3745-15-03 Submission of emission information.

(A) The director may require the keeping and periodic submission of records and reports, including but not limited to, information on air contaminants, emissions or fuel from any or all potential sources for purposes of maintaining an air pollution emission inventory or any other reasonable purpose as determined by the director. Such information shall be recorded, compiled, and submitted in a manner and form prescribed by the director.

(B) Periodic reporting.

(1) Requirements under paragraph (C) of this rule shall be applicable to an owner or operator of a facility:

(a) Issued a permit-to-install, pursuant to Chapter 3745-31 of the Administrative Code, or

(b) Issued a federally enforceable permit-to-install and operate (FEPTIO), pursuant to Chapter 3745-31 of the Administrative Code; however, this requirement shall only be applicable to the terms and conditions specifically identified in the FEPTIO as subject to reporting under paragraph (C) of this rule, or

(c) Issued a permit-to-install and operate (PTIO), pursuant to Chapter 3745-31 of the Administrative Code, for a source for which a Title V permit is subsequently issued, pursuant to Chapter 3745-77 of the Administrative Code.

(2) Requirements under paragraph (D) of this rule shall be applicable to an owner or operator of a facility issued a permit-to-install and operate (PTIO) or a federally enforceable permit-to-install and operate (FEPTIO), pursuant to Chapter 3745-31 of the Administrative Code, for a source not subject to the requirements of Chapter 3745-77 of the Administrative Code.

(C) Quarterly report.

(1) Pursuant to paragraph (A) of this rule, each permit described under paragraph (B)(1) of this rule shall require the owner or operator submit a quarterly report of:

(a) Any deviations from emission limitations, operational restrictions, and control device operating parameter limitations that have been detected by the testing, monitoring, and recordkeeping requirements specified in such permit;

(b) The probable cause of such deviations; and

(c) Any corrective actions or preventive measures which have been or will be taken to remedy the deviations; or

(d) If no deviations occurred during a calendar quarter, the owner or operator shall submit a quarterly report, which states that no deviations occurred during that quarter.

(2) For the purposes of this rule, quarterly shall mean January to March, April to June, July to September, and October to December. Each report shall be submitted by the thirty-first of January, thirtieth of April, thirty-first of July, and thirty-first of October of each year, or any other variation of a continuous quarterly period the director approves, and shall cover the previous calendar quarter.

[Comment: "submitted" as used above will be considered the postmark date, if sent by United States postal service; the electronic signature date, if submitted through the Ohio environmental protection agency's electronic reporting system; or the signature date of the receipt, if hand delivered in person to the appropriate Ohio environmental protection agency district office or local air agency.]

(3) Unless required by Chapter 3745-77 of the Administrative Code, quarterly reports may exclude the requirements of paragraphs (C)(1)(a) to (C)(1)(c) of this rule for reported deviations resulting from malfunctions reported in accordance with rule 3745-15-06 of the Administrative Code. In lieu of the requirements of paragraphs (C)(1)(a) to (C)(1)(c), the owner or operator shall identify in the quarterly report the date the malfunction occurred and the form in which it was reported(e.g., telephone, e-mail, written).

(4) Reports submitted in accordance with Chapter 3745-77 of the Administrative Code, for sources subject to Chapter 3745-77 of the Administrative Code, shall be deemed to meet the requirements for quarterly reporting under this rule if the requirements contained in paragraph (C) of this rule are satisfied in the reporting required under Chapter 3745-77 of the Administrative Code. The owner or operator shall identify in any report submitted under the requirements of Chapter 3745-77 of the Administrative Code when such report is being submitted in accordance with this paragraph.

(D) Permit evaluation report.

(1) Pursuant to paragraph (A) of this rule, each permit described under paragraph (B)(2) of this rule shall require the owner or operator to submit a permit evaluation report, in a form and manner prescribed by the director, which identifies, at a minimum:

(a) A list of all air contaminant sources that have been issued a permit described under paragraph (B)(2) of this rule;

(b) Additional information or corrections to air contaminant sources identified in the permit evaluation permit;

(c) Any deviations from emission limitations, operational restrictions, and control device operating parameter limitations that have been detected by the testing, monitoring, and recordkeeping requirements specified in such permit;

(d) The probable cause of such deviations; and

(e) Any corrective actions or preventive measures which have been or will be taken to remedy the deviations; or

(f) If no deviations occurred during the reporting period, the owner or operator shall identify in the permit evaluation report that no deviations occurred during that reporting period.

(2) Reporting period.

(a) The permit evaluation report shall be submitted annually, at a minimum, and cover a reporting period of no more than twelve-months for each air contaminant source. The first permit, described under paragraph (B)(2) of this rule, issued to an owner or operator shall identify the reporting period for the covered air contaminant source. This reporting period shall be applied to all subsequent air contaminant sources issued permits described under paragraph (B)(2) of this rule. The four possible reporting periods, and subsequent permit evaluation report due dates are:

(i) January first to December thirty-first, report due by February fifteenth.

(ii) April first to March thirty-first, report due by May fifteenth.

(iii) July first to June thirtieth, report due by August fifteenth.

(iv) October first to September thirtieth, report due by November fifteenth.

(b) The permit evaluation report shall be submitted to the appropriate Ohio environmental protection agency district office or local air agency by the due date specified.

[Comment: "submitted" as used above will be considered the postmark date, if sent by United States postal service; the electronic signature date, if submitted through the Ohio environmental protection agency's electronic reporting system; or the signature date of the receipt, if hand delivered in person to the appropriate Ohio environmental protection agency district office or local air agency.]

(c) The Ohio environmental protection agency shall provide opportunity for an owner or operator to request a change in the permit evaluation reporting period and due date through procedures established by the director.

(3) Unless required by Chapter 3745-77 of the Administrative Code, permit evaluation reports may exclude the requirements of paragraphs (D)(1)(c) to (D)(1)(e) of this rule for reported deviations resulting from malfunctions reported in accordance with rule 3745-15-06 of the Administrative Code. In lieu of the requirements of paragraphs (D)(1)(c) to (D)(1)(e), the owner or operator shall identify in the permit evaluation report the date the malfunction occurred and the form in which it was reported(e.g., telephone, e-mail, written).

Effective: 06/30/2008
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/03/2007 and 06/30/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3704.03(E)
Rule Amplifies: 3704.03(F)
Prior Effective Dates: 2/15/72, 1/25/80, 2/3/00