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Louisiana SIP: LAC 33:III Ch. 9 Section 929 Violation of Emission Regulation Cannot be Authorized

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 929. Violation of Emission Regulations Cannot be Authorized
Approved by EPA 03/08/89 (54 FR 09795) at 52.970(c)(49) effective 05/08/89.

   A.  The standards of ambient air quality listed in Tables 1 and 1a define the limits of air contamination by particulates and gases.  No person or group of persons shall allow particulate matter or gases to become airborne in amounts which cause the ambient air quality standards to be exceeded. The limits stated include normal background levels of particulates and gases.

   B.  Nothing in any other part or section of these regulations shall in any manner be construed as authorizing or legalizing emissions in such manner as prohibited by these regulations. For example, compliance with ambient air quality standards does not authorize emissions in excess of emission limitations.

   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).