6 CRR-NY 201-1.4NY-CRR

STATE COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 6. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
CHAPTER III. AIR RESOURCES
SUBCHAPTER A. PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF AIR CONTAMINATION AND AIR POLLUTION
PART 201. PERMITS AND REGISTRATIONS
SUBPART 201-1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
6 CRR-NY 201-1.4
6 CRR-NY 201-1.4
201-1.4 Malfunctions and start-up/shutdown activities.
(a) The facility owner or operator shall take all necessary and appropriate actions to prevent the emission of air pollutants that result in contravention of any applicable emission standard during periods of start-up, shutdown, or malfunction.
(b) The facility owner or operator shall compile and maintain records of all equipment maintenance and start-up/shutdown activities when they are expected to result in an exceedance of any applicable emission standard, and shall submit a report of such activities to the department when required by a permit condition or upon request by the department. Such reports shall state whether an exceedance occurred and if it was unavoidable, include the time, frequency and duration of the exceedance, and an estimate of the emission rates of any air contaminants released. Such records shall be maintained for a period of at least five years and made available for review to department representatives upon request. Facility owners or operators subject to continuous monitoring and quarterly reporting requirements need not submit additional reports of exceedances to the department.
(c) In the event that air contaminant emissions exceed any applicable emission standard due to a malfunction, the facility owner or operator shall notify the department as soon as possible during normal working hours, but not later than two working days after becoming aware that the malfunction occurred. In addition, the facility owner or operator shall compile and maintain a record of all malfunctions. Such records shall be maintained at the facility for a period of at least five years and must be made available to the department upon request. When requested by the department, the facility owner or operator shall submit a written report to the department describing the malfunction, the corrective action taken, the air contaminants emitted, and the resulting estimated emission rates and/or opacity.
(d) The department may also require the facility owner or operator to include, in reports described under subdivisions (b) and (c) of this section, an estimate of the maximum ground level concentration of each air contaminant emitted and the effect of such emissions.
(e) A violation of any applicable emission standard resulting from start-up, shutdown, or malfunction conditions at a permitted or registered facility may not be subject to an enforcement action by the department and/or penalty if the department determines, in its sole discretion, that such a violation was unavoidable. The actions and recordkeeping and reporting requirements listed above must be adhered to in such circumstances.
6 CRR-NY 201-1.4
Current through December 31, 2021
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