3745-31-18 Attainment provisions - air quality models.

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(A) Applicability.

This rule applies to any major stationary source or major modification that is to be constructed in an area designated in 40 CFR 81.336 as attainment for an air pollutant for which the major stationary source or major modification is major.

(B) All estimates of ambient concentrations required under rule 3745-31-10 of the Administrative Code through rule 3745-31-27 of the Administrative Code shall be based upon the applicable air quality models, databases and other requirements specified in 40 CFR Part 51, Appendix W, "Guideline on Air Quality Models."

(C) Where an air quality impact model specified in 40 CFR Part 51, Appendix W,

"Guideline on Air Quality Models," is inappropriate, the model may be changed or another model substituted. Such a change or substitution of a model may be made on a case-by-case basis or, where appropriate, on a generic basis for a specific State program. Written approval of the administrator of the United States environmental protection agency must be obtained for any change or substitution. In addition, use of a changed or substituted model must be subject to notice and opportunity for public comment under procedures developed in accordance with Chapter 3745-49 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 05/29/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/10/2014 and 05/29/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3704.03(F)
Rule Amplifies: 3704.03(A), 3704.03(F)
Prior Effective Dates: 4/12/96, 12/1/06