40 CFR 96.10 - Authorization and responsibilities of the NOX authorized account representative.
(a) Except as provided under § 96.11, each NOX Budget source, including all NOX Budget units at the source, shall have one and only one NOX authorized account representative, with regard to all matters under the NOX Budget Trading Program concerning the source or any NOX Budget unit at the source.
(c) Upon receipt by the Administrator of a complete account certificate of representation under § 96.13, the NOX authorized account representative of the source shall represent and, by his or her representations, actions, inactions, or submissions, legally bind each owner and operator of the NOX Budget source represented and each NOX Budget unit at the source in all matters pertaining to the NOX Budget Trading Program, not withstanding any agreement between the NOX authorized account representative and such owners and operators. The owners and operators shall be bound by any decision or order issued to the NOX authorized account representative by the permitting authority, the Administrator, or a court regarding the source or unit.
(d) No NOX Budget permit shall be issued, and no NOX Allowance Tracking System account shall be established for a NOX Budget unit at a source, until the Administrator has received a complete account certificate of representation under § 96.13 for a NOX authorized account representative of the source and the NOX Budget units at the source.
(1) Each submission under the NOX Budget Trading Program shall be submitted, signed, and certified by the NOX authorized account representative for each NOX Budget source on behalf of which the submission is made. Each such submission shall include the following certification statement by the NOX authorized account representative: “I am authorized to make this submission on behalf of the owners and operators of the NOX Budget sources or NOX Budget units for which the submission is made. I certify under penalty of law that I have personally examined, and am familiar with, the statements and information submitted in this document and all its attachments. Based on my inquiry of those individuals with primary responsibility for obtaining the information, I certify that the statements and information are to the best of my knowledge and belief true, accurate, and complete. I am aware that there are significant penalties for submitting false statements and information or omitting required statements and information, including the possibility of fine or imprisonment.”
(2) The permitting authority and the Administrator will accept or act on a submission made on behalf of owner or operators of a NOX Budget source or a NOX Budget unit only if the submission has been made, signed, and certified in accordance with paragraph (e)(1) of this section.