Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-03-14-.01 - GENERAL PROVISIONS

(a) For the purpose of this chapter, each county in Tennessee will be classified by the Board into one of seven categories, defined as Class I, Class II, Class III, Class IV, Class V, Class VI, and Class VII.
(b) Each class has been established with the essential limit necessary to attain and/or maintain ambient air quality standards based on measured and predicted air quality.
(2) The county classifications are as follows:


Class I




Class IIA




Class IIB




Class III




Class IV




Class V


Anderson, Davidson, Hamilton, Hawkins, Knox, Rhea


Class VI


All counties not specifically classified


Class VII



(3) Upon mutual agreement of the owner or operator of any air contaminant source and the Technical Secretary, an emission limit more restrictive than that otherwise specified in this Chapter may be established. This emission limit shall be stated as a special condition for any permit or order issued concerning the source. Violation of this agreed to, more stringent emission standard is grounds for revocation of the issued permit and/or other enforcement measures provided in the Tennessee Air Quality Act.
(4) Regardless of the specific emission standards contained in this Chapter, all sources identified in paragraph 1200-03-09-.01(4) of these regulations shall comply with the standards set pursuant to Chapter 1200-03-09.
(5) Regardless of the specific emission standards contained in this Chapter, new and/or modified sources in or significantly impacting upon a nonattainment area must comply with the provisions of paragraph 1200-03-09-.01(5).
(6) Except as otherwise allowed by subparagraph (d) of this paragraph, every owner or operator of a fuel burning installation having a total rated capacity greater than 1,000 million BTU per hour or of a process emission source emitting more than 1,000 tons per year of sulfur dioxide during any calendar year shall:
(a) Demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Technical Secretary that the sulfur dioxide emitted, either alone or in contribution to other sources, will not interfere with attainment and maintenance of any primary or secondary air quality standard. Any such demonstration must be based on the allowable emission rate specified in the source's construction or operating permit(s) and the source's maximum rated capacity.
(b) Install and maintain air quality sensors to monitor attainment and maintenance of ambient air quality standards in the areas influenced by the emissions from such installation. Monitoring shall be performed, and results of such monitoring shall be provided in the manner and form directed by the Technical Secretary. Owners or operators may petition and be granted permission by the Technical Secretary to terminate ambient air quality monitoring provided two complete calendar years of air quality data have been generated in the area under the influence of the source's emissions. Petitions may be granted only if the conditions of parts 2. and 3. of this subparagraph are met. For the purpose of this paragraph, "complete" shall mean that all data were collected in accordance with the requirements for data collection, completeness, and quality assurance specified in the source's Title V Operating Permit.
1. Reserved.
2. The source must be located in an attainment area and must not significantly impact a sulfur dioxide nonattainment area.
3. Measurements of air quality in the vicinity of the source demonstrate that ambient sulfur dioxide levels do not exceed 75 percent of the Tennessee Ambient Air Quality Standards.
(c) Reserved.
(d) The requirements of subparagraph (b) of this paragraph shall not apply to any fuel burning installation or process emission source located in an area in which the Technical Secretary operates one or more ambient sulfur dioxide air quality monitors in the area under the influence of the source's emissions.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-03-14-.01
Original rule filed June 7, 1974. Repeal and new rule filed February 19, 1976; effective March 20, 1976. Amendment filed February 5, 1979; effective March 21, 1979. Amendment filed May 7, 1979; effective June 21, 1979. Amendment filed October 2, 1979; effective November 16, 1979. Amendment filed June 16, 1981; effective July 31, 1981. Amendment filed November 12, 1982; effective December 13, 1982. Amendment filed July 3, 1984; effective August 1, 1984. Amendment filed September 21, 1988; effective November 6, 1988. Amendment filed March 30, 2009; effective June 13, 2009. Amendments filed March 2, 2021; effective 5/31/2021.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 4-5-201, et seq.; 4-5-202; 68-25-105; 68-201-101, et seq.; and 68-201-105.

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