Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-03-05-.03 - METHODS OF EVALUATION AND RECORDING

(1) A determination of visible emissions shall be made by a certified evaluator and compliance with the standards contained in rules of this chapter shall be evaluated in terms of opacity.
(2) Evaluators shall be certified by the criteria approved by the Board.
(3) Visible emission readings by certified evaluators shall be performed by methods approved by the Board.
(4) Obscuration of vision due to uncombined water droplets shall not be considered a violation of the standards in this chapter.
(5) Where the Technical Secretary has agreed in writing, an opacity monitor meeting the criteria contained in rule 1200-3-10-.02 shall determine compliance with the visible emission standards contained in the rules of this chapter. The opacity monitor shall meet the operational availability and quality assurance requirements specified as a permit condition to preclude enforcement action against the source based upon visible conducted by certified evaluators. In each case where this is done, the operating permit of the affected source shall be modified to include this provision and said operating permit shall then be incorporated as a part of the State Implementation Plan.
(6) On or after July 7, 1992, all new and/or modified sources subject to the provisions of this chapter 1200-3-5 shall utilize six-minute averaging. Roads and parking lots shall utilize two-minute averaging.

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Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-03-05-.03
Original rules filed January 10, 1977; effective February 9, 1977. Amendment filed September 21, 1988; effective November 6, 1988. Amendment filed April 23, 1992; effective June 7, 1992.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 68-25-105 and 4-5-201 et. seq.

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