply with all applicable standards for control of air pollutant emissions found in the statutes of

    the State of Florida and rules of the Department of Environmental Protection and revisions thereof.

    I will promptly notify the Department of any changes to the information contained in this registration

    form.

    _________________________________________ ___________________________

    Signature Date

DEP Form No. 62-210.920(1)(b) 6 6

    Effective: January 10, 2007

Fuel Consumption

    If this is an initial registration for reciprocating internal combustion engine operations, provide an estimate of

    the total amount of fuel expected to be consumed over a 12-month period. Note: the general permit limits fuel

    consumption by all reciprocating internal combustion engines at the facility to 20,000 gallons per year of

    gasoline, 250,000 gallons per year of diesel fuel, 1.15 million gallons per year of propane, 40 million standard cubic feet per year of natural gas, or an equivalent prorated amount if multiple fuels are used

If this is a re-registration for reciprocating internal combustion engine operations, provide the highest 12-month

    total fuel consumption amount, in appropriate units, for the last five years. Indicate the 12-month period over

    which this fuel consumption occurred.

Description of Facility

    Below, or as an attachment to this form, provide a description of the reciprocating internal combustion engine

    operations at the facility in sufficient detail to demonstrate the facility’s eligibility for use of this air general permit and to provide a basis for tracking any future equipment or process changes at the facility. Describe all air pollutant-emitting processes and equipment at the facility, and identify any air pollution control measures or equipment used.

DEP Form No. 62-210.920(1)(b) 7 7

    Effective: January 10, 2007

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