Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-03-18-.80 - TEST METHODS AND COMPLIANCE PROCEDURES: GENERAL PROVISIONS
(1) The owner or operator of any volatile organic compound (VOC) source required to comply with Rules 1200-03-18-.11 through 1200-03-18-.79 of this chapter shall demonstrate or have demonstrated compliance by using the applicable methods of Rules 1200-03-18-.80 through 1200-03-18-.85 of this chapter, applicable methods specified within the rule (Rules 1200-03-18-.11 through 1200-03-18-.79 ) for the source category of the source, or alternative methods approved by the Technical Secretary and the EPA.
(2) At least 30 days before the initiation of a required test under Rule 1200-03-18-.83 of this chapter, the owner or operator shall submit a test plan to the Technical Secretary. This test plan shall include the following minimum information:
(a) The purpose of the proposed test and the applicable provision of Rule 1200-03-18-.11 through 1200-03-18-.79 of this chapter;
(b) A detailed description of the facility to be tested, including a line diagram of the facility, locations of test sites, and facility operation conditions for the test;
(c) A detailed description of the test methods and procedures, equipment, and sampling sites, i.e., a test plan;
(d) A time table for the following:
1. Date for the compliance test;
2. Date of submittal of final test report (not later than 60 days after completion of on-site sampling); and
(f) An internal QA program that shall include, at a minimum, the activities planned by routine operators and analysts to provide an assessment of test data precision. An example of internal QA is the sampling and analysis of replicable samples.
(g) External QA program as follows:
1. The external QA program shall include, at a minimum, application of plans for a test method performance audit (PA) during the compliance test.
2. The external QA program may also include systems audits, which include the opportunity for on-site evaluation by the Technical Secretary of instrument calibration, data validation, sample logging, and documentation of quality control data and field maintenance activities.
3. The PA's shall consist of blind audit samples provided by the Technical Secretary and analyzed during the compliance test to provide a measure of test data bias as follows:
(i) The Technical Secretary shall require the owner or operator to analyze PA samples during each compliance test when audit samples are available.
(ii) Information concerning the availability of audit materials for a specific compliance test may be obtained from the Technical Secretary.
(iii) The evaluation criteria applied to the interpretation of the PA results and the subsequent remedial actions required of the owner or operator are the sole responsibility of the Technical Secretary.
(3) The owner or operator shall be responsible for providing:
(a) Sampling ports, pipes, lines, or appurtenances for the collection of samples and data required by the test methods and procedures;
(b) Safe access to the sample and data collection locations; and
(c) Light, electricity, and the utilities required for sample and data collection.
(5) No later than 60 days after completion of the on-site sampling, the owner or operator shall submit a test report to the Technical Secretary. The test report shall include the following minimum information:
(a) Process description;
(b) Air pollution capture system and control device description;
(c) Process conditions during testing;
(d) Test results and example calculations;
(e) Description of sampling locations and test methods;
(f) Quality assurance measures; and
(g) Field and analytical data.
Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202 and 68-201-105.
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