(1) All operating permits for sources in or significantly impacting on particulate matter additional control areas except Bristol, Bull Run, Odom's Bend, Jacksboro, LaFollette, and Columbia shall expire three months after February 14, 1980. For sources within local government jurisdictions presently regulating the sources under a certificate of exemption any operating permit of the local government shall be deemed to have expired three months after the suspension of the certificate of exemption.
(2) The Technical Secretary shall specify on the operating permits for all sources whose permits are affected by paragraph (1) above as permit conditions the emission level that is reasonably available control technology (RACT) and reasonable limitations on operating hours as necessary to achieve and maintain ambient air quality standards as specified in Chapter 1200-3-3. It is for purposes of this rule to be considered necessary that there be some room for growth. The RACT specifications will include specific emissions limits (one hour average basis or shorter time interval basis if so specified).
(3) Any source may operate more than the hours that would be specified under paragraph (2) above or any other rule of this chapter by agreeing to reduce emissions proportionally from the RACT allowable emission rate such that no increase in emissions occur on either a twenty-four hour basis or an annual basis. This may only be done after the owner or operator has applied for and obtained a new operating permit with revised operating hour specifications and emission rates for each emission point.
(4) To increase the operating hours or make other modifications without a proportional decrease in emissions, a source which has enforceable limitations on a RACT permit must apply for a construction permit. Upon issuance of said construction permit the RACT permit will be deleted from the State Implementation Plan.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-03-19-.05
Original rule filed December 31, 1979; effective February 14, 1980. Amendment filed April 30, 1987; effective June 4, 1987. Amendment filed September 21, 1988; effective November 6, 1988.

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

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