Alaska Statutes.
Title 46. Water, Air, Energy, and Environmental Conservation
Chapter 14. Air Quality Control
Section 140. Emission Control Permit Program Regulations.
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AS 46.14.140. Emission Control Permit Program Regulations.

(a) The department shall adopt regulations to address substantive and procedural elements of the emission control permit program established under this chapter that are not addressed in statute, except elements that relate only to the internal management of the department and do not affect the public or govern the way the department deals with the public. The regulations must be reasonable and adequate, and provide flexibility in the operation of a stationary source consistent with 42 U.S.C. 7401 - 7671q (Clean Air Act), as amended, and applicable federal regulations. Except for regulations concerning minor permits required under AS 46.14.130 (c), the regulations must include

(1) a standard permit application form that meets the requirements of federal regulations adopted under 42 U.S.C. 7661a(b) (Clean Air Act, sec. 502(b));

(2) monitoring, record keeping, and reporting requirements for facilities that are subject to AS 46.14.130 (b), which must comply with the requirements established for state operating permit programs in 40 C.F.R. 70.6, but which may be modified to take into account this state's unique conditions;

(3) procedures for preparation and submission of a monitoring, reporting, and quality assurance plan and, if required, a compliance schedule describing how a permitted stationary source will comply with the applicable requirements of this chapter;

(4) procedures for

(A) specifying when permit applications and renewal requests are to be submitted;

(B) specifying the time duration for department review of permit applications;

(C) processing and reviewing an application;

(D) providing public notice, including opportunity for public comment and hearing; and

(E) issuing permits, including procedures for issuing permits for temporary operations or open burn activities;

(5) reasonable standard permit conditions, including conditions for

(A) emission standards and limitations;

(B) monitoring, record keeping, and reporting for facilities subject to AS 46.14.130 ;

(C) inspection and entry;

(D) certification of corporate or other business organization reports;

(E) annual certification of compliance;

(F) excess emission or process deviation reporting; and

(G) equipment malfunctions and emergencies;

(6) fees and procedures for collecting fees;

(7) provisions addressing late payment or nonpayment of fees, which may include assessment of penalties and interest or refusal to issue, amend, modify, or renew an air quality control permit;

(8) the duration of permits;

(9) procedures for modifying or amending a permit that provide flexibility in the operation of the stationary source, including procedures to allow changes to a permitted stationary source without requiring a permit modification, consistent with the purposes of this chapter and with 42 U.S.C. 7401 - 7671q (Clean Air Act);

(10) reasonable provisions for renewing, reopening, revoking and reissuing, and terminating a permit consistent with the purposes of this chapter and 42 U.S.C. 7401 - 7671q (Clean Air Act);

(11) provisions allowing for physical or operational limitations that will reduce a stationary source's emissions to levels below those that would make the stationary source subject to part or all of AS 46.14.120 and 46.14.130;

(12) provisions authorizing stationary source operation while a permit application is pending, consistent with 42 U.S.C. 7661b(d) (Clean Air Act, sec. 503(d));

(13) provisions for ensuring that compliance with an operating permit issued under this chapter will be considered to be compliance with 42 U.S.C. 7661a (Clean Air Act, sec. 502) and other provisions of state or federal law specifically provided for by the department consistent with 42 U.S.C. 7401 - 7671q (Clean Air Act) and regulations adopted under state and federal law;

(14) provisions allowing for certification of inspectors who evaluate compliance with the terms and conditions of a permit, order, regulation, or other provision of law authorized under this chapter; and

(15) definitions of terms incorporating applicable definitions in 42 U.S.C. 7401 - 7671q (Clean Air Act), as amended, and applicable federal regulations, to the extent that those definitions are not inconsistent with this chapter.

(b) A permit issued under this chapter may not require a person to use

(1) machinery, devices, or equipment of a particular type, from a particular supplier, or produced by a particular manufacturer; or

(2) specific methods, processes, procedures, or designs for the management and operation of a stationary source regulated under this chapter except to the extent that the federal administrator has

(A) adopted a design, equipment work practice, or operational standard under 42 U.S.C. 7412(h), as amended, for the control of a hazardous air pollutant; or

(B) approved an alternative hazardous air pollutant standard under 42 U.S.C. 7412(h)(3), as amended.

(c) The absence of, or the department's failure to adopt, a regulation under this section does not relieve a person from compliance with a permit issued under this chapter and with other provisions of law, including emission control requirements.

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