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Louisiana SIP: LAC 33:III Ch. 9 Section 915. Emission Monitoring Requirements: Applicability, Special Considerations, Exemptions, and Circumvention; SIP effective 1989-05-08 (LAc49)

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

Chapter 9. General Regulations on Control of Emissions and Emission Standards

Section 915. Emission Monitoring Requirements
Approved by EPA 03/08/89 (54 FR 09795) at 52.970(c)(49) effective 05/08/89.

   A.  Applicability. Source categories listed in Appendix "P" to Title 40, Part 51, of the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR Part 51) are to install, calibrate, operate, and maintain all monitoring equipment necessary for continuously monitoring the pollutants specified in the aforementioned appendix for the applicable source category. Sources affected by this Subsection shall complete the installation and performance tests of such equipment and begin monitoring and recording within eighteen months after the effective date of this regulation.

   B.  Minimum Monitoring System Capability, Specifications, Data Reporting, Data Reduction. Affected sources must meet at least the minimum requirements as set forth in 40 CFR Part 51, Appendix "P", Paragraphs 2 through 5, unless such sources qualify for an exemption or alternative procedure contained therein.

   C.  Special Consideration. The administrative authority can approve, on a case by case basis, alternative monitoring requirements, different from those in LAC 33:III.915.B above, if the original requirements cannot be implemented by a source due to physical plant limitations or extreme economic burden, or if the original requirements would not provide for accurate emission determination, or if the affected facility is infrequently operated.  Such physical limitation or economic burden may be determined to exist only if the petitioner receives the concurrence from the administrative authority.

   D.  Exemptions. Exemption from the requirement of LAC 33:III.915.A is hereby granted to any source which is subject to a new source performance standard promulgated in 40 CFR Part 60 and also to any source which is on a firm schedule for retirement within five years of the date of application of the monitoring requirement.

   E.  Circumvention. No person shall cause or permit the installation or use of any device or any means which, without resulting in reduction in the total amount of air contaminants emitted, conceals or dilutes an emission of air contaminants which would otherwise violate these regulations.

   AUTHORITY NOTE:  Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 30:1084.
   HISTORICAL NOTE:  Promulgated by the Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Air Quality and Nuclear Energy, Air Quality Division in LR 13:741 (December 1987).

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