Okla. Admin. Code § 252:100-11-5 - Emissions reduction plan requirements and limitations

Current through Register Vol. 39, No. 7, December 15, 2021

(a) Requirements.
(1) An acceptable alternative emissions reduction plan must result in a net emissions reduction, that is, a reduction in the facility's actual emissions of all regulated air pollutants for which the plan is proposed. (This does not include air pollutants that are increased due to control equipment or strategy.) This means that a facility must reduce emissions of these regulated air pollutants by an amount that brings the air burden to a level less than it would be if the facility were in compliance. The exact amount of the net emissions reduction will be set on a case by case basis, taking into account the status of the area, topography, weather conditions, surrounding business/residential factors, etc. The plan must conform to the following requirements.
(A) A net emissions reduction as defined in OAC 252:100-11-2 must be shown as a result of the control strategies proposed in the application.
(B) Facility-wide increases in any regulated air pollutants that result from the implementation of the plan shall comply with limits, standards, and requirements applicable to the emission points involved.
(C) The plan shall not cause or contribute to a violation of the NAAQS for any regulated air pollutant.
(D) The plan shall contain enforceable methods of measurement, monitoring, and reporting.
(E) Plans involving Part 70 sources located in Nonattainment Areas, in addition to the requirement in OAC 252:100-11-5(a)(1)(A), (B), (C), and (D) must include a commitment to install, maintain, and operate RACT, as defined by applicable rules, or other control measures that would achieve equivalent reductions.
(2) Multiple facilities under the control of the same owner or operator may be included in the plan if the facilities are located on contiguous or adjacent property and the emissions from all the facilities involved affect the same airshed. In addition to the requirements of OAC 252:100-11-5(a)(1), the owner or operator must demonstrate by air quality modeling that the increases and decreases in facility emissions will not adversely affect air quality in the area impacted by the affected emission points and that the plan will result in the same or better air quality level overall.
(b) Limitation. The following limitations shall apply to all alternative emissions reduction plans:
(1) Net emissions reduction trade-offs will not be authorized across established pollutant categories; e.g., sulfur emissions may not be traded for hydrocarbon emissions.
(2) Net emissions reduction trade-offs of particulate matter will be authorized only if the trade-off results in a net reduction in particulate matter of equal or smaller average aerodynamic diameter.


Okla. Admin. Code § 252:100-11-5
Added at 11 Ok Reg 977, eff 1-14-94 (emergency); Added at 11 Ok Reg 2031, eff 5-26-94; Amended at 13 Ok Reg , eff 7-1-96; Amended at 18 Ok Reg 1487, eff 6-1-01; Amended at 20 Ok Reg 1127, eff 6-1-03

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