Or. Admin. R. 340-242-0420 - Unused PSEL Donation Program

(1) This program encourages owners or operators of VOC and NOx sources identified in OAR 340-242-0400(1) to donate unused PSEL to DEQ. Under this program, donations can be either permanent or temporary. For a source to participate in this program it must have entered into an agreement with DEQ prior to January 1, 2006.
(2) VOC sources donating at least 35 percent of their unused PSEL and NOx sources donating at least 50 percent of their unused PSEL will receive the following incentives and considerations from DEQ for participating in this program:
(a) Exemption from the Employee Commute Options (ECO) Program in OAR 340-242-0010 through 340-242-0290 for the duration of the Portland Ozone Maintenance plan;
(b) Priority permit processing for any required air quality permit;
(c) In accordance with OAR 340-242-0430 and 340-242-0440(1), priority use of up to 50 percent of any remaining growth allowance. This applies only to sources making permanent donations, pursuant to section (3); and
(d) Other considerations may be added to the donation agreement on a case-by-case basis, consistent with DEQ's rules and statutes.
(3) DEQ will adjust the PSEL of sources providing permanent donations to reflect the emissions donated. Permanent donations will result in adjustment to the source's baseline emission rate and PSEL, consistent with the definition of "major modification" under OAR 340-224-0025 and changes to PSELs required under 340-222-0035.
(4) Sources participating in this program must enter into a donation agreement with DEQ that identifies the commitments of both parties. Any such agreement is legally binding and enforceable.

NOTE: These rules are included in the State of Oregon Clean Air Act Implementation Plan that EQC adopted under OAR 340-200-0040.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 340-242-0420
DEQ 17-1996, f. & cert. ef. 8-14-96; DEQ 14-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-14-99, Renumbered from 340-030-0720; DEQ 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-12-07; DEQ 7-2015, f. & cert. ef. 4/16/2015

Stat. Auth.: ORS 468.020, 468A.025 & 468A.040

Stats. Implemented: ORS 468A.025 & 468A.040

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