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Louisiana SIP: LAC 33:III Ch. 6 Section 615. Schedule for Submitting Applications; SIP effective 2002-09-27 (LAd12) to 2011-08-03

Regulatory Text: 
Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 33 ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, Part III Air (LAC 33:III)

Chapter 6. Regulations on Control of Emissions through the Use of Emission Reduction Credits Banking

§615.  Schedule for Submitting Applications
As amended in the Louisiana Register at LR 28:301 (February 2002).
Approved by EPA September 27, 2002 (67 FR 60877) effective September 27, 2002 (LAd12).

    A.  All applications for banking emission reductions shall be submitted by March 31 following the year in which the reductions occurred.  ERC applications can be submitted in the form of an ERC bank application or as part of a permit application for construction or modification that requires offsets.  Failure to apply for ERCs by March 31 will invalidate the emission reductions as offsets.

    B.  If a parish is redesignated as ozone nonattainment by the EPA, applications for banking ERCs in such parish must be submitted by March 31 of the year following the effective date of the EPA designation.

    C.  Sources subject to LAC 33:III.510 shall submit applications for banking ERCs according to the schedule outlined in LAC 33:III.510.C.1.

    D.  Applications for banking emission reductions that are to be made as part of a project that includes an increase in emissions for which the reduction will serve to offset the increase may be submitted as part of the permit application for the proposed increase.  Such reductions will be reviewed for applicability as ERCs concurrently with the review of the permit application.

    E.  The applicant shall speciate VOC according to individual compounds when applying to bank VOC reductions.  Speciation of toxic air pollutants regulated in LAC 33:III.Chapter 51 is required.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 30:2054.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Air Quality and Radiation Protection, Air Quality Division, LR 20:878 (August 1994), amended LR 21:681 (July 1995), amended by the Office of Environmental Assessment, Environmental Planning Division, LR 25:1623 (September 1999), LR 26:486 (March 2000), LR 28:304 (February 2002).

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