[Rev. 3/27/2014 11:44:22 AM]

[NAC-445B Revised Date: 1-14]

CHAPTER 445B - AIR CONTROLS

AIR POLLUTION

Definitions

445B.001            Definitions.

445B.002            “Act” defined.

445B.003            “Adjacent properties” defined.

445B.0035          “Administrative revision to a Class I operating permit” defined.

445B.004            “Administrator” defined.

445B.005            “Affected facility” defined.

445B.006            “Affected source” defined.

445B.007            “Affected state” defined.

445B.009            “Air-conditioning equipment” defined.

445B.011            “Air pollution” defined.

445B.013            “Allowable emissions” defined.

445B.014            “Alteration” defined.

445B.015            “Alternative method” defined.

445B.016            “Alternative operating scenarios” defined.

445B.018            “Ambient air” defined.

445B.019            “Applicable requirement” defined.

445B.021            “Area source” defined.

445B.022            “Atmosphere” defined.

445B.028            “Best available control technology” defined.

445B.029            “Best available retrofit technology” defined.

445B.030            “British thermal units” defined.

445B.034            “Class I-A application” defined.

445B.035            “Class I-B application” defined.

445B.036            “Class I source” defined.

445B.037            “Class II source” defined.

445B.038            “Class III source” defined.

445B.0385          “Class IV source” defined.

445B.042            “Combustible refuse” defined.

445B.0423          “Commence” defined.

445B.0425          “Commission” defined.

445B.043            “Confidential information” defined.

445B.044            “Construction” defined.

445B.046            “Contiguous property” defined.

445B.047            “Continuous monitoring system” defined.

445B.049            “Criteria pollutant” defined.

445B.051            “Day” defined.

445B.053            “Director” defined.

445B.054            “Dispersion technique” defined.

445B.055            “Effective date of the program” defined.

445B.056            “Emergency” defined.

445B.058            “Emission” defined.

445B.059            “Emission unit” defined.

445B.060            “Enforceable” defined.

445B.061            “EPA” defined.

445B.062            “Equivalent method” defined.

445B.063            “Excess emissions” defined.

445B.064            “Excessive concentration” defined.

445B.065            “Existing facility” defined.

445B.066            “Existing stationary source” defined.

445B.068            “Facility” defined.

445B.069            “Federally enforceable” defined.

445B.070            “Federally enforceable emissions cap” defined.

445B.072            “Fuel” defined.

445B.073            “Fuel-burning equipment” defined.

445B.075            “Fugitive dust” defined.

445B.077            “Fugitive emissions” defined.

445B.080            “Garbage” defined.

445B.082            “General permit” defined.

445B.083            “Good engineering practice stack height” defined.

445B.084            “Hazardous air pollutant” defined.

445B.086            “Incinerator” defined.

445B.087            “Increment” defined.

445B.091            “Local air pollution control agency” defined.

445B.093            “Major modification” defined.

445B.094            “Major source” defined.

445B.0945          “Major stationary source” defined.

445B.095            “Malfunction” defined.

445B.096            “Maximum achievable control technology” defined.

445B.097            “Maximum allowable throughput” defined.

445B.099            “Modification” defined.

445B.103            “Monitoring device” defined.

445B.104            “Motor vehicle” defined.

445B.106            “Multiple-chamber incinerator” defined.

445B.107            “Nearby” defined.

445B.108            “New stationary source” defined.

445B.109            “Nitrogen oxides” defined.

445B.112            “Nonattainment area” defined.

445B.113            “Nonroad engine” defined.

445B.1135          “Nonroad vehicle” defined.

445B.114            “Nuisance” defined.

445B.116            “Odor” defined.

445B.117            “Offset” defined.

445B.119            “One-hour period” defined.

445B.121            “Opacity” defined.

445B.122            “Open burning” defined.

445B.123            “Operating permit” defined.

445B.124            “Operating permit to construct” defined.

445B.125            “Ore” defined.

445B.127            “Owner or operator” defined.

445B.129            “Particulate matter” defined.

445B.130            “Pathological wastes” defined.

445B.134            “Person” defined.

445B.1345          “Plantwide applicability limitation” defined.

445B.1348          “PM2.5” defined.

445B.135            “PM10” defined.

445B.138            “Potential to emit” defined.

445B.141            “Preconstruction review” defined.

445B.142            “Prevention of significant deterioration of air quality” defined.

445B.144            “Process equipment” defined.

445B.145            “Process weight” defined.

445B.147            “Program” defined.

445B.148            “Proportional sampling” defined.

445B.151            “Reference conditions” defined.

445B.152            “Reference method” defined.

445B.153            “Regulated air pollutant” defined.

445B.154            “Renewal of an operating permit” defined.

445B.156            “Responsible official” defined.

445B.157            “Revision of an operating permit” defined.

445B.161            “Run” defined.

445B.163            “Salvage operation” defined.

445B.164            “Scheduled maintenance” defined.

445B.165            “Scheduled repair” defined.

445B.167            “Shutdown” defined.

445B.168            “Single-chamber incinerator” defined.

445B.172            “Six-minute period” defined.

445B.174            “Smoke” defined.

445B.176            “Solid waste” defined.

445B.177            “Source” defined.

445B.178            “Source reduction” defined.

445B.180            “Stack” and “chimney” defined.

445B.182            “Standard” defined.

445B.185            “Start-up” defined.

445B.187            “Stationary source” defined.

445B.190            “Stop order” defined.

445B.194            “Temporary source” defined.

445B.196            “Toxic regulated air pollutant” defined.

445B.198            “Uncombined water” defined.

445B.200            “Violation” defined.

445B.202            “Volatile organic compounds” defined.

445B.205            “Waste” defined.

445B.207            “Wet garbage” defined.

445B.209            “Year” defined.

445B.211            Abbreviations.

General Provisions

445B.220            Severability.

445B.2201          Hazardous air pollutants and toxic regulated air pollutants: Identification.

445B.22013        Hazardous air pollutants and toxic regulated air pollutants: Prohibited discharge.

445B.22017        Visible emissions: Maximum opacity; determination and monitoring of opacity.

445B.2202          Visible emissions: Exceptions for stationary sources.

445B.22027        Emissions of particulate matter: Maximum allowable throughput for calculating emissions rates.

445B.2203          Emissions of particulate matter: Fuel-burning equipment.

445B.22033        Emissions of particulate matter: Sources not otherwise limited.

445B.22037        Emissions of particulate matter: Fugitive dust.

445B.2204          “Sulfur emission” defined.

445B.22043        Sulfur emissions: Calculation of total feed sulfur.

445B.22047        Sulfur emissions: Fuel-burning equipment.

445B.2205          Sulfur emissions: Other processes which emit sulfur.

445B.22057        Allowable emissions of sulfur from specific sources: Units Numbers 1, 2 and 3 of Reid Gardner Power Station.

445B.2206          Allowable emissions of sulfur from specific sources: Unit Number 4 of Reid Gardner Power Station.

445B.22063        Allowable emissions of sulfur from specific sources: North Valmy Power Station.

445B.22067        Open burning.

445B.2207          Incinerator burning.

445B.22073        Municipal solid waste landfills.

445B.22077        Compliance with regulations.

445B.2208          Emission of hydrogen sulfide from certain facilities for generating electricity from geothermal brine.

445B.22083        Construction, major modification or relocation of plants to generate electricity using steam produced by burning of fossil fuels.

445B.22087        Odors.

445B.2209          Reduction of animal matter.

445B.22093        Organic solvents and other volatile compounds.

445B.22095        Emission limitation for BART.

445B.22096        Control measures constituting BART; limitations on emissions.

445B.22097        Standards of quality for ambient air.

445B.221            Adoption by reference and applicability of certain provisions of federal law and regulations.

445B.222            Area sources.

445B.224            Public and confidential information.

445B.225            Prohibited conduct: Concealment of emissions.

445B.227            Prohibited conduct: Operation of source without required equipment; removal or modification of required equipment; modification of required procedure.

445B.229            Hazardous emissions: Order for reduction or discontinuance.

445B.230            Plan for reduction of emissions.

445B.232            Excess emissions: Scheduled maintenance, testing or repairs; notification of Director; malfunction, upset, start-up, shutdown or human error.

445B.233            Excess emissions: Determination of violation.

445B.235            Construction or modification: Determination by Director.

445B.236            Construction or modification: Review of plans.

445B.239            Modification: Rate of emission.

445B.242            Modification: Alterations which are not considered modifications.

445B.247            Reconstruction: Notice of replacement of components.

445B.248            Reconstruction: Determination of whether replacement constitutes reconstruction.

445B.250            Notification of Director: Construction, reconstruction and initial start-up; demonstration of continuous monitoring system performance.

445B.252            Testing and sampling.

445B.255            Monitoring guidelines.

445B.256            Monitoring systems: Calibration, operation and maintenance of equipment.

445B.257            Monitoring systems: Location.

445B.258            Monitoring systems: Verification of operational status.

445B.259            Monitoring systems: Performance evaluations.

445B.260            Monitoring systems: Components contracted for before September 11, 1974.

445B.261            Monitoring systems: Adjustments.

445B.262            Monitoring systems: Measurement of opacity.

445B.263            Monitoring systems: Frequency of operation.

445B.264            Monitoring systems: Recordation of data.

445B.265            Monitoring systems: Records; reports.

445B.267            Alternative monitoring procedures or requirements.

445B.271            Use of alternative method or equivalent method to determine compliance with permit.

445B.273            Schedules for compliance.

445B.275            Violations: Acts constituting; notice.

445B.277            Stop orders.

445B.279            Appeal of Director’s decision: Application forms.

445B.281            Violations: Classification; administrative fines.

445B.283            Violations: Manner of paying fines.

Operating Permits Generally

445B.287            Operating permits: General requirements; exception; restrictions on transfers.

445B.288            Operating permits: Exemptions from requirements; insignificant activities.

445B.2915          Informal review of proposed new major source or proposed modification of existing major source.

445B.295            Application: General requirements.

445B.296            Application: Requests for inclusion of additional provisions.

445B.297            Application: Submission; certification; additional information.

445B.298            Application: Official date of submittal.

445B.305            Operating permits: Imposition of more stringent standards for emissions.

445B.308            Prerequisites and conditions for issuance of certain operating permits; compliance with applicable state implementation plan.

445B.310            Environmental evaluation: Applicable sources and other subjects; exemption.

445B.311            Environmental evaluation: Contents; consideration of good engineering practice stack height.

445B.313            Method for determining maximum heat input: Class I sources.

445B.3135          Method for determining heat input: Class II sources.

445B.314            Method for determining heat input: Class III and Class IV sources.

445B.315            Contents of operating permits: Exception for operating permits to construct; required conditions.

445B.318            Operating permits: Requirement for each source; form of application; issuance or denial; posting.

445B.319            Operating permits: Administrative amendment.

445B.325            Operating permits: Termination, reopening and revision, revision, or revocation and reissuance.

445B.326            Operating permits: Assertion of emergency as affirmative defense to action for noncompliance.

445B.3265          Operating permits: Revocation and reissuance.

445B.327            Fees; late penalty.

445B.331            Request for change of location of emission unit.

Class I Operating Permits

445B.3361          General requirements.

445B.3363          Operating permit to construct: Application.

445B.33637        Operating permit to construct for approval of plantwide applicability limitation: Application.

445B.3364          Operating permit to construct: Action by Director on application; notice; public comment and hearing.

445B.3365          Operating permit to construct: Contents; noncompliance with conditions.

445B.33656        Operating permit to construct for approval of plantwide applicability limitation: Contents; noncompliance with conditions.

445B.3366          Expiration and extension of operating permit to construct; expiration and renewal of plantwide applicability limitation.

445B.3368          Additional requirements for application; exception.

445B.337            Class I-A application: Filing requirement.

445B.3375          Class I-B application: Filing requirement.

445B.338            Class I-A application: Period for filing; effect of application and previous permits.

445B.3385          Class I-A application: Schedule for filing.

445B.3395          Action by Director on application; notice; public comment and hearing; objection by Administrator; expiration of permit.

445B.340            Prerequisites to issuance, revision or renewal of permit.

445B.3405          Required contents of permit.

445B.342            Certain changes authorized without revision of permit; notification of authorized changes.

445B.3425          Minor revision of permit.

445B.344            Significant revision of permit.

445B.3441          Administrative revision of permit to incorporate conditions of certain permits to construct.

445B.3443          Renewal of permit.

445B.3447          Class I general permit.

Class II Operating Permits

445B.3453          Application: General requirements.

445B.3457          Action by Director on application; notice; public comment and hearing; expiration of permit.

445B.346            Required contents of permit.

445B.3465          Application for revision.

445B.3473          Renewal of permit.

445B.3477          Class II general permit.

Class III Operating Permits

445B.3485          Application: General requirements.

445B.3487          Action by Director on application; expiration of permit.

445B.3489          Required contents of permit.

445B.3493          Application for revision.

445B.3497          Renewal of permit.

Class IV Operating Permits

445B.352            Application: General requirements.

445B.3522          Required contents of permit.

445B.3524          Action by Director on application.

445B.3526          Required reports.

Nevada Mercury Air Emissions Control Program

445B.3611          Definitions.

445B.3613          “De minimis mercury emissions” defined.

445B.3615          “Existing thermal unit that emits mercury” defined.

445B.3617          “Mercury” defined.

445B.3619          “Mercury co-product” defined.

445B.3621          “Mercury early reduction credit” defined.

445B.3623          “Mercury emissions” defined.

445B.3625          “Mercury operating permit to construct” defined.

445B.3627          “Modified thermal unit that emits mercury” defined.

445B.3629          “Nevada maximum achievable control technology” and “NvMACT” defined.

445B.3631          “New thermal unit that emits mercury” defined.

445B.3633          “Phase-1 application” defined.

445B.3635          “Phase-2 application” defined.

445B.3637          “Precious metals mining” defined.

445B.3639          “Presumptive Nevada maximum achievable control technology” and “presumptive NvMACT” defined.

445B.3641          “Thermal unit” defined.

445B.3643          “Thermal unit that emits mercury” defined.

445B.3645          “Tier-1 thermal unit that emits mercury” defined.

445B.3647          “Tier-2 thermal unit that emits mercury” defined.

445B.3649          “Tier-3 thermal unit” defined.

445B.3651          Identification of technologies that constitute presumptive NvMACT.

445B.3653          Identification of tier-1 thermal units that emit mercury.

445B.3655          Establishment and implementation of Nevada Mercury Air Emissions Control Program.

445B.3657          Determination by Director of de minimis mercury emissions.

445B.3659          Application of NvMACT required for control of mercury emissions.

445B.3661          Mercury operating permits to construct: General requirements; restrictions on transfers.

445B.3663          Mercury operating permits to construct: Duties of owner or operator of stationary source which conducts precious metals mining; form of application.

445B.3665          Duties of owner or operator of tier-3 thermal unit.

445B.3667          Existing thermal unit that emits mercury: Deadlines for submission of phase-1 and phase-2 applications.

445B.3669          Existing thermal unit that emits mercury: Submission of phase-1 application following determination of de minimis mercury emissions.

445B.3671          Existing thermal unit that emits mercury: Contents of required applications.

445B.3673          Existing thermal unit that emits mercury: Contents of phase-1 application; sampling and testing for tier-1 thermal unit.

445B.3675          Existing thermal unit that emits mercury: Contents of phase-2 application.

445B.3677          Review of and action on application for tier-1 or tier-2 thermal unit that emits mercury.

445B.3679          Mercury operating permit to construct for tier-1 or tier-2 thermal unit that emits mercury: Required conditions and information.

445B.3681          New or modified thermal unit that emits mercury: Contents of required application.

445B.3683          Review of and action on application for new or modified thermal unit that emits mercury.

445B.3685          Mercury operating permit to construct for new or modified thermal unit that emits mercury: Required conditions and information.

445B.3687          Mercury operating permit to construct for new or modified thermal unit that emits mercury: Expiration and extension.

445B.3689          Fees: Determination, payment and collection; late penalty.

EMISSIONS FROM ENGINES

General Provisions

445B.400            Scope.

445B.401            Definitions.

445B.408            “Carbon monoxide” defined.

445B.409            “Certificate of compliance” defined.

445B.4092          “Certified on-board diagnostic system” defined.

445B.4096          “Class 1 approved inspector” defined.

445B.4097          “Class 1 fleet station” defined.

445B.4098          “Class 2 approved inspector” defined.

445B.4099          “Class 2 fleet station” defined.

445B.410            “CO2” defined.

445B.411            “Commission” defined.

445B.413            “Department” defined.

445B.415            “Director” defined.

445B.416            “Emission” defined.

445B.418            “EPA” defined.

445B.419            “Established place of business” defined.

445B.420            “Evidence of compliance” defined.

445B.421            “Exhaust emissions” defined.

445B.422            “Exhaust gas analyzer” defined.

445B.4247          “Gross vehicle weight rating” defined.

445B.426            “Heavy-duty motor vehicle” defined.

445B.427            “Hydrocarbon” defined.

445B.428            “Hz” defined.

445B.432            “Light-duty motor vehicle” defined.

445B.433            “Mini motor home” defined.

445B.434            “Motor home” defined.

445B.440            “New motor vehicle” defined.

445B.442            “Opacity” defined.

445B.443            “Person” defined.

445B.444            “ppm” defined.

445B.449            “Smoke” defined.

445B.450            “Special mobile equipment” defined.

445B.451            “Standard” defined.

445B.4515          “State electronic data transmission system” defined.

445B.452            “Tampering” defined.

445B.4525          “Test station” defined.

445B.453            “Truck” defined.

445B.455            “Van conversion” defined.

445B.4553          “Vehicle inspection report” defined.

445B.4556          “Vehicle inspection report number” defined.

445B.456            Severability.

Facilities for Inspection and Maintenance

445B.460            Test station: License required to operate; expiration of license; ratings; performance of certain services; prohibited acts; location.

445B.461            Compliance by Federal Government, state agencies and political subdivisions.

445B.462            Test station: Application for license to operate; inspection of premises; issuance of license.

445B.463            Test station: Grounds for denial, revocation or suspension of license; reapplication; permanent revocation of license.

445B.464            Test station: Hearing concerning denial, suspension or revocation of license.

445B.465            Authorized station or authorized inspection station: Requirements for bond or deposit.

445B.466            Authorized station or authorized inspection station: Liability under bond or deposit; suspension and reinstatement of licenses.

445B.467            Authorized station or authorized inspection station: Disbursement, release or refund of bond or deposit.

445B.468            Authorized stations and authorized inspection stations: Scope of coverage of bond or deposit.

445B.469            Authorized station or authorized inspection station: Posting of signs and placards.

445B.470            Test station: Display of licenses; availability of reference information.

445B.471            Test station: Advertising; provision by Department of certain informational material for public.

445B.472            Test station: Records of inspections and repairs; inspection of place of business; audit of exhaust gas analyzers.

445B.473            Test station: Notice of wrongfully distributed or received vehicle inspection reports; inventory of vehicle inspection reports.

445B.474            Test station: Failure to employ approved inspector.

445B.475            Authorized station or class 2 fleet station: Requirements for employees.

445B.476            Test station: Willful failure to comply with directive; suspension of license; reapplication after revocation of license.

445B.478            Fleet station: Licensing; powers and duties.

445B.480            Test station: Requirements concerning days and hours of operation of business; request for variance; notification upon absence of approved inspector.

Inspectors

445B.485            Prerequisites to licensing.

445B.486            Examination of applicants for licensing.

445B.487            Denial of license.

445B.489            Grounds for denial, suspension or revocation of license.

445B.490            Hearing on suspension or revocation of license.

445B.491            Temporary suspension or refusal to renew license.

445B.492            Duration of suspension; surrender of license.

445B.493            Limitation on reapplication after revocation or denial of license; surrender of revoked license; permanent revocation of license.

445B.495            Contents of license.

445B.496            Expiration of license.

445B.497            Requirements for renewal of license.

445B.498            Performance of emission inspection without license prohibited; expiration of license; license ratings.

445B.4983          Issuance of access code to approved inspector; use of access code and identification number.

445B.4985          Violations.

445B.499            Fees.

445B.501            Report of change in place of employment or termination of employment.

445B.502            Submission of certificate of employment to report change.

Exhaust Gas Analyzers

445B.5049          Connection to state electronic data transmission system.

445B.505            Availability of list of approved analyzers and their specifications.

445B.5052          Approved analyzer: Use and equipment; deactivation by Department.

445B.5055          Revocation of approval of analyzer.

445B.5065          Manufacturer of approved analyzer: Required warranty.

445B.5075          Manufacturer of approved analyzer: Required services; administrative fine for violations.

Control of Emissions: Generally

445B.574            Applicability.

445B.575            Device to control pollution: General requirement; alteration or modification; exemption for certain wholesale transactions; audits; repair of noncompliant motor vehicles; maintenance of records of noncompliant motor vehicles.

445B.576            Vehicles powered by gasoline or diesel fuel: Restrictions on visible emissions and on idling of diesel engines.

445B.577            Devices used on stationary rails: Restrictions on visible emissions.

445B.578            Exceptions to restrictions on visible emissions.

445B.579            Inspection of vehicle: Devices for emission control required.

445B.580            Inspection of vehicle: Procedure for certain vehicles with model year of 1995 or older and heavy-duty vehicles with model year of 1996 or newer.

445B.5805          Inspection of vehicle: Procedure for light-duty vehicles with model year of 1996 or newer.

445B.581            Inspection of vehicle: Place and equipment for performance.

445B.5815          Inspection of vehicle: Certified on-board diagnostic systems.

445B.582            Repair of vehicle; reinspection or retesting.

445B.583            Evidence of compliance: Purpose; records.

445B.5835          Evidence of compliance: Period of validity.

445B.584            Evidence of compliance: Purchase of vehicle inspection report numbers.

445B.585            Evidence of compliance: Issuance by approved inspector.

445B.5855          Evidence of compliance: Duty of seller of used motor vehicle to provide buyer with evidence of compliance.

445B.586            Evidence of compliance: Return of fee.

445B.587            Testing of certain motor vehicles powered by diesel engines: Equipment for measurement of smoke opacity.

445B.588            Testing of certain motor vehicles powered by diesel engines: List of approved equipment.

445B.589            Testing of certain motor vehicles powered by diesel engines: Procedure; certificate of compliance; effect of failure; lack of proper fuel cap.

445B.5895          Dissemination of list of authorized stations and emissions fact sheet.

445B.590            Waiver of standards for emissions.

445B.591            Form for registration of vehicle in area where inspection of vehicle not required.

445B.5915          Requirements for registration of vehicle temporarily being used and maintained in another state.

445B.592            Applicability of requirements for inspections and certain standards for emissions.

445B.593            Evidence of compliance required for certain vehicles based in Clark County.

445B.594            Evidence of compliance required for certain vehicles based in Washoe County.

445B.595            Inspections of vehicles owned by State or political subdivisions or operated on federal installations.

445B.596            Standards for emissions.

445B.598            Imposition and statement of fee for inspection and testing; listing of stations and fees.

445B.599            Prescription and notice of maximum fees for inspections and testing.

445B.600            Procedure for setting new fee.

445B.601            Concealment of emissions prohibited.

445B.602            Voluntary program of electronic monitoring of emission information: Creation; eligibility; grounds for terminating participation in voluntary program.

445B.603            Voluntary program of electronic monitoring of emission information: Requirements to become authorized vendor of data management system.

Inspection of Test Stations and Approved Inspectors

445B.7015          Annual and additional inspections.

445B.7025          Alteration of emission control system of vehicle used to conduct inspection.

445B.7035          Preliminary written notice of violation; reinspection of vehicle.

445B.7045          Administrative fines and other penalties for certain violations.

Miscellaneous Provisions

445B.727            Administrative fines and other penalties.

445B.735            Program for licensure to install, repair and adjust devices for control of emissions.

Control of Emissions: Heavy-Duty Motor Vehicles

445B.737            Definitions.

445B.739            “Certification level” defined.

445B.740            “Citation” defined.

445B.7405          “Commission” defined.

445B.741            “Demonstration of correction” defined.

445B.742            “Department” defined.

445B.743            “Director” defined.

445B.744            “Driver” defined.

445B.745            “Emission control label” defined.

445B.746            “Emission control system” defined.

445B.747            “Fleet” defined.

445B.749            “Heavy-duty motor vehicle” defined.

445B.750            “Inspection procedure” defined.

445B.751            “Inspector” defined.

445B.755            “Officer” defined.

445B.756            “Opacity” defined.

445B.757            “Post-repair test” defined.

445B.758            “Repair facility” defined.

445B.759            “Smokemeter” defined.

445B.760            “Snap-idle cycle” defined.

445B.761            “Tampered” defined.

445B.762            “Test procedure” defined.

445B.765            Applicability.

445B.7665          Standards of opacity; citation for violation; equipment for measurement.

445B.767            Specifications for equipment for measurement of smoke opacity; test procedure.

445B.768            Components of vehicle subject to inspection for tampered or defective conditions.

445B.7685          Missing emission control label: Replacement; effect on standard of opacity.

445B.769            Duties of driver of vehicle selected for inspection; duties of inspector.

445B.770            Refusal of owner or driver to submit vehicle to inspection.

445B.771            Demonstration of correction of vehicle after issuance of citation; post-repair or inspection required by Director under certain circumstances.

445B.772            Removal of vehicle from service for outstanding citations; release and repair of vehicle.

445B.773            Request for administrative hearing.

445B.774            Waiver from standard of opacity.

GRANTS FROM POLLUTION CONTROL ACCOUNT

445B.850            Definitions.

445B.853            Advisory Committee on the Control of Emissions From Motor Vehicles: Creation; membership; Chair; Vice Chair.

445B.855            Advisory Committee on the Control of Emissions From Motor Vehicles: Terms of Chair and Vice Chair; terms, salaries and removal of members.

445B.857            Advisory Committee on the Control of Emissions From Motor Vehicles: Meetings; quorum; minutes.

445B.859            Eligibility for grant.

445B.861            Application for grant: Submission; contents.

445B.863            Application for grant: Action by Committee.

445B.865            Application for grant: Consideration of Committee’s recommendation; submission to Interim Finance Committee; agreement concerning grant.

445B.867            Period of grant; return of unexpended money; authorization to expend money for additional fiscal year.

445B.869            Quarterly reports by recipient of grant.

445B.871            Termination of grant or suspension of payments; denial of or refusal to consider application for grant.

445B.873            Prerequisites to award of grant.

PRACTICE BEFORE THE STATE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION

445B.875            Definitions.

445B.877            “Appellant” defined.

445B.879            “Commission” defined.

445B.881            “Department” defined.

445B.882            “Director” defined.

445B.884            “Person” defined.

445B.886            Petitions to adopt, file, amend or repeal regulations.

445B.888            Declaratory orders, advisory opinions.

445B.890            Appeal of final decision of Department: Request for hearing; basis for appeal.

445B.891            Notice of hearing.

445B.8913          Prehearing conference.

445B.8914          Identification of witnesses; identification, exchange and admissibility of exhibits; admissibility and relevancy of evidence.

445B.8915          Intervention in certain proceedings.

445B.892            Subpoenas.

445B.8925          Briefs.

445B.893            Panels to conduct certain hearings; decision of panel.

445B.894            Change in time or place of hearing; informal disposition of matter; dismissal.

445B.895            Appearance of parties; procedure at hearing.

445B.8953          Conduct at hearing; maintenance of order.

445B.8957          Consolidation of proceedings.

445B.896            Findings of Commission.

445B.897            Record of hearing.

445B.899            Petitions for reconsideration or rehearing.

 

AIR POLLUTION

Definitions

      NAC 445B.001  Definitions. (NRS 445B.210)  As used in NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NAC 445B.002 to 445B.211, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

     (Supplied in codification; A by Environmental Comm’n, 12-5-84; 10-15-85; 8-22-86; 9-25-87; 10-22-87; 12-15-88; 12-8-89; 9-13-91; 12-26-91; 9-4-92; 10-29-93; 12-13-93; 3-29-94, eff. 11-15-94; R105-97, 3-5-98; R117-00, 6-1-2001; R040-01, 10-25-2001; R103-02, 12-17-2002; R125-04, 9-24-2004; R096-05, 10-31-2005; R189-05, 5-4-2006; R162-06, 9-18-2006; R154-06, 11-13-2006, eff. 1-1-2007; R142-07, 4-17-2008; R190-08, 4-23-2009; R004-09, 1-28-2010; R040-10, 7-22-2010; R038-12, 9-14-2012)

      NAC 445B.002  “Act” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Act” means the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 7401 et seq., as amended.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.2, eff. 12-4-76; A 8-28-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.432)

      NAC 445B.003  “Adjacent properties” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Adjacent properties” means parcels of land that lie near each other or in close proximity.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 12-13-93)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.4325)

      NAC 445B.0035  “Administrative revision to a Class I operating permit” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Administrative revision to a Class I operating permit” means a revision of an existing Class I operating permit that incorporates the relevant conditions of an operating permit to construct.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R125-04, eff. 9-24-2004)

      NAC 445B.004  “Administrator” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Administrator” means the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency or the Administrator’s representative or delegate.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.2.5, eff. 10-16-80]—(NAC A 10-14-82)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.433)

      NAC 445B.005  “Affected facility” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Affected facility” means, with reference to a stationary or temporary source, any apparatus to which a standard is applicable.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.3, eff. 12-4-76; A 8-28-79]—(NAC A 10-22-87; 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.006  “Affected source” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Affected source” means a stationary source subject to the requirements relating to acid rain set forth in 42 U.S.C. §§ 7651 to 7651o, inclusive.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94; A 10-30-95; R040-01, 10-25-2001)

      NAC 445B.007  “Affected state” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Affected state” means a state that is within 50 miles of a Class I source located in this State, or a state that is contiguous to this State whose air quality may be affected by emissions from a Class I source located in this State.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.4346)

      NAC 445B.009  “Air-conditioning equipment” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Air-conditioning equipment” means equipment utilized to heat or cool the interior of a building or structure.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.1, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.4, 12-4-76; A 8-28-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.435)

      NAC 445B.011  “Air pollution” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Air pollution” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 445B.115.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 1.3-1.3.3, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.6, 12-4-76; A 8-28-79]—(NAC A by R105-97, 3-5-98)

      NAC 445B.013  “Allowable emissions” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Allowable emissions” means the emissions from a stationary source at its designed maximum capacity or at its actual maximum capacity, whichever is greater, except as reduced by any federally enforceable limitations on its emissions which are established:

     1.  By Nevada laws or regulations;

     2.  By any applicable requirement; or

     3.  By conditions of the stationary source’s operating permit, imposed on the emission rate, the type or amount of materials combusted or processed, the operating rates, the hours of operation, or any other factor limiting production or emission, whichever is most stringent.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.6.5, eff. 10-16-80]—(NAC A 10-22-87; 12-13-93; 10-30-95; R096-05, 10-31-2005)

      NAC 445B.014  “Alteration” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Alteration” means any addition to, or enlargement, replacement, modification or change of the design, capacity, process, arrangement, operating hours or control apparatus that will affect the kind or amount of regulated air pollutants emitted.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 12-8-89; A 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.015  “Alternative method” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Alternative method” means any method of sampling and analyzing for a regulated air pollutant which is not a reference or equivalent method, but which has been demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Director that, in specific cases, it produces results adequate to determine compliance.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.7, eff. 12-4-76; A 8-28-79]—(NAC A 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.016  “Alternative operating scenarios” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Alternative operating scenarios” means two or more modes or types of operation specifically identified by a stationary source in its application and approved by the Director as a condition or as conditions of the source’s operating permit.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94; A 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.018  “Ambient air” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Ambient air” means that portion of the atmosphere which is external to buildings, structures, facilities or installations to which the public has access.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.4, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.9, 12-4-76; A 8-28-79]—(NAC A 10-22-87)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.441)

      NAC 445B.019  “Applicable requirement” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Applicable requirement” means, as applied to a stationary source:

     1.  Any standard or other relevant requirement:

     (a) Provided in NRS 445B.100 to 445B.640, inclusive, and NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, except for the standards for ambient air established in NAC 445B.22097;

     (b) Provided in the applicable implementation plan approved or adopted by the EPA pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §§ 7401 to 7515, inclusive;

     (c) For a hazardous air pollutant adopted pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 7412, including any requirement regarding the prevention of accidental releases;

     (d) For a program to control acid rain adopted pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §§ 7651 to 7651o, inclusive;

     (e) For enhanced monitoring or for compliance certification adopted pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 7413(a)(3) or 7661c(b);

     (f) For solid waste incineration units adopted pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 7429;

     (g) For consumer and commercial products or tank vessels adopted pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 7511b; and

     (h) For the protection of stratospheric ozone adopted pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §§ 7671 to 7671q, inclusive, unless the Administrator determines that such provisions are not required in an operating permit;

     2.  A new source performance standard adopted pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 7411;

     3.  Any term or condition of any permit issued pursuant to the requirements of 42 U.S.C. §§ 7401 to 7515, inclusive, including provisions regarding the prevention of significant deterioration of air quality and new source review; and

     4.  Any national ambient air quality standard or requirement regarding increments or visibility adopted pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §§ 7470 to 7492, inclusive, as the standard applies to a temporary source for which the owner or operator has applied for and obtained an operating permit pursuant to NAC 445B.287 to 445B.3497, inclusive.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 1-11-96; A 10-30-95, eff. 1-11-96; R105-97, 3-5-98; R040-10, 7-22-2010)

      NAC 445B.021  “Area source” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Area source” means any stationary source of hazardous air pollutants that is not a major source.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.4425)

      NAC 445B.022  “Atmosphere” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Atmosphere” means all the air surrounding the earth and external to buildings and structures.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.7, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.14, 12-4-76; A and renumbered as § 1.13, 8-28-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.444)

      NAC 445B.028  “Best available control technology” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  For a stationary source that is subject to the provisions of 40 C.F.R. § 52.21, “best available control technology” has the meaning ascribed to it in 40 C.F.R. § 52.21, as incorporated by reference in NAC 445B.221.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. Art. 1 part § 1, eff. 8-28-79]—(NAC A 10-22-87; 9-19-90; 3-29-94, eff. 11-15-94; 10-30-95; 5-3-96)

      NAC 445B.029  “Best available retrofit technology” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Best available retrofit technology” means an emission limitation based on the degree of reduction achievable through the application of the best system of continuous emission reduction for each pollutant that is emitted by an existing stationary facility as defined in 40 C.F.R. § 51.301.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R190-08, eff. 4-23-2009)

      NAC 445B.030  “British thermal units” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “British thermal units (Btu)” means that quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water from 60 degrees Fahrenheit to 61 degrees Fahrenheit at a constant, absolute pressure of 14.7 pounds per square inch (29.92 inches of mercury).

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.9, eff. 11-7-75; A and renumbered as § 1.21, 12-4-76]—(NAC A 10-22-87)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.457)

      NAC 445B.034  “Class I-A application” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Class I-A application” means an application for a Class I operating permit that is required for any existing source which is subject to the requirements of 42 U.S.C. §§ 7661 to 7661f, inclusive.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 1-11-96; A 10-30-95, eff. 1-11-96)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.4615)

      NAC 445B.035  “Class I-B application” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Class I-B application” means an application for a Class I operating permit that is required for any new stationary source or significant modification to an existing stationary source which is subject to the requirements of 42 U.S.C. §§ 7661 to 7661f, inclusive.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 1-11-96; A 10-30-95, eff. 1-11-96)

      NAC 445B.036  “Class I source” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Class I source” means any stationary source:

     1.  Which is subject to the requirements of 42 U.S.C. §§ 7661 to 7661f, inclusive;

     2.  For which the owner or operator has proposed the construction of a major modification; or

     3.  Which is a major stationary source.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 1-11-96; A 10-30-95, eff. 1-11-96; R125-04, 9-24-2004)

      NAC 445B.037  “Class II source” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Class II source” means any stationary source which is not subject to the requirements of 42 U.S.C. §§ 7661 to 7661f, inclusive, but which is otherwise subject to the requirements of NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive. The term does not include a stationary source that is operating under a Class III operating permit issued pursuant to NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 1-11-96; A 10-30-95, eff. 1-11-96; R040-01, 10-25-2001; R040-10, 7-22-2010)

      NAC 445B.038  “Class III source” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Class III source” means a stationary source which is subject to the requirements set forth in NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, and:

     1.  Which emits or has the potential to emit, individually or in combination, a total of not more than 5 tons per year of PM10, NOx, SO2, VOC and H2S;

     2.  Which emits less than 1,000 pounds of lead per year;

     3.  Which is not subject to the requirements of 42 U.S.C. §§ 7661 to 7661f, inclusive;

     4.  Which does not exceed 750 horsepower and is not subject to the requirements of 40 C.F.R. Part 60 except for:

     (a) A stationary compression ignition internal combustion engine subject to Subpart IIII; or

     (b) A stationary spark ignition internal combustion engine subject to Subpart JJJJ;

     5.  Which is not subject to the requirements of 40 C.F.R. Part 61;

     6.  Which is not subject to the requirements of 40 C.F.R. Part 63, except for a stationary reciprocating internal combustion engine subject to Subpart ZZZZ and which does not exceed 750 horsepower;

     7.  Which is not a temporary source;

     8.  Which is not located at or a part of another stationary source;

     9.  Which does not operate a thermal unit that emits mercury, as defined in NAC 445B.3643; and

     10.  Whose owner or operator:

     (a) Is not seeking a limitation on emissions to avoid the requirements of 40 C.F.R. Part 63;

     (b) Is not required to obtain an operating permit to operate the stationary source solely to comply with NAC 445B.22037 relating to surface area disturbances; or

     (c) Is not required to obtain a Class IV operating permit to operate the stationary source.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R040-01, eff. 10-25-2001; A by R189-05, 5-4-2006; R142-07, 4-17-2008; R076-08, 8-26-2008; R040-10, 7-22-2010; R014-11, 10-26-2011)

      NAC 445B.0385  “Class IV source” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  “Class IV source” means a stationary source which:

     (a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, is subject to the requirements set forth in NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive.

     (b) Is not located at or a part of another stationary source.

     (c) Is not subject to the requirements of 40 C.F.R. Part 60.

     2.  The term does not include a stationary source that is subject to the requirements for obtaining a Class I, Class II or Class III operating permit.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R014-11, eff. 10-26-2011)

      NAC 445B.042  “Combustible refuse” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Combustible refuse” means any waste material which can be consumed by combustion.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.11, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.35, 12-4-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.472)

      NAC 445B.0423  “Commence” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Commence,” as used in reference to construction or modification of a stationary source, means that the owner or operator has:

     1.  Obtained all necessary preconstruction approvals or permits, including those required by federal air quality control laws and regulations, NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, and air quality laws and regulations which are part of the applicable state implementation plan; and

     2.  Taken affirmative steps toward construction or modification, in one of the following ways:

     (a) Has begun, or caused to begin, a continuous program of on-site construction of the source to be completed within a reasonable time, as demonstrated by the initiation of physical on-site construction activities on an emission unit which are of a permanent nature, which may include, without limitation, the installation of building supports and foundations, laying of underground pipework and the construction of permanent storage structures;

     (b) Has entered into binding agreements or contractual obligations, which cannot be cancelled or modified without substantial loss to the owner or operator, to undertake a program of construction of the source, to be completed within a reasonable time; or

     (c) For modification of a stationary source, has begun those on-site activities, other than preparatory activities, which mark the initiation of the modification.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R142-07, eff. 4-17-2008)

      NAC 445B.0425  “Commission” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Commission” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 445B.120.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 10-30-95; A by R105-97, 3-5-98)

      NAC 445B.043  “Confidential information” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Confidential information” has the meaning ascribed to it in subsection 6 of NRS 445B.570.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 1.15-1.15.3, eff. 11-7-75; A and renumbered as § 1.41, 12-4-76]—(NAC A 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.477)

      NAC 445B.044  “Construction” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Construction” means any physical change or change in the method of operation of an emission unit, including, without limitation, the fabrication, erection, installation or modification of an emission unit.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.42, eff. 12-4-76]—(NAC A by R105-97, 3-5-98; R096-05, 10-31-2005)

      NAC 445B.046  “Contiguous property” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Contiguous property” means any property under single or joint ownership or operatorship which is in physical contact, touching, near or adjoining. Public property or a public right-of-way shall not be deemed as a break in any otherwise contiguous property.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.16, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.43, 12-4-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.479)

      NAC 445B.047  “Continuous monitoring system” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Continuous monitoring system” means the equipment required for monitoring emissions which is used to sample and, if applicable, condition, to analyze, and to provide a permanent record of emissions or process parameters.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.44, eff. 12-4-76; A 12-15-77]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.480)

      NAC 445B.049  “Criteria pollutant” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Criteria pollutant” means a regulated air pollutant for which the Administrator has established a national ambient air quality standard.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 12-13-93; A 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.051  “Day” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Day” means a 24-hour period which begins at midnight.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.51, eff. 12-4-76]—(NAC A 10-22-87)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.486)

      NAC 445B.053  “Director” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Director” means the Director of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources or the Director’s designee or a person designated by or pursuant to a county or city ordinance or regional agreement or regulation to enforce local air pollution control ordinances and regulations.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.19, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.53, 12-4-76; A 12-15-77]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.488)

      NAC 445B.054  “Dispersion technique” defined. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  “Dispersion technique” means any technique that attempts to affect the concentration of a pollutant in the ambient air by:

     (a) Using that portion of a stack which exceeds good engineering practice stack height;

     (b) Varying the rate of emission of a pollutant according to atmospheric conditions or ambient concentrations of that pollutant; or

     (c) Increasing final exhaust gas plume rise by manipulating source process parameters, exhaust gas parameters or stack parameters, combining exhaust gases from several existing stacks into one stack or other selective handling of exhaust gas streams so as to increase the exhaust gas plume rise.

     2.  The term does not include:

     (a) The reheating of a gas stream, following use of a pollution control system, for the purpose of returning the gas to the temperature at which it was originally discharged from the facility generating the gas stream.

     (b) The merging of exhaust gas streams where:

          (1) The source owner or operator demonstrates that the facility was originally designed and constructed with such merged gas streams;

          (2) After July 8, 1985, such merging is part of a change in operation at the facility that includes the installation of pollution controls and is accompanied by a net reduction in the allowable emissions of a pollutant. This exclusion from the definition of “dispersion techniques” applies only to the emission limitation for the pollutant affected by such a change in operation; or

          (3) Before July 8, 1985, such merging was part of a change in operation at the facility that included the installation of emissions control equipment or was carried out for sound economic or engineering reasons. Where there was an increase in the emission limitation or, in the event that no emission limitation was in existence before the merging, an increase in the quantity of pollutants actually emitted before the merging, the Director shall presume that merging was significantly motivated by an intent to gain emissions credit for greater dispersion. Absent a demonstration by the source owner or operator that merging was not significantly motivated by such an intent, the Director shall deny credit for the effects of such merging in calculating the allowable emissions for the source.

     (c) Smoke management in agricultural or silvicultural prescribed burning programs.

     (d) Episodic restrictions on residential woodburning and open burning.

     (e) Techniques under paragraph (c) of subsection 1 which increase final exhaust gas plume rise where the resulting allowable emissions of sulfur dioxide from the facility do not exceed 5,000 tons per year.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R096-05, eff. 10-31-2005)

      NAC 445B.055  “Effective date of the program” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Effective date of the program” means the date on which the Administrator approves the program.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 12-13-93)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.4915)

      NAC 445B.056  “Emergency” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Emergency” means any situation arising from a sudden and reasonably unforeseeable event beyond the control of the owner or operator, including an act of God, that requires immediate corrective action to restore normal operation, and that causes the source to exceed an emission limitation contained in the operating permit which is based on a specific type of technology. The term does not include the failure to comply with emission limitations because of the improper design of the source, the lack of preventative maintenance, the careless or improper operation of the source, or any error by the operator.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.4955)

      NAC 445B.058  “Emission” defined. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  “Emission” means the act of passing into the atmosphere a regulated air pollutant or a gas stream which contains, or may contain, a regulated air pollutant.

     2.  The term includes the material passed to the atmosphere.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.22, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.65, 12-4-76]—(NAC A by R105-97, 3-5-98)

      NAC 445B.059  “Emission unit” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Emission unit” means a part of a stationary source which emits or has the potential to emit any regulated air pollutant.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.57.5, eff. 10-16-80]—(NAC A 10-22-87; 3-29-94, eff. 11-15-94; 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.060  “Enforceable” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Enforceable” means enforceable under federal, state or local law.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 10-14-82)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.5005)

      NAC 445B.061  “EPA” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “EPA” means the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 12-13-93)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.5008)

      NAC 445B.062  “Equivalent method” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Equivalent method” means any method of sampling and analyzing for a regulated air pollutant which has been demonstrated to the Director’s satisfaction to have a consistent and quantitatively known relationship to the reference method under specified conditions.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.67, eff. 12-4-76]—(NAC A 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.063  “Excess emissions” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Excess emissions” means any emission which exceeds any applicable emission limitation prescribed by NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, or that is contained in an operating permit. The averaging time and test procedures for determining excess emissions must be as specified in the relevant condition or conditions of the operating permit, except that this does not preclude the use, including the exclusive use, of any credible evidence or information relevant to the determination of whether a source would have been in compliance with the applicable requirements if the appropriate performance or compliance test or procedure had been performed to determine excess emissions.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. Art. 1 § 1, eff. 8-29-79]—(NAC A 10-22-87; 12-13-93; R096-05, 10-31-2005; R040-10, 7-22-2010)

      NAC 445B.064  “Excessive concentration” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Excessive concentration” means, for the purpose of determining good engineering practice stack height:

     1.  For sources seeking credit for stack height exceeding that established under paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NAC 445B.083, a maximum ground-level concentration due to emissions from a stack due in whole or part to downwash, wakes and eddy effects produced by nearby structures or nearby terrain features which individually is at least 40 percent in excess of the maximum concentration experienced in the absence of such downwash, wakes or eddy effects and which contributes to a total concentration due to emissions from all sources that is greater than an ambient air quality standard. For sources subject to 40 C.F.R. § 52.21, an excessive concentration alternatively means a maximum ground-level concentration due to emissions from a stack due in whole or part to downwash, wakes or eddy effects produced by nearby structures or nearby terrain features which individually is at least 40 percent in excess of the maximum concentration experienced in the absence of such downwash, wakes or eddy effects and greater than a prevention of significant deterioration increment. The allowable emission rate to be used in making demonstrations pursuant to NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, must be prescribed by the new source performance standard that is applicable to the source category unless the owner or operator demonstrates that this emission rate is infeasible. Where such demonstrations are approved by the Director, an alternative emission rate must be established in consultation with the source owner or operator.

     2.  For sources seeking credit after October 11, 1983, for increases in existing stack heights up to the heights established under paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NAC 445B.083, either:

     (a) A maximum ground-level concentration due in whole or part to downwash, wakes or eddy effects as provided in subsection 1, except that the emission rate specified by any applicable state limit or, in the absence of such a limit, the actual emission rate, must be used; or

     (b) The actual presence of a local nuisance caused by the existing stack, as determined by the Director.

     3.  For sources seeking credit after January 12, 1979, for a stack height determined under paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NAC 445B.083, where the Director requires the use of a field study or fluid model to verify good engineering practice stack height, for sources seeking stack height credit after November 9, 1984, based on the aerodynamic influence of cooling towers, and for sources seeking stack height credit after December 31, 1970, based on the aerodynamic influence of structures not adequately represented by the equations in paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NAC 445B.083, a maximum ground-level concentration due in whole or part to downwash, wakes or eddy effects that is at least 40 percent in excess of the maximum concentration experienced in the absence of such downwash, wakes or eddy effects.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R096-05, eff. 10-31-2005)

      NAC 445B.065  “Existing facility” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Existing facility” with reference to a stationary source means any apparatus of the type for which a standard is adopted in NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, the construction or modification of which was commenced before the date on which the standard was proposed or any apparatus which could be altered in such a way as to be of that type.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.72, eff. 12-4-76]—(NAC A 10-22-87; 10-30-95; R151-06, 9-18-2006)

      NAC 445B.066  “Existing stationary source” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Existing stationary source” means:

     1.  For stationary sources subject to 42 U.S.C. § 7412, any stationary source other than a new stationary source.

     2.  For all other stationary sources, a stationary source which was constructed, or for which the owner or operator submitted a complete application for an operating permit, before the effective date of the program.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.26, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.73, 12-4-76]—(NAC A 12-13-93; 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.068  “Facility” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Facility” includes any groups of activities which emit regulated air pollutants, are located on one or more contiguous properties, and are owned, operated or controlled by the same person.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.64, eff. 5-7-80]—(NAC A 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.069  “Federally enforceable” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Federally enforceable” means all limitations and conditions which are enforceable by the Administrator pursuant to any provision of the Act, 40 C.F.R. §§ 52.21, any requirements developed pursuant to the applicable state implementation plan and 40 C.F.R. §§ 51.160 to 51.166, inclusive, 40 C.F.R. Parts 60, 61 and 63, or 40 C.F.R. Part 70, or by other persons pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 7604.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94; A 3-29-94, eff. 11-15-94; R142-07, 4-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.5095)

      NAC 445B.070  “Federally enforceable emissions cap” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Federally enforceable emissions cap” means a condition of an operating permit containing an emission limitation that the holder of the operating permit requested and the Director approved and which is independent of any applicable requirement or requirements.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.5105)

      NAC 445B.072  “Fuel” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Fuel” means any form of combustible matter, solid, liquid, vapor or gas which is used to generate energy.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.28, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.82, 12-4-76]—(NAC A 10-22-87)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.516)

      NAC 445B.073  “Fuel-burning equipment” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Fuel-burning equipment” means:

     1.  Indirect heat transfer fuel-burning equipment which is any device used for the combustion of fuel in which heat is transferred from the products of combustion indirectly for the production of useful heat or power.

     2.  Direct heat transfer fuel-burning equipment which is any device used for the combustion of fuel in which heat is transferred from the products of combustion directly for the production of useful heat or power.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 1.29-1.29.2, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.85, 12-4-76]—(NAC A 9-19-90)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.517)

      NAC 445B.075  “Fugitive dust” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Fugitive dust” means emissions of solid, airborne particulate matter which could not reasonably pass through a stack, chimney, vent or a functionally equivalent opening.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.30, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.86, 12-4-76; A and renumbered as § 1.75, 10-16-80]—(NAC A 3-29-94, eff. 11-15-94)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.520)

      NAC 445B.077  “Fugitive emissions” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Fugitive emissions” means emissions of any regulated air pollutants, including fugitive dust, which could not reasonably pass through a stack, chimney, vent or a functionally equivalent opening.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.75.5, eff. 10-16-80]—(NAC A 3-29-94, eff. 11-15-94; 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.080  “Garbage” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Garbage” means putrescible animal or vegetable refuse.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.31, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.89, 12-4-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.525)

      NAC 445B.082  “General permit” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “General permit” means an operating permit issued by the Director to cover numerous similar stationary sources.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94; A 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.083  “Good engineering practice stack height” defined. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  “Good engineering practice stack height” means the stack height that is the greater of:

     (a) Two hundred thirteen feet, measured from the ground-level elevation at the base of the stack;

     (b) A height determined as follows:

          (1) For stacks that commenced construction on or before January 12, 1979, and for which the owner or operator had obtained all applicable permits or approvals required pursuant to 40 C.F.R. Parts 51 and 52 and NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, the height determined by use of the equation Hg = 2.5H, so long as the owner or operator produces evidence that this equation was actually relied on in establishing an emission limitation; and

          (2) For all other stacks, the height determined by use of the equation Hg = H + 1.5L,

Ê except that the Director may require the use of a field study or fluid model to verify good engineering practice stack height for the source; or

     (c) The height demonstrated by a fluid model or a field study approved by the Director, which ensures that the emissions from a stack do not result in excessive concentrations of any air pollutant as a result of atmospheric downwash, wakes or eddy effects created by the source itself, nearby structures or nearby terrain features.

     2.  For the purposes of this section:

 

     Hg =   good engineering practice stack height, measured from the ground-level elevation at the base of the stack;

     H  =   height of nearby structures measured from the ground-level elevation at the base of the stack; and

     L   =   lesser dimension, height or projected width, of nearby structures.

 

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R096-05, eff. 10-31-2005)

      NAC 445B.084  “Hazardous air pollutant” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Hazardous air pollutant” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 445B.140.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 12-13-93)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.5305)

      NAC 445B.086  “Incinerator” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Incinerator” means an engineered apparatus capable of withstanding heat and designed to efficiently reduce solid, semisolid, liquid or gaseous waste at specified rates and from which the residues contain little or no combustible material.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.33, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.98, 12-4-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.533)

      NAC 445B.087  “Increment” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Increment” has the meaning ascribed to it in 40 C.F.R. § 52.21, as adopted in NAC 445B.221.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 12-13-93)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.5335)

      NAC 445B.091  “Local air pollution control agency” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Local air pollution control agency” means any city, county or district air pollution control agency approved by the Commission.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.36, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.103, 12-4-76; A and renumbered as § 1.99, 8-28-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.537)

      NAC 445B.093  “Major modification” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Major modification” has the meaning ascribed to it in 40 C.F.R. § 52.21.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R125-04, eff. 9-24-2004)

      NAC 445B.094  “Major source” defined. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, “major source” means any stationary source that:

     (a) Is located on one or more contiguous or adjacent properties;

     (b) Is under the common control of the same person or persons;

     (c) Belongs to a single major industrial grouping as described in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, as incorporated by reference in NAC 445B.221; and

     (d) Meets one of the following conditions:

          (1) Is located in a nonattainment area and is required to obtain an operating permit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §§ 7501 to 7515, inclusive;

          (2) Directly emits or has the potential to emit:

               (I) One hundred tons per year or more of any regulated air pollutant, excluding particulate matter more than 10 microns in diameter; or

               (II) Ten tons per year or more of a hazardous air pollutant or 25 tons per year or more of any combination of hazardous air pollutants or a lesser quantity as established by the Commission; or

          (3) Is located in a particulate matter (PM10) “serious” nonattainment area and directly emits or has the potential to emit 70 tons per year or more of PM10.

Ê The Director shall consider fugitive emissions in determining whether a stationary source is major for any source category listed in 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(b)(1)(iii), as adopted by reference pursuant to NAC 445B.221, or whether a stationary source of a hazardous air pollutant is a major source. To determine whether a stationary source is a major source of hazardous air pollutants under 42 U.S.C. § 7412, emissions from any oil or gas exploration or production well, with its associated equipment, and emissions from any pipeline compressor or pump station must not be aggregated with emissions from other similar units, whether or not such units are in a contiguous area or under common control.

     2.  In determining whether a stationary source is a major source, the Director shall not consider the emissions from mobile sources subject to regulation under Title II of the federal Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 7521 to 7590, inclusive, or from nonroad engines.

     3.  For the purposes of the program for the prevention of significant deterioration of air quality (PSD), the term “major source” is synonymous with the term “major stationary source” as that term is defined in 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(b)(1), as adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94; A 3-29-94, eff. 11-15-94; 10-30-95; 5-3-96; R105-97, 3-5-98; R117-00, 6-1-2001)

      NAC 445B.0945  “Major stationary source” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Major stationary source” has the meaning ascribed to it in 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(b)(1).

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R125-04, eff. 9-24-2004)

      NAC 445B.095  “Malfunction” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Malfunction” means any sudden and unavoidable failure of air pollution control equipment or process equipment or of a process to operate in a normal or usual manner. Failures that are caused entirely or in part by poor maintenance, careless operation, or any other preventable upset condition or preventable equipment breakdown are not considered malfunctions.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.105, eff. 12-4-76; A and renumbered as § 1.101, 8-28-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.542)

      NAC 445B.096  “Maximum achievable control technology” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Maximum achievable control technology” means any measure, process, method, system or technique applied to a stationary source which provides the maximum degree of reduction in the emission of hazardous air pollutants as follows:

     1.  For new stationary sources, the maximum degree of reduction in emissions must be no less stringent than the control of emissions that is achieved in practice by the best controlled similar stationary source, as determined by the Administrator.

     2.  For existing stationary sources, the maximum degree of reduction in emissions must be no less stringent than the requirements set forth in 42 U.S.C. § 7412(d)(3).

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 12-13-93; A 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.097  “Maximum allowable throughput” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Maximum allowable throughput” means:

     1.  The maximum process weight allowed through a continuous or long-run steady-rate operation, per hour; or

     2.  For cyclical or batch unit operations or unit processes, the total process weight for a 1-hour period.

Ê If any process, operation or the design of any equipment permits more than one interpretation of this section, the interpretation which results in the lesser value of allowable emissions applies.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 10-22-87)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.5435)

      NAC 445B.099  “Modification” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Modification” means any physical change in, or change in the method of operation of a stationary source which:

     1.  Increases the amount of any regulated air pollutant, to which a standard applies, emitted into the atmosphere by that stationary source; or

     2.  Results in the emission of any regulated air pollutants, to which a standard applies, into the atmosphere if the regulated air pollutants were not previously emitted.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.109, eff. 12-4-76; A and renumbered as § 1.95, 5-7-80]—(NAC A 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.103  “Monitoring device” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Monitoring device” means the total equipment used to measure and record emissions and process parameters which is required pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §§ 7401 to 7671q, inclusive, or NAC 445B.001 to 445B.603, inclusive, or as a condition of an operating permit.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.110, eff. 12-4-76]—(NAC A 3-29-94, eff. 1-11-96; 10-30-95, eff. 1-11-96)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.548)

      NAC 445B.104  “Motor vehicle” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Motor vehicle” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 485.050.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R117-00, eff. 6-1-2001)

      NAC 445B.106  “Multiple-chamber incinerator” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Multiple-chamber incinerator” means any article, machine, equipment contrivance, structure or part of a structure used to dispose of combustible refuse by burning, which consists of three or more refractory lined combustion furnaces in series, physically separated by refractory walls and interconnected by gas passage ports or ducts and employing adequate design parameters necessary for maximum combustion of the material to be burned.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.39, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.113, 12-4-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.549)

      NAC 445B.107  “Nearby” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Nearby” means, as used in NAC 445B.064 and 445B.083, with respect to a specific structure or terrain feature:

     1.  For the purpose of using the equations set forth in paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NAC 445B.083, that distance up to five times the lesser of the height or the width dimension of a structure, but not greater than one-half mile; and

     2.  For the purpose of conducting demonstrations under paragraph (c) of subsection 1 of NAC 445B.083, not greater than one-half mile, except that the portion of a terrain feature may be considered to be nearby which falls within a distance of up to 10 times the maximum height of the feature, not to exceed 2 miles if the feature achieves a height one-half mile from the stack that is at least 40 percent of the good engineering practice stack height determined by using the equation set forth in subparagraph (2) of paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NAC 445B.083 or 85 feet, whichever is greater, as measured from the ground-level elevation at the base of the stack. The height of the structure or terrain feature is measured from the ground-level elevation at the base of the stack.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R096-05, eff. 10-31-2005)

      NAC 445B.108  “New stationary source” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “New stationary source” means:

     1.  For stationary sources subject to the requirements of 42 U.S.C. § 7412, a stationary source for which the owner or operator commenced construction or reconstruction after the Administrator proposed regulations pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 7412 which established an emission standard applicable to the stationary source.

     2.  For all other stationary sources, a stationary source or modification for which an owner or operator has not submitted a complete application for an operating permit before the effective date of the program.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.41, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.114, 12-4-76; A and renumbered as § 1.100, 5-7-80]—(NAC A 12-13-93; 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.109  “Nitrogen oxides” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Nitrogen oxides” means all oxides of nitrogen except nitrous oxide, as measured by test methods approved by the EPA.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.116, eff. 12-4-76]—(NAC A 3-29-94, eff. 11-15-94)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.552)

      NAC 445B.112  “Nonattainment area” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Nonattainment area” means, for any regulated air pollutant, an area:

     1.  Which is shown by monitored data or is calculated by air quality modeling or any other method determined by the Administrator to be reliable, to exceed any national standard of ambient air quality for the regulated air pollutant;

     2.  Which is designated as a nonattainment area by the Governor; and

     3.  Which is promulgated as a nonattainment area by the Administrator.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.103, eff. 5-7-80]—(NAC A 3-29-94, eff. 11-15-94; 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.113  “Nonroad engine” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Nonroad engine” has the meaning ascribed to it in 40 C.F.R. § 89.2, as that section existed on December 31, 1997.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R117-00, eff. 6-1-2001)

      NAC 445B.1135  “Nonroad vehicle” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Nonroad vehicle” has the meaning ascribed to it in 40 C.F.R. § 89.2, as that section existed on December 31, 1997.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R117-00, eff. 6-1-2001)

      NAC 445B.114  “Nuisance” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Nuisance” means anything which is injurious to health, offensive to the senses or an obstruction to the free use of property and which interferes with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.42, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.117, 12-4-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.554)

      NAC 445B.116  “Odor” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Odor” means a characteristic of a regulated air pollutant which makes it perceptible to the sense of smell.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.43, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.118, 12-4-76]—(NAC A 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.117  “Offset” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Offset” means a reduction in emissions at an existing stationary source which is greater than a corresponding increase in emissions of the same regulated air pollutant at a new stationary source or a modification of a stationary source in the same nonattainment area.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 3-29-94; A 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.119  “One-hour period” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “One-hour period” means any 60-minute period.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.119, eff. 12-4-76]—(NAC A 10-22-87)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.556)

      NAC 445B.121  “Opacity” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Opacity” means the property of a substance tending to obscure vision and measured in terms of percent obscuration. The relationship between opacity and Ringelmann number is approximately equal to the following in shades of white to gray.

 

                            Opacity

                               Ringelmann

                           (Percent)

                                  Number

 

 

                                 20...................................

                                             1

                                 40.................................

                                             2

                                 60.................................

                                             3

                                 80.................................

                                             4

                               100.................................

                                             5

 

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.44, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.120, 12-4-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.557)

      NAC 445B.122  “Open burning” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Open burning” means any fire from which the products of combustion are emitted into the atmosphere without passing through a stack or chimney.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.45, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.21, 12-4-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.558)

      NAC 445B.123  “Operating permit” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Operating permit” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 445B.145. Unless otherwise specifically stated, the term includes:

     1.  A Class I, a Class II, a Class III and a Class IV operating permit;

     2.  An operating permit to construct; and

     3.  A mercury operating permit to construct, as defined in NAC 445B.3625.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.46, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.122, 12-4-76]—(NAC A 12-13-93; R040-01, 10-25-2001; R103-02, 12-17-2002; R189-05, 5-4-2006; R162-06, 9-18-2006; R040-10, 7-22-2010; R014-11, 10-26-2011)

      NAC 445B.124  “Operating permit to construct” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Operating permit to construct” means an operating permit signed and issued by the Director which:

     1.  Authorizes the construction and an initial period of operation of a proposed new Class I stationary source or modification to an existing Class I stationary source;

     2.  Includes the conditions which apply to the construction and the initial period of operation of the Class I stationary source or modification to an existing Class I stationary source; and

     3.  Includes the requirement that the holder of the operating permit to construct submit a complete application for a Class I operating permit or for a modification of an existing Class I operating permit within 12 months after the date of the initial start-up of the new or modified Class I stationary source.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R103-02, eff. 12-17-2002)

      NAC 445B.125  “Ore” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Ore” means a natural combination of minerals from which a metal can be extracted.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. Art. 1 § 3, eff. 11-17-78]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.560)

      NAC 445B.127  “Owner or operator” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Owner or operator” means any person who owns, leases, operates, controls or supervises an affected facility or a stationary source of which an affected facility is a part.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.123, eff. 12-4-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.561)

      NAC 445B.129  “Particulate matter” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Particulate matter” means any material except uncombined water that exists in a finely divided form as a liquid or solid at reference conditions.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.47, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.124, 12-4-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.562)

      NAC 445B.130  “Pathological wastes” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Pathological wastes” means human and animal remains consisting of carcasses, organs and solid organic wastes from hospitals, laboratories, abattoirs, animal pounds and similar stationary sources.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.48, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.125, 12-4-76]—(NAC A 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.134  “Person” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Person” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 0.039 and includes the State of Nevada, political subdivisions, administrative agencies and public or quasi-public corporations.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.49, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.126, 12-4-76]—(NAC A by R151-06, 9-18-2006)

      NAC 445B.1345  “Plantwide applicability limitation” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Plantwide applicability limitation” means a plantwide applicability limitation as defined in 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(aa)(2)(v) that has been approved by the Director and authorized in an operating permit to construct pursuant to NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R125-04, eff. 9-24-2004; A by R040-10, 7-22-2010)

      NAC 445B.1348  “PM2.5” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “PM2.5” means any particulate matter in the atmosphere with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 2.5 micrometers as measured by an approved reference method or equivalent method based on 40 C.F.R. Part 50, Appendix L, and designated in accordance with 40 C.F.R. Part 53.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R038-12, eff. 9-14-2012)

      NAC 445B.135  “PM10” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “PM10” means any particulate matter in the atmosphere with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers as measured by an approved reference method or equivalent method based on 40 C.F.R. Part 50, Appendix J and designated in accordance with 40 C.F.R. Part 53.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 12-26-91)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.5655)

      NAC 445B.138  “Potential to emit” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Potential to emit” means the maximum capacity of a stationary source to emit a regulated air pollutant under its physical and operational design. Any physical or operational limitation on the capacity of a stationary source to emit a regulated air pollutant, including equipment for the control of air pollution and any restrictions on the hours of operation of the stationary source or on the type or amount of material combusted, stored or processed, may be treated as part of its design for the purposes of determining its potential to emit if the limitation is federally enforceable.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. part § 1.115.5, eff. 10-16-80]—(NAC A 12-13-93; 10-30-95; 5-3-96; R126-10, 12-16-2010)

      NAC 445B.141  “Preconstruction review” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Preconstruction review” means a review by the Director of all information contained in a Class I-B application, as required in NAC 445B.308 to 445B.313, inclusive, and 40 C.F.R. § 52.21.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.5775)

      NAC 445B.142  “Prevention of significant deterioration of air quality” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Prevention of significant deterioration of air quality” has the meaning ascribed to it in 40 C.F.R. § 52.21.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 12-13-93)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.5795)

      NAC 445B.144  “Process equipment” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Process equipment” means any equipment used for storing, handling, transporting, processing or changing any material, excluding that equipment specifically defined in NAC 445B.001 to 445B.603, inclusive, as fuel-burning equipment or incinerators.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.52, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.140, 12-4-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.581)

      NAC 445B.145  “Process weight” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Process weight” means the total weight of all materials introduced into an emission unit including solid fuels, but excluding liquids and gases used solely as fuels and air introduced for purposes of combustion of the fuel.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.50, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.143, 12-4-76; A and renumbered as § 1.140, 8-28-79]—(NAC A 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.147  “Program” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Program” means the program for issuing operating permits to Class I sources which the Administrator has approved as complying with the requirements of 40 C.F.R. Part 70.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.5855)

      NAC 445B.148  “Proportional sampling” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Proportional sampling” means sampling at a rate that produces a constant ratio of sampling rate to the rate of the flow of stack gas.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.146, eff. 12-4-76; A and renumbered as § 1.143, 8-28-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.587)

      NAC 445B.151  “Reference conditions” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Reference conditions” means that all measurements of ambient air quality are corrected to a reference temperature of 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Centigrade) and to a reference pressure of 29.92 inches (760 millimeters, 1,013.2 millibars) of mercury.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.53, eff. 11-7-75; A and renumbered as § 1.147, 12-4-76; A and renumbered as § 1.144, 8-28-79]—(NAC A 10-22-87)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.589)

      NAC 445B.152  “Reference method” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Reference method” means any method of sampling and analyzing for a regulated air pollutant as described in Appendix A of 40 C.F.R. § 60.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.148, eff. 12-4-76; A and renumbered as § 1.145, 8-28-79]—(NAC A 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.153  “Regulated air pollutant” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Regulated air pollutant” means:

     1.  Nitrogen oxides or any volatile organic compounds;

     2.  Any pollutant subject to:

     (a) A national ambient air quality standard and any constituents or precursors for such pollutants identified by the Administrator;

     (b) A standard or requirement adopted pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 7411; or

     (c) A standard established pursuant to NAC 445B.22097;

     3.  Any Class I or Class II substance subject to a standard adopted pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §§ 7671 to 7671q, inclusive; or

     4.  Any pollutant that otherwise is subject to regulation under the Act, except that any hazardous air pollutant regulated under 42 U.S.C. § 7412 is not a regulated air pollutant unless the hazardous air pollutant is also regulated as a constituent or precursor of an air pollutant listed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 7408.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94; A 10-30-95; R096-05, 10-31-2005)

      NAC 445B.154  “Renewal of an operating permit” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Renewal of an operating permit” means the process by which a holder of an operating permit applies for and the Director reissues the operating permit at the end of its term.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 12-13-93)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.5915)

      NAC 445B.156  “Responsible official” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Responsible official” means:

     1.  For a corporation:

     (a) A president;

     (b) A vice president in charge of a principal business function;

     (c) A secretary;

     (d) A treasurer; or

     (e) An authorized representative of such a person who is responsible for the overall operation of the facility and who is designated in writing by an officer of the corporation and approved in advance by the Director.

     2.  For a partnership or sole proprietorship, a general partner or the proprietor, respectively.

     3.  For a municipality or a state, federal or other public agency, a ranking elected official or a principal executive officer, including, for a federal agency, a chief executive officer who has responsibility for the overall operations of a principal geographic unit of the agency.

     4.  For an affected source, the designated representative or his or her alternate, as defined in 42 U.S.C. § 7651a(26).

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94; A by R162-06, 9-18-2006; R040-10, 7-22-2010)

      NAC 445B.157  “Revision of an operating permit” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Revision of an operating permit” means any modification of, or any administrative amendment or administrative revision to, an operating permit.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94; A by R125-04, 9-24-2004)

      NAC 445B.161  “Run” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Run” means the net period of time during which an emission sample is collected. Unless otherwise specified, a run may be either intermittent or continuous within the limits of good engineering practice.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.159, eff. 12-4-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.599)

      NAC 445B.163  “Salvage operation” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Salvage operation” means any operation conducted in whole or in part for the salvaging or reclaiming of any product or material.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.157, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.161, 12-4-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.601)

      NAC 445B.164  “Scheduled maintenance” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Scheduled maintenance” means the maintenance which is planned by the management of a stationary source, or any part thereof, which is anticipated at least 1 month in advance.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 8-22-86)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.6015)

      NAC 445B.165  “Scheduled repair” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Scheduled repair” means the repair of a stationary source, or any part thereof, which occurs within 1 month of discovery of the need for the repair and which is not a part of scheduled maintenance.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 8-22-86)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.6035)

      NAC 445B.167  “Shutdown” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Shutdown” means the cessation of operation of an affected facility for any purpose.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.166, eff. 12-4-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.606)

      NAC 445B.168  “Single-chamber incinerator” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Single-chamber incinerator” means an incinerator with one chamber that serves for ignition, combustion and ash removal of a design approved by the Division of Environmental Protection of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.98.1, eff. 3-31-77; A 12-27-77; A and renumbered as § 1.94.1, 8-28-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.612)

      NAC 445B.172  “Six-minute period” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Six-minute period” means any one of the 10 equal parts of a 1-hour period.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.175, eff. 12-4-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.617)

      NAC 445B.174  “Smoke” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Smoke” means small particles consisting predominantly, but not exclusively, of carbon, ash or other combustible material, resulting from incomplete combustion.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.59, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.179, 12-4-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.621)

      NAC 445B.176  “Solid waste” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Solid waste” means refuse, more than 50 percent of which is municipal type waste consisting of a mixture of paper, wood, yard wastes, food wastes, plastics, leather, rubber, and other combustibles and noncombustible materials such as glass and rock.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.176, eff. 12-4-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.622)

      NAC 445B.177  “Source” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Source” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 445B.155.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.60, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.177, 12-4-76]—(NAC A 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.178  “Source reduction” defined. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  “Source reduction” means any practice which reduces:

     (a) The amount of a regulated air pollutant or pollutants, including fugitive emissions, emitted to the ambient air before the application of control equipment; and

     (b) The hazards to public health and the environment associated with the emission of the regulated air pollutant or pollutants.

     2.  The term includes modifications of equipment or technology, modifications of procedure or process, reformulation or redesign of products, substitution of raw materials, and improvements in housekeeping, maintenance, training or control of inventory.

     3.  The term does not include any practice which alters the physical, chemical or biological characteristics or the volume of the regulated air pollutant through a process or activity which is not integral to and necessary for the production of a product or the provision of a service.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 3-29-94)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.6235)

      NAC 445B.180  “Stack” and “chimney” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Stack” or “chimney” means any flue, conduit or duct which conducts a regulated air pollutant to the atmosphere.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.62, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.178, 12-4-76]—(NAC A 10-14-82; 3-29-94, eff. 11-15-94; 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.182  “Standard” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Standard” means a standard of performance that is proposed or promulgated by the Administrator or the Director pursuant to NAC 445B.001 to 445B.735, inclusive.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.180, eff. 12-4-76]—(NAC A 3-29-94, eff. 11-15-94; 7-5-94)

      NAC 445B.185  “Start-up” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Start-up” means the setting in operation of an affected facility for any purpose.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.179, eff. 12-4-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.627)

      NAC 445B.187  “Stationary source” defined. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  “Stationary source” means all buildings, structures, facilities and installations, including temporary sources, which:

     (a) Belong to the same major industrial groupings described in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, as incorporated by reference in NAC 445B.221;

     (b) Are located on one or more contiguous or adjacent properties;

     (c) Are owned or operated by the same person or by persons under common control; and

     (d) Emit or may emit any regulated air pollutant that is regulated under 42 U.S.C. §§ 7401 to 7671q, inclusive, or NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive.

     2.  Contracted operations that support the primary operations of the stationary source are part of the stationary source, except that temporary construction activities, including, without limitation, the construction of emission units, are not part of the stationary source.

     3.  The term does not include motor vehicles, nonroad engines and nonroad vehicles.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.182, eff. 12-4-76]—(NAC A 3-29-94, eff. 1-11-96; 10-30-95; R105-97, 3-5-98; R117-00, 6-1-2001; R040-10, 7-22-2010; R126-10, 12-16-2010)

      NAC 445B.190  “Stop order” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Stop order” means a written notice by the Director served on a person or persons requiring such persons to cease the activity that the Director, pursuant to NAC 445B.277, has determined is in violation of any provision of NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, an applicable requirement or any condition of an operating permit.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.63, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.184, 12-4-76]—(NAC A 12-13-93; R040-10, 7-22-2010)

      NAC 445B.194  “Temporary source” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Temporary source” means any building, structure, facility or installation which:

     1.  Emits or may emit any regulated air pollutant;

     2.  May be moved from one location to another;

     3.  Is located or operated in a location for a period of less than 12 months; and

     4.  Is not an affected source.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 10-30-95; A by R117-00, 6-1-2001)

      NAC 445B.196  “Toxic regulated air pollutant” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Toxic regulated air pollutant” means a substance designated as such by the Commission based upon the Commission’s determination of the extent to which the substance presents a risk to the public health.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 12-5-84; A 11-23-92; 10-29-93; 12-13-93; 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.198  “Uncombined water” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Uncombined water” means visible mist or condensed water vapor.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.65, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.205, 12-4-76; A and renumbered as § 1.200, 8-28-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.647)

      NAC 445B.200  “Violation” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Violation” means a failure to comply with any of the provisions of NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, any applicable requirement or any condition of an operating permit.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.203, eff. 8-28-79]—(NAC A 10-22-87; 12-13-93; R040-10, 7-22-2010)

      NAC 445B.202  “Volatile organic compounds” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Volatile organic compounds” has the meaning ascribed to it in 40 C.F.R. § 51.100(s), as incorporated by reference in NAC 445B.221.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.67, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.208, 12-4-76; A and renumbered as § 1.204, 8-28-79]—(NAC A 3-29-94, eff. 11-15-94)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.650)

      NAC 445B.205  “Waste” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Waste” means useless, unneeded, or superfluous matter or discarded or excess material.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.68, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.209, 12-4-76; A and renumbered as § 1.205, 8-28-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.651)

      NAC 445B.207  “Wet garbage” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Wet garbage” means a combination of waste and garbage which contains more than 50 percent moisture.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.69, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 1.211, 12-4-76; A and renumbered as § 1.207, 8-28-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.653)

      NAC 445B.209  “Year” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  “Year” means any consecutive 365-day period.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 10-22-87)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.6535)

      NAC 445B.211  Abbreviations. (NRS 445B.210)  The abbreviations used in NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, have the following meanings:

 

BART.........................................................

Best available retrofit technology

Btu.............................................................

British thermal unit

C.F.R.........................................................

Code of Federal Regulations

CO2............................................................

carbon dioxide

°F...............................................................

degree Fahrenheit

Hg..............................................................

mercury

H2S............................................................

hydrogen sulfide

lb................................................................

pound

NO.............................................................

nitric oxide

NOx...........................................................

nitrogen oxides

O2..............................................................

oxygen

ppm............................................................

parts per million

SO2............................................................

sulfur dioxide

VOC..........................................................

volatile organic compound

 

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 1.213, eff. 12-4-76; A and renumbered as § 1.209, 8-28-79]—(NAC A 10-15-85; R105-97, 3-5-98; R040-01, 10-25-2001; R125-04, 9-24-2004; R190-08, 4-23-2009; R040-10, 7-22-2010)

General Provisions

      NAC 445B.220  Severability. (NRS 445B.210)  If any of the provisions of NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, or any application thereof to any person, thing or circumstance is held invalid, it is intended that such invalidity not affect the remaining provisions, or their application, that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 2.1.1, eff. 11-7-75]—(NAC A by R105-97, 3-5-98; R189-05, 5-4-2006; R154-06, 11-13-2006, eff. 1-1-2007; R040-10, 7-22-2010)

      NAC 445B.2201  Hazardous air pollutants and toxic regulated air pollutants: Identification. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  A substance is a hazardous air pollutant if it:

     (a) Is on the federal list of hazardous air pollutants set forth in 42 U.S.C. § 7412(b), as adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221; and

     (b) Is not deleted from that list pursuant to Subpart C of 40 C.F.R. Part 63, as adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221.

     2.  A substance is a toxic regulated air pollutant if the Commission determines that it causes or contributes to air pollution which may reasonably be anticipated to result in an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible or incapacitating reversible illness, unless a federal standard for the quality of ambient air, standard for the quality of ambient air adopted by the Commission, new source performance standard or national emission standard for hazardous air pollutants applies.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 12-5-84; A 10-18-88; 10-29-93; 12-13-93; 10-30-95; 5-3-96; R151-06, 9-18-2006)

      NAC 445B.22013  Hazardous air pollutants and toxic regulated air pollutants: Prohibited discharge. (NRS 445B.210)  An owner or operator shall not cause or permit the discharge into the atmosphere from any stationary source of any hazardous air pollutant or toxic regulated air pollutant that threatens the health and safety of the general public, as determined by the Director.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 12-5-84; A 10-22-87; 12-8-89; 12-13-93; 10-30-95; 5-3-96)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445B.349)

      NAC 445B.22017  Visible emissions: Maximum opacity; determination and monitoring of opacity. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section and NAC 445B.2202, no owner or operator may cause or permit the discharge into the atmosphere from any emission unit which is of an opacity equal to or greater than 20 percent. Opacity must be determined by one of the following methods:

     (a) If opacity is determined by a visual measurement, it must be determined as set forth in Reference Method 9 in Appendix A of 40 C.F.R. Part 60.

     (b) If a source uses a continuous monitoring system for the measurement of opacity, the data must be reduced to 6-minute averages as set forth in 40 C.F.R. § 60.13(h).

     2.  The provisions of this section and NAC 445B.2202 do not apply to that part of the opacity that consists of uncombined water. The burden of proof to establish the application of this exemption is upon the person seeking to come within the exemption.

     3.  If the provisions of 40 C.F.R. Part 60, Subpart D or Da apply to an emission unit, the emission unit must be allowed one 6-minute period per hour of not more than 27 percent opacity as set forth in 40 C.F.R. § 60.42(a)(2) and 40 C.F.R. § 60.42a(b).

     4.  The continuous monitoring system for monitoring opacity at a facility must be operated and maintained by the owner or operator specified in the permit for the facility in accordance with NAC 445B.256 to 445B.267, inclusive.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 4.1 & 4.2, eff. 11-7-75; § 4.5.1.1, eff. 8-28-79]—(NAC A 9-19-90; 10-30-95; R118-00, 9-25-2000; R036-05, 10-31-2005, eff. 4-1-2006)

      NAC 445B.2202  Visible emissions: Exceptions for stationary sources. (NRS 445B.210)  The provisions of NAC 445B.22017 do not apply to:

     1.  Smoke from the open burning described in NAC 445B.22067;

     2.  Smoke discharged in the course of training air pollution control inspectors to observe visible emissions, if the facility has written approval of the Commission;

     3.  Emissions from an incinerator as set forth in NAC 445B.2207; or

     4.  Emissions of stationary diesel-powered engines during warm-up for not longer than 15 minutes to achieve operating temperatures.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 4.3.1-4.3.3, eff. 11-7-75; § 4.3.6, eff. 12-4-76; A and renumbered as § 4.3.4, 12-15-77; § 4.3.5, eff. 11-7-75; § 4.3.6, eff. 12-15-77; A 4-18-80]—(NAC A by R065-03, 10-30-2003; R198-03, 4-26-2004, eff. 3-1-2006; R036-05, 10-31-2005, eff. 4-1-2006)

      NAC 445B.22027  Emissions of particulate matter: Maximum allowable throughput for calculating emissions rates. (NRS 445B.210)  For purposes of NAC 445B.22027 to 445B.22037, inclusive, the maximum allowable throughput to be used to calculate allowable emission rates must be the maximum process weight for an emission unit.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 7.2.4, eff. 11-7-75; A 12-4-76]—(NAC A 10-22-87; 12-26-91; R105-97, 3-5-98)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445B.360)

      NAC 445B.2203  Emissions of particulate matter: Fuel-burning equipment. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  No person may cause or permit the emission of PM10 resulting from the combustion of fuel in fuel-burning equipment in excess of the quantity set forth in the following formulas:

     (a) For maximum input of heat equal to or greater than 4 million Btu’s per hour, but less than or equal to 10 million Btu’s per hour, the allowable emission is 0.6 of a pound per million Btu’s of input of heat.

     (b) For maximum input of heat greater than 10 million Btu’s per hour, but less than 4,000 million Btu’s per hour, the allowable emissions must be calculated using the following equation:

 

Y = 1.02X-0.231

 

     (c) For maximum input of heat equal to or greater than 4,000 million Btu’s per hour, the emission must be calculated using the following equation:

 

Y = 17.0X-0.568

 

     2.  For the purposes of paragraphs (b) and (c) of subsection 1:

     (a) “X” means the maximum operating rate in million Btu’s per hour.

     (b) “Y” means the allowable rate of emission in pounds per million Btu’s.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 7.1.1-7.1.1.2, eff. 11-7-75; § 7.1.3, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 7.1.2, 12-15-77]—(NAC A 10-15-85; 9-19-90; 12-26-91; 10-30-95; R022-99, 9-27-99)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445B.362)

      NAC 445B.22033  Emissions of particulate matter: Sources not otherwise limited. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  Owners or operators of stationary sources not otherwise included in NAC 445B.22027 to 445B.22037, inclusive, shall not cause or permit PM10 to be discharged from any emission unit into the atmosphere in excess of the allowable emission determined by the use of the formula contained in subsection 2 or 3.

     2.  When the maximum allowable throughput is less than 30 tons per hour, the maximum allowable weight discharged per hour must be determined by using the following equation:

 

E = 4.10P0.67

 

     3.  When the maximum allowable throughput equals or exceeds 30 tons per hour, the maximum allowable weight discharged per hour must be determined by using the following equation:

 

E = 55P0.11 - 40

 

     4.  For the purposes of subsections 2 and 3:

     (a) “E” means the maximum rate of emission in pounds per hour.

     (b) “P” means the maximum allowable throughput in tons per hour.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 7.2.1-7.2.3, eff. 11-7-75]—(NAC A 10-19-83; 10-15-85; 10-22-87; 9-19-90; 12-26-91; 10-30-95; R105-97, 3-5-98)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445B.363)

      NAC 445B.22037  Emissions of particulate matter: Fugitive dust. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  No person may cause or permit the handling, transporting or storing of any material in a manner which allows or may allow controllable particulate matter to become airborne.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, no person may cause or permit the construction, repair, demolition, or use of unpaved or untreated areas without first putting into effect an ongoing program using the best practical methods to prevent particulate matter from becoming airborne. As used in this subsection, “best practical methods” includes, but is not limited to, paving, chemical stabilization, watering, phased construction and revegetation.

     3.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, no person may disturb or cover 5 acres or more of land or its topsoil until the person has obtained an operating permit for surface area disturbance to clear, excavate, or level the land or to deposit any foreign material to fill or cover the land.

     4.  The provisions of subsections 2 and 3 do not apply to:

     (a) Agricultural activities occurring on agricultural land; or

     (b) Surface disturbances authorized by a permit issued pursuant to NRS 519A.180 which occur on land which is not less than 5 acres or more than 20 acres.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 7.3.1 & 7.3.2, eff. 11-7-75; § 7.3.3, eff. 11-7-75; A 12-15-77]—(NAC A 9-19-90; 12-26-91; 12-13-93; 10-30-95)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445B.365)

      NAC 445B.2204  “Sulfur emission” defined. (NRS 445B.210)  For purposes of NAC 445B.2204 to 445B.22063, inclusive, “sulfur emission” means the sulfur portion of the sulfur compounds emitted.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 8.2.2.4, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 8.2.4, 12-4-76; A and renumbered as § 8.2.2, 12-15-77]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445B.370)

      NAC 445B.22043  Sulfur emissions: Calculation of total feed sulfur. (NRS 445B.210)  For the purposes of NAC 445B.2204 to 445B.2205, inclusive, total feed sulfur must be calculated as the aggregate sulfur content of all fuels and other feed materials whose products of combustion and gaseous by-products are emitted to the atmosphere. When furnaces, sinter machines, sinter boxes, roasters, converters, or other similar devices are used for converting ores, concentrates, residues, or slag to the metal or the oxide of the metal either wholly or in part, the combined sulfur input of all units must be used to determine the allowable emission.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 8.1.5, eff. 11-7-75]—(NAC A by R125-04, 9-24-2004)

      NAC 445B.22047  Sulfur emissions: Fuel-burning equipment. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  No person may cause or permit the emission of compounds of sulfur caused by the combustion of fuel in fuel-burning equipment in excess of the quantity calculated by the use of the formula in subsection 2 or 3.

     2.  Where an emission unit has a maximum input of heat of less than 250 million Btu’s per hour, the allowable emission must be calculated by the use of the following equation:

 

Y = 0.7X

 

For the purposes of this subsection:

     (a) “X” means the maximum operating input of heat in millions of Btu’s per hour.

     (b) “Y” means the allowable rate of emission of sulfur in pounds per hour.

     3.  Where an emission unit has a maximum input of heat equal to or greater than 250 million Btu’s per hour, the allowable emission of sulfur must be calculated by the use of the following equations:

 

Liquid fuel

Y = 0.4X

 

Solid fuel

Y = 0.6X

 

Combination Fuel

Y=

L (0.4X) + S (0.6X)

L + S

 

For the purposes of this subsection:

     (a) “X” means the maximum input of the operation in millions of Btu’s per hour.

     (b) “Y” means the allowable rate of emissions of sulfur in pounds per hour.

     (c) “L” means the percentage of total input of heat derived from liquid fuel.

     (d) “S” means the percentage of total input of heat derived from solid fuel.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 8.2.1, eff. 11-7-75; § 8.2.2.1, eff. 11-7-75; A and renumbered as § 8.2.2, 12-4-76; renumbered as § 8.2.1.1, 12-15-77; § 8.2.2.2, eff. 11-7-75; A and renumbered as § 8.2.3, 12-4-76; renumbered as § 8.2.1.2, 12-15-77; § 8.2.2.3, eff. 11-7-75]—(NAC A 10-19-83; 10-15-85; 9-19-90; 12-24-91; 10-30-95; R105-97, 3-5-98; R022-99, 9-27-99)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445B.373)

      NAC 445B.2205  Sulfur emissions: Other processes which emit sulfur. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  No person may cause or permit the emission of sulfur compounds where the sulfur originates in the material being processed, excluding hydrogen sulfide and sulfur from all solid, liquid or gaseous fuel, in excess of the quantity determined by the following equation:

 

E = 0.292P0.904

 

when “E” is equal to or greater than 10 pounds per hour. When “E” is less than 10 pounds per hour, the gas stream concentration must not exceed 1,000 ppm by volume.

     2.  For the purposes of subsection 1:

     (a) “E” means the allowable sulfur emission in pounds per hour.

     (b) “P” means the total feed sulfur, excluding hydrogen sulfide, in pounds per hour.

     3.  When sulfur emissions are due to sulfur contributions from both the fuel and the material being processed, the allowable emissions must be the sum of those allowed by this section and NAC 445B.22047.

     4.  Incinerators used solely for the control of odor by the combustion of noxious sulfur containing compounds are exempt from the provisions of NAC 445B.2204 to 445B.2205, inclusive, and are governed by the provisions of NAC 445B.22027 to 445B.22037, inclusive, and 445B.287 to 445B.3497, inclusive.

     5.  A person shall not cause or permit the emission of any gas containing hydrogen sulfide which is discharged to the atmosphere from any emission unit unless the emission unit is vented, incinerated or flared, or the stream is otherwise disposed of, in a manner such that the ambient sulfur dioxide standards and the ambient hydrogen sulfide standards are not exceeded. Before construction, compliance with the ambient standards must be based on the applicable models, bases and other requirements specified in 40 C.F.R. Part 51, Appendix W, “Guideline on Air Quality Models,” adopted by reference pursuant to NAC 445B.221, except that the Director may authorize the modification of a model specified in the “Guideline on Air Quality Models” or the use of a model not included in the “Guideline on Air Quality Models” if the Director determines that such modification or use is appropriate.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 8.3.1-8.4, eff. 11-7-75]—(NAC A 9-5-84; 9-19-90; 12-26-91; 12-13-93; 10-30-95; 5-3-96; R105-97, 3-5-98; R125-04, 9-24-2004)

      NAC 445B.22057  Allowable emissions of sulfur from specific sources: Units Numbers 1, 2 and 3 of Reid Gardner Power Station. (NRS 445B.210)  The allowable emission of sulfur from fossil fuel-fired power generating units Numbers 1, 2 and 3 of NV Energy’s Reid Gardner Station, located in Air Quality Control Region 13, Basin 218, California Wash, must not be greater than 0.275 pounds per million Btu’s (0.495 kilograms per million kg-cal).

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 8.2.1.3 + § 16.1.3.5, eff. 1-1-83]—(NAC A 9-19-90; R065-03, 10-30-2003; R096-05, 10-31-2005)

      NAC 445B.2206  Allowable emissions of sulfur from specific sources: Unit Number 4 of Reid Gardner Power Station. (NRS 445B.210)  The allowable emission of sulfur from fossil fuel-fired power generating unit Number 4 of NV Energy’s Reid Gardner Station, located in Air Quality Control Region 13, Basin 218, California Wash, must not be greater than 0.145 pounds per million Btu’s (0.261 kilograms per million kg-cal). The efficiency of the capture of sulfur must be maintained at a minimum of 85 percent, based on a 30-day rolling average.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 8-22-86; A by R096-05, 10-31-2005)

      NAC 445B.22063  Allowable emissions of sulfur from specific sources: North Valmy Power Station. (NRS 445B.210)  The allowable emission of sulfur from fossil fuel-fired power generating unit Number 2 NV Energy’s North Valmy Station, located in Air Quality Control Region 147, Basin 64, Clovers Area, must not be greater than 0.3 pounds per million Btu’s (0.540 kilograms per million kg-cal). The efficiency of the capture of sulfur must be maintained at a minimum of 70 percent, based on a 30-day rolling average.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 8-22-86; A 9-25-87; R096-05, 10-31-2005)

      NAC 445B.22067  Open burning. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  The open burning of any combustible refuse, waste, garbage or oil, or for any salvage operations, except as specifically exempted, is prohibited.

     2.  Open burning:

     (a) For the purpose of weed abatement, conservation, disease control, game or forest management, personnel training or elimination of hazards is allowed if:

          (1) Approved in advance by the Director; or

          (2) Authorized by an officer of the State of Nevada or its political subdivisions and concurred in by the Director.

     (b) Of yard waste and other untreated wood waste, as described in NAC 444.640, is allowed if approved in advance by the Director.

     (c) Is allowed for agricultural purposes and management except where prohibited by local ordinances or regulations.

     (d) Is allowed at single-family residences located in all areas of the State except in and within 1 mile of the boundaries of Babbitt, Battle Mountain, Caliente, Carlin, Douglas County, East Ely, Elko Township, Ely, Fallon, Fernley, Gabbs, Hawthorne, Lovelock, McGill, Tonopah, Virginia City, Weed Heights, Wells, Winnemucca and Yerington, and inside the limits of Carson City and in those portions of Lyon County that are within 1 mile of the Carson City line.

     (e) Is allowed at single-family residences located in and within 1 mile of the boundaries of Babbitt, Battle Mountain, Caliente, Carlin, Douglas County, East Ely, Elko Township, Ely, Fallon, Fernley, Gabbs, Hawthorne, Lovelock, McGill, Tonopah, Virginia City, Weed Heights, Wells, Winnemucca and Yerington, and inside the limits of Carson City and in those portions of Lyon County that are within 1 mile of the Carson City line if:

          (1) Authorized by an officer of the State of Nevada or its political subdivisions;

          (2) Concurred in by the Director; and

          (3) Not specifically prohibited by local ordinances or regulations.

     (f) Of small wood fires is allowed for recreational, educational, ceremonial, heating or cooking purposes.

     3.  All open burning must be attended and controlled at all times to eliminate fire hazards.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. Art. 5, eff. 11-7-75; A 5-8-77]—(NAC A by R237-03, 4-15-2004)

      NAC 445B.2207  Incinerator burning. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6:

     (a) Burning in any incinerator other than the multiple-chamber type is prohibited.

     (b) Incinerator burning which produces, for periods totaling 1 minute in 1 hour, a visible emission which is of an opacity equal to or greater than 20 percent is prohibited.

     2.  Incinerators used for the burning of pathological wastes, wet garbage or high moisture content material must be high temperature types with either grate or solid hearth construction, drying shelves for wet wastes and an auxiliary heating unit to ensure temperatures of 1400 degrees Fahrenheit (760 degrees Centigrade) for not less than 0.3 of a second. The hearth must be frequently cleaned at regular intervals to prevent buildup of residues and deposits.

     3.  The rated burning capacity, operating and maintenance procedures approved by the Director must be posted conspicuously at or near the incinerator.

     4.  Allowable PM10 emissions from incinerators of less than 2,000 lb per hour rated burning capacity may not exceed 1.8 lb/ton of dry refuse charged.

     5.  Allowable PM10 emissions from incinerators equal to or greater than 2,000 lb per hour burning capacity must be calculated using the following equation:

 

E = 0.6 (40.7 x 10-5C)

 

For the purposes of this subsection, “E” means the maximum allowable rate of emission of PM10 in pounds per hour and “C” means the rate of charge of dry refuse in pounds per hour.

     6.  Single-chamber incinerators may be used at single-family residences, in all areas of the State, except in and within 1 mile of the boundaries of Babbitt, Battle Mountain, Caliente, Carlin, Douglas County, East Ely, Elko Township, Ely, Fallon, Fernley, Gabbs, Hawthorne, Lovelock, McGill, Tonopah, Virginia City, Weed Heights, Wells, Winnemucca and Yerington, and inside the limits of Carson City and in those portions of Lyon County that are within 1 mile of the Carson City line, unless otherwise prohibited by local ordinances or regulations.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 6.1 & 6.2, eff. 11-7-75; § 6.3, eff. 11-7-75; A 3-31-77; §§ 6.4-6.6.2, eff. 11-7-75]—(NAC A 9-19-90; 12-26-91; R237-03, 4-15-2004)

      NAC 445B.22073  Municipal solid waste landfills. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 2 and 3, a municipal solid waste landfill must:

     (a) Install a system designed to collect and control the emission of nonmethane organic compounds not later than 30 months after the date on which the rate of emission of nonmethane organic compounds by the municipal solid waste landfill is equal to or greater than 55.125 tons per year. The system designed to collect and control the emission of nonmethane organic compounds must meet the requirements set forth in 40 C.F.R. § 60.752(b)(2)(ii) and must have:

          (1) A flare designed and operated pursuant to 40 C.F.R. § 60.18;

          (2) An enclosed combustor designed and operated to reduce the concentration of nonmethane organic compounds at the outlet to no more than 20 parts per million as hexane by volume, dry basis at 3 percent oxygen; or

          (3) A system of emission control designed and operated to reduce the emission of nonmethane organic compounds by 98 weight percent.

     (b) Comply with the requirements set forth in 40 C.F.R. § 60.753, 40 C.F.R. § 60.755 and 40 C.F.R. § 60.756.

     (c) Maintain records and submit reports pursuant to 40 C.F.R. § 60.757 and 40 C.F.R. § 60.758, as applicable, except as otherwise provided in 40 C.F.R. § 60.24.

     2.  A municipal solid waste landfill is exempt from the provisions of subsection 1 if the municipal solid waste landfill is not and was not the site of construction, reconstruction or modification that commenced before May 30, 1991.

     3.  A municipal solid waste landfill is exempt from the provisions of paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection 1 if the municipal solid waste landfill:

     (a) Did not accept waste on or after November 8, 1987, and has a design capacity that does not allow for a deposit of waste in the future;

     (b) Has a design capacity less than 2.756 million tons if the design capacity is calculated in tons, less than 3.27 million cubic yards if the design capacity is calculated in cubic yards, or less than 2.756 million tons and 3.27 million cubic yards if the design capacity is calculated in both tons and cubic yards; or

     (c) Has a rate of emission of nonmethane organic compounds that is less than 55.125 tons per year.

     4.  For the purposes of this section:

     (a) The design capacity of a municipal solid waste landfill may be calculated solely in either tons or cubic yards. A conversion of density, if any, must be documented and included with the calculation of design capacity.

     (b) The rate of emission of nonmethane organic compounds must be calculated pursuant to 40 C.F.R. § 60.754, as applicable.

     5.  As used in this section:

     (a) “Design capacity” has the meaning ascribed to it in 40 C.F.R. § 60.751.

     (b) “Enclosed combuster” has the meaning ascribed to it in 40 C.F.R. § 60.751.

     (c) “Flare” has the meaning ascribed to it in 40 C.F.R. § 60.751.

     (d) “Municipal solid waste landfill” has the meaning ascribed to it in 40 C.F.R. § 60.31c.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R204-97, eff. 3-5-98; A by R022-99, 9-27-99)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445B.383)

      NAC 445B.22077  Compliance with regulations. (NRS 445B.210)  Any portion of any affected facility not listed in NAC 445B.2208 must comply with the remaining portions of NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. Art. 16, eff. 12-4-76]—(NAC A 3-17-86; 10-18-88; 12-26-91; R189-05, 5-4-2006; R040-10, 7-22-2010)

      NAC 445B.2208  Emission of hydrogen sulfide from certain facilities for generating electricity from geothermal brine. (NRS 445B.210)  The emission of hydrogen sulfide from the facilities for generating electricity from geothermal brine at the Oxbow Geothermal Corporation’s geothermal power plant in Air Quality Control Region 147, Basin 128, Dixie Valley, may not exceed 249 short tons (225.9 metric tons) per year.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 10-18-88)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445B.387)

      NAC 445B.22083  Construction, major modification or relocation of plants to generate electricity using steam produced by burning of fossil fuels. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 2 and 3, a person shall not make a major modification to an existing plant or construct a new plant to generate electricity using steam produced by the burning of fossil fuels within:

     (a) The Las Vegas Valley, Hydrographic Area 212;

     (b) The El Dorado Valley, Hydrographic Area 167;

     (c) The Ivanpah Valley, Hydrographic Areas 164 a and 164 b; or

     (d) The city limits of Boulder City.

     2.  Fossil fuel-fired power generating units Numbers 1, 2 and 3 at Clark Station and fossil fuel-fired power generating unit Number 1 at Sunrise Station may be relocated to the Ivanpah Valley and must comply with the provisions of NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive.

     3.  If an emission unit is relocated to Ivanpah Valley:

     (a) The previously used emission unit must be deactivated and removed from the previous site when the relocated unit begins operation.

     (b) Any credit for reduced emission is not available as an offset credit.

     4.  As used in this section, “major modification” has the meaning ascribed to it in 40 C.F.R. § 51.165, as adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 9-4-92; A 3-29-94; R096-05, 10-31-2005)

      NAC 445B.22087  Odors. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  No person may discharge or cause to be discharged, from any stationary source, any material or regulated air pollutant which is or tends to be offensive to the senses, injurious or detrimental to health and safety, or which in any way interferes with or prevents the comfortable enjoyment of life or property.

     2.  The Director shall investigate an odor when 30 percent or more of a sample of the people exposed to it believe it to be objectionable in usual places of occupancy. The sample must be at least 20 people or 75 percent of those exposed if fewer than 20 people are exposed.

     3.  The Director shall deem the odor to be a violation if he or she is able to make two odor measurements within a period of 1 hour. These measurements must be separated by at least 15 minutes. An odor measurement consists of a detectable odor after the odorous air has been diluted with eight or more volumes of odor-free air.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 10.1.1-10.1.3, eff. 11-7-75]—(NAC A 10-30-95)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445B.393)

      NAC 445B.2209  Reduction of animal matter. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  The operation of any machine, equipment or other contrivance for the reduction of animal matter is prohibited unless all gases, vapors and gas-entrained effluents are:

     (a) Incinerated at temperatures of not less than 1400 degrees Fahrenheit (760 degrees Centigrade) for not less than 0.3 second; or

     (b) Processed in a manner determined by the Director to be equally efficient.

     2.  This section does not apply to any machine, equipment or other contrivance used exclusively for the processing of food for human consumption.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 10.2.1-10.2.2, eff. 11-7-75]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445B.394)

      NAC 445B.22093  Organic solvents and other volatile compounds. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  Solvents or other volatile compounds such as paints, acids, alkalies, pesticides, fertilizers and manure must be processed, stored, used and transported in such a manner and by such means as to minimize the tendency to evaporate, leak, escape or be otherwise discharged into the ambient air causing or contributing to air pollution. If methods of control are available and feasible effectively to reduce the contribution to air pollution from evaporation, leakage or discharge, as determined by the Director, the installation and use of such methods, devices or equipment for control is mandatory.

     2.  No person may place, store or hold in any new reservoir, stationary tank or other container with a capacity equal to or greater than 40,000 gallons (150 kiloliters) any gasoline, petroleum distillate, or volatile organic compound having a vapor pressure of 1.5 lb/square inch absolute (1,055 kg/square meter) or greater under actual storage conditions unless the tank, reservoir or other container is a pressure tank maintaining working pressure sufficient at all times to prevent loss of vapor or gas to the atmosphere or is equipped with one of the following devices properly installed, in good working order, and in operation:

     (a) A floating roof which consists of a pontoon type or double-deck roof which rests on the surface of the liquid contents and is equipped with a seal to close the space between the roof eave and tank wall or a vapor balloon or a vapor dome designed in accordance with accepted standards of the petroleum industry. This control equipment is not permitted if the gasoline or petroleum distillate has a vapor pressure of 11 lb/square inch absolute (7,734 kg/square meter) or greater under actual conditions. All gauging and sampling devices for tanks must be gastight except when gauging or sampling is taking place.

     (b) Other equipment proven to be of equal efficiency for preventing discharge of gases and vapors to the atmosphere.

     3.  Any tank for the storage of any other petroleum or volatile organic compound which is constructed or extensively remodeled on or after November 7, 1975, must be equipped with a submerged fill pipe for the control of emissions.

     4.  All facilities for dock loading of products consisting of petroleum or other volatile organic compounds having a vapor pressure of 1.5 lb/square inch absolute (1,055 kg/square meter) or greater at loading pressure must have facilities for submerged filling by a submerged fill pipe for the control of emissions.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. Art. 9, eff. 11-7-75]—(NAC A 10-19-83; R096-05, 10-31-2005)

      NAC 445B.22095  Emission limitation for BART. (NRS 445B.210)  The emission limitation for BART must be established on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration:

     1.  The technology available;

     2.  The costs of compliance;

     3.  The energy and nonair quality environmental impacts of compliance;

     4.  Any pollution control equipment in use or in existence at the source or unit;

     5.  The remaining useful life of the source or unit; and

     6.  The degree of improvement in visibility which may reasonably be anticipated to result from the use of such technology.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R190-08, eff. 4-23-2009)

      NAC 445B.22096  Control measures constituting BART; limitations on emissions. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  The sources listed below must install, operate and maintain the following control measures which constitute BART and must not emit or cause to be emitted NOx, SO2, or PM10 in excess of the following limits:

     (a) For power-generating units numbers 1 and 2 of NV Energy’s Fort Churchill Generating Station, located in hydrographic area 108:

 

UNIT

(Boiler)

NOx

SO2

PM10

Emission Limit (lb/106 Btu,

12-month rolling average)

Control Type

Emission Limit (lb/106 Btu,

24-hr average)

Control Type

Emission Limit (lb/106 Btu,

3-hr average)

Control Type

1

0.20

Low NOx burners with flue gas recirculation

0.05

Pipeline natural gas and/or No. 2 fuel oil

0.03

Pipeline natural gas and/or No. 2 fuel oil

2

0.16

0.05

0.03

 

     (b) For power-generating units numbers 1, 2 and 3 of NV Energy’s Tracy Generating Station, located in hydrographic area 83:

 

UNIT

(Boiler)

NOx

SO2

PM10

Emission Limit (lb/106 Btu,

12-month rolling average)

Control Type

Emission Limit (lb/106 Btu,

24-hr average)

Control Type

Emission Limit (lb/106 Btu,

3-hr average)

Control Type

1

0.15

Low NOx burners with flue gas recirculation

0.05

Pipeline natural gas and/or No. 2 fuel oil

0.03

Pipeline natural gas and/or No. 2 fuel oil

2

0.12

0.05

0.03

3

0.19

Low NOx burners with selective noncatalytic reduction

0.05

0.03

 

     (c) For power-generating units numbers 1, 2 and 3 of NV Energy’s Reid Gardner Generating Station, located in hydrographic area 218:

 

UNIT

(Boiler)

NOx

SO2

PM10

Emission Limit (lb/106 Btu,

30-day rolling average)

Control Type

Emission Limit (lb/106 Btu,

24-hr average)

Control Type

Emission Limit (lb/106 Btu,

3-hr average)

Control Type

1

0.20, averaged

across all

3 units

Low NOx burners with over-fire air and selective noncatalytic reduction

0.15

Wet soda ash flue gas desulphurization

0.015

Fabric filter

2

0.15

0.015

3

0.15

0.015

 

     (d) For power-generating units numbers 1 and 2 of Southern California Edison’s Mohave Generating Station, located in hydrographic area 213:

 

UNIT

(Boiler)

NOx

SO2

PM10

Emission Limit (lb/106 Btu, 12-month rolling average)

Mass Emission Rate (lb/hr, 1-hr average)

Control Type

Emission Limit (lb/106 Btu,

30-day rolling average)

Control Type

Emission Limit (lb/106 Btu,

3-hr average)

Control Type

1

0.15

788

Low NOx burners with over-fire air and conversion to pipeline natural gas only

0.0019

Conversion to pipeline natural gas only

0.0077

Conversion to pipeline natural gas only

2

0.15

788

0.0019

0.0077

 

     2.  The control measures established in subsection 1 may be replaced or supplemented with alternative technologies approved in advance by the Director, provided that the emission limits in subsection 1 are met. The established or approved control measures must be installed and operating:

     (a) For NV Energy’s Fort Churchill, Tracy and Reid Gardner generating stations:

          (1) On or before June 30, 2016; or

          (2) Not later than 5 years after approval of Nevada’s state implementation plan for regional haze by the United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 9,

Ê whichever occurs first.

     (b) For Southern California Edison’s Mohave Generating Station, at the time that each unit resumes operation.

     3.  If the ownership of any BART regulated emission unit changes, the new owner must comply with the requirements set forth in subsection 2.

     4.  For purposes of this section, emissions of PM10 include the components of PM2.5 as a subset.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R190-08, eff. 4-23-2009; A by R148-09, 1-28-2010; R051-12, 12-20-2012)

      NAC 445B.22097  Standards of quality for ambient air. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  The table contained in this section lists the minimum standards of quality for ambient air.

 

 

NEVADA STANDARDSA

NATIONAL STANDARDSB

POLLUTANT

AVERAGING TIME

CONCENTRATIONC

METHODD

PRIMARYC, E

SECONDARYC, F

METHODD

Ozone

8 hours

0.075 ppm

Chemiluminescence

0.075 ppm

Same as primary

Chemiluminescence

Ozone-Lake Tahoe Basin, #90

1 hour

0.10 ppm

(195 µg/m3)

Ultraviolet absorption

--

--

--

Carbon monoxide

less than 5,000′

above mean sea level

8 hours

9 ppm

(10,500 µg/m3)

Nondispersive infrared photometry

9 ppm

(10 mg/m3)

None

Nondispersive infrared photometry

At or greater

than 5,000′ above

mean sea level

6 ppm

(7,000 µg/m3)

Carbon monoxide at any elevation

1 hour

35 ppm

(40,500 µg/m3)

35 ppm

(40 mg/m3)

Nitrogen dioxide

Annual arithmetic

mean

0.053 ppm

(100 µg/m3)

Gas phase chemiluminescence

53 ppbG

Same as primary

Gas phase chemiluminescence

1 hour

--

--

100 ppb

None

Sulfur dioxide

Annual arithmetic mean

0.030 ppm

(80 µg/m3)

Ultraviolet

fluorescence

0.03 ppmH

(1971 standard)

None

Spectrophotometry (Pararosaniline method)

24 hours

0.14 ppm

(365 µg/m3)

0.14 ppmH

(1971 standard)

3 hours

0.5 ppm

(1,300 µg/m3)

None

0.5 ppm

1 hour

--

--

75 ppb

None

Particulate matter

as PM10

Annual arithmetic mean

50 µg/m3

High volume PM10 sampling

None

None

--

24 hours

150 µg/m3

150 µg/m3

Same as primary

High or low volume

PM10 sampling

Particulate matter

as PM2.5

Annual arithmetic mean

--

--

15.0 µg/m3

Same as primary

Low volume PM2.5 sampling

24 hours

--

--

35 µg/m3

Same as primary

Lead (Pb)

Rolling 3 mo. average

0.15 µg/m3

High volume sampling, acid extraction and atomic absorption spectrometry

0.15 µg/m3

Same as primary

High volume sampling, acid extraction and atomic absorption spectrometry

Hydrogen sulfide

1 hour

0.08 ppm

(112 µg/m3)I

Ultraviolet fluorescence

--

--

--

 

Notes:

 

Note A: The Director shall use the Nevada standards in considering whether to issue a permit for a stationary source and shall ensure that the stationary source will not cause the Nevada standards to be exceeded in areas where the general public has access.

Note B: The National standards are used in determinations of attainment or nonattainment. The form of a National standard is the criteria which must be satisfied for each respective concentration level of a standard for the purposes of attainment. The form for each National standard is set forth in 40 C.F.R. Part 50 and may be viewed at http://www.epa.gov/air/criteria.html.

Note C: Where applicable and except as otherwise described in Note G, concentration is expressed first in units in which it was adopted. All measurements of air quality that are expressed as mass per unit volume, such as micrograms per cubic meter, must be corrected to a reference temperature of 25 degrees Centigrade and a reference pressure of 760 mm of Hg (1,013.2 millibars); “ppb” in this table refers to parts per billion by volume, or nanomoles of regulated air pollutant per mole of gas; “ppm” refers to parts per million by volume, or micromoles of regulated air pollutant per mole of gas; “µg/m3” refers to micrograms per cubic meter.

Note D: Reference method as described by the EPA. Any reference method specified in accordance with 40 C.F.R. Part 50 or any reference method or equivalent method designated in accordance with 40 C.F.R. Part 53 may be substituted.

Note E: National primary standards are the levels of air quality necessary, with an adequate margin of safety, to protect the public health.

Note F: National secondary standards are the levels of air quality necessary to protect the public welfare from any known or anticipated adverse effects of a regulated air pollutant.

Note G: The official National annual standard for nitrogen dioxide is 0.053 ppm. The National annual standard is identified in this table in equivalent units of parts per billion for the purpose of simplifying its comparison with the National 1-hour standard which is also identified in parts per billion.

Note H: The 1971 National sulfur dioxide standards remain in effect for an area until 1 year after the area is designated for the 2010 National sulfur dioxide standard, except that in an area designated nonattainment for the 1971 National sulfur dioxide standards, the 1971 standards remain in effect until an implementation plan to attain or maintain the 2010 National sulfur dioxide standards is approved.

Note I: The ambient air quality standard for hydrogen sulfide does not include naturally occurring background concentrations.

 

     2.  These standards of quality for ambient air are minimum goals, and it is the intent of the Commission in this section to protect the existing quality of Nevada’s air to the extent that it is economically and technically feasible.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 12.1-12.1.6, eff. 11-7-75; A and renumbered as § 12.1, 12-4-76; A 12-15-77; 8-28-79; §§ 12.2-12.4, eff. 11-7-75; § 12.5, eff. 12-4-76; A 8-28-79]—(NAC A 10-19-83; 9-5-84; 12-26-91; 10-30-95; R103-02, 12-17-2002; R198-03, 4-26-2004; R038-12, 9-14-2012; R042-13, 12-23-2013)

      NAC 445B.221  Adoption by reference and applicability of certain provisions of federal law and regulations. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  Title 40 C.F.R. §§ 51.100(s), 51.100(nn) and 51.301 and Appendix S of 40 C.F.R. Part 51 are hereby adopted by reference as they existed on July 1, 2013.

     2.  Title 40 C.F.R. § 51.165 is hereby adopted by reference as it existed on July 1, 2002.

     3.  Appendices M and W of 40 C.F.R. Part 51 are hereby adopted by reference as they existed on July 1, 2013.

     4.  Title 40 C.F.R. § 52.21 is hereby adopted by reference as it existed on July 1, 2013.

     5.  Appendix E of 40 C.F.R. Part 52 is hereby adopted by reference as it existed on July 1, 2013.

     6.  The following subparts of 40 C.F.R. Part 60 are hereby adopted by reference:

     (a) Subpart A, except §§ 60.4, 60.8(b)(2), 60.8(b)(3), 60.8(g) and 60.11(e), as it existed on July 1, 2013;

     (b) Section 60.21 of Subpart B, as it existed on July 1, 2013; and

     (c) Subparts C, Cb, Cc, Cd, Ce, D, Da, Db, Dc, E, Ea, Eb, Ec, F, G, Ga, H, I, J, Ja, K, Ka, Kb, L, M, N, Na, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, AA, AAa, BB, CC, DD, EE, GG, HH, KK, LL, MM, NN, PP, QQ, RR, SS, TT, UU, VV, VVa, WW, XX, BBB, DDD, FFF, GGG, GGGa, HHH, III, JJJ, KKK, LLL, NNN, OOO, PPP, QQQ, RRR, SSS, TTT, UUU, VVV, WWW, AAAA, CCCC, DDDD, EEEE, FFFF, KKKK and OOOO as they existed on July 1, 2013.

     7.  Appendices A, B and F of 40 C.F.R. Part 60 are hereby adopted by reference as they existed on July 1, 2013.

     8.  Subparts A, C, D, E, F, H, I, J, K, L, N, O, P, Q, R, T, V, W, Y, BB and FF of 40 C.F.R. Part 61 are hereby adopted by reference as they existed on July 1, 2013.

     9.  Appendix B of 40 C.F.R. Part 61 is hereby adopted by reference as it existed on July 1, 2013.

     10.  Subparts A, B, C, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, N, O, Q, R, S, T, U, W, X, Y, AA, BB, CC, DD, EE, GG, HH, II, JJ, KK, LL, MM, OO, PP, QQ, RR, SS, TT, UU, VV, WW, XX, YY, CCC, DDD, EEE, GGG, HHH, III, JJJ, LLL, MMM, NNN, OOO, PPP, QQQ, RRR, TTT, UUU, VVV, XXX, AAAA, CCCC, DDDD, EEEE, FFFF, GGGG, HHHH, IIII, JJJJ, KKKK, MMMM, NNNN, OOOO, PPPP, QQQQ, RRRR, SSSS, TTTT, UUUU, VVVV, WWWW, XXXX, YYYY, ZZZZ, AAAAA, BBBBB, CCCCC, DDDDD, EEEEE, FFFFF, GGGGG, HHHHH, JJJJJ, KKKKK, LLLLL, MMMMM, NNNNN, PPPPP, QQQQQ, SSSSS, UUUUU, WWWWW, YYYYY, ZZZZZ, BBBBBB, CCCCCC, DDDDDD, EEEEEE, FFFFFF, GGGGGG, HHHHHH, JJJJJJ, LLLLLL, MMMMMM, NNNNNN, OOOOOO, PPPPPP, QQQQQQ, RRRRRR, SSSSSS, TTTTTT, VVVVVV, WWWWWW, XXXXXX, ZZZZZZ, AAAAAAA, BBBBBBB, CCCCCCC, EEEEEEE and HHHHHHH of 40 C.F.R. Part 63 are hereby adopted by reference as they existed on July 1, 2013.

     11.  Appendix A of 40 C.F.R. Part 63 is hereby adopted by reference as it existed on July 1, 2013.

     12.  Title 40 C.F.R. Part 72 is hereby adopted by reference as it existed on July 1, 2013. If the provisions of 40 C.F.R. Part 72 conflict with or are not included in NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, the provisions of 40 C.F.R. Part 72 apply.

     13.  Title 40 C.F.R. Part 76 is hereby adopted by reference as it existed on July 1, 2013. If the provisions of 40 C.F.R. Part 76 conflict with or are not included in NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, the provisions of 40 C.F.R. Part 76 apply.

     14.  Title 42 of the United States Code, section 7412(b), List of Hazardous Air Pollutants, is hereby adopted by reference as it existed on October 1, 1993.

     15.  The Standard Industrial Classification Manual, 1987 edition, published by the United States Office of Management and Budget, is hereby adopted by reference. A copy of the manual is available from the National Technical Information Service of the United States Department of Commerce at the Internet address http://www.ntis.gov, for the price of $42.

     16.  A copy of the publications which contain the provisions adopted by reference in subsections 1 to 14, inclusive, may be obtained from the:

     (a) Division of State Library and Archives of the Department of Administration for 10 cents per page.

     (b) Government Printing Office, free of charge, at the Internet address http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/.

     17.  The following standards of ASTM International are hereby adopted by reference:

     (a) ASTM D5504-08, “Standard Test Method for Determination of Sulfur Compounds in Natural Gas and Gaseous Fuels by Gas Chromatography and Chemiluminescence,” set forth in Volume 05.06 of the 2008 Annual Book of ASTM Standards. A copy of ASTM D5504-08 is available from ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 19428-2959, by telephone at (877) 909-2786 or at the Internet address http://www.astm.org, for the price of $50.40.

     (b) ASTM D2234/D2234M-07, “Standard Practice for Collection of a Gross Sample of Coal,” set forth in Volume 05.06 of the 2008 Annual Book of ASTM Standards. A copy of ASTM D2234/D2234M-07 is available from ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 19428-2959, by telephone at (877) 909-2786 or at the Internet address http://www.astm.org, for the price of $50.40.

     (c) ASTM D2013-07, “Standard Practice for Preparing Coal Samples for Analysis,” set forth in Volume 05.06 of the 2008 Annual Book of ASTM Standards. A copy of ASTM D2013-07 is available from ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 19428-2959, by telephone at (877) 909-2786 or at the Internet address http://www.astm.org, for the price of $57.60.

     (d) ASTM D6784-02(2008), “Standard Test Method for Elemental, Oxidized, Particle-Bound and Total Mercury in Flue Gas Generated from Coal-Fired Stationary Sources (Ontario Hydro Method),” set forth in Volume 11.07 of the 2008 Annual Book of ASTM Standards. A copy of ASTM D6784-02(2008) is available from ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 19428-2959, by telephone at (877) 909-2786 or at the Internet address http://www.astm.org, for the price of $48.

     (e) ASTM D2015, “Standard Test Method for Gross Calorific Value of Coal and Coke by the Adiabatic Bomb Calorimeter,” dated April 10, 2000. A copy of ASTM D2015 is available for purchase at the IHS Standards Store, 15 Inverness Way East, Englewood, Colorado 80112, or at the Internet address http://global.ihs.com, for the price of $58.

     (f) ASTM D3286, “Standard Test Method for Gross Calorific Value of Coal and Coke by the Isoperibol Bomb Calorimeter,” dated July 10, 1996. A copy of ASTM D3286 is available for purchase at the IHS Standards Store, 15 Inverness Way East, Englewood, Colorado 80112, or at the Internet address http://global.ihs.com, for the price of $58.

     (g) ASTM D1989, “Standard Test Method for Gross Calorific Value of Coal and Coke by Microprocessor Controlled Isoperibol Calorimeters,” dated July 10, 1997. A copy of ASTM D1989 is available for purchase at the IHS Standards Store, 15 Inverness Way East, Englewood, Colorado 80112, or at the Internet address http://global.ihs.com, for the price of $58.

     18.  For the purposes of the provisions of 40 C.F.R. Parts 60, 61 and 63, adopted by reference pursuant to this section, the Director may not approve alternate or equivalent test methods or alternative standards or work practices.

     19.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 12 and 13, the provisions adopted by reference in this section supersede the requirements of NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, for all stationary sources subject to the provisions adopted by reference only if those requirements adopted by reference are more stringent.

     20.  For the purposes of this section, “administrator” as used in the provisions of 40 C.F.R. Part 60, except Subpart B § 60.21, and Parts 61 and 63, adopted by reference pursuant to this section, means the Director.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 10-19-83; A 12-5-84; 10-15-85; 8-22-86; 10-22-87; 10-18-88; 9-19-90; 9-4-92; 10-29-93; 12-13-93; 3-29-94; 10-30-95; R105-97, 3-5-98; R126-98, 11-2-98; R022-99, 9-27-99; R103-02, 12-17-2002; R198-03, 4-26-2004; R125-04, 9-24-2004; R037-05, 10-31-2005; R189-05 & R206-05, 5-4-2006; R151-06 & R162-06, 9-18-2006; R057-07, 10-31-2007; R143-07, 1-30-2008; R076-08, 8-26-2008; R190-08, 4-23-2009; R088-09, 11-25-2009; R040-10, 7-22-2010; R014-11 & R015-11, 10-26-2011; R129-11, 5-30-2012; R038-12, 9-14-2012; R041-13, 12-23-2013)

      NAC 445B.222  Area sources. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  The following area sources, as adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221, are subject to the provisions of NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive:

 

Area Source Category

40 C.F.R. Part 63 Subpart

 

 

Aluminum, copper, and other nonferrous foundries.....................................

ZZZZZZ

Asphalt processing and asphalt roofing manufacturing.................................

AAAAAAA

Chemical manufacturing.............................................................................

VVVVVV

Chemical preparations industry..................................................................

BBBBBBB

Chromium emissions from hard and decorative chromium electroplating and chromium anodizing tanks.....................................................................

N

Clay ceramics manufacturing.....................................................................

RRRRRR

Gasoline dispensing facilities......................................................................

CCCCCC

Gasoline distribution bulk terminals, bulk plants, and pipeline facilities.........

BBBBBB

Glass manufacturing..................................................................................

SSSSSS

Industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers...........................................

JJJJJJ

Nine metal fabrication and finishing source categories.................................

XXXXXX

Paint stripping and miscellaneous surface coating operations.......................

HHHHHH

Paints and allied products manufacturing....................................................

CCCCCCC

Perchloroethylene air emission standards for dry cleaning facilities..............

M

Plating and polishing operations.................................................................

WWWWWW

Secondary nonferrous metals processing....................................................

TTTTTT

Stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines...................................

ZZZZ

 

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R014-11, eff. 10-26-2011)

      NAC 445B.224  Public and confidential information. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.570)

     1.  The Director shall maintain all public information obtained in the course of the performance of the duties set forth in NRS 445B.100 to 445B.845, inclusive, at 901 South Stewart Street, Suite 4001, Carson City, Nevada 89701-5249.

     2.  The content of an operating permit is public information and cannot be certified as confidential information.

     3.  Information concerning the emission of a regulated air pollutant which has an ambient air quality standard or emission standard or has been designated as a hazardous air pollutant by the EPA cannot be certified as being confidential.

     4.  An owner or operator who submits information under a claim of confidentiality shall submit:

     (a) One copy of the information to the Director; and

     (b) One copy of the information to the Administrator.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 2.7.1 & 2.7.2, eff. 11-7-75]—(NAC A 12-13-93; 10-30-95; R105-97, 3-5-98)

      NAC 445B.225  Prohibited conduct: Concealment of emissions. (NRS 445B.210)  No person may install, construct or use any device which conceals any emission without reducing the total release of regulated air pollutants to the atmosphere.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 2.2.1, eff. 11-7-75]—(NAC A 10-22-87; 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.227  Prohibited conduct: Operation of source without required equipment; removal or modification of required equipment; modification of required procedure. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, no person may:

     1.  Operate a stationary source of air pollution unless the control equipment for air pollution which is required by applicable requirements or conditions of the permit is installed and operating.

     2.  Disconnect, alter, modify or remove any of the control equipment for air pollution or modify any procedure required by an applicable requirement or condition of the permit.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 2.2.2, eff. 12-15-77]—(NAC A 10-14-82; 10-15-85; 8-22-86; 10-22-87; 3-29-94, eff. 1-11-96; 10-30-95; R040-10, 7-22-2010)

      NAC 445B.229  Hazardous emissions: Order for reduction or discontinuance. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.450)  Without limiting the authority of any state officer to declare or to act on an emergency, the Director or local air pollution control agency, upon determining that a generalized condition of air pollution exists or that the emission from one or more stationary sources of regulated air pollutants is causing a danger to human health or safety, may order persons causing or contributing to the air pollution to immediately reduce or discontinue all emission of contaminants.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 2.4.1, eff. 11-7-75]—(NAC A 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.230  Plan for reduction of emissions. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.560)

     1.  Any person who is able to cause or permit the emission of 100 tons (90.7 metric tons) or more per year of a regulated air pollutant, except for greenhouse gas emissions, from a stationary source shall prepare and submit to the Director a plan for reducing or eliminating that emission in accordance with the episode stages of alert, warning, and emergency as defined in the applicable state implementation plan.

     2.  Any person required to have an operating permit who is able to cause or permit the emission of less than 100 tons (90.7 metric tons) per year of a regulated air pollutant, except for greenhouse gas emissions, shall, upon written notice from the Director, prepare and submit to the Director a plan for reducing or eliminating that emission in accordance with the episode stages of alert, warning, and emergency as defined in the applicable state implementation plan.

     3.  The written notice required under subsection 2 must be transmitted in accordance with subsection 4 to all persons who are within the same classification of sources as defined in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221, and who are able to cause or permit the emission of less than 100 tons (90.7 metric tons) per year of a regulated air pollutant, except for greenhouse gas emissions.

     4.  Written notice shall be deemed to have been served if delivered to the person to whom addressed or if sent by registered or certified mail to the last known address of the person.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 2.4.2-2.4.4, eff. 11-7-75]—(NAC A 10-30-95; R125-04, 9-24-2004; R151-06, 9-18-2006; R015-11, 10-26-2011)

      NAC 445B.232  Excess emissions: Scheduled maintenance, testing or repairs; notification of Director; malfunction, upset, start-up, shutdown or human error. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  Scheduled maintenance or testing or scheduled repairs which may result in excess emissions of regulated air pollutants prohibited by NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, must be approved in advance by the Director and performed during a time designated by the Director as being favorable for atmospheric ventilation.

     2.  Each owner or operator shall notify the Director of the proposed time and expected duration at least 30 days before any scheduled maintenance or testing which may result in excess emissions of regulated air pollutants prohibited by NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive. The scheduled maintenance or testing must not be conducted unless the scheduled maintenance or testing is approved pursuant to subsection 1.

     3.  Each owner or operator shall notify the Director of the proposed time and expected duration at least 24 hours before any scheduled repairs which may result in excess emissions of regulated air pollutants prohibited by NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive. The scheduled repairs must not be conducted unless the scheduled repairs are approved pursuant to subsection 1.

     4.  Each owner or operator shall notify the Director of any excess emissions within 24 hours after any malfunction or upset of the process equipment or equipment for controlling pollution or during start-up or shutdown of that equipment.

     5.  Each owner or operator shall provide the Director, within 15 days after any malfunction, upset, start-up, shutdown or human error which results in excess emissions, sufficient information to enable the Director to determine the seriousness of the excess emissions. The information must include at least the following:

     (a) The identity of the stack or other point of emission, or both, where the excess emissions occurred.

     (b) The estimated magnitude of the excess emissions expressed in opacity or in the units of the applicable limitation on emission and the operating data and methods used in estimating the magnitude of the excess emissions.

     (c) The time and duration of the excess emissions.

     (d) The identity of the equipment causing the excess emissions.

     (e) If the excess emissions were the result of a malfunction, the steps taken to remedy the malfunction and the steps taken or planned to prevent the recurrence of the malfunction.

     (f) The steps taken to limit the excess emissions.

     (g) Documentation that the equipment for controlling air pollution, process equipment or processes were at all times maintained and operated, to a maximum extent practicable, in a manner consistent with good practice for minimizing emissions.

     6.  Each owner or operator shall ensure that any notification or related information submitted to the Director pursuant to this section is provided in a format specified by the Director.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 2.5.1-2.5.3, eff. 11-7-75; A 8-28-79; § 2.5.4, eff. 11-7-75; §§ 2.5.4.1-2.5.4.7, eff. 8-28-79]—(NAC A 8-22-86; 9-19-90; 10-30-95; R065-03, 10-30-2003; R191-08, 12-17-2008; R040-10, 7-22-2010)

      NAC 445B.233  Excess emissions: Determination of violation. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  The Director shall determine from the submission of data and information required in subsection 5 of NAC 445B.232 or other information available to him or her that no violation occurred if:

     (a) The excess emission was the result of a routine start-up or shutdown for purposes of controlling production;

     (b) The amount and duration of the excess emissions were minimized to the extent practicable during the period of start-up or shutdown; and

     (c) Any one of the following conditions existed:

          (1) The effluent gas could not be passed through the equipment for controlling pollution without causing severe property damage.

          (2) The effluent gas could not be passed through the equipment for controlling pollution without causing severe upset of the process.

          (3) The excess emission was the result of igniter smoke which could not be controlled by the equipment for control used for normal operation.

     2.  If the owner or operator misrepresents facts or fails to disclose facts of which he or she had prior knowledge, the Director shall deem that the period of excess emissions violates NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive.

     3.  Nothing in this section limits the obligation of the owner or operator of the stationary source to attain and maintain the standards for ambient air quality promulgated in NAC 445B.22097 or the authority of the Director to institute actions under sections 113 and 303 of the Act or to exercise his or her authority under NRS 445B.100 to 445B.640, inclusive.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 2.5.5-2.5.7, eff. 8-28-79]—(NAC A 7-2-84; 8-22-86; R 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94; A 10-30-95; R040-10, 7-22-2010)

      NAC 445B.235  Construction or modification: Determination by Director. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  When requested to do so by an owner or operator, the Director will make a determination of whether action taken or intended to be taken by the owner or operator constitutes construction, including reconstruction, or modification or the commencement thereof within the meaning of NAC 445B.236.

     2.  The Director will respond to any request for a determination under subsection 1 within 60 days after receipt of the request.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 2.13.1 & 2.13.2, eff. 12-4-76]—(NAC A 12-13-93; R096-05, 10-31-2005)

      NAC 445B.236  Construction or modification: Review of plans. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  When requested to do so by an owner or operator, the Director will review plans for construction or modification to provide technical advice to the owner or operator. A separate request must be submitted for each construction or modification project. Each request must identify the location of such projects and be accompanied by technical information describing the proposed nature, size, design and method of operation of each affected facility involved in the project, including information on any equipment to be used for measurement or control of emissions.

     2.  The Director shall respond to any request for review of plans under subsection 1 within 60 days after receipt of the request.

     3.  Neither a request for a review of plans nor advice furnished by the Director in response to such request:

     (a) Relieves an owner or operator of legal responsibility for compliance with any provision of this section or NAC 445B.235, or of any applicable state or local requirement; or

     (b) Prevents the Director from carrying out or enforcing any provision of this section or NAC 445B.235, or taking any other action authorized by the Act.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 2.12.1-2.12.2.2, eff. 12-4-76]—(NAC A 12-13-93; R096-05, 10-31-2005)

      NAC 445B.239  Modification: Rate of emission. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  The rate of emission must be expressed in pounds per hour of any regulated air pollutant discharged into the atmosphere for which a standard is applicable. The Director shall use the following to determine the rate of emission:

     (a) Factors of emission as specified in the latest issue of Compilation of Air Pollutant Emission Factors, EPA Publication No. AP-42, or other factors of emission determined by the Director to be superior to those in that publication, in cases where the use of factors of emission demonstrates that the level of emission resulting from the physical or operational change will either clearly increase or clearly not increase; and

     (b) Material balances, data from continuous monitors, or manual tests for emission in cases where the use of factors of emission does not demonstrate to the Director’s satisfaction whether the level of emission resulting from the physical or operational change will either clearly increase or clearly not increase, or where an owner or operator demonstrates to the Director’s satisfaction that there are reasonable grounds to dispute the result obtained by the Director using factors of emission.

     2.  When the rate of emission is based on results from manual tests for emission or systems for continuous observation, the procedures specified in Appendix C of 40 C.F.R. § 60 must be used to determine whether an increase in the rate of emission has occurred. Tests must be conducted under such conditions as the Director specifies to the owner or operator based on the representative performance of the facility. At least three valid tests must be conducted before and at least three after the physical or operational change. All operating parameters which may affect emissions must be held constant to the maximum feasible degree for each running of a test.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 2.14.2-2.14.2.2, eff. 12-4-76]—(NAC A 10-15-85; R 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94; A 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.242  Modification: Alterations which are not considered modifications. (NRS 445B.210)  The following are not by themselves considered modifications under NAC 445B.235 to 445B.250, inclusive:

     1.  Maintenance, repair and replacement which the Director determines to be routine for a source category, subject to NAC 445B.247.

     2.  An increase in the production rate of an existing facility, if that increase can be accomplished without a capital expenditure on the stationary source containing that facility, unless the change would be prohibited by an enforceable restriction on the permit.

     3.  An increase in the hours of operation, unless the change would be prohibited by an enforceable restriction on the permit.

     4.  Use of an alternative fuel or raw material if, before the date any standard under NAC 445B.235 to 445B.250, inclusive, becomes applicable to that source type, the existing facility was designed to accommodate that alternative use. A facility is considered to be designed to accommodate an alternative fuel or raw material if that use could be accomplished under the facility’s construction specifications, as amended, before the change. Conversion to coal required for energy considerations, as specified in section 119(d)(5) of the Act, is not considered a modification.

     5.  The addition or use of any system or device whose primary function is the reduction of regulated air pollutants, except when an emission control system is removed or is replaced by a system which the Director determines to be less environmentally beneficial.

     6.  The relocation or change in ownership of an existing facility.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 2.14.5-2.14.5.6, eff. 12-4-76]—(NAC A 9-19-90; R 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94; A 10-30-95; R105-97, 3-5-98)

      NAC 445B.247  Reconstruction: Notice of replacement of components. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  As used in NAC 445B.248 and 445B.250 and this section:

     (a) “Reconstruction” means the replacement of components of an existing facility to such an extent that:

          (1) The fixed capital cost of the new components exceeds 50 percent of the fixed capital cost that would be required to construct an entirely new comparable facility; and

          (2) It is technologically and economically feasible to meet the applicable standards set forth in NAC 445B.248 and 445B.250 and this section.

     (b) “Fixed capital cost” means the capital needed to provide all the depreciable components.

     2.  An existing facility, upon reconstruction, becomes an affected facility, irrespective of any change in emission rate. If an owner or operator of an existing facility proposes to replace components and the fixed capital cost of the new components exceeds 50 percent of the fixed capital cost that would be required to construct an entirely new comparable facility, the owner or operator shall notify the Director of the proposed replacements. The notice must be postmarked 60 days or as soon as practicable before construction of the replacements is commenced and must include the following information:

     (a) Name and address of the owner or operator.

     (b) The location of the existing facility.

     (c) A brief description of the existing facility and the components which are to be replaced.

     (d) A description of the existing air pollution control equipment and the proposed air pollution control equipment.

     (e) An estimate of the fixed capital cost of the replacements and of constructing an entirely new comparable facility.

     (f) The estimated life of the existing facility after the replacements.

     (g) A discussion of any economic or technical limitations the facility may have in complying with the applicable standards of performance after the proposed replacements.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 2.15.1-2.15.4.7, eff. 12-4-76]—(NAC R 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94; A 10-30-95)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.679)

      NAC 445B.248  Reconstruction: Determination of whether replacement constitutes reconstruction. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  The Director will determine, within 30 days of the receipt of the notice required by subsection 2 of NAC 445B.247 and any additional information he or she may reasonably require, whether the proposed replacement constitutes reconstruction.

     2.  The Director’s determination under subsection 1 must be based on:

     (a) The fixed capital cost of the replacements in comparison to the fixed capital cost that would be required to construct an entirely new comparable facility;

     (b) The estimated life of the facility after the replacements compared to the life of an entirely new comparable facility;

     (c) The extent to which the components being replaced cause or contribute to the emissions from the facility; and

     (d) Any economic or technical limitations on compliance with applicable standards of performance which are inherent in the proposed replacements.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 2.15.5-2.15.6.4, eff. 12-4-76]—(NAC R 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94; A 10-30-95)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.680)

      NAC 445B.250  Notification of Director: Construction, reconstruction and initial start-up; demonstration of continuous monitoring system performance. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  Any owner or operator subject to the provisions of NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, shall furnish the Director written notification of:

     1.  The date that construction or reconstruction of an affected facility is commenced, postmarked no later than 30 days after such date. This requirement does not apply in the case of mass-produced facilities which are purchased in completed form.

     2.  The anticipated date of initial start-up of an affected facility, postmarked not more than 60 days and not less than 30 days before such date.

     3.  The actual date of initial start-up of an affected facility, postmarked within 15 days after such date.

     4.  The date upon which demonstration of the continuous monitoring system performance commences in accordance with NAC 445B.256 to 445B.267, inclusive. Notification must be postmarked not less than 30 days before such date.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 2.16.1-2.16.1.5, eff. 12-4-76]—(NAC R 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94; A 10-30-95; R105-97, 3-5-98; R096-05, 10-31-2005)

      NAC 445B.252  Testing and sampling. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.225, 445B.300)

     1.  To determine compliance with NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, before the approval or the continuance of an operating permit or similar class of permits, the Director may either conduct or order the owner of any stationary source to conduct or have conducted such testing and sampling as the Director determines necessary. Testing and sampling or either of them must be conducted and the results submitted to the Director within 60 days after achieving the maximum rate of production at which the affected facility will be operated, but not later than 180 days after initial start-up of the facility and at such other times as may be required by the Director.

     2.  Tests of performance must be conducted and data reduced in accordance with the methods and procedures of the test contained in each applicable subsection of this section unless the Director:

     (a) Specifies or approves, in specific cases, the use of a reference method with minor changes in methodology;

     (b) Approves the use of an equivalent method;

     (c) Approves the use of an alternative method, the results of which the Director has determined to be adequate for indicating whether a specific stationary source is in compliance; or

     (d) Waives the requirement for tests of performance because the owner or operator of a stationary source has demonstrated by other means to the Director’s satisfaction that the affected facility is in compliance with the standard.

     3.  Tests of performance must be conducted under such conditions as the Director specifies to the operator of the plant based on representative performance of the affected facility. The owner or operator shall make available to the Director such records as may be necessary to determine the conditions of the test of performance. Operations during periods of start-up, shutdown and malfunction must not constitute representative conditions of a test of performance unless otherwise specified in the applicable standard.

     4.  The owner or operator of an affected facility shall give notice to the Director 30 days before the test of performance to allow the Director to have an observer present. A written testing procedure for the test of performance must be submitted to the Director at least 30 days before the test of performance to allow the Director to review the proposed testing procedures.

     5.  Each test of performance must consist of at least three separate runs using the applicable method for that test. Each run must be conducted for the time and under the conditions specified in the applicable standard. For the purpose of determining compliance with an applicable standard, the arithmetic means of results of the runs apply. In the event of forced shutdown, failure of an irreplaceable portion of the sampling train, extreme meteorological conditions or other circumstances with less than three valid samples being obtained, compliance may be determined using the arithmetic mean of the results of the other two runs upon the Director’s approval.

     6.  All testing and sampling will be performed in accordance with recognized methods and as specified by the Director.

     7.  The cost of all testing and sampling and the cost of all sampling holes, scaffolding, electric power and other pertinent allied facilities as may be required and specified in writing by the Director must be provided and paid for by the owner of the stationary source.

     8.  All information and analytical results of testing and sampling must be certified as to their truth and accuracy and as to their compliance with all provisions of these regulations, and copies of these results must be provided to the Director no later than 60 days after the testing or sampling, or both.

     9.  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 2, the Director shall not approve an alternative method or equivalent method to determine compliance with a standard or emission limitation contained in Part 60, 61 or 63 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations for:

     (a) An emission unit that is subject to a testing requirement pursuant to Part 60, 61 or 63 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations; or

     (b) An affected source.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 2.6.1-2.6.4, eff. 11-7-65; A 12-4-76; §§ 2.6.5-2.6.9, eff. 12-4-76]—(NAC A 10-15-85; 10-22-87; 10-30-95; R065-03, 10-30-2003; R142-07, 4-17-2008; R040-10, 7-22-2010)

      NAC 445B.255  Monitoring guidelines. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.225)  The Division may establish guidelines for monitoring a stationary source.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R019-99, eff. 9-27-99)

      NAC 445B.256  Monitoring systems: Calibration, operation and maintenance of equipment. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.225)  The owners or operators of all stationary sources identified in Appendix P of 40 C.F.R. § 51(1.1) as amended from time to time, are required to install, calibrate, operate and maintain all monitoring equipment necessary for continuously monitoring the pollutants specified in Appendix P for the applicable source category. Those stationary sources must meet the basic requirements of Appendix P of 40 C.F.R. § 51(2.0 et seq.).

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 2.17.10 & 2.17.10.1, eff. 4-4-77]—(NAC A 10-30-95)

      NAC 445B.257  Monitoring systems: Location. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.225)

     1.  All continuous monitoring systems or monitoring devices must be installed so that representative measurements of emissions or process parameters from the affected facility are obtained. Additional procedures for location of continuous monitoring systems are contained in the applicable Performance Specifications of Appendix B of 40 C.F.R. § 60.

     2.  When the effluents from a single affected facility or two or more affected facilities subject to the same emission standards are combined before being released to the atmosphere, the owner or operator may install applicable continuous monitoring systems for each effluent or for the combined effluent. When the affected facilities are not subject to the same emission standards, separate continuous monitoring systems must be installed for each effluent. When the effluent from one affected facility is released to the atmosphere through more than one point, the owner or operator shall install applicable continuous monitoring systems on each separate effluent unless the installation of fewer systems is approved by the Director.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 2.17.6 & 2.17.7, eff. 12-4-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.684)

      NAC 445B.258  Monitoring systems: Verification of operational status. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.225)

     1.  Unless otherwise approved by the Director or specified in NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, the requirements of this section apply to all continuous monitoring systems required under applicable provisions of those sections.

     2.  All continuous monitoring systems and monitoring devices must be installed and operational before conducting performance tests under NAC 445B.252. Verification of operational status must, as a minimum, consist of the following:

     (a) For continuous monitoring systems referred to in subsection 2 of NAC 445B.259, completion of the conditioning period specified by applicable requirements in Appendix B of 40 C.F.R. Part 60.

     (b) For continuous monitoring systems referred to in NAC 445B.260, completion of 7 days of operation.

     (c) For monitoring devices referred to in NAC 445B.256 to 445B.267, inclusive, completion of the manufacturer’s written requirements or recommendations for checking the operation or calibration of the device.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 2.17.1-2.17.2.3, eff. 12-4-76]—(NAC A by R151-06, 9-18-2006; R040-10, 7-22-2010)

      NAC 445B.259  Monitoring systems: Performance evaluations. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.225)

     1.  During any performance tests required under NAC 445B.252 or within 30 days thereafter and at such other times as may be required by the Director under § 114 of the Act, the owner or operator of any affected facility shall conduct continuous evaluations of the performance of monitoring systems and furnish the Director within 60 days thereof two or upon request more copies of a written report of the results of such tests. These evaluations must be conducted in accordance with the specifications and procedures provided in this section and NAC 445B.260.

     2.  Except as provided in NAC 445B.260, continuous monitoring systems listed within this subsection must be evaluated in accordance with the requirements and procedures contained in the applicable performance specification of Appendix B of 40 C.F.R. Part 60. Continuous monitoring systems for measuring:

     (a) Opacity of emissions must comply with Performance Specification 1.

     (b) Nitrogen oxides emissions must comply with Performance Specification 2.

     (c) Sulfur dioxide emissions must comply with Performance Specification 2.

     (d) The oxygen and carbon dioxide content of effluent gases must comply with Performance Specification 3.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 2.17.3 & 2.17.3.1, eff. 12-4-76]—(NAC A by R151-06, 9-18-2006)

      NAC 445B.260  Monitoring systems: Components contracted for before September 11, 1974. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.225)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, an owner or operator who, before September 11, 1974, entered into a binding contractual obligation to purchase specific continuous monitoring system components shall comply with the following requirements:

     (a) Continuous monitoring systems for measuring opacity of emissions must be capable of measuring, with a confidence level of 95 percent, emission levels within ±20 percent of the mean value of the data obtained using the applicable reference method set forth in terms of the units of the emission standard. The calibration drift test and associated calculation procedures set forth in Performance Specification 1 in Appendix B of 40 C.F.R. Part 60 must be used for demonstrating compliance with this specification.

     (b) Continuous monitoring systems for measurement of nitrogen oxides or sulfur dioxide must be capable of measuring, with a confidence level of 95 percent, emission levels within ±20 percent of the mean value of the data obtained using the applicable reference method set forth in terms of the units of the emission standard. The calibration drift test, the relative accuracy test and associated operating and calculation procedures set forth in Performance Specification 2 in Appendix B of 40 C.F.R. Part 60 must be used for demonstrating compliance with this specification.

     2.  Owners or operators of all continuous monitoring systems installed on an affected facility before October 6, 1975, are not required to conduct tests under paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection 1 unless requested by the Director.

     3.  All continuous monitoring systems referred to in subsection 1 must be upgraded or replaced, if necessary, with new continuous monitoring systems, and such improved systems must be demonstrated to comply with applicable performance specifications under NAC 445B.259 by September 11, 1979.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 2.17.3.2 & 2.17.3.3, eff. 12-4-76; A 12-4-77]—(NAC A by R151-06, 9-18-2006)

      NAC 445B.261  Monitoring systems: Adjustments. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.225)  Owners or operators of all continuous monitoring systems installed in accordance with the provisions of NAC 445B.256 to 445B.267, inclusive, shall check the zero and span drift at least once daily in accordance with the method prescribed by the manufacturer of the systems unless the manufacturer recommends adjustments at shorter intervals, in which case the recommendations must be followed. The zero and span must, as a minimum, be adjusted whenever the 24-hour zero drift or 24-hour calibration drift limits of the applicable performance specifications in Appendix B of 40 C.F.R. § 60 are exceeded.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. part § 2.17.4, eff. 12-4-76; A 12-15-77]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.688)

      NAC 445B.262  Monitoring systems: Measurement of opacity. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.225)  

     1.  For continuous monitoring systems measuring opacity of emissions, the optical surfaces exposed to the effluent gases must be cleaned before performing the zero or span drift adjustments, except that for systems using automatic zero adjustments, the optical surfaces must be cleaned when the cumulative automatic zero compensation exceeds 4 percent opacity. Unless otherwise approved by the Director, the following procedures, as applicable, must be followed:

     (a) For extractive continuous monitoring systems measuring gases, minimum procedures must include introducing applicable zero and span gas mixtures into the measurement system as near the probe as is practical. Span and zero gases certified by their manufacturer to be traceable to National Institute of Standards and Technology reference gases must be used whenever these reference gases are available. The span and zero gas mixtures must be the same composition as specified in Appendix B of 40 C.F.R. Part 60. Every 6 months after the date of manufacture, span and zero gases must be reanalyzed by conducting triplicate analyses with Reference Methods 6 for SO2, 7 for NO, and 3 for O2 and CO2, respectively. The gases may be analyzed at less frequent intervals if longer shelf lives are guaranteed by the manufacturer.

     (b) For nonextractive continuous monitoring systems measuring gases, minimum procedures include upscale checks using a certified calibration gas cell or test cell which is functionally equivalent to a known gas concentration. The zero check may be performed by computing the zero value from upscale measurements or by mechanically producing a zero condition.

     (c) For continuous monitoring systems measuring opacity of emissions, minimum procedures include a method for producing a simulated zero opacity condition and an upscale (span) opacity condition using a certified neutral density filter or other related technique to produce a known obscuration of the light beam. These procedures must provide a system check of the analyzer internal optical surfaces and all electronic circuitry, including the lamp and photodetector assembly.

     2.  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 1, the Director shall not approve an alternative method or equivalent method to determine compliance with a standard or emission limitation contained in Part 60, 61 or 63 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations for:

     (a) An emission unit that is subject to a testing requirement pursuant to Part 60, 61 or 63 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations; or

     (b) An affected source.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. part § 2.17.4, eff. 12-4-76; § 2.17.4.1, eff. 12-4-76; A 12-15-77; §§ 2.17.4.2 & 2.17.4.3, eff. 12-4-76]—(NAC A by R065-03, 10-30-2003)

      NAC 445B.263  Monitoring systems: Frequency of operation. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.225)  Except for system breakdowns, repairs, calibration checks, and zero and span adjustments required by NAC 445B.261, all continuous monitoring systems must be in continuous operation and meet minimum frequency of operation requirements as follows:

     1.  All continuous monitoring systems referred to in NAC 445B.259 and 445B.260 for measuring opacity of emissions must complete a minimum of one cycle of operation (sampling, analyzing and data recording) for each successive 10-second period.

     2.  All continuous monitoring systems referred to in NAC 445B.259 for measuring oxides of nitrogen, sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide or oxygen must complete a minimum of one cycle of operation (sampling, analyzing and data recording) for each successive 15-minute period.

     3.  All continuous monitoring systems referred to in NAC 445B.260, except opacity, must complete a minimum of one cycle of operation (sampling, analyzing and data recording) for each successive 1-hour period.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 2.17.5-2.17.5.3, eff. 12-4-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.690)

      NAC 445B.264  Monitoring systems: Recordation of data. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.225)

     1.  Owners or operators of all continuous monitoring systems for the measurement of opacity shall reduce all data to 6-minute averages and for systems other than opacity to 1-hour averages.

     2.  For systems other than opacity, 1-hour averages must be computed from four or more data points equally spaced over each 1-hour period.

     3.  Data recorded during periods of system breakdowns, repairs, calibration checks, and zero and span adjustments must not be included in the data averages computed under this section. An arithmetic or integrated average of all calibrated data must be used. The data output of all continuous monitoring systems may be recorded in reduced or nonreduced form, e.g., ppm pollutant and percent O2 or lb/million Btu of pollutant.

     4.  All excess emissions must be converted into units of the standard using the applicable conversion procedures specified in NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive. After conversion into units of the standard, the data may be rounded to the same number of significant digits used in those sections to specify the applicable standard, e.g., rounded to the nearest 1 percent opacity.

     5.  As used in this section, “calibrated data” means data which is precise and accurate within a stated acceptance criteria for the instrument.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 2.17.8, eff. 12-4-76]—(NAC A 10-22-87; R118-00, 9-25-2000; R040-10, 7-22-2010)

      NAC 445B.265  Monitoring systems: Records; reports. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.225)

     1.  Any owner or operator subject to the provisions of NAC 445B.256 to 445B.267, inclusive, shall maintain records of the occurrence and duration of any start-up, shutdown or malfunction in the operation of an affected facility and any malfunction of the air pollution control equipment or any periods during which a continuous monitoring system or monitoring device is inoperative.

     2.  Each owner or operator required to install a continuous monitoring system shall submit a written report of excess emissions to the Director for every calendar quarter. All quarterly reports must be postmarked by the 30th day following the end of each calendar quarter and must include the following information:

     (a) The magnitude of excess emissions computed in accordance with NAC 445B.256 to 445B.267, inclusive, any conversion factors used, and the date and time of commencement and completion of each time period of excess emissions.

     (b) Specific identification of each period of excess emissions that occurs during start-ups, shutdowns and malfunctions of the affected facility.

     (c) The nature and cause of any malfunction, if known, the corrective action taken or preventative measures adopted.

     (d) Specific identification of each period during which the continuous monitoring system was inoperative, except for zero and span checks, and the nature of any repairs or adjustments that were made.

Ê When no excess emissions have occurred and the continuous monitoring system has not been inoperative, repaired or adjusted, such information must be included in the report.

     3.  Any owner or operator subject to the provisions of NAC 445B.256 to 445B.267, inclusive, shall maintain a file of all measurements, including:

     (a) Continuous monitoring systems, monitoring devices and performance testing measurements;

     (b) All continuous monitoring system performance evaluations;

     (c) All continuous monitoring systems or monitoring device calibration checks;

     (d) Adjustments and maintenance performed on these systems or devices; and

     (e) All other information required by NAC 445B.256 to 445B.267, inclusive, recorded in a permanent form suitable for inspection.

Ê The file must be retained for at least 2 years following the date of the measurements, maintenance, reports and records.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 2.16.2-2.16.4, eff. 12-4-76]—(NAC A 7-2-84)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.692)

      NAC 445B.267  Alternative monitoring procedures or requirements. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.225)

     1.  Upon written application by an owner or operator, the Director may approve alternatives to any monitoring procedures or requirements of NAC 445B.256 to 445B.267, inclusive, including, but not limited to, the following:

     (a) Alternative monitoring requirements when installation of a continuous monitoring system or monitoring device specified by those sections would not provide accurate measurements due to liquid water or other interferences caused by substances with the effluent gases.

     (b) Alternative monitoring requirements when the affected facility is infrequently operated.

     (c) Alternative monitoring requirements to accommodate continuous monitoring systems that require additional measurements to correct for stack moisture conditions.

     (d) Alternative locations for installing continuous monitoring systems or monitoring devices when the owner or operator can demonstrate that installation at alternate locations will enable accurate and representative measurements.

     (e) Alternative methods of converting regulated air pollutant concentration measurements to units of the standards.

     (f) Alternative procedures for performing daily checks of zero and span drift that do not involve use of span gases or test cells.

     (g) Alternatives to the test methods of the American Society for Testing and Materials or sampling procedures specified by any provision of NAC 445B.256 to 445B.267, inclusive.

     (h) Alternative continuous monitoring systems that do not meet the design or performance requirements in Performance Specification 1, Appendix B of 40 C.F.R. Part 60, but adequately demonstrate a definite and consistent relationship between their measurements and the measurements of opacity by a system complying with the requirements in Performance Specification 1. The Director may require that such demonstration be performed for each affected facility.

     (i) Alternative monitoring requirements when the effluent from a single affected facility or the combined effluent from two or more affected facilities are released to the atmosphere through more than one point.

     2.  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 1, the Director shall not approve an alternative method or equivalent method to determine compliance with a standard or emission limitation contained in Part 60, 61 or 63 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations for:

     (a) An emission unit that is subject to a testing requirement pursuant to Part 60, 61 or 63 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations; or

     (b) An affected source.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 2.17.9-2.17.9.7, eff. 12-4-76; § 2.17.9.8, eff. 12-4-76; A 12-15-77]—(NAC A 10-30-95; R065-03, 10-30-2003)

      NAC 445B.271  Use of alternative method or equivalent method to determine compliance with permit. (NRS 445B.210)  An alternative method or an equivalent method may be used to determine compliance with a standard, requirement or condition for a permit that is required pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §§ 7401 to 7671q, inclusive, if it is first approved by the Administrator.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 3-29-94, eff. 1-11-96; A 10-30-95, eff. 1-11-96)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.6945)

      NAC 445B.273  Schedules for compliance. (NRS 445B.210)

     1.  All new and existing stationary sources must comply with NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive. Existing stationary sources are in compliance with those sections and may continue to operate under the provisions of their approved compliance schedules, which may be amended from time to time.

     2.  Compliance schedules must contain specific progress steps that will be taken toward achieving compliance.

     3.  The Commission may require periodic reports on each phase of progress under approved compliance schedules. Failure at any phase to make diligent and reasonable progress toward compliance with the approved compliance schedule is an unreasonable delay and subjects the operator of the stationary source to administrative fines as provided in NAC 445B.281.

     4.  In approving compliance schedules, the Commission will take into consideration the social and economic effect of the schedule, including, but not limited to, its effect on the availability of fuels, energy, transportation and employment.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 2.9.1-2.9.4, eff. 11-7-75]—(NAC R 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94; A 10-30-95; R040-10, 7-22-2010)

      NAC 445B.275  Violations: Acts constituting; notice. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300, 445B.450)

     1.  Failure to comply with any requirement of NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, any applicable requirement or any condition of an operating permit constitutes a violation. As required by NRS 445B.450, the Director shall issue a written notice of an alleged violation to any owner or operator for any violation, including, but not limited to:

     (a) Failure to apply for and obtain an operating permit;

     (b) Failure to construct a stationary source in accordance with the application for an operating permit as approved by the Director;

     (c) Failure to construct or operate a stationary source in accordance with any condition of an operating permit;

     (d) Commencing construction or modification of a stationary source without applying for and receiving an operating permit or a modification of an operating permit as required by NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3497, inclusive, or a mercury operating permit to construct as required by NAC 445B.3611 to 445B.3689, inclusive;

     (e) Failure to comply with any requirement for recordkeeping, monitoring, reporting or compliance certification contained in an operating permit; or

     (f) Failure to pay fees as required by NAC 445B.327 or 445B.3689.

     2.  The written notice must specify the provision of NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, the condition of the operating permit or the applicable requirement that is being violated.

     3.  Written notice shall be deemed to have been served if delivered to the person to whom addressed or if sent by registered or certified mail to the last known address of the person.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 2.3.1 & 2.9.5-2.9.7, eff. 11-7-75; + § 13.1.8, eff. 11-7-75; A 12-15-77]—(NAC A 8-22-86; 10-22-87; 12-8-89; 12-13-93; 10-30-95; R103-02, 12-17-2002; R189-05, 5-4-2006; R040-10, 7-22-2010)

      NAC 445B.277  Stop orders. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  The Director shall issue a stop order if:

     (a) The proposed construction, installation, alterations or establishment will not be in accordance with the provisions of the plans, specifications and other design material required to be submitted as part of the application for an operating permit and approved by the Director as a condition of the operating permit; or

     (b) The design material or the construction itself is of such a nature that it patently cannot bring the stationary source into compliance with NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive.

     2.  A stop order may be issued at any time by the Director upon his or her determination that there has been a violation of any of the provisions of NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, any applicable requirement or any condition of the operating permit.

     3.  A person served with a stop order:

     (a) Shall immediately stop all activities specified in the stop order.

     (b) May apply for its revocation at any time, setting forth the facts upon which he or she believes that the reasons for the issuance of the stop order no longer exist. If the Director finds that the reasons for the issuance of the stop order no longer exist, the Director shall withdraw the order promptly. If the Director finds that the reasons for the issuance of the stop order still exist, or that other reasons exist for continuing a stop order in effect, the Director shall, within 24 hours, serve a written statement of his or her reasons for so finding.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 3.3.1-3.3.5, eff. 11-7-75]—(NAC A 10-22-87; 9-19-90; 12-13-93; 10-30-95; R189-05, 5-4-2006; R040-10, 7-22-2010)

      NAC 445B.279  Appeal of Director’s decision: Application forms. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.360)  Application forms for an appeal under NRS 445B.360 must be obtained from the Director.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 2.10.4, eff. 11-7-75]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.698)

      NAC 445B.281  Violations: Classification; administrative fines. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.470, 445B.640)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, any violation of the provisions of those sections is classified as a major violation, and a fine up to $10,000 per day per violation may be levied.

     2.  For Class II and Class III sources, violations of NAC 445B.22037, 445B.22067, 445B.2207, 445B.22087, subsections 3 and 4 of NAC 445B.232, subsection 8 of NAC 445B.252, subsection 2 of NAC 445B.265, paragraph (e) of subsection 1 of NAC 445B.275 and NAC 445B.331 are classified as minor or lesser violations, unless there are four or more violations of any one of those sections by a person, occurring within a period of 60 consecutive months.

     3.  The schedule of fines for minor violations is as follows:

 

 

First

Second

     Third

 

Offense

Offense

    Offense

 

 

 

 

NAC 445B.22037, fugitive dust.......................................

            $500

      $1,000

     $2,000

NAC 445B.22067, open burning.....................................

              250

           500

       1,000

NAC 445B.2207, incinerator burning...............................

              250

           500

       1,000

NAC 445B.22087, odors................................................

              250

           500

       1,000

Subsection 3 or 4 of NAC 445B.232, reporting of excess emissions....................................................................

              250

           500

       1,000

Subsection 8 of NAC 445B.252, testing and sampling reporting.....................................................................

              250

           500

       1,000

Subsection 2 of NAC 445B.265, reporting of monitoring systems.......................................................................

              250

           500

       1,000

Paragraph (e) of subsection 1 of NAC 445B.275, recordkeeping, monitoring, reporting or compliance certification.................................................................

              250

           500

       1,000

NAC 445B.331, change of location.................................

              250

           500

       1,000

 

     4.  All minor violations become major violations upon the occurrence of the fourth violation of the same section within a period of 60 consecutive months.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 2.8.1-2.8.4, eff. 11-7-75; A 12-4-76]—(NAC A 10-22-87; 12-8-89; 12-13-93; R040-01, 10-25-2001; R103-02, 12-17-2002; R064-03, 10-30-2003; R198-03, 4-26-2004; R189-05, 5-4-2006; R142-07, 4-17-2008; R040-10, 7-22-2010)

      NAC 445B.283  Violations: Manner of paying fines. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.640)

     1.  The amount of the specified fine, in accordance with the schedule of fines for minor violations, must be submitted within 10 days after service of the notice upon the violator.

     2.  Cashier’s checks, certified checks, money orders or personal checks must be made payable to the State of Nevada and must be sent to the State Environmental Commission, 901 South Stewart Street, Suite 4001, Carson City, Nevada 89701-5249.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 2.8.5.1 & 2.8.5.2, eff. 11-7-75; A 12-4-76]—(NAC A 10-22-87; 9-19-90; 11-23-92)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.700)

Operating Permits Generally

      NAC 445B.287  Operating permits: General requirements; exception; restrictions on transfers. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2 and in NAC 445B.288, an operating permit, operating permit to construct or permit to construct is required for each stationary source and:

     (a) If a stationary source is a Class I source:

          (1) A revision of the operating permit or the permit to construct is required pursuant to the requirements of NAC 445B.3425, 445B.344 or 445B.3441 before the stationary source may be modified; or

          (2) A revision of the operating permit to construct is required pursuant to the requirements of paragraph (a) of subsection 1 of NAC 445B.3361 before the stationary source may be modified,

Ê as appropriate.

     (b) If a stationary source is a Class II source, a revision of the operating permit or the permit to construct is required pursuant to the requirements of NAC 445B.3465 before the stationary source may be modified.

     (c) If a stationary source is a Class III source, a revision of the operating permit is required pursuant to the requirements of NAC 445B.3493 before the stationary source may be modified.

     (d) If a stationary source maintains one or more thermal units that emit mercury, the owner or operator of a thermal unit that emits mercury shall comply with the provisions set forth in NAC 445B.3611 to 445B.3689, inclusive.

     2.  A Class I source is not subject to the provisions of subparagraph (1) of paragraph (a) of subsection 1 if the source is not a major source, an affected source or a solid waste incineration unit required to obtain a permit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 7429(e). For a Class I source which is not a major source and which subsequently becomes subject to a standard or other requirement under 42 U.S.C. § 7411 or 7412, the Administrator will determine whether to exempt the source from the requirement to obtain a Class I operating permit at the time that the new standard is adopted.

     3.  The owner or operator of a stationary source may apply for and obtain only one Class IV operating permit for the stationary source. If the owner or operator of a stationary source is subject to more than one area source requirement or standard set forth in 40 C.F.R. Part 63, as adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221, the owner or operator must apply for and obtain a Class I, Class II or Class III operating permit, as appropriate.

     4.  An operating permit, operating permit to construct or permit to construct may not be transferred from one owner or piece of equipment to another. An owner or operator may apply for an administrative amendment reflecting a change of ownership or the name of the stationary source for the effective time remaining on the original operating permit pursuant to NAC 445B.319.

     5.  As used in this section:

     (a) “Permit to construct” means a document issued and signed by the Director before November 1, 1995, certifying that:

          (1) Adequate empirical data for a stationary source has been received and constitutes approval of location; or

          (2) All portions of NAC 445B.305 to 445B.314, inclusive, and 445B.3395, and any other provisions of NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, have been complied with and constitute approval of location and for construction.

     (b) “Thermal unit that emits mercury” has the meaning ascribed to it in NAC 445B.3643.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 3.1.1-3.1.3, eff. 11-7-75; A 12-15-77; § 3.1.9, eff. 11-7-75; A 12-4-76]—(NAC A 7-29-82; 10-22-87; 12-15-88; 12-13-93; 10-30-95; R105-97, 3-5-98; R117-00, 6-1-2001; R040-01, 10-25-2001; R103-02, 12-17-2002; R125-04, 9-24-2004; R189-05, 5-4-2006; R162-06, 9-18-2006; R040-10, 7-22-2010; R014-11, 10-26-2011)

      NAC 445B.288  Operating permits: Exemptions from requirements; insignificant activities. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  The following categories of sources are not required to obtain an operating permit:

     (a) A source that would otherwise be required to obtain an operating permit solely because it is subject to 40 C.F.R. Part 60, Subpart AAA, Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters.

     (b) A source that would otherwise be required to obtain an operating permit solely because it is subject to 40 C.F.R. Part 61, Subpart M, National Emission Standard for Asbestos, section 61.145.

     (c) Agricultural equipment used in the normal operation of a farm, other than agricultural equipment which is classified as, or located at, a source for which a permit is required under Title V of the Act or which is subject to any standard set forth in 40 C.F.R. Part 60 or 61.

     2.  The following emission units are considered to be insignificant activities unless the emission unit is otherwise subject to another specific applicable requirement, including, without limitation, any requirement or standard set forth in 40 C.F.R. Part 60, 61 or 63:

     (a) Any equipment or other contrivance used exclusively for the processing of food for human consumption.

     (b) An incinerator which has a rated burning capacity that is less than 25 pounds per hour.

     (c) An emission unit that has a maximum allowable throughput or batch load rate of less than 50 pounds per hour, unless the emission unit directly emits, or has the potential to emit, a hazardous air pollutant.

     (d) A storage container for petroleum liquid, or a storage facility for volatile organic liquid, that has a capacity of less than 40,000 gallons.

     (e) Except as otherwise provided in paragraphs (f), (g) and (h), air-conditioning equipment or fuel-burning equipment that, individually, has a rating which is:

          (1) Less than 4,000,000 Btu’s per hour; or

          (2) Equal to or greater than 4,000,000 Btu’s per hour if the equipment operates less than 100 hours per calendar year.

     (f) A portable internal combustion engine that has a rating for output which is:

          (1) Less than 500 horsepower; or

          (2) Equal to or greater than 500 horsepower if the engine operates less than 100 hours per calendar year.

     (g) A stationary internal combustion engine that has a rating for output which is:

          (1) Less than 250 horsepower; or

          (2) Equal to or greater than 250 horsepower if the engine operates less than 100 hours per calendar year.

     (h) An emergency generator. Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, an emergency generator qualifies as an insignificant activity pursuant to this paragraph only if the emergency generator is an internal combustion engine that is used to generate electrical power to maintain essential operations during unplanned electrical power outages. An emergency generator that is owned or operated by a stationary source and whose potential to emit is calculated on the basis of less than 500 hours of operation does not qualify as an insignificant activity.

     3.  If an emission unit is considered an insignificant activity and is subject to a limitation on its hours of operation pursuant to subsection 2, the owner or operator of the emission unit shall maintain an operating log of the hours of operation of the emission unit. The operating log must be maintained at the site of the emission unit and made available to the Director upon his or her request. The owner or operator shall retain the operating log for not less than 5 years.

     4.  The Director may, upon written request and a satisfactory demonstration by an applicant, approve an emission unit as an insignificant activity if the emission unit is not otherwise subject to another specific applicable requirement, including, without limitation, any requirement or standard set forth in 40 C.F.R. Part 60, 61 or 63. To be approved as an insignificant activity, an emission unit must meet the following criteria:

     (a) The operation of the emission unit, not considering controls or limits on production, type of materials processed, combusted or stored, or hours of operation, will not result in:

          (1) Emissions of a hazardous air pollutant that exceed 1 pound per hour or 1,000 pounds per year, as appropriate;

          (2) Emissions of regulated air pollutants that exceed 4,000 pounds per year;

          (3) Emissions of regulated air pollutants that exceed any other limitation on emissions pursuant to any other applicable requirement; or

          (4) Emissions of regulated air pollutants that adversely impact public health or safety, or exceed any ambient air quality standards; and

     (b) The emissions from the emission unit are not relied on to avoid any other applicable requirements.

Ê If there are multiple emission units, the Director may, after considering the impact of the combined emissions of multiple emission units, determine whether to approve one or more of the specific emission units as an insignificant activity.

     5.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 445B.094, emissions from insignificant activities, as determined pursuant to this section, must be included in any determination of whether a stationary source is a major source.

     6.  A stationary source is not required to obtain an operating permit pursuant to NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, for any emission unit determined to be an insignificant activity in accordance with this section, as long as the stationary source is not otherwise subject to any other requirement to obtain an operating permit under Title V of the Act. Such an exclusion from the requirements relating to permitting is not an exclusion or exemption from any other requirement set forth in NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, relating to the operation of the emission unit determined to be an insignificant activity.

     7.  A stationary source which consists solely of insignificant activities as determined pursuant to this section and which is not otherwise subject to any other requirement to obtain an operating permit under Title V of the Act is not required to obtain an operating permit to operate as a stationary source. Such an exclusion from the requirements relating to permitting is not an exclusion or exemption from any other requirement set forth in NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, relating to the operation of the stationary source or any insignificant activity that is a part of the stationary source.

     8.  The provisions of this section do not apply to a thermal unit that emits mercury.

     9.  As used in this section, “thermal unit that emits mercury” has the meaning ascribed to it in NAC 445B.3643.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 3.1.8, eff. 11-7-75]—(NAC A 10-22-87; 12-8-89; 9-19-90; 11-23-92; 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94; 3-29-94, eff. 11-15-94; 10-30-95; R117-00, 6-1-2001; R189-05, 5-4-2006; R142-07, 4-17-2008)

      NAC 445B.2915  Informal review of proposed new major source or proposed modification of existing major source. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  An owner or operator of a proposed new major source or an existing major source for which the owner or operator proposes a modification may, before the owner or operator submits an application for an operating permit or an operating permit to construct for the proposed new major source or for the modification of the existing major source, submit a written request to the Director for an informal review of the proposed new major source or modification of the existing major source. In conducting the informal review, the Director may provide advice or other assistance to the owner or operator concerning the preparation of a draft application for the operating permit or operating permit to construct.

     2.  A written request for an informal review submitted pursuant to subsection 1 must include:

     (a) A draft application for an operating permit or operating permit to construct for the proposed major source or modification of the existing major source;

     (b) The fee for conducting the informal review specified in NAC 445B.327; and

     (c) Any other information concerning the proposed new major source or modification of the existing major source required by the Director.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R154-06, 11-13-2006, eff. 1-1-2007)

      NAC 445B.295  Application: General requirements. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 445B.33637 and 445B.352, an application for an operating permit must include:

     1.  Information to identify the applicant, including the name and address of the company or the name and address of the plant if different from that of the company, the name of the owner of the company and the owner’s agent, and the name and telephone number of the manager of the plant or another appropriate person to contact;

     2.  A description of the stationary source’s processes and products by Standard Industrial Classification Code, including any processes and products associated with an alternative operating scenario identified by the owner or operator;

     3.  A description of the fuels, fuel use and raw materials to be used and the rates of production and operating schedules for each emission unit which is a part of the stationary source;

     4.  An identification and a description of any equipment for the control of air pollution and any devices or activities for monitoring compliance with emission limitations;

     5.  Limitations on the operation of the stationary source or any standards for work practices which affect emissions for all regulated air pollutants at the stationary source;

     6.  An explanation of any proposed exemption from any applicable requirement;

     7.  The location of any records that the applicant must keep pursuant to the requirements of the operating permit, if the records are kept at a location other than the emitting facility; and

     8.  Other specific information that the Director determines is necessary to carry out, enforce and determine the applicability of all legal requirements.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 1-11-96; A 10-30-95, eff. 1-11-96; 5-3-96; A by R117-00, 6-1-2001; R103-02, 12-17-2002; R125-04, 9-24-2004; R139-06, 9-18-2006; R014-11, 10-26-2011)

      NAC 445B.296  Application: Requests for inclusion of additional provisions. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  If an applicant for an operating permit requests the inclusion of:

     1.  Provisions for alternative operating scenarios, the application must:

     (a) Define each scenario;

     (b) Demonstrate that each scenario will comply with each applicable requirement or relevant requirement of NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive;

     (c) Contain proposed conditions of the permit which will ensure compliance with any applicable requirements, including a requirement for contemporaneous log entries each time the stationary source changes from one scenario to another; and

     (d) Contain any additional information that the Director determines is necessary to process the application.

     2.  A federally enforceable emissions cap, the application must:

     (a) State each applicable requirement that the applicant seeks to avoid;

     (b) Demonstrate that the applicant will comply with any applicable requirements that the applicant does not avoid with the federally enforceable emissions cap;

     (c) Contain proposed conditions of the operating permit which will ensure compliance with any applicable requirement; and

     (d) Contain any additional information that the Director determines is necessary to process the application.

     3.  A provision regarding trading increases and decreases of emissions pursuant to a federally enforceable emissions cap, as set forth in subsection 2, the application must contain:

     (a) Proposed replicable procedures and conditions of the operating permit that ensure that the trades of emissions are quantifiable and enforceable; and

     (b) Any additional information that the Director determines is necessary to process the application.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 1-11-96; A 10-30-95, eff. 1-11-96)

      NAC 445B.297  Application: Submission; certification; additional information. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  An applicant for an operating permit must:

     (a) Submit an application to the Director on the appropriate form provided by the Director. A responsible official of the stationary source must certify that, based on information and belief formed after a reasonable inquiry, the statements in the application for the operating permit are true, accurate and complete.

     (b) Submit supplementary facts or corrected information upon discovery.

     (c) Provide any additional information, in writing, that the Director requests within the time specified in the Director’s request.

     2.  In addition to the requirements set forth in subsection 1, an applicant for a Class I operating permit must submit a copy of the application directly to the Administrator. The provisions of this subsection do not apply to applications for operating permits to construct that are subject to NAC 445B.33637.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94; A 10-30-95; R125-04, 9-24-2004; R189-05, 5-4-2006; R139-06, 9-18-2006)

      NAC 445B.298  Application: Official date of submittal. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 445B.3364, 445B.3395, 445B.3457, 445B.3487, 445B.3524 or 445B.3683, the official date of submittal of an application for:

     1.  An operating permit;

     2.  An operating permit to construct;

     3.  A revision of an existing operating permit; or

     4.  A revision of an existing operating permit to construct,

Ê is the date on which the Director determines that the application is complete.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. §§ 3.1.4 & 3.1.7, eff. 11-7-75]—(NAC A 10-22-87; 9-19-90; 12-13-93; R105-97, 3-5-98; R198-03, 4-26-2004; R125-04, 9-24-2004; R162-06, 9-18-2006; R040-10, 7-22-2010; R014-11, 10-26-2011)

      NAC 445B.305  Operating permits: Imposition of more stringent standards for emissions. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  The Director may impose standards for emissions on a proposed stationary source that are more stringent than those found in NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, as a condition of approving an operating permit for the proposed stationary source.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 9-19-90; A 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94; 10-30-95; R040-10, 7-22-2010)

      NAC 445B.308  Prerequisites and conditions for issuance of certain operating permits; compliance with applicable state implementation plan. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  Except for a Class IV operating permit, in any area designated as attainment or unclassifiable for a regulated air pollutant, before an operating permit or a revision of an operating permit may be issued:

     (a) For a new or modified stationary source;

     (b) For a plantwide applicability limitation; or

     (c) To allow a plantwide applicability limitation to expire and not be renewed,

Ê in accordance with NAC 445B.308 to 445B.314, inclusive, the applicant must submit to the Director an environmental evaluation and any other information the Director determines is necessary to make an independent air quality impact assessment.

     2.  The Director shall not issue an operating permit or a revision of an operating permit for any stationary source if the environmental evaluation submitted by the applicant shows, or if the Director determines, in accordance with the provisions of this section, that the stationary source:

     (a) Will prevent the attainment and maintenance of the state or national ambient air quality standards. For the purposes of this paragraph, only those ambient air quality standards that have been established in NAC 445B.22097 need to be considered in the environmental evaluation.

     (b) Will cause a violation of the applicable state implementation plan.

     (c) Will cause a violation of any applicable requirement.

     (d) Will not comply with subsection 4.

     3.  The Director shall not issue an operating permit or a revision of an operating permit for any stationary source if the Director determines, in accordance with subsection 3 of NAC 445B.311, that the degree of emission limitation required for control of an air pollutant under this section is affected by that amount of the stack height of any source as exceeds good engineering practice stack height, including a good engineering practice stack height demonstrated by a fluid model or a field study approved by the Director in accordance with paragraph (c) of subsection 1 of NAC 445B.083, or any other dispersion technique.

     4.  To be issued an operating permit or a revision of an operating permit, the owner or operator of a major stationary source or major modification, as those terms are defined in 40 C.F.R. § 51.165, who proposes to construct in an area designated nonattainment for the regulated air pollutant or pollutants for which the stationary source or modification is major must:

     (a) Comply with the provisions of 40 C.F.R. § 51.165, as adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221.

     (b) Adopt as an emission limitation for the stationary source the lowest achievable emission rate for each nonattainment regulated air pollutant from the stationary source.

     (c) Demonstrate that all other stationary sources within this State which are owned, operated or controlled by the applicant are in compliance or on a schedule of compliance with NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, and all other applicable requirements and conditions of the permit.

     (d) Conduct an analysis of any anticipated impact on visibility in any federal Class I area which may be caused by emissions from the stationary source.

     (e) Conduct an analysis of alternative sites, sizes, processes of production and techniques for environmental control for the proposed stationary source. Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, the analysis must demonstrate that the benefits of the proposed stationary source significantly outweigh the detrimental environmental and social effects that will result from its location, construction or modification. If the major stationary source or major modification proposes to locate in an area designated as marginal nonattainment for ozone, the analysis must demonstrate an offset ratio of 1.2 to 1 for volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides. For the purposes of this paragraph, a stationary source which is major for volatile organic compounds or nitrogen oxides shall be deemed major for ozone if the proposed location of the major stationary source or major modification is in an area designated as nonattainment for ozone.

     (f) Comply with one of the following:

          (1) Sufficient offsets in emissions must be obtained by the time the proposed stationary source begins operation to ensure that the total allowable emissions of each nonattainment regulated air pollutant from the existing stationary sources in the area, those stationary sources in the area which have received their respective permits and the proposed stationary source will be sufficiently less than the total emissions from the existing stationary sources and those stationary sources in the area which have received their respective permits before the proposed stationary source applies for its operating permit or a revision of an operating permit, in order to achieve reasonable further progress; or

          (2) If the major stationary source or major modification is located in a zone identified by the Administrator as one to be targeted for economic development, the owner or operator must demonstrate that the emission from the stationary source will not cause or contribute to emissions levels which exceed the allowance permitted for a regulated air pollutant for the nonattainment area.

Ê For the purposes of this paragraph, offsets must comply with the provisions of Appendix S of 40 C.F.R. Part 51, as adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221, and be coordinated with the appropriate local agency for the control of air pollution.

     5.  To be issued an operating permit or a revision of an operating permit, the owner or operator of a major stationary source or major modification who proposes to construct in any area designated as attainment or unclassifiable under 42 U.S.C. § 7407(d) must comply with the provisions of 40 C.F.R. § 52.21, as adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221.

     6.  The Director may impose any reasonable conditions on his or her approval, including conditions requiring the owner or operator of the stationary source to:

     (a) Conduct monitoring of the quality of the ambient air at the facility site for a reasonable period before the commencement of construction or modification and for any specified period after operation has begun at the stationary source; and

     (b) Meet standards for emissions that are more stringent than those found in NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive.

     7.  If a proposed stationary source located on contiguous property is constructed or modified in phases which individually are not subject to review as provided in NAC 445B.308 to 445B.314, inclusive, all phases occurring since November 7, 1975, must be added together for determining the applicability of those sections.

     8.  Approval and issuance of an operating permit or a revision of an operating permit for any stationary source does not affect the responsibilities of the owner or owners to comply with any other portion of the applicable state implementation plan.

     9.  As used in this section:

     (a) “Lowest achievable emission rate” has the meaning ascribed to it in 40 C.F.R. § 51.165, as adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221.

     (b) “Offset ratio” means the percentage by which a reduction in an emission must exceed the corresponding increase in that emission.

     (c) “Reasonable further progress” means the annual incremental reductions in emissions of the relevant regulated air pollutant that are required by 42 U.S.C. §§ 7501 to 7515, inclusive, or are required by the Administrator to ensure attainment of the applicable standard for national ambient air quality by the applicable date.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 13.1.1, eff. 11-7-75; A 8-28-79; § 13.1.3, eff. 11-7-75; A 8-28-79; 2-28-80; §§ 13.1.4-13.1.7, eff. 11-7-75]—(NAC A 10-22-87; 9-19-90; 11-23-92; 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94; 3-29-94, eff. 11-15-94; 10-30-95; R105-97, 3-5-98; R103-02, 12-17-2002; R125-04, 9-24-2004; R096-05, 10-31-2005; R139-06 & R151-06, 9-18-2006; R142-07, 4-17-2008; R014-11, 10-26-2011; R042-13, 12-23-2013)

      NAC 445B.310  Environmental evaluation: Applicable sources and other subjects; exemption. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  An applicant for an operating permit, a revision to an operating permit or a request for a change of location, which is not subject to the provisions of 40 C.F.R. § 52.21, as adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221, must submit with the application an environmental evaluation for:

     (a) A new stationary source which emits, or has the potential to emit, greater than 25 tons of a regulated air pollutant per year;

     (b) A modification to an existing stationary source that meets the following criteria:

          (1) The existing stationary source has the potential to emit greater than 25 tons of a regulated air pollutant per year; and

          (2) The proposed modification has the potential to emit greater than 10 tons of a regulated air pollutant per year;

     (c) The approval of a plantwide applicability limitation or the approval to allow a plantwide applicability limitation to expire and not be renewed; or

     (d) Upon written notice from the Director, any other source or combination of sources.

     2.  An owner or operator of a Class II source may request an exemption from the requirement to submit an environmental evaluation with the application. Within 30 days after receipt of a written request for an exemption, the Director shall grant or deny the request and notify the owner or operator in writing of his or her determination. If such an exemption is granted, the Director shall perform the environmental evaluation.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 13.3, eff. 11-7-75; A 12-15-77; renumbered as § 13.2, 8-28-79; § 13.3.1, eff. 11-7-75; A 12-15-77; renumbered as § 3.2.1, 8-28-79; § 13.3.2, eff. 11-7-75; A 12-15-77; renumbered as § 13.2.2, 8-28-79; § 13.3.3, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 13.2.3, 8-28-79]—(NAC A 9-19-90; R 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94; A 10-30-95; R105-97, 3-5-98; R125-04, 9-24-2004; R096-05, 10-31-2005; R139-06, 9-18-2006)

      NAC 445B.311  Environmental evaluation: Contents; consideration of good engineering practice stack height. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  An environmental evaluation which is required for a new or modified stationary source pursuant to NAC 445B.308 to 445B.314, inclusive, or as required by the Director must contain a careful and detailed assessment of the environmental aspects of the proposed stationary source and must also contain:

     (a) The name and address of the applicant;

     (b) The name, address and location of the stationary source;

     (c) A description of the proposed stationary source, including the normal hours of operation of the facility and the general types of activities to be performed;

     (d) A map showing the location of the stationary source and the topography of the area, including existing principal streets, roads and highways within 3 miles of the stationary source;

     (e) A site plan showing the location and height of buildings on the site;

     (f) Any additional information or documentation which the Director deems necessary to determine the effect of the stationary source on the quality of the ambient air, including measured data on the quality of the ambient air and meteorological conditions at the proposed site before construction or modification; and

     (g) A dispersion analysis of each regulated air pollutant.

     2.  Where approval is sought for stationary sources to be constructed in phases, the information required by subsection 1 must be submitted for each phase of the construction project.

     3.  An environmental evaluation must also consider good engineering practice stack height. If the Director considers an analysis of a source based on a good engineering practice stack height that exceeds the height specified in paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection 1 of NAC 445B.083, the Director shall:

     (a) Notify the public of the availability of the demonstration study performed pursuant to paragraph (c) of subsection 1 of NAC 445B.083; and

     (b) Provide an opportunity for a public hearing on the demonstration study in accordance with the requirements for a Class I operating permit set forth in subsections 7, 9 and 10 of NAC 445B.3395.

     4.  A dispersion analysis used to determine the location and estimated value of the highest concentration of each regulated air pollutant must include:

     (a) A dispersion model based on the applicable models, bases and other requirements specified in the “Guideline on Air Quality Models,” which is Appendix W of 40 C.F.R. Part 51, as adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221, except that the Director may authorize the modification of a model specified in the “Guideline on Air Quality Models” or the use of a model not included in the “Guideline on Air Quality Models” if the Director:

          (1) Determines that the modification or use is appropriate;

          (2) Obtains written approval of the modification or use from the Administrator; and

          (3) Provides notice of and establishes a 30-day period for comment in accordance with the applicable provisions of NAC 445B.3364, 445B.3395, 445B.3447, 445B.3457 or 445B.3477;

     (b) A narrative report describing:

          (1) If applicable, assumptions and premises used in the analysis, including, without limitation:

               (I) Model options chosen;

               (II) Urban versus rural selection;

               (III) Background concentrations;

               (IV) Characterization of emission sources as point, area or volume;

               (V) Emission discharge points; and

               (VI) Rate of emission from each emission unit; and

          (2) The geographic area considered in the analysis, including, without limitation, information concerning:

               (I) The nearest significant terrain features;

               (II) The receptor grid or grids; and

               (III) Restrictions on public access to the stationary source; and

     (c) Valid meteorological information pursuant to the provisions of Appendix W of 40 C.F.R. Part 51, as adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221, which:

          (1) For sources that are not subject to the permitting requirements of 40 C.F.R. § 52.21, as adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221:

               (I) Is site specific, if the information exists pursuant to subsection 1 of this section or subsection 6 of NAC 445B.308, and which covers a period of not less than 1 year;

               (II) Has been obtained from an off-site location representative of the proposed site and which covers a period of not less than 1 year;

               (III) Represents the worst-case meteorological conditions, as approved by the Director for synthetic data; or

               (IV) Has been obtained over the last 5 years at the nearest National Weather Service site; or

          (2) For sources that are subject to the permitting requirements of 40 C.F.R. § 52.21, as adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221, is representative of the source site location and source emissions and which covers a period of not less than 1 year.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 13.4.1, eff. 11-7-75; A 12-15-77; renumbered as § 13.3.1, 8-28-79; § 13.4.1.1, eff. 11-7-75; A 12-15-77; renumbered as § 13.3.1.1, 8-28-79; § 13.4.1.4, eff. 11-7-75; renumbered as § 13.3.1.2, 8-28-79]—(NAC A 10-30-95; R103-02, 12-17-2002; R096-05, 10-31-2005; R151-06, 9-18-2006; R126-10, 12-16-2010; R042-13, 12-23-2013)

      NAC 445B.313  Method for determining maximum heat input: Class I sources. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  For the purposes of determining the effects of Class I sources on the quality of ambient air and determining the applicability of a federally enforceable standard or requirement to an emission unit, the maximum heat input will be determined by:

     1.  Multiplying the maximum fuel rate as determined by the manufacturer by the total calorific value of the fuel as determined by using the appropriate method of ASTM International; or

     2.  An alternative method specified by the Director as a condition contained in the operating permit of the Class I source.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 13.3.4, eff. 12-15-77; renumbered as § 13.2.4, 8-28-79]—(NAC A 9-19-90; 3-29-94, eff. 1-11-96; 10-30-95; R040-01, 10-25-2001; R103-02, 12-17-2002; R142-07, 4-17-2008; R126-10, 12-16-2010)

      NAC 445B.3135  Method for determining heat input: Class II sources. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  For the purposes of determining the effects of a Class II source on the quality of ambient air pursuant to NAC 445B.308, 445B.310 and 445B.311, the heat input is the aggregate heat content of all combusted fuels, or the guaranteed maximum input of the manufacturer or designer of the equipment, whichever is greater. The total heat input of all fuel-burning units in a plant or on the premises must be used to determine the maximum amount of a regulated air pollutant which may be emitted.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R103-02, eff. 12-17-2002)

      NAC 445B.314  Method for determining heat input: Class III and Class IV sources. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  For the purposes of determining the effects of a Class III source or a Class IV source on the quality of ambient air pursuant to NAC 445B.308, 445B.310 and 445B.311, the heat input is the aggregate heat content of all combusted fuels, or the guaranteed maximum input of the manufacturer or designer of the equipment, whichever is greater. The total heat input of all fuel-burning units in a plant or on the premises must be used to determine the maximum amount of a regulated air pollutant which may be emitted.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R103-02, eff. 12-17-2002; A by R014-11, 10-26-2011)

      NAC 445B.315  Contents of operating permits: Exception for operating permits to construct; required conditions. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  Notwithstanding any provision of this section to the contrary, the provisions of this section do not apply to operating permits to construct.

     2.  The Director shall cite the legal authority for each condition contained in an operating permit.

     3.  An operating permit must contain the following conditions:

     (a) The term of the operating permit is 5 years.

     (b) The holder of the operating permit shall retain records of all required monitoring data and supporting information for 5 years after the date of the sample collection, measurement, report or analysis. Supporting information includes all records regarding calibration and maintenance of the monitoring equipment and all original strip-chart recordings for continuous monitoring instrumentation.

     (c) Each of the conditions and requirements of the operating permit is severable, and if any are held invalid, the remaining conditions and requirements continue in effect.

     (d) The holder of the operating permit shall comply with all conditions of the operating permit. Any noncompliance constitutes a violation and is a ground for:

          (1) An action for noncompliance;

          (2) Revising, revoking, reopening and revising, or terminating the operating permit by the Director; or

          (3) Denial of an application for a renewal of the operating permit by the Director.

     (e) The need to halt or reduce activity to maintain compliance with the conditions of the operating permit is not a defense to noncompliance with any condition of the operating permit.

     (f) The Director may revise, revoke and reissue, reopen and revise, or terminate the operating permit for cause.

     (g) The operating permit does not convey any property rights or any exclusive privilege.

     (h) The holder of the operating permit shall provide the Director, in writing and within a reasonable time, with any information that the Director requests to determine whether cause exists for revising, revoking and reissuing, reopening and revising, or terminating the operating permit, or to determine compliance with the conditions of the operating permit.

     (i) The holder of the operating permit shall pay fees to the Director in accordance with the provisions set forth in NAC 445B.327 and 445B.331.

     (j) The holder of the operating permit shall allow the Director or any authorized representative, upon presentation of credentials, to:

          (1) Enter upon the premises of the holder of the operating permit where:

               (I) The stationary source is located;

               (II) Activity related to emissions is conducted; or

               (III) Records are kept pursuant to the conditions of the operating permit;

          (2) Have access to and copy, during normal business hours, any records that are kept pursuant to the conditions of the operating permit;

          (3) Inspect, at reasonable times, any facilities, practices, operations or equipment, including any equipment for monitoring or controlling air pollution, that are regulated or required pursuant to the operating permit; and

          (4) Sample or monitor, at reasonable times, substances or parameters to determine compliance with the conditions of the operating permit or applicable requirements.

     (k) A responsible official of the stationary source shall certify that, based on information and belief formed after a reasonable inquiry, the statements made in any document required to be submitted by any condition of the operating permit are true, accurate and complete.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 1-11-96; A 10-30-95, eff. 1-11-96; R105-97, 3-5-98; R103-02, 12-17-2002; R189-05, 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.318  Operating permits: Requirement for each source; form of application; issuance or denial; posting. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  An operating permit is required for each new or existing stationary source.

     2.  Application for the issuance of an operating permit or a replacement for a lost or damaged operating permit must be submitted in writing to the Director on the exact form provided by the Director.

     3.  An operating permit must be granted if the Director finds from a stack emission test or other appropriate test and other relevant information that use of the stationary source will not result in any violation of the air quality regulations or the provisions of 40 C.F.R. § 52.21 or 40 C.F.R. Parts 60, 61 and 63, adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221.

     4.  A denial of an application for an operating permit must be accompanied by a statement of the reasons for the denial, and, if the Director has relied in his or her decision upon information not contained in the application, the statement of reasons must identify and state the substance of such information.

     5.  Operating permits must be posted conspicuously at or near the stationary source.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. part § 3.4.1 & §§ 3.4.2, 3.4.3, 3.4.5 & 3.4.6, eff. 11-7-75; § 3.4.7, eff. 11-7-75; A 8-28-79]—(NAC A 10-22-87; 12-15-88; 9-19-90; R 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94; A 10-30-95; R189-05, 5-4-2006; R151-06, 9-18-2006)

      NAC 445B.319  Operating permits: Administrative amendment. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  The holder of an operating permit may request or the Director may initiate an administrative amendment of an operating permit to:

     (a) Correct typographical errors;

     (b) Identify a change in the name, address or telephone number of any person identified in the operating permit, or provide a similar minor administrative change at the stationary source;

     (c) Require more frequent monitoring or reporting by the holder of the operating permit;

     (d) Add the serial numbers of specific pieces of equipment which were not available at the time of the issuance of or revision of the operating permit; or

     (e) Allow for a change in ownership or operational control of a stationary source if the Director determines that no other change in the operating permit is necessary. A person who requests an administrative amendment pursuant to this paragraph must submit to the Director a written agreement specifying a date for the transfer of responsibility for the operating permit and an agreement between the current and the new holder of the operating permit regarding insurance coverage and liability.

     2.  A holder of an operating permit must request an administrative amendment on an application provided by the Director. The application must be accompanied by a fee in the amount specified in NAC 445B.327.

     3.  The Director shall:

     (a) Issue or deny an application for an administrative amendment within 30 days after receipt of the application.

     (b) If the administrative amendment is for a Class I operating permit, send a copy of the administrative amendment to the Administrator.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94; A 3-29-94, eff. 11-15-94; 10-30-95; R105-97, 3-5-98; R019-99, 9-27-99; R125-04, 9-24-2004)

      NAC 445B.325  Operating permits: Termination, reopening and revision, revision, or revocation and reissuance. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  A Class I operating permit must be reopened and revised to incorporate any additional applicable requirement adopted pursuant to the Act if, on the effective date of the applicable requirement, the operating permit has a remaining term of 3 or more years. The reopening must be completed not later than 18 months after the effective date of the applicable requirement.

     2.  An operating permit may be terminated, reopened and revised, revised, or revoked and reissued if:

     (a) The Director or the Administrator determines that the operating permit contains a material mistake or is based on inaccurate statements;

     (b) The Director or the Administrator determines that the operating permit, as written, does not ensure compliance with all applicable requirements; or

     (c) The Director determines that there has been a violation of any of the provisions of NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, any applicable requirement, or any condition contained in the operating permit.

     3.  The Director shall notify the holder of the operating permit at least 30 days before the Director terminates, reopens and revises, revises, or revokes and reissues the operating permit. The notice must be made by certified mail and must contain the legal authority, the jurisdiction and the reasons for the action taken.

     4.  If the Administrator notifies the Director and the holder of the operating permit that cause exists to reopen the operating permit, the Director shall forward to the Administrator a proposed determination of the reopening and revision, the revision of, or the revocation and reissuance of the operating permit within 90 days after receipt of the notice from the Administrator.

     5.  If the Director reopens an operating permit, he or she shall revise only those portions of the operating permit for which cause exists.

     6.  The reopening of an operating permit pursuant to this section must comply with all of the relevant requirements for the issuance or revision of a permit, including the requirements related to the content of the permit and the requirements for notice, public participation and comment, and a review by any affected states.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 1-11-96; A 3-29-94, eff. 1-11-96; 10-30-95, eff. 1-11-96; R105-97, 3-5-98; R162-06, 9-18-2006; R040-10, 7-22-2010)

      NAC 445B.326  Operating permits: Assertion of emergency as affirmative defense to action for noncompliance. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  A holder of an operating permit may assert an affirmative defense to an action brought for noncompliance with a technology-based emission limitation contained in the operating permit if the holder of the operating permit demonstrates through signed, contemporaneous operating logs or other relevant evidence, that:

     (a) An emergency occurred and the holder of the operating permit can identify the cause of the emergency;

     (b) The facility was being properly operated at the time of the emergency;

     (c) During the emergency, the holder of the operating permit took all reasonable steps to minimize excess emissions; and

     (d) The holder of the operating permit submitted notice of the emergency to the Director within 2 working days after the emergency. The notice must contain a description of the emergency, any steps taken to mitigate emissions, and any corrective actions taken to restore the normal operation of the facility.

     2.  In any action for noncompliance, the holder of an operating permit who asserts the affirmative defense of an emergency has the burden of proof.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 1-11-96; A 10-30-95, eff. 1-11-96)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.7133)

      NAC 445B.3265  Operating permits: Revocation and reissuance. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  An operating permit may be revoked if the control equipment is not operating.

     2.  An operating permit may be revoked by the Director upon determining that there has been a violation of NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, or the provisions of 40 C.F.R. § 52.21, or 40 C.F.R. Part 60 or 61, Prevention of Significant Deterioration, New Source Performance Standards, and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221.

     3.  The revocation is effective 10 days after the service of a written notice, unless a hearing is requested.

     4.  To reissue a revoked operating permit, the holder of the revoked permit must file a new application with the Director, accompanied by the fee for an initial operating permit as specified in NAC 445B.327. An environmental review of the stationary source must be conducted as though construction had not yet commenced.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 3.4.10, eff. 11-7-75; A 8-28-79; §§ 3.4.13 & 3.4.14, eff. 11-7-75]—(NAC A 12-15-88; 9-19-90; R 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94; A 10-30-95; R040-10, 7-22-2010)

      NAC 445B.327  Fees; late penalty. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, if a stationary source is not subject to the permitting requirements of 40 C.F.R. § 52.21, as adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221, the fees for an operating permit are as follows:

     (a) Class I operating permit to construct..................................................................

            $20,000

     (b) Conversion of an operating permit to construct into a Class I operating permit involving only one phase..............................................................................................

                5,000

     (c) Conversion of an operating permit to construct into a Class I operating permit involving two or more phases (per phase)....................................................................

                5,000

     (d) Modification to an operating permit to construct...............................................

                5,000

     (e) Revision of an operating permit to construct......................................................

                5,000

     (f) Class I operating permit....................................................................................

              30,000

     (g) Significant revision of a Class I operating permit................................................

              20,000

     (h) Minor revision of a Class I operating permit......................................................

                5,000

     (i) Renewal of a Class I operating permit................................................................

                5,000

     (j) Class II operating permit...................................................................................

                3,000

     (k) Revision of a Class II operating permit.............................................................

                2,000

     (l) Renewal of a Class II operating permit..............................................................

                2,000

     (m) Class II general permit....................................................................................

                   500

     (n) Class III operating permit.................................................................................

                   300

     (o) Revision of a Class III operating permit............................................................

                   200

     (p) Renewal of a Class III operating permit............................................................

                   250

     (q) Surface area disturbance permit.......................................................................

                   500

     (r) Revision of a surface area disturbance permit....................................................

                   200

     (s) Administrative amendment of an operating permit..............................................

                   200

     (t) Replacement of a lost or damaged operating permit to construct or an operating permit    

                   200

     (u) Request for change of location of an emission unit.............................................

                   100

     (v) Administrative revision to a Class I operating permit..........................................

                   500

     (w) Class I operating permit to construct for the approval of a plantwide applicability limitation..................................................................................................

              20,000

     (x) Class IV operating permit.................................................................................

                     50

Ê An applicant must pay the entire fee when the applicant submits an application to the Director.

     2.  The fee to revise an operating permit so that the operating permit is consistent with any guidelines established by the Division of Environmental Protection of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources pursuant to NAC 445B.255 is $1,000. An applicant must pay the entire fee when the applicant submits an application to the Director.

     3.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, if a stationary source is subject to the permitting requirements of 40 C.F.R. § 52.21, as adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221, the owner or operator of that stationary source must obtain an operating permit. The fees for such an operating permit are as follows:

     (a) Operating permit for a stationary source subject to the program for the prevention of significant deterioration of air quality.......................................................

            $50,000

     (b) Revision of an operating permit for a stationary source subject to the permitting requirements of 40 C.F.R. § 52.21 to authorize a major modification of the stationary source    

              50,000

     (c) Class I operating permit to construct................................................................

              50,000

     (d) Conversion of an operating permit to construct into a Class I operating permit involving only one phase.............................................................................................

                5,000

     (e) Conversion of an operating permit to construct into a Class I operating permit involving two or more phases (per phase)....................................................................

                5,000

     (f) Revision of an operating permit to construct......................................................

                5,000

     (g) Administrative amendment of an operating permit or operating permit to construct

                   200

     (h) Replacement of a lost or damaged operating permit to construct or an operating permit    

                   200

     (i) Request for the change of location of an emission unit........................................

                   100

     (j) Administrative revision to a Class I operating permit..........................................

                   500

Ê An applicant must pay the entire fee when the applicant submits an application to the Director.

     4.  If no changes need to be made to convert an operating permit to construct into a Class I operating permit, no fee will be assessed.

     5.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the annual fee based on emissions for a Class I stationary source is $16 per ton times the total tons of each regulated pollutant emitted during the preceding calendar year. The annual fee based on emissions does not apply to emissions of carbon monoxide or emissions of greenhouse gases.

     6.  To determine the fee set forth in subsection 5:

     (a) Emissions must be calculated using:

          (1) The emission unit’s actual operating hours, rates of production and in-place control equipment;

          (2) The types of materials processed, stored or combusted; and

          (3) Data from:

               (I) A test for emission compliance;

               (II) A continuous emission monitor;

               (III) The most recently published issue of Compilation of Air Pollutant Emission Factors, EPA Publication No. AP-42; or

               (IV) Other emission factors or methods which the Director has validated; or

     (b) If paragraph (a) does not apply to a stationary source that was in operation during the preceding calendar year, emissions must be calculated using the permitted allowable emissions for that stationary source.

     7.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, the annual fee for maintenance of a stationary source is:

     (a) For a Class I source qualifying as:

 

          (1) A major stationary source that is issued a prevention of significant deterioration permit....................................................................................................

            $30,000

          (2) A major stationary source that is not issued a prevention of significant deterioration permit....................................................................................................

              25,000

          (3) A major source that is not a major stationary source and is issued a Class I operating permit.........................................................................................................     

              20,000

          (4) A major source that is not a major stationary source and is issued a Class I operating permit for a municipal solid waste landfill......................................................

              15,000

     (b) For a Class II source that has the potential to emit:

 

          (1) Eighty tons or more per year but less than 100 tons per year of any one regulated air pollutant except carbon monoxide...........................................................

                5,000

          (2) Eight tons or more per year but less than 10 tons per year of any single hazardous air pollutant................................................................................................

                5,000

          (3) Twenty tons or more per year but less than 25 tons per year of any combination of hazardous air pollutants.......................................................................

                5,000

          (4) Fifty tons or more per year but less than 80 tons per year of any one regulated air pollutant except carbon monoxide...........................................................

                3,000

          (5) Twenty-five tons or more per year but less than 50 tons per year of any one regulated air pollutant except carbon monoxide...........................................................

                1,000

          (6) Less than 25 tons per year of any one regulated air pollutant except carbon monoxide...................................................................................................................

                   500

     (c) For a Class II source that is issued a Class II general permit.............................

                   500

     (d) For a Class III source.....................................................................................

                   250

     (e) For a surface area disturbance permit for a total disturbance of:

0

          (1) Five or more acres but less than 20 acres....................................................

                   250

          (2) Twenty or more acres but less than 50 acres...............................................

                   500

          (3) Fifty or more acres but less than 100 acres..................................................

                   750

          (4) One hundred or more acres but less than 200 acres.....................................

                1,000

          (5) Two hundred or more acres but less than 500 acres....................................

                2,000

          (6) Five hundred or more acres........................................................................

                5,000

     (f) For a Class IV source......................................................................................

                     50

     8.  The fee for conducting an informal review of a proposed new major source or proposed modification of an existing major source pursuant to NAC 445B.2915 is $50,000.

     9.  The annual fee for maintenance of a stationary source for the fiscal year during which an operating permit or an operating permit to construct is issued for the stationary source is included in the fee for the operating permit or operating permit to construct.

     10.  For the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2009, and for each fiscal year thereafter, the Director shall:

     (a) Increase the dollar per ton emissions rate that is used to calculate the annual fee based on emissions by an amount that is equal to 2 percent of the dollar per ton emissions rate for the immediately preceding fiscal year; and

     (b) Increase the annual fee for maintenance of a stationary source by an amount that is equal to 2 percent of the annual fee for maintenance of the stationary source for the immediately preceding fiscal year.

Ê The Director may, during any fiscal year, suspend an increase in a rate or fee specified in this subsection.

     11.  The State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources shall collect all fees required pursuant to subsections 5 and 7 not later than July 1 of each year.

     12.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the owner or operator of a source who does not pay his or her annual fee installments within 30 days after the date on which payment becomes due will be assessed a late penalty in the amount of 25 percent of the amount of the fees due. The late fee must be paid in addition to the annual fees. The late penalty set forth in this subsection does not apply if, at the time that the late fee would otherwise be assessed, the owner or operator is in negotiations with the Director concerning his or her annual fees.

     13.  As used in this section, “prevention of significant deterioration permit” means an operating permit that is issued for a major source in accordance with the conditions set forth in 40 C.F.R. § 52.21.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 12-15-88; A 9-13-91; 11-23-92; 12-13-93, eff. 7-1-94; 7-1-94; 10-30-95; 5-3-95; R105-97, 3-5-98; R019-99, 9-27-99; R040-01, 10-25-2001; R103-02, 12-17-2002; R125-04, 9-24-2004; R139-06, 9-18-2006; R154-06, 11-13-2006, eff. 1-1-2007; R014-11 & R015-11, 10-26-2011)

      NAC 445B.331  Request for change of location of emission unit. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  A request for a change of the location of an emission unit must be made in writing to the Director and submitted with the fee for each operating permit at least 10 days before each change of location. An owner or operator must not operate the emission unit at the new location until the Director approves the location.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 12-15-88; A 9-13-91; 11-23-92; 12-13-93; 12-13-93, eff. 7-1-94; 10-30-95; 5-3-96; R019-99, 9-27-99; R117-00, 6-1-2001; R103-02, 12-17-2002; R151-06, 9-18-2006)

Class I Operating Permits

      NAC 445B.3361  General requirements. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  To establish a new Class I stationary source or modify an existing Class I stationary source, the owner or operator of a proposed new Class I stationary source or the existing Class I stationary source must:

     (a) Apply for and obtain a new or revised:

          (1) Operating permit to construct pursuant to NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive; or

          (2) Class I operating permit pursuant to NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive; and

     (b) If the owner or operator of the Class I stationary source operates a thermal unit that emits mercury, apply for and obtain a new or revised mercury operating permit to construct for the thermal unit that emits mercury and comply with the provisions set forth in NAC 445B.3611 to 445B.3689, inclusive.

     2.  To establish a plantwide applicability limitation, the owner or operator of a Class I stationary source must apply for and obtain a Class I operating permit to construct for the approval of the plantwide applicability limitation pursuant to NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive. To revise or renew a Class I operating permit to construct for the approval of a plantwide applicability limitation, the owner or operator of a Class I stationary source must apply for and obtain a revised or renewed Class I operating permit to construct for the approval of a plantwide applicability limitation pursuant to NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive.

     3.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, if an owner or operator obtains an operating permit to construct, the owner or operator is not required to obtain an operating permit or revised operating permit before commencing initial construction, start-up and operation of the proposed new Class I stationary source or the modification to the existing Class I stationary source.

     4.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection and subsections 5 and 6, if an owner or operator has a valid operating permit to construct, the owner or operator may continue to operate a new Class I stationary source or modifications to an existing Class I stationary source under that operating permit to construct if the owner or operator submits a complete application for a Class I operating permit within 12 months after the date of initial start-up of the new Class I stationary source or modifications to the existing Class I stationary source. The provisions of this subsection do not apply to a Class I operating permit to construct for the approval of a plantwide applicability limitation.

     5.  If the conditions of an existing Class I operating permit would prohibit the construction or change in operation of the existing Class I stationary source and the owner or operator is not seeking to revise the Class I operating permit at the Class I stationary source pursuant to subparagraph (2) of paragraph (a) of subsection 1, the owner or operator must concurrently:

     (a) For the construction or change in operation of the existing Class I stationary source:

          (1) Obtain a Class I operating permit to construct; or

          (2) If the construction or change in operation involves mercury emissions from a thermal unit that emits mercury, obtain a mercury operating permit to construct pursuant to NAC 445B.3611 to 445B.3689, inclusive; and

     (b) Obtain an administrative revision to an operating permit to incorporate the conditions of the Class I operating permit to construct into the existing Class I operating permit pursuant to NAC 445B.3441 before commencing with the construction or change in operation of the existing Class I stationary source.

     6.  If an owner or operator has a valid mercury operating permit to construct, the owner or operator may continue to operate the thermal unit that emits mercury which is located at an existing Class I stationary source if the owner or operator submits a complete application to revise the existing Class I operating permit within 12 months after the determination of the NvMACT contained in the mercury operating permit to construct by the Director.

     7.  As used in this section:

     (a) “Mercury emissions” has the meaning ascribed to it in NAC 445B.3623.

     (b) “Mercury operating permit to construct” has the meaning ascribed to it in NAC 445B.3625.

     (c) “NvMACT” has the meaning ascribed to it in NAC 445B.3629.

     (d) “Thermal unit that emits mercury” has the meaning ascribed to it in NAC 445B.3643.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R103-02, eff. 12-17-2002; A by R125-04, 9-24-2004; R189-05, 5-4-2006; R139-06 & R162-06, 9-18-2006; R040-10, 7-22-2010)

      NAC 445B.3363  Operating permit to construct: Application. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 445B.33637, in addition to the information required pursuant to NAC 445B.295, an application for a Class I operating permit to construct or for a revision of a Class I operating permit to construct must include:

     (a) Descriptions of all emissions of any regulated pollutants for which the source is defined as a major source.

     (b) A description of all emissions of regulated air pollutants from all emission units.

     (c) An identification and a description of all points of emissions and all activities which may generate emissions of the regulated air pollutants described pursuant to paragraph (a) in sufficient detail to establish the basis for the applicability of standards and fees.

     (d) The emission rates of all regulated air pollutants that are subject to an emissions limitation pursuant to an applicable requirement. The emission rates must be described in tons per year and in such terms as are necessary to establish compliance using the applicable standard reference test method.

     (e) Any other information required by any applicable requirement.

     (f) The calculations on which the information described in this subsection are based.

     (g) Citations to and a description of all applicable requirements.

     (h) A reference to any applicable test method used for determining compliance with each applicable requirement.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 445B.33637, in addition to the information required pursuant to subsection 1, an application for a Class I operating permit to construct must contain:

     (a) For a proposed new major stationary source, a proposed major modification to an existing stationary source or a major modification at an existing major stationary source:

          (1) All information required pursuant to 40 C.F.R. § 52.21;

          (2) A description of all emissions of each regulated pollutant:

               (I) For which the source is a major stationary source; or

               (II) That will, because of the major modification, result in a significant emissions increase or a significant net emissions increase in accordance with 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(a)(2);

          (3) A description of all emissions of each regulated pollutant associated with the major modification;

          (4) A description of each hydrographic area that may be triggered for increment consumption; and

          (5) Any other information that the Director determines is necessary to process the application.

     (b) For a proposed new major source or a proposed modification which is not a major modification:

          (1) All information required by NAC 445B.308 to 445B.311, inclusive;

          (2) Any other information that the Director determines is necessary to process the application; and

          (3) For stationary sources subject to the provisions regarding new source review set forth in 42 U.S.C. §§ 7501 to 7515, inclusive, all information required by 42 U.S.C. § 7503.

     (c) For a source, or proposed source, subject to the requirements of 40 C.F.R. §§ 63.40 to 63.44, inclusive:

          (1) All information required by 40 C.F.R. § 63.43(e); and

          (2) Any other information that the Director determines is necessary to process the application.

     (d) For a source, or proposed source, subject to the requirements of 40 C.F.R. §§ 63.50 to 63.56, inclusive:

          (1) All information required by 40 C.F.R. § 63.53; and

          (2) Any other information that the Director determines is necessary to process the application.

     3.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 445B.33637, in addition to the information required pursuant to subsections 1 and 2, an application for a Class I operating permit to construct for a modification at an existing major stationary source that is not a major modification must contain:

     (a) All applicable information required to determine whether the project or modification will result in a significant emissions increase or a significant net emissions increase in accordance with 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(a)(2);

     (b) A description of the project or modification, including all emission units;

     (c) A description of the applicable procedures used to determine that the project or modification is not a major modification pursuant to the provisions of 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(a)(2);

     (d) All calculations associated with the procedures required to make the determinations pursuant to 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(a)(2), including detailed information for expected and highest projections of any business activities in accordance with 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(b)(41)(ii)(a);

     (e) Calculations of emissions in accordance with 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(b)(41)(ii)(b); and

     (f) Detailed information used to demonstrate that emissions increases associated with any increased utilization that an emission unit could have accommodated during the baseline emission period is unrelated to the proposed project or modification, including any increased utilization due to product demand growth, in accordance with 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(b)(41)(ii)(c).

Ê In lieu of paragraphs (d), (e) and (f), the application must contain information on the potential of the unit to emit in accordance with 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(b)(41)(ii)(d).

     4.  Except for a source, or proposed source, subject to the requirements of 40 C.F.R. §§ 63.40 to 63.44, inclusive, or 40 C.F.R. §§ 63.50 to 63.56, inclusive, in addition to the information required pursuant to subsections 1, 2 and 3, an application for an operating permit to construct must include an environmental evaluation pursuant to NAC 445B.308, 445B.310 and 445B.311.

     5.  As used in this section, “project” has the meaning established in 40 C.F.R. § 52.21, as adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R103-02, eff. 12-17-2002; A by R125-04, 9-24-2004; R139-06 & R151-06, 9-18-2006; R147-09, 1-28-2010)

      NAC 445B.33637  Operating permit to construct for approval of plantwide applicability limitation: Application. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  In addition to the requirements set forth in subsection 1 of NAC 445B.297, an application for a Class I operating permit to construct for the approval of a plantwide applicability limitation for a major stationary source must contain:

     (a) All the information required pursuant to 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(aa)(3) and all the information necessary to establish the plantwide applicability limitation in accordance with the requirements of 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(aa)(4);

     (b) A description of each pollutant for which the owner or operator is requesting a plantwide applicability limitation;

     (c) For each pollutant described in paragraph (b), the proposed plantwide applicability limitation for the entire major stationary source;

     (d) A monitoring plan that will be used to make an accurate determination of the plantwide emissions subject to the plantwide applicability limitation as specified in 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(aa)(12). The monitoring plan must identify, without limitation:

          (1) The monitoring approach proposed for each emission unit;

          (2) The minimum performance requirements of each such approach;

          (3) The basis for any emissions factors proposed; and

          (4) Any emission unit for which the owner or operator cannot demonstrate a correlation between the monitored parameters and the plantwide applicability limitation at all operating points;

     (e) If the owner or operator cannot demonstrate a correlation between the monitored parameters and the plantwide applicability limitation at all operating points as identified in paragraph (d) and the owner or operator requests to establish default values for determining compliance with the plantwide applicability limitation, any proposed default values to be used for determining compliance with the plantwide applicability limitation based on the highest potential emissions potentially operated for each emission unit;

     (f) A description of the calculation procedures that the source will use to convert monitored data into monthly emissions on a 12-month rolling period;

     (g) A description of any emission units that were permanently shut down after the baseline actual emissions period and the associated emissions;

     (h) A description of any emission units for which construction began after the baseline actual emissions period and the associated emissions; and

     (i) Any other requirements or information that the Director determines is necessary to implement and enforce the plantwide applicability limitation.

     2.  An application for a Class I operating permit to construct to allow a plantwide applicability limitation to expire and not be renewed must contain:

     (a) A description of the proposed distribution of the emissions allowed by the plantwide applicability limitation for each emission unit or group of emission units at the major stationary source; and

     (b) A description of the proposed methods for complying with the distribution of the allowable emissions provided in paragraph (a).

     3.  In addition to the information required pursuant to subsection 1, an application for a Class I operating permit to construct for the renewal of a plantwide applicability limitation must contain the information required pursuant to 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(aa)(10) for each plantwide applicability limitation pollutant.

     4.  In addition to the information required pursuant to subsection 1, an application for a Class I operating permit to construct for increasing a plantwide applicability limitation must contain all the information required pursuant to 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(aa)(11).

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R125-04, eff. 9-24-2004)

      NAC 445B.3364  Operating permit to construct: Action by Director on application; notice; public comment and hearing. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  Except for sources that are subject to the permitting requirements set forth in 40 C.F.R. § 52.21 or sources subject to the requirements of 40 C.F.R. §§ 63.40 to 63.44, inclusive, or 40 C.F.R. §§ 63.50 to 63.56, inclusive, within 45 days after the date of receipt of an application for a Class I operating permit to construct or for the revision of a Class I operating permit to construct, the Director shall determine if the application is complete. If substantial additional information is required, the Director shall determine that the application is incomplete and return the application to the applicant. If substantial additional information is not required, the Director shall determine the application to be complete. Unless the Director determines that the application is incomplete within 45 days after the date of receipt of the application, the official date of submittal of the application shall be deemed to be the date on which the Director determines that the application is complete or the 46th day after the date of receipt, whichever is earlier. Within 90 days after the official date of submittal, the Director shall make a preliminary determination to issue or deny a Class I operating permit to construct or a revision of a Class I operating permit to construct.

     2.  For sources subject to the permitting requirements set forth in 40 C.F.R. § 52.21, within 30 days after the date of receipt of an application for a Class I operating permit to construct or for the revision of a Class I operating permit to construct, the Director shall determine whether the application contains adequate information to process the application. The official date of submittal of the application shall be deemed to be 31 days after the date of receipt, unless the Director determines before that date that substantial additional information is required. If the Director determines that substantial additional information is required, the Director shall return the application to the applicant. The Director shall require the applicant to submit a new application, or the applicant may formally withdraw the application. Within 180 days after the official date of submittal, the Director shall make a preliminary determination to issue or deny an operating permit to construct or a revision of an operating permit to construct. For the purposes of 40 C.F.R. § 52.21, the application shall be deemed to be complete on the date that the Director makes the preliminary determination to issue or deny a Class I operating permit to construct or a revision of an operating permit to construct.

     3.  For sources subject to the requirements of 40 C.F.R. §§ 63.40 to 63.44, inclusive, or 40 C.F.R. §§ 63.50 to 63.56, inclusive, within 30 days after the date of receipt of an application for a Class I operating permit to construct or for the revision of a Class I operating permit to construct, the Director shall determine whether the application is complete. If substantial additional information is required, the Director shall determine that the application is incomplete and return the application to the applicant. If substantial additional information is not required, the Director shall determine the application to be complete. Unless the Director determines that the application is incomplete within 30 days after the date of receipt of the application, the official date of submittal of the application shall be deemed to be the date on which the Director determines that the application is complete or the 31st day after the date of receipt, whichever is earlier. Within 180 days after the official date of submittal, the Director shall make a preliminary determination to issue or deny the Class I operating permit to construct or the revision of the Class I operating permit to construct.

     4.  For the submittal of an application for a Class I operating permit to construct for the approval of a plantwide applicability limitation, within 30 days after the date of receipt of such an application, the Director shall determine if the application is complete. If substantial additional information is required, the Director shall determine that the application is incomplete and return the application to the applicant. If substantial additional information is not required, the Director shall determine the application to be complete. Unless the Director determines that the application is incomplete within 30 days after the date of receipt of the application, the official date of submittal of the application shall be deemed to be the date on which the Director determines that the application is complete or the 31st day after the date of receipt, whichever is earlier. Within 120 days after the official date of submittal, the Director shall make a preliminary determination to issue or deny the Class I operating permit to construct for the approval of a plantwide applicability limitation.

     5.  If, after the official date of submittal, the Director discovers that additional information is required to act on an application, the Director may request additional information necessary to determine whether the proposed operation will comply with all of the requirements set forth in NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive. The applicant must provide in writing any additional information that the Director requests within the time specified in the request of the Director. Any delay in the submittal of the requested information will result in a corresponding delay in the action of the Director on the application submitted to the Director.

     6.  The Director’s review and preliminary intent to issue or deny an operating permit to construct or a revision of an operating permit to construct and the proposed conditions for the operating permit to construct must be made public and maintained on file with the Director during normal business hours at 901 South Stewart Street, Suite 4001, Carson City, Nevada 89701-5249 and in the air quality region where the source is located for 30 days to enable public and EPA participation and comment.

     7.  The Director shall:

     (a) Cause to be published a prominent advertisement in a newspaper of general circulation in the area in which the stationary source is located or in a state publication designed to give general public notice;

     (b) Provide written notice to persons on a mailing list developed by the Director, including those persons who request in writing to be included on the list;

     (c) Provide notice by other means if necessary to ensure that adequate notice is given to the public;

     (d) Provide a copy of the Director’s preliminary intent to issue or deny the operating permit to construct and the proposed operating permit to construct to the Administrator;

     (e) Provide a copy of the Director’s preliminary intent to issue or deny the operating permit to construct to each affected local air pollution control agency;

     (f) Establish a 30-day period for comment from the public and the EPA; and

     (g) If the application is for an administrative revision to a Class I operating permit, provide written notice to each affected state.

     8.  In addition to the requirements set forth in subsection 7, the notice required for a Class I operating permit to construct or for a revision of a Class I operating permit to construct must:

     (a) Identify the affected facility and the name and address of the applicant;

     (b) Include the name and address of the authority processing the Class I operating permit to construct;

     (c) Identify the activity or activities involved in the Class I operating permit to construct and the change of emissions involved in any revision of the Class I operating permit to construct;

     (d) State that the affected facility has the potential to emit 5 or more tons per year of lead, if applicable;

     (e) Include the name, address and telephone number of a person from whom interested persons may obtain additional information, including copies of the proposed conditions for the Class I operating permit to construct, the application, all relevant supporting materials and all other materials which are available to the authority that is processing the Class I operating permit to construct and which are relevant to the determination of the issuance of the Class I operating permit to construct;

     (f) Include a brief description of the procedures for public comment and the time and place of any hearing that may be held, including a statement of the procedures to request a hearing; and

     (g) If applicable, include a description of any revisions to a Class I operating permit resulting from an administrative revision to the Class I operating permit.

     9.  All comments concerning the Director’s review and the preliminary intent for the issuance or denial of a Class I operating permit to construct or of a revision of a Class I operating permit to construct must be submitted in writing to the Director within 30 days after the public announcement. The Director shall give notice of any public hearing at least 30 days before the date of the hearing. The Director shall keep a record of the names of any persons who made comments and of the issues raised during the process for public participation.

     10.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 11 to 14, inclusive, within 180 days after the official date of submittal of an application for an operating permit to construct or for the revision of an operating permit to construct, the Director shall issue or deny the new Class I operating permit to construct or the new revision of a Class I operating permit to construct. The Director shall make the decision by taking into account:

     (a) Written comments from the public;

     (b) Comments made during public hearings concerning the application and the Director’s preliminary determination for issuance or denial;

     (c) Information submitted by proponents of the project; and

     (d) The effect of such a facility on the maintenance of the state and national ambient air quality standards contained in NAC 445B.22097 and the applicable state implementation plan.

     11.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 12, for sources subject to the permitting requirements set forth in 40 C.F.R. § 52.21, within 12 months after the official date of submittal of an application for an operating permit to construct or for the revision of an operating permit to construct, the Director shall issue or deny the new Class I operating permit to construct or the new revision of a Class I operating permit to construct.

     12.  The Director shall issue or deny a Class I operating permit to construct for the approval of a plantwide applicability limitation within 30 days after the close of the period for public participation or 30 days after the hearing, if a hearing is scheduled pursuant to this section, whichever occurs later.

     13.  For a source, or proposed source, subject to the requirements of 40 C.F.R. §§ 63.40 to 63.44, inclusive, or 40 C.F.R. §§ 63.50 to 63.56, inclusive, within 12 months after the official date of submittal of an application for an operating permit to construct or for the revision of an operating permit to construct, the Director shall issue or deny the new Class I operating permit to construct or the new revision of a Class I operating permit to construct.

     14.  The Director shall not issue an administrative revision to a Class I operating permit if the Administrator objects to the issuance of the administrative revision in writing within 45 days after the Administrator’s receipt of the proposed revision conditions for the Class I operating permit and the necessary supporting information.

     15.  Any person may petition the Administrator to request that the Administrator object to the issuance of an administrative revision to a Class I operating permit as provided in 40 C.F.R. § 70.8(d).

     16.  If, on his or her own or pursuant to a request by a person pursuant to subsection 15, the Administrator objects to the issuance of an administrative revision to a Class I operating permit, the Director shall submit revised proposed conditions for the Class I operating permit in response to the objection within 90 days after the date on which he or she is notified of the objection.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R103-02, eff. 12-17-2002; A by R198-03, 4-26-2004; R125-04, 9-24-2004; R139-06 & R151-06, 9-18-2006; R142-07, 4-17-2008; R147-09, 1-28-2010)

      NAC 445B.3365  Operating permit to construct: Contents; noncompliance with conditions. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 445B.33656:

     1.  The Director shall cite the legal authority for each condition contained in an operating permit to construct.

     2.  An operating permit to construct must contain the following conditions:

     (a) The expiration date of the operating permit to construct must be defined as described in NAC 445B.3366.

     (b) The holder of the operating permit to construct shall retain records of all required monitoring data and supporting information for 5 years after the date of the sample collection, measurement, report or analysis. Supporting information includes, without limitation, all records regarding calibration and maintenance of the monitoring equipment and all original strip-chart recordings for continuous monitoring instrumentation.

     (c) Each of the conditions and requirements of the operating permit to construct is severable, and if any is held invalid, the remaining conditions and requirements continue in effect.

     (d) The holder of the operating permit to construct shall comply with all conditions of the operating permit to construct. Any noncompliance constitutes a violation and is a ground for:

          (1) An action for noncompliance;

          (2) The revoking and reissuing, or the terminating, of the operating permit to construct by the Director; or

          (3) The reopening or revising of the operating permit to construct by the holder of the operating permit to construct as directed by the Director.

     (e) The need to halt or reduce activity to maintain compliance with the conditions of the operating permit to construct is not a defense to noncompliance with any condition of the operating permit to construct.

     (f) The Director may revise, revoke and reissue, reopen and revise, or terminate the operating permit to construct for cause.

     (g) The operating permit to construct does not convey any property rights or any exclusive privilege.

     (h) The holder of the operating permit to construct shall provide the Director, in writing and within a reasonable time, with any information that the Director requests to determine whether cause exists for revoking or terminating the operating permit to construct, or to determine compliance with the conditions of the operating permit to construct.

     (i) The holder of the operating permit to construct shall allow the Director or any authorized representative of the Director, upon presentation of credentials, to:

          (1) Enter upon the premises of the holder of the operating permit to construct where:

               (I) The stationary source is located;

               (II) Activity related to emissions is conducted; or

               (III) Records are kept pursuant to the conditions of the operating permit to construct;

          (2) Have access to and copy, during normal business hours, any records that are kept pursuant to the conditions of the operating permit to construct;

          (3) Inspect, at reasonable times, any facilities, practices, operations or equipment, including any equipment for monitoring or controlling air pollution, that are regulated or required pursuant to the operating permit to construct; and

          (4) Sample or monitor, at reasonable times, substances or parameters to determine compliance with the conditions of the operating permit to construct or applicable requirements.

     (j) A responsible official of the stationary source shall certify that, based on information and belief formed after a reasonable inquiry, the statements made in any document required to be submitted by any condition of the operating permit to construct are true, accurate and complete.

     3.  An operating permit to construct must contain:

     (a) All applicable requirements, emission limits and standards;

     (b) Monitoring methods adequate to show compliance;

     (c) Adequate recordkeeping and reporting requirements as deemed by the Director; and

     (d) Any other requirements deemed necessary by the Director.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R103-02, eff. 12-17-2002; A by R125-04, 9-24-2004; R189-05, 5-4-2006; R139-06, 9-18-2006)

      NAC 445B.33656  Operating permit to construct for approval of plantwide applicability limitation: Contents; noncompliance with conditions. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  The Director shall cite the legal authority for each condition contained in a Class I operating permit to construct for the approval of a plantwide applicability limitation.

     2.  A Class I operating permit to construct for the approval of a plantwide applicability limitation must contain the following conditions:

     (a) The expiration date of the Class I operating permit to construct must be determined in accordance with subsection 5 of NAC 445B.3366.

     (b) The holder of the Class I operating permit to construct shall retain records pursuant to 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(aa)(13).

     (c) Each of the conditions and requirements of the Class I operating permit to construct is severable, and if any is held invalid, the remaining conditions and requirements continue in effect.

     (d) The holder of the Class I operating permit to construct shall comply with all conditions of the Class I operating permit to construct. Any noncompliance constitutes a violation and is a ground for:

          (1) An action for noncompliance;

          (2) The revoking and reissuing, or the terminating, of the Class I operating permit to construct by the Director; or

          (3) The reopening or revising of the Class I operating permit to construct by the holder of the Class I operating permit to construct as directed by the Director.

     (e) The need to halt or reduce activity to maintain compliance with the conditions of the Class I operating permit to construct is not a defense to noncompliance with any condition of the Class I operating permit to construct.

     (f) The Director may revise, revoke and reissue, reopen and revise, or terminate the Class I operating permit to construct for cause.

     (g) The Class I operating permit to construct does not convey any property right or exclusive privilege.

     (h) The holder of the Class I operating permit to construct shall provide the Director, in writing and within a reasonable time, with any information that the Director requests to determine whether cause exists for revoking or terminating the Class I operating permit to construct, or to determine compliance with the conditions of the Class I operating permit to construct.

     (i) The holder of the Class I operating permit to construct shall allow the Director or any authorized representative of the Director, upon presentation of credentials, to:

          (1) Enter upon the premises of the holder of the Class I operating permit to construct where:

               (I) The stationary source is located;

               (II) Activity related to emissions is conducted; or

               (III) Records are kept pursuant to the conditions of the Class I operating permit to construct;

          (2) Have access to and copy, during normal business hours, any records that are kept pursuant to the conditions of the Class I operating permit to construct;

          (3) Inspect, at reasonable times, any facilities, practices, operations or equipment, including any equipment for monitoring or controlling air pollution, that are regulated or required pursuant to the Class I operating permit to construct; and

          (4) Sample or monitor, at reasonable times, substances or parameters to determine compliance with the conditions of the Class I operating permit to construct or applicable requirements.

     (j) A responsible official of the stationary source shall certify that, based on information and belief formed after a reasonable inquiry, the statements made in any document required to be submitted by any condition of the Class I operating permit to construct are true, accurate and complete.

     3.  In addition to the requirements established in subsections 1 and 2, a Class I operating permit to construct for the approval of a plantwide applicability limitation must contain the information set forth in 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(aa)(7) as adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R125-04, eff. 9-24-2004; A by R189-05, 5-4-2006; R139-06, 9-18-2006)

      NAC 445B.3366  Expiration and extension of operating permit to construct; expiration and renewal of plantwide applicability limitation. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  If construction will occur in one phase, an operating permit to construct for a new or modified stationary source expires if construction is not commenced within 18 months after the date of issuance thereof or construction of the facility is delayed for 18 months after initiated. The Director may extend the date on which the construction may be commenced upon a showing that the extension is justified.

     2.  If construction will occur in more than one phase, the projected date of the commencement of construction of each phase of construction must be approved by the Director. An operating permit to construct expires if the initial phase of construction is not commenced within 18 months after the projected date of the commencement of construction approved by the Director. The Director may extend only the date on which the initial phase of construction may be commenced upon a showing that the extension is justified.

     3.  An operating permit to construct issued to a new major stationary source or issued for a major modification to an existing stationary source that is subject to the permitting requirements set forth in 40 C.F.R. § 52.21 is subject to the expiration requirements established in 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(r)(2).

     4.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, an operating permit to construct expires if a complete application for a Class I operating permit or modification of an existing Class I operating permit is not submitted within 12 months after the date of initial start-up. The provisions of this subsection do not apply to a Class I operating permit to construct for the approval of a plantwide applicability limitation.

     5.  A plantwide applicability limitation expires at the end of the plantwide applicability limitation effective period in accordance with 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(aa)(9), unless the plantwide applicability limitation is renewed pursuant to subsection 3 of NAC 445B.33637. If the owner or operator is not going to renew the plantwide applicability limitation, the operating permit for the Class I stationary source must be revised to incorporate the redistribution of the emissions allowed by the plantwide applicability limitation that is expiring in accordance with subsection 2 of NAC 445B.33637. For the purposes of this subsection, “plantwide applicability limitation effective period” means the “PAL effective period” as that term is defined in 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(aa)(2)(vii).

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R103-02, eff. 12-17-2002; A by R125-04, 9-24-2004; R139-06, 9-18-2006)

      NAC 445B.3368  Additional requirements for application; exception. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  The information otherwise required by this section is not required if the owner or operator applied for an operating permit to construct and no changes have been made to the facility. The information provided in the application for the operating permit to construct must be resubmitted as part of the Class I operating permit application.

     2.  In addition to the information required pursuant to NAC 445B.295, an application for a Class I operating permit must include:

     (a) Descriptions of all emissions of any pollutants for which the source is major and all emissions of regulated air pollutants from all emission units.

     (b) An identification and a description of all points of emissions and all activities which may generate emissions of the regulated air pollutants described pursuant to paragraph (a) in sufficient detail to establish the basis for the applicability of standards and fees.

     (c) The emission rates of all regulated air pollutants that are subject to an emissions limitation pursuant to an applicable requirement. The emission rates must be described in tons per year and in such terms as are necessary to establish compliance using the applicable standard reference test method.

     (d) Any other information required by any applicable requirement.

     (e) The calculations on which the information in this subsection and subsection 1 are based.

     (f) Citations to and a description of all applicable requirements.

     (g) A reference to any applicable test method used for determining compliance with each applicable requirement.

     (h) A compliance plan that contains the following:

          (1) A description of the compliance status of the stationary source with respect to all applicable requirements.

          (2) A description that includes the following:

               (I) For the applicable requirements with which the stationary source is in compliance, a statement that the stationary source will continue to comply with those requirements.

               (II) For the applicable requirements that may become effective during the term of the permit, a statement that the stationary source will comply with those requirements on a timely basis.

               (III) For each applicable requirement with which the stationary source will not be in compliance at the time that a permit will be issued, a narrative description of how the stationary source will achieve compliance with each such requirement.

          (3) Schedules of compliance as follows:

               (I) For the applicable requirements with which the stationary source is in compliance, a statement that the stationary source will continue to comply with those requirements.

               (II) For the applicable requirements that may become effective during the term of the permit, a statement that the stationary source will comply with those requirements on a timely basis, unless the applicable requirement expressly requires a more detailed schedule for compliance.

               (III) For each applicable requirement with which the stationary source will not be in compliance at the time that a permit will be issued, a schedule of compliance for each applicable requirement. Such a schedule must include a schedule of remedial measures, including, without limitation, an enforceable sequence of actions with milestones, leading to compliance with the applicable requirements with which the stationary source is not in compliance. If the stationary source is subject to a judicial consent decree or an administrative order regarding its noncompliance, the schedule must resemble and be at least as stringent as any schedule contained in the decree or order. Such a schedule of compliance must be supplemental to, and must not sanction noncompliance with, the applicable requirements on which it is based.

          (4) A schedule for the submission of certified progress reports at least once every 6 months for a schedule of compliance to remedy a violation. Such progress reports must contain the following:

               (I) Dates for performing activities or achieving milestones or compliance required in the schedule of compliance, and the dates when the activities, milestones or compliance occurred or were achieved; and

               (II) An explanation as to why any dates in the schedule of compliance were not or will not be met, and any preventative or corrective measures adopted.

Ê The content requirements of the compliance plan specified in this paragraph apply and must be included in the acid rain portion of a compliance plan for an affected source, except as specifically superseded by regulations adopted pursuant to Title IV of the Act with regard to the schedule and methods the source will use to achieve compliance with the emissions limitations relating to acid rain.

     (i) Requirements for compliance certification, including:

          (1) A certification of compliance with all applicable requirements by a responsible official, consistent with this section and 42 U.S.C. § 7414(a)(3);

          (2) A statement of methods used for determining compliance, including a description of monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements, and methods of testing;

          (3) A schedule for submission of certifications of compliance during the term of the permit to be submitted not less frequently than annually, or more frequently if so specified by the underlying applicable requirement or the permitting authority; and

          (4) A statement indicating the status of compliance by the stationary source with any applicable enhanced monitoring and compliance certification requirements of the Act.

     3.  In addition to the information required pursuant to subsections 1 and 2, a Class I-B application for a Class I operating permit must contain:

     (a) For a proposed new major stationary source or a proposed major modification to an existing stationary source:

          (1) All information required pursuant to 40 C.F.R. § 52.21;

          (2) A description of all emissions of each regulated pollutant for which the source is a major stationary source or that will increase by a significant amount as a result of the major modification;

          (3) A description of all emissions of each regulated pollutant associated with the major modification;

          (4) A description of each hydrographic area that may be triggered for increment consumption; and

          (5) Any other information that the Director determines is necessary to process the application.

     (b) For a proposed new major source or a proposed significant revision to an existing stationary source:

          (1) All information required by NAC 445B.308 to 445B.313, inclusive;

          (2) Any other information that the Director determines is necessary to process the application; and

          (3) For stationary sources subject to the provisions regarding new source review set forth in 42 U.S.C. §§ 7501 to 7515, inclusive, all information required by 42 U.S.C. § 7503.

     (c) For a proposed new major source or a proposed significant revision to an existing stationary source which is subject to the requirements of 42 U.S.C. § 7412 regarding hazardous air pollutants:

          (1) All information required by NAC 445B.308 to 445B.313, inclusive;

          (2) For a source subject to the requirements of 42 U.S.C. § 7412(g), all information required by 40 C.F.R. § 63.43(e);

          (3) For a source subject to the requirements of 42 U.S.C. § 7412(j), all information required by 40 C.F.R. § 63.53; and

          (4) Any other information that the Director determines is necessary to process the application.

     (d) For a revision to a Class I operating permit for a modification at an existing major stationary source that is not a major modification:

          (1) All applicable information required to make the determinations pursuant to 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(a)(2);

          (2) A description of the project or modification, including all emission units;

          (3) A description of the applicable procedures used to determine that the project or modification is not a major modification pursuant to the provisions of 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(a)(2);

          (4) All calculations associated with the procedures required to make the determinations pursuant to 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(a)(2), including detailed information for expected and highest projections of any business activities in accordance with 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(b)(41)(ii)(a);

          (5) Calculations of emissions in accordance with 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(b)(41)(ii)(b); and

          (6) Detailed information used to demonstrate that emissions increases associated with any increased utilization that an emission unit could have accommodated during the baseline emission period is unrelated to the proposed project or modification, including any increased utilization due to product demand growth, in accordance with 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(b)(41)(ii)(c).

Ê In lieu of subparagraphs (4), (5) and (6), the application must contain information on the potential of the unit to emit in accordance with 40 C.F.R. § 52.21(b)(41)(ii)(d).

     4.  As used in this section, “project” has the meaning established in 40 C.F.R. § 52.21 as adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R103-02, eff. 12-17-2002; A by R125-04, 9-24-2004; R147-09, 1-28-2010)

      NAC 445B.337  Class I-A application: Filing requirement. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  An owner or operator of a stationary source must file a Class I-A application, on a form provided by the Director, and obtain a Class I operating permit for:

     (a) A Class I existing stationary source;

     (b) A Class I existing stationary source subject to a standard, a limitation or any other requirement adopted pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 7411 or 7412, unless the stationary source is subject only to the requirements of 42 U.S.C. § 7412(r);

     (c) A Class I existing stationary source in a category of sources designated by the Administrator pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 7661a(a);

     (d) An incinerator unit for solid waste that is subject to the requirements of 42 U.S.C. § 7429(e); or

     (e) An affected source.

     2.  If an existing stationary source becomes subject to the requirements of a Class I stationary source, the owner or operator of the existing source must submit a Class I-A application to the Director within 12 months after the date on which the stationary source becomes subject to the requirements for Class I sources.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 1-11-96; A 3-29-94, eff. 1-11-96; 10-30-95, eff. 1-11-96; R117-00, 6-1-2001)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445B.289)

      NAC 445B.3375  Class I-B application: Filing requirement. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 5 and 6 of NAC 445B.3361, an owner or operator of a stationary source must file a Class I-B application, on a form provided by the Director, and obtain a Class I operating permit before commencing the construction, reconstruction or modification of:

     (a) A Class I existing stationary source;

     (b) A proposed modification for which a revision of an operating permit is requested pursuant to NAC 445B.3425 or 445B.344 to a Class I stationary source;

     (c) A modification to a Class II source that results in total emissions of any regulated air pollutant above the thresholds defined in NAC 445B.094 for a major source;

     (d) A proposed new Class I stationary source;

     (e) A proposed new Class I stationary source subject to a standard, a limitation or any other requirement adopted pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 7411 or 7412, unless the Class I stationary source is subject only to the requirements of 42 U.S.C. § 7412(r); or

     (f) A proposed new stationary source which is included in a category of sources designated by the Administrator pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 7661a(a).

     2.  If a new stationary source becomes subject to the requirements of a Class I stationary source, the owner or operator of the new stationary source must submit a Class I-B application to the Director within 12 months after the date on which the new stationary source becomes subject to the requirements for Class I sources.

     3.  An affected source that is not a major source and is not otherwise subject to the requirements of paragraph (f) of subsection 1 may apply for a Class II operating permit. If an affected source obtains a Class II operating permit pursuant to this subsection, the affected source must file with the Director:

     (a) A completed application for an acid rain permit before the source commences operation; and

     (b) A Class I-B application within 12 months after the date on which the Class II operating permit was issued to the affected source.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 1-11-96; A 3-29-94, eff. 1-11-96; 10-30-95, eff. 1-11-96; R105-97, 3-5-98; R117-00, 6-1-2001; R125-04, 9-24-2004; R139-06 & R162-06, 9-18-2006)

      NAC 445B.338  Class I-A application: Period for filing; effect of application and previous permits. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  An owner or operator subject to the provisions of NAC 445B.337 shall file a Class I-A application in accordance with the schedule established by the Director pursuant to NAC 445B.3385.

     2.  All permits to construct and operating permits issued to existing sources which are in effect before the effective date of the program remain in effect until the Director issues or denies the applicant’s Class I operating permit as provided in NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive.

     3.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, if the owner or operator subject to the provisions of NAC 445B.337 submits a completed Class I-A application for an operating permit or a renewal of a permit in a timely manner, the owner or operator shall not be deemed to be in violation of the requirement for an operating permit during the time the Director considers the application. The owner or operator shall be deemed to violate the requirement for an operating permit if the Director requests additional information in writing following a determination that the application is complete and the owner or operator fails to submit the requested information within a reasonable time as specified in the Director’s request.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 11-15-94; A 3-29-94, eff. 11-15-94; 10-30-95; R103-02, 12-17-2002)

      NAC 445B.3385  Class I-A application: Schedule for filing. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  Within 30 days after the approval of the program by the Administrator, the Director shall:

     (a) Establish a schedule for filing a Class I-A application to obtain a Class I operating permit for:

          (1) An existing major source;

          (2) An existing major source subject to a standard, a limitation or any other requirement adopted pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 7411 or 7412, unless the source is subject only to the requirements of 42 U.S.C. § 7412(r);

          (3) An existing major source in a category of sources designated by the Administrator pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 7661a(a); or

          (4) An incinerator unit for solid waste that is subject to the requirements of 42 U.S.C. § 7429(e).

     (b) Notify the owners and operators of the sources listed in paragraph (a) regarding the schedule established by the Director.

     2.  The schedule established by the Director pursuant to subsection 1:

     (a) Must require the submission of Class I-A applications within 12 months after the effective date of the program.

     (b) May require the early submission of Class I-A applications by specified stationary sources if early submission is necessary for the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to process all Class I-A applications pursuant to NAC 445B.3395.

     (c) Must be based upon the number of emission units to be addressed in the Class I operating permit for each stationary source so that the stationary sources with the least number of emission units will submit applications first and those sources with the largest number of emission units will submit applications last.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 10-30-95; A by R103-02, 12-17-2002)

      NAC 445B.3395  Action by Director on application; notice; public comment and hearing; objection by Administrator; expiration of permit. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  Except for sources subject to the permitting requirements set forth in 40 C.F.R. § 52.21 and as otherwise provided in this subsection, within 60 days after the date on which an application for a Class I operating permit or for the significant revision of a Class I operating permit is received, the Director shall determine whether the application is complete. If substantial additional information is required, the Director shall determine that the application is incomplete and return the application to the applicant. If substantial additional information is not required, the Director shall determine that the application is complete. Unless the Director determines that the application is incomplete within 60 days after the date of receipt, the official date of submittal shall be deemed to be the date on which the Director determines that the application is complete or 61 days after the date of receipt, whichever is earlier.

     2.  For sources subject to the permitting requirements set forth in 40 C.F.R. § 52.21, within 30 days after the date of receipt of an application for a Class I operating permit or for the revision of a Class I operating permit, the Director shall determine whether the application contains adequate information to process the application. The official date of submittal of the application shall be deemed to be 31 days after the date of receipt, unless the Director determines before that date that substantial additional information is required. If the Director determines that substantial additional information is required, the Director shall return the application to the applicant. The Director shall require the applicant to submit a new application or the applicant may formally withdraw the application.

     3.  If, after the official date of submittal, the Director discovers that additional information is required to act on the application, the Director may request such additional information that is necessary to determine whether the proposed operation will comply with all the requirements set forth in NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive. The applicant must provide in writing any additional information that the Director requests within the time specified in the request of the Director. Any delay in the submittal of the requested information will result in a corresponding delay in the action of the Director on the application submitted to the Director pursuant to subsection 1 or 2.

     4.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, within 180 days after the official date of submittal of an application for a Class I operating permit or for the revision of a Class I operating permit, the Director shall make a preliminary determination to issue or deny the Class I operating permit or the revision of the Class I operating permit. The Director shall give preliminary notice of his or her intent to issue or deny the Class I operating permit or the revision of the Class I operating permit within 180 days after the official date of submittal.

     5.  Within 10 working days after the receipt of an application for a minor revision of a Class I operating permit, the Director shall determine whether the application is complete. If substantial additional information is required, the Director shall determine the application to be incomplete and return the application to the applicant. If substantial additional information is not required, the Director shall determine the application to be complete. Unless the Director determines that the application is incomplete within 10 working days after the date on which the Director receives the application, the official date of submittal is the date on which the Director determines that the application is complete or 11 working days after the date of receipt, whichever is earlier.

     6.  The Director’s review and preliminary intent to issue or deny a Class I operating permit or the revision of a Class I operating permit and the proposed conditions for the Class I operating permit must be made public and maintained on file with the Director during normal business hours at 901 South Stewart Street, Suite 4001, Carson City, Nevada 89701-5249, and in the air quality region where the source is located for 30 days to enable public participation and comment and a review by any affected states.

     7.  The Director shall:

     (a) Cause to be published a prominent advertisement in a newspaper of general circulation in the area in which the Class I stationary source is located or in a state publication designed to give general public notice;

     (b) Provide written notice to:

          (1) Persons on a mailing list developed by the Director, including those persons who request in writing to be included on the list;

          (2) Any affected state; and

          (3) Any affected local air pollution control agency;

     (c) Provide notice by other means if necessary to ensure that adequate notice is given to the public and affected states;

     (d) Provide a copy of the Director’s review of the application, the Director’s preliminary intent to issue or deny the Class I operating permit or the revision of a Class I operating permit, and the proposed Class I operating permit to the Administrator; and

     (e) Establish a 30-day period for public comment.

     8.  The provisions of subsections 6 and 7 do not apply to:

     (a) An administrative amendment to a Class I operating permit made pursuant to NAC 445B.319;

     (b) A change without revision to a Class I operating permit made pursuant to NAC 445B.342; or

     (c) A minor revision of a Class I operating permit made pursuant to NAC 445B.3425, if the Director determines that the minor revision does not result in a significant change in air quality at any location where the public is present on a regular basis.

     9.  The notice required for a Class I operating permit or for a revision of a Class I operating permit pursuant to subsection 7 must:

     (a) Identify the affected facility and the name and address of the applicant;

     (b) Include the name and address of the authority processing the Class I operating permit;

     (c) Identify the activity or activities involved in the Class I operating permit and the emissions change involved in any revision of the Class I operating permit;

     (d) State that the affected facility has the potential to emit 5 or more tons per year of lead, if applicable;

     (e) Include the name, address and telephone number of a person from whom interested persons may obtain additional information, including copies of the proposed conditions for the Class I operating permit, the application, all relevant supporting materials and all other materials which are available to the authority that is processing the Class I operating permit and which are relevant to the determination of the issuance of the Class I operating permit; and

     (f) Include a brief description of the procedures for public comment and the time and place of any hearing that may be held, including a statement of the procedures to request a hearing.

     10.  All comments on the Director’s review and preliminary intent for the issuance or denial of a Class I operating permit or a revision of a Class I operating permit must be submitted in writing to the Director within 30 days after the public announcement. The Director shall give notice of any public hearing at least 30 days before the date of the hearing. The Director shall keep a record of the names of any persons who made comments and of the issues raised during the process for public participation.

     11.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 12 and NAC 445B.319, 445B.342 and 445B.3425, within 12 months after the official date of submittal of a Class I-B application for an operating permit or revision of an operating permit, the Director shall issue or deny the operating permit or revision of the operating permit. The Director shall make the decision by taking into account:

     (a) Written comments from the public, affected states and the Administrator;

     (b) Comments made during public hearings concerning the application and the Director’s preliminary determination for issuance or denial;

     (c) Information submitted by proponents of the project; and

     (d) The effect of such a facility on the maintenance of the state and national ambient air quality standards contained in NAC 445B.22097 and the applicable state implementation plan.

Ê The Director shall send to the Administrator a copy of the final operating permit issued by the Director after approving the Class I-B application.

     12.  For stationary sources subject to the provisions of 40 C.F.R. § 52.21 regarding the prevention of significant deterioration of air quality, adopted by reference pursuant to NAC 445B.221, the Director shall issue or deny an application for a Class I operating permit, or the revision or renewal of a Class I operating permit, within 12 months after the official date of submittal of an application for a new Class I operating permit or the revision of a Class I operating permit. The application shall be deemed to be complete for the purposes of 40 C.F.R. § 52.21 on the date that the Director makes the preliminary determination to issue or deny the Class I operating permit or the revision of the Class I operating permit.

     13.  The Director shall not issue a Class I operating permit, or a revision or renewal of a Class I operating permit, if the Administrator objects to its issuance in writing within 45 days after the Administrator’s receipt of the proposed conditions for the Class I operating permit and the necessary supporting information.

     14.  Any person may petition the Administrator to request that he or she object to a Class I operating permit or a revision of a Class I operating permit as provided in 40 C.F.R. § 70.8(d).

     15.  If the Administrator objects to the issuance of a Class I operating permit or a revision of a Class I operating permit of his or her own accord or in response to a public petition, the Director shall submit revised proposed conditions for the Class I operating permit or the revision of a Class I operating permit in response to the objection within 90 days after the date on which he or she is notified of the objection.

     16.  If construction will occur in one phase, a Class I operating permit or the revision of a Class I operating permit for a new or modified stationary source, other than a stationary source subject to the provisions of 40 C.F.R. § 52.21 regarding the prevention of significant deterioration of air quality, expires if construction is not commenced within 18 months after the date of issuance thereof or construction of the facility is delayed for 18 months after initiated. The Director may extend the date on which the construction may be commenced upon a showing that the extension is justified.

     17.  If construction will occur in more than one phase, the projected date of the commencement of construction of each phase of construction must be approved by the Director. A Class I operating permit or the revision of a Class I operating permit for a new or modified stationary source, other than a stationary source subject to the provisions of 40 C.F.R. § 52.21 regarding the prevention of significant deterioration of air quality, expires if the initial phase of construction is not commenced within 18 months after the projected date of the commencement of construction approved by the Director. The Director may extend only the date on which the initial phase of construction may be commenced upon a showing that the extension is justified.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. § 3.2.1, eff. 11-7-75; A 12-4-76; § 3.2.2, eff. 11-7-75; A 12-15-77; 8-28-79; §§ 3.2.3 & 3.2.4, eff. 11-7-75; § 3.2.5, eff. 11-7-75; A 12-4-76; § 3.2.6, eff. 11-7-75; + § 13.1.2, eff. 11-7-75; A 12-4-76; 8-28-79]—(NAC A 10-22-87; 12-15-88; 12-8-89; 9-19-90; 9-13-91; 11-23-92; 12-13-93, eff. 1-11-96; 3-29-94, eff. 1-11-96; 10-30-95, eff. 1-11-96; R105-97, 3-5-98; R022-99, 9-27-99; R040-01, 10-25-2001; R103-02, 12-17-2002; R198-03, 4-26-2004; R125-04, 9-24-2004; R151-06, 9-18-2006; R142-07, 4-17-2008)

      NAC 445B.340  Prerequisites to issuance, revision or renewal of permit. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  The Director may issue a Class I operating permit, or a revision of or a renewal of a Class I operating permit, if:

     1.  The Director has:

     (a) Received a complete application for a Class I operating permit or for a revision of or a renewal of a Class I operating permit;

     (b) Completed all requirements regarding public participation and comment pursuant to NAC 445B.3395; and

     (c) Notified and responded to all comments from affected states;

     2.  The conditions of the operating permit provide for compliance with the requirements of NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, and any other applicable requirements; and

     3.  The Administrator has received a copy of the proposed operating permit, any necessary supporting information, and any notices to the public, affected local air pollution control agencies and affected states required pursuant to NAC 445B.3395, and has not objected to the issuance of the operating permit within 45 days after receipt of the proposed operating permit.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 1-11-96; A 10-30-95, eff. 1-11-96; R105-97, 3-5-98; R142-07, 4-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445B.306)

      NAC 445B.3405  Required contents of permit. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  In addition to the conditions set forth in NAC 445B.315, a Class I operating permit must include all applicable requirements and:

     (a) Include emission limitations and standards, including those operational requirements and limitations that ensure compliance with all applicable requirements at the time of the issuance of the operating permit.

     (b) Specify the origin of and authority for each term or condition of the operating permit and explain any difference in form between a term or condition of the operating permit and the applicable requirement upon which the term or condition is based.

     (c) Contain requirements for monitoring that are sufficient to ensure compliance with the conditions of the operating permit, including:

          (1) All procedures or test methods for monitoring and analyzing emissions required pursuant to the applicable requirements or adopted pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 7414(a)(3) or 7661c(b).

          (2) If the applicable requirement does not require periodic testing or monitoring, periodic monitoring that is sufficient to yield reliable data from the relevant period which is representative of the stationary source’s compliance with the conditions of the operating permit. Such monitoring requirements must use terms, test methods, units, averaging periods and other statistical conventions consistent with the applicable requirement.

          (3) As necessary, requirements concerning the use, maintenance and the installation of equipment, or methods for monitoring.

     (d) Incorporate all applicable requirements for recordkeeping and require, where applicable:

          (1) Records of monitoring information required by the conditions of the permit, including the date, the location, and the time of the sampling or the measurements and the operating conditions at the time of the sampling or measurements; and

          (2) The date on which the analyses were performed, the company that performed them, the analytical techniques that the company used and the results of such analyses.

     (e) Incorporate all applicable reporting requirements and require:

          (1) Submittal of reports of any required monitoring every 6 months, within 8 weeks after the end of the reporting period;

          (2) Prompt reporting of all deviations from the requirements of the operating permit; and

          (3) The probable cause of all deviations and any action taken to correct the deviations to be reported.

     (f) Contain the terms and conditions for any reasonably anticipated alternative operating scenarios identified by the owner or operator of the stationary source in his or her application and approved by the Director. Such terms and conditions must ensure that all applicable requirements are met, and must require the owner or operator to keep a contemporaneous log of changes from one alternative operating scenario to another.

     (g) If the applicant for the permit requests the trading of emissions increases and decreases, contain the terms and conditions for the trading of emissions increases and decreases in the permitted facility, to the extent that the applicable requirements provide for trading increases and decreases without a case-by-case approval of each such trade. The terms and conditions:

          (1) Must include all terms required by this section to determine compliance;

          (2) May extend the permit shield described in subsection 2 to all terms and conditions that allow such increases and decreases in emissions; and

          (3) Must meet all applicable requirements and requirements set forth in NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, for a Class I source.

     (h) Contain terms and conditions requested by the applicant and approved by the Director, including all terms required by this section to determine compliance, which allow for the trading of emissions increases and decreases within the permitted facility without requiring a revision of the permit, solely to comply with a federally enforceable emissions cap that is established in the permit independent of any applicable requirements that would otherwise apply. Provisions relating to the trading of emissions for any emission units for which emissions are not quantifiable or for which there are not replicable procedures to enforce the emissions trades will not be allowed. Any requests for the trading of emissions must be made pursuant to NAC 445B.342. The permit must also require compliance with all applicable requirements, and contain the replicable procedures and terms of the permit which ensure that the trade of emissions is quantifiable and enforceable. The permit shield described in subsection 2 may, upon request, be extended to the terms and conditions that allow such increases and decreases in emissions.

     (i) Contain a schedule of compliance for the stationary source that contains all the elements required in the schedule for compliance provided in the application pursuant to paragraph (h) of subsection 2 of NAC 445B.3368.

     (j) Contain requirements for compliance certification with any applicable requirement that reflect the terms and conditions of the operating permit. The permit must contain the approved deadlines for the submittal of the compliance certification. The compliance certification must be submitted annually, or more frequently if required by an applicable requirement, to the Director. A copy of the compliance certification must be submitted to the Administrator. A compliance certification must include:

          (1) An identification of each term or condition of the operating permit that is the basis of the certification;

          (2) The status of the stationary source’s compliance with any applicable requirement;

          (3) A statement of whether compliance was continuous or intermittent;

          (4) The method used for determining compliance; and

          (5) Any other facts the Director determines to be necessary to determine compliance.

     2.  In addition to the conditions set forth in NAC 445B.315, a Class I operating permit may provide a permit shield within the Class I permit that must include a statement that compliance with the conditions of the operating permit shall be deemed to be compliance with any applicable requirements as of the date of the issuance of the operating permit, if:

     (a) Such applicable requirements are included and are specifically identified in the operating permit; or

     (b) The Director, in acting on the application for or the revision of an operating permit, determines in writing that other requirements specifically identified are not applicable to the stationary source and the operating permit includes the determination or a concise summary of the determination.

Ê A Class I permit that does not expressly state that a permit shield exists is presumed not to provide such a shield. A permit shield authorized pursuant to this subsection does not and may not apply to a minor revision to a Class I operating permit.

     3.  All provisions of a Class I operating permit or the modification of such a permit regarding the prevention of significant deterioration of air quality must be contained in a clearly identified and separate portion of the operating permit. This portion of the operating permit must state that:

     (a) The operating permit will expire if construction is:

          (1) Not commenced within 18 months after the issuance of the operating permit; or

          (2) Delayed for 18 months after it is commenced;

     (b) The operating permit becomes effective 30 days after the issuance of the Director’s final determination; and

     (c) The provisions of the operating permit regarding the prevention of significant deterioration of air quality are subject to the requirements of 40 C.F.R. Part 124, Subparts A and C.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 1-11-96; A 3-29-94, eff. 1-11-96; 10-30-95, eff. 1-11-96; R117-00, 6-1-2001; R103-02, 12-17-2002)

      NAC 445B.342  Certain changes authorized without revision of permit; notification of authorized changes. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  The owner or operator of a stationary source operating in compliance with an operating permit may make changes which contravene an express term of the operating permit without a revision of the operating permit if the changes do not:

     (a) Constitute modifications pursuant to any provision of 42 U.S.C. §§ 7401 to 7515, inclusive, or constitute a modification as that term is defined in NAC 445B.099;

     (b) Violate any provision of NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, or any other applicable requirement; or

     (c) Exceed the allowable emissions set forth in the operating permit for any emissions unit.

     2.  Any conditions of an operating permit that are requirements for monitoring, methods of testing, recordkeeping, reporting or compliance certification may not be changed pursuant to this section.

     3.  For each change made pursuant to this section, the holder of the operating permit shall provide a written notification to the Director and the Administrator at least 7 days before making the change. This notification must include:

     (a) A detailed description of the change;

     (b) The date on which the change will occur;

     (c) Any change in emissions, as determined in accordance with NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive;

     (d) Any condition of the operating permit which will no longer apply because of the change; and

     (e) For a change that includes the trading of emissions made pursuant to paragraph (h) of subsection 1 of NAC 445B.3405, a detailed description of how the increase or decrease in emissions, or both, resulting from the change complies with the terms and conditions of the operating permit.

     4.  The holder of the operating permit, the Director and the Administrator, as appropriate, shall attach a copy of the written notification to his or her respective copy of the permit.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 1-11-96; A 3-29-94, eff. 1-11-96; 10-30-95, eff. 1-11-96; R105-97, 3-5-98; R040-01, 10-25-2001; R096-05, 10-31-2005)

      NAC 445B.3425  Minor revision of permit. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  A minor revision may be made to a Class I operating permit if the revision:

     (a) Does not violate any applicable requirement;

     (b) Does not involve significant changes to the existing requirements for monitoring, reporting or recordkeeping;

     (c) Does not require or change:

          (1) A determination of an emission limitation or other standard on a case-by-case basis;

          (2) A determination of the ambient impact for any temporary source; or

          (3) A visibility or increment analysis;

     (d) Does not establish or change a condition of the operating permit for which there is no corresponding underlying applicable requirement and which was requested in order to avoid an applicable requirement, including:

          (1) A federally enforceable emissions cap; or

          (2) An alternative emission limitation pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 7412(i)(5);

     (e) Is not a modification pursuant to any provision of 42 U.S.C. §§ 7401 to 7515, inclusive;

     (f) Does not result in an increase in allowable emissions that exceeds any of the following specified thresholds:

          (1) Carbon monoxide, 100 tons per year;

          (2) Nitrogen oxides, 40 tons per year;

          (3) Sulfur dioxide, 40 tons per year;

          (4) PM10, 15 tons per year;

          (5) Ozone, 40 tons per year of volatile organic compounds;

          (6) Sulfuric acid mist, 7 tons per year; and

          (7) Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), 10 tons per year; and

     (g) Is not a major modification at an existing major stationary source.

     2.  An owner or operator must request a minor revision on an application form provided by the Director. The application must include:

     (a) A description of the modification;

     (b) A description of the emissions resulting from the modification;

     (c) An identification of any new applicable requirements that will apply because of the modification;

     (d) Suggested conditions of the operating permit;

     (e) Certification by a responsible official of the stationary source that the proposed modification complies with the criteria for a minor revision set forth in subsection 1; and

     (f) Any relevant information concerning the proposed change which is required by NAC 445B.295 and 445B.3368.

     3.  The Director shall:

     (a) Determine, in accordance with subsection 5 of NAC 445B.3395, whether the application for a minor revision is complete.

     (b) Transmit the application to the Administrator within 10 working days after the official date of submittal of the application.

     (c) Provide notice to any affected state within 10 working days after the official date of submittal of the application for a minor revision.

     (d) Unless the application is for a minor revision described in subsection 8 of NAC 445B.3395, enable public participation and comment and provide notice to the public concerning the application for a minor revision in the manner set forth in subsections 6 and 7 of NAC 445B.3395.

     (e) Provide a 30-day period for comment by any affected state and the public, if applicable, concerning the application.

     (f) Within 45 days after the official date of submittal of the application:

          (1) Determine whether the proposed minor revision meets the criteria for a minor revision set forth in this section;

          (2) Determine whether the proposed conditions of the operating permit are adequate; and

          (3) If the Director determines that the proposed modification does not meet the criteria for a minor revision, deny the proposed revision and notify the applicant and the Administrator.

     (g) If the Director determines that the applicant’s proposed conditions of the operating permit are not adequate, draft appropriate conditions for the operating permit. Proposed conditions drafted by the Director must be submitted to the Administrator for review.

     (h) Notify the Administrator of any recommendations from an affected state which the Director does not accept.

     4.  The Director may issue the minor revision upon notification by the Administrator that the Administrator does not object to the minor revision. If the Administrator does not notify the Director within 45 days after the date on which the Administrator received the notification pursuant to this section or within 45 days after the date on which the Administrator receives the Director’s proposed conditions, whichever is later, the Administrator shall be deemed to have not objected to the minor revision.

     5.  If the Administrator objects to the minor revision, the Director shall:

     (a) Deny the application for the minor revision;

     (b) Determine whether the minor revision should be reviewed under the procedures for a significant revision; or

     (c) Revise the proposed revision of the operating permit and forward it to the Administrator for review.

     6.  The Director shall take action pursuant to subsection 4 or 5 within 90 days after the official date of submittal of an application for a minor revision or within 15 days after the Administrator’s 45-day review period ends, whichever is later.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 1-11-96; A 3-29-94, eff. 1-11-96; 10-30-95, eff. 1-11-96; 5-3-96; R105-97, 3-5-98; R036-98, 4-17-98; R103-02, 12-17-2002; R198-03, 4-26-2004; R125-04, 9-24-2004)

      NAC 445B.344  Significant revision of permit. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  The holder of an operating permit may request a significant revision of a Class I operating permit if it does not qualify as a change that may be made pursuant to NAC 445B.342, or as an administrative amendment or a minor revision. A significant revision includes, but is not limited to, a revision:

     (a) Of an existing condition of the operating permit relating to monitoring or making the requirements for reporting or recordkeeping less stringent;

     (b) Which requires or changes:

          (1) A determination of an emission limitation on a case-by-case basis;

          (2) A determination of ambient impact for any temporary source; or

          (3) A visibility or increment analysis;

     (c) Which would establish or change a condition of the operating permit and which is requested or assumed by the owner or operator of the stationary source in order to avoid any applicable requirement;

     (d) Subject to 40 C.F.R. § 52.21 or 40 C.F.R. Part 60, as adopted pursuant to NAC 445B.221; or

     (e) Subject to 42 U.S.C. § 7412.

     2.  An application for a significant revision must comply with the requirements for an application for a Class I operating permit set forth in NAC 445B.295, 445B.297 and 445B.3368, including public participation and comment and a review by any affected states and the Administrator pursuant to NAC 445B.3395.

     3.  An application for a significant revision must be accompanied by the fee set forth in NAC 445B.327.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 1-11-96; A 3-29-94, eff. 1-11-96; 10-30-95, eff. 1-11-96; R105-97, 3-5-98; R103-02, 12-17-2002)

      NAC 445B.3441  Administrative revision of permit to incorporate conditions of certain permits to construct. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  To modify a Class I stationary source in accordance with subsection 5 of NAC 445B.3361, the owner or operator of the Class I stationary source must submit an application for an administrative revision to a Class I operating permit to incorporate the conditions of a Class I operating permit to construct into the existing Class I operating permit for the Class I stationary source.

     2.  The Director shall issue a revised Class I operating permit or deny the application for an administrative revision to a Class I operating permit within the timelines established for processing an application for a Class I operating permit to construct as specified in NAC 445B.3364.

     3.  An application for an administrative revision to a Class I operating permit must comply with the requirements for an application for a Class I operating permit set forth in NAC 445B.295, 445B.297 and 445B.3368, and the requirements relating to public participation and comment and a review by any affected states and the Administrator pursuant to NAC 445B.3395.

     4.  An application for an administrative revision to a Class I operating permit must be accompanied by the appropriate fee set forth in NAC 445B.327.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R125-04, eff. 9-24-2004; A by R139-06, 9-18-2006)

      NAC 445B.3443  Renewal of permit. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  All Class I operating permits must be renewed 5 years after the date of issuance.

     2.  A complete application for the renewal of a Class I operating permit must be submitted to the Director on the form provided by the Director with the appropriate fee at least 240 days, but not earlier than 18 months, before the expiration date of the current Class I operating permit for stationary sources.

     3.  Applications for the renewal of a Class I operating permit must comply with all requirements for the issuance of an initial Class I operating permit as specified in NAC 445B.3395.

     4.  If an application for the renewal of a Class I operating permit is submitted in accordance with subsection 2, the stationary source may continue to operate under the conditions of the existing Class I operating permit until the Class I operating permit is renewed or the application for renewal is denied.

     5.  If an application for the renewal of a Class I operating permit is not submitted in accordance with subsection 2:

     (a) The stationary source may be required to cease operation when the Class I operating permit expires; and

     (b) The owner or operator of the stationary source:

          (1) Must apply for the issuance of a new Class I operating permit pursuant to NAC 445B.3375; and

          (2) May not recommence the operation until the new Class I operating permit is issued.

     6.  The fee for the issuance of a new Class I operating permit or the renewal of a Class I operating permit is specified in NAC 445B.327.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Air Quality Reg. part § 3.4.1 & §§ 3.4.4 & 3.4.8, eff. 11-7-75]—(NAC A 12-15-88; 12-13-93, eff. 1-11-96; 3-29-94, eff. 1-11-96; 10-30-95, eff. 1-11-96; R040-01, 10-25-2001; R103-02, 12-17-2002; R198-03, 4-26-2004; R191-08, 12-17-2008)

      NAC 445B.3447  Class I general permit. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  The Director may issue a Class I general permit covering numerous similar stationary sources.

     2.  A Class I general permit must set forth the criteria by which stationary sources may qualify for the Class I general permit.

     3.  A Class I general permit which covers stationary sources that would otherwise be required to be covered by a Class I operating permit must:

     (a) Ensure compliance with all applicable requirements; and

     (b) Not be granted until the requirements for public participation and comment and a review by any affected states and the Administrator pursuant to NAC 445B.3395 have been completed.

     4.  If the Administrator does not object within 45 days after receiving a proposed Class I general permit which covers stationary sources that would otherwise be required to apply for a Class I operating permit, the general permit becomes effective at the end of the 45-day period. If the Administrator objects to the Class I general permit, the Class I general permit becomes effective when the objection is resolved.

     5.  After the effective date of a Class I general permit, the owner or operator of any stationary source that meets the criteria set forth in the Class I general permit may request authority to operate under the Class I general permit. The request must be in writing and must include all the information required by the Class I general permit.

     6.  The Director shall grant or deny authority to operate under a Class I general permit within 30 days after his or her receipt of a request for such authority. The Director’s decision to grant or deny an application for authority to operate under the terms of a Class I general permit is not subject to the requirements of NAC 445B.3395.

     7.  A person may challenge the provisions of a Class I general permit only at the time the Class I general permit is issued. The Director’s grant or denial of authority to operate under a Class I general permit to a stationary source or stationary sources does not provide an opportunity for an administrative review or a judicial review of the Class I general permit.

     8.  The Director shall not grant authority to operate under a Class I general permit to an affected source.

     9.  The term of a Class I general permit is 5 years.

     10.  The authority to operate under a Class I general permit expires after 5 years. An owner or operator of a stationary source operating under the authority of a Class I general permit shall apply to renew his or her authority to operate under the Class I general permit at least 30 days before his or her authorization expires.

     11.  A stationary source which obtains authorization to operate under a Class I general permit but is later determined not to qualify under the conditions of the Class I general permit may be subject to an action enforcing the prohibition against operating without a permit.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 1-11-96; A 3-29-94, eff. 1-11-96; 10-30-95, eff. 1-11-96; R103-02, 12-17-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445B.335)

Class II Operating Permits

      NAC 445B.3453  Application: General requirements. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, an owner or operator of any stationary source that is not subject to the requirements of NAC 445B.337 or 445B.3375 must submit an application for and obtain a Class II operating permit or, if applicable, a Class III operating permit pursuant to NAC 445B.3485.

     2.  For a proposed stationary source or a proposed modification to a stationary source that is not subject to the requirements of NAC 445B.337 or 445B.3375, an owner or operator must file an application and obtain a Class II operating permit or a revision to an existing Class II operating permit or, if applicable, a Class III operating permit or a revision to an existing Class III operating permit pursuant to NAC 445B.3485, before commencing construction of the proposed stationary source or the proposed modification.

     3.  The owner or operator of a thermal unit that emits mercury which is located at a Class II stationary source shall comply with the provisions of NAC 445B.3611 to 445B.3689, inclusive. As used in this subsection, “thermal unit that emits mercury” has the meaning ascribed to it in NAC 445B.3643.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R103-02, eff. 12-17-2002; A by R189-05, 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3457  Action by Director on application; notice; public comment and hearing; expiration of permit. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 445B.319 and 445B.342, within 10 working days after the date of receipt of an application for a Class II operating permit or for the revision of a Class II operating permit, accompanied by the applicable fee, the Director shall determine if the application is complete. If substantial additional information is required, the Director shall determine that the application is incomplete and return the application to the applicant. If substantial additional information is not required, the Director shall determine the application to be complete. Unless the Director determines that the application is incomplete within 10 working days after the date of receipt of the application, the official date of submittal of the application shall be deemed to be the date on which the Director determines that the application is complete or 11 working days after the date of receipt, whichever is earlier.

     2.  If, after the official date of submittal, the Director discovers that additional information is required to act on the application, the Director may request additional information necessary to determine whether the proposed operation will comply with all of the requirements set forth in NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive. The applicant must provide in writing any additional information that the Director requests within the time specified in the request of the Director. Any delay in the submittal of the requested information will result in a corresponding delay in the action of the Director on the application submitted to the Director.

     3.  If notice to the public is not required pursuant to subsection 5, the Director shall issue or deny a Class II operating permit or the revision of a Class II operating permit within 60 days after the official date of submittal of the application for the Class II operating permit or for the revision of the Class II operating permit.

     4.  The Director shall:

     (a) Make a preliminary determination to issue or deny a Class II operating permit or the revision of a Class II operating permit within 15 days after the official date of submittal of the application for the Class II operating permit or for the revision of the Class II operating permit;

     (b) Take such action as is necessary to ensure compliance with the provisions of subsections 6, 7 and 8, as applicable; and

     (c) Issue or deny the Class II operating permit or the revision of the Class II operating permit taking into account:

          (1) Written comments from the public;

          (2) Information submitted by proponents of the project; and

          (3) The effect of such a facility on the maintenance of the state and national ambient air quality standards contained in NAC 445B.22097 and the applicable state implementation plan.

     5.  Public notice is required for an application for:

     (a) A Class II operating permit for a stationary source that has not previously held a Class I operating permit or Class II operating permit; or

     (b) The revision of a Class II operating permit for which the Director determines that the change to the stationary source results in an increase in allowable emissions that exceeds any of the following thresholds:

 

Pollutant                                                                                          Threshold in tons per year

                                                                                                      

Carbon monoxide............................................................................................... 40

Nitrogen oxides.................................................................................................. 40

Sulfur dioxide..................................................................................................... 40

PM10.................................................................................................................. 15

Ozone measured as VOC................................................................................... 40

Lead................................................................................................................. 0.6

 

     6.  For the notice required pursuant to subsection 5 and at the time the Director makes a preliminary determination to issue or deny a Class II operating permit or the revision of a Class II operating permit pursuant to subsection 4, the Director shall:

     (a) Make the preliminary determination public and maintain it on file with the Director during normal business hours at 901 South Stewart Street, Suite 4001, Carson City, Nevada 89701-5249, for 30 days to enable public participation and comment;

     (b) Cause to be published on an Internet website designed to give general public notice an electronic copy of the Director’s notice of proposed action;

     (c) Provide written notification of the Director’s proposed action to persons on a mailing list developed by the Director, including those persons who request in writing to be included on the list;

     (d) Provide notice of the Director’s proposed action and a copy of the application to a public library in the area in which the proposed new Class II source or the proposed modification to the existing Class II source is located for posting to ensure that adequate notice is given to the public;

     (e) Provide notice of the Director’s proposed action and a copy of the application to the Administrator and to any local air pollution control agency having jurisdiction in the area in which the proposed new Class II source or the proposed modification to the existing Class II source is located; and

     (f) Establish a 30-day period for public participation.

     7.  The notice required pursuant to subsection 5 must include:

     (a) The name of the affected facility and the name and address of the applicant;

     (b) The name and address of the state agency processing the Class II operating permit or the revision of the Class II operating permit;

     (c) The name, address and telephone number of a representative from the state agency that is processing the Class II operating permit or the revision of the Class II operating permit;

     (d) A description of the proposed new Class II source or the proposed modification to the existing Class II source and a summary of the emissions involved;

     (e) The date by which comments must be submitted to the Director;

     (f) A summary of the analysis of the effect of the proposed new Class II source or the proposed modification to the existing Class II source on the quality of air, as analyzed by the state agency processing the Class II operating permit or the revision of the Class II operating permit;

     (g) A statement indicating that the affected facility has the potential to emit 5 or more tons per year of lead, if applicable; and

     (h) A brief description of the procedures for public participation.

     8.  All comments concerning the applications for which notice to the public is required to be provided pursuant to this section must be submitted in writing to the Director within the time specified in the notice. The Director shall keep a record of the names of any persons who made comments and of the issues raised during the process for public participation.

     9.  If construction will occur in one phase, a Class II operating permit or the revision of a Class II operating permit for a new or modified stationary source expires if construction is not commenced within 18 months after the date of issuance thereof or construction of the facility is delayed for 18 months or more after the construction begins. The Director may extend the date on which the construction may be commenced upon a showing that the extension is justified.

     10.  If construction will occur in more than one phase, the projected date of commencement of construction of each phase must be approved by the Director. A Class II operating permit or the revision of a Class II operating permit for a new or modified stationary source expires if the initial phase of construction is not commenced within 18 months after the projected date of the commencement of construction approved by the Director. The Director may extend only the date on which the initial phase of construction may be commenced upon a showing that the extension is justified.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R103-02, eff. 12-17-2002; A by R198-03, 4-26-2004; R151-06, 9-18-2006; R142-07, 4-17-2008; R006-11, 10-26-2011)

      NAC 445B.346  Required contents of permit. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  In addition to the conditions set forth in NAC 445B.315, Class II operating permits must contain, as applicable:

     1.  Emission limitations and standards, including those operational requirements and limitations that ensure compliance with the conditions of the operating permit.

     2.  All requirements for monitoring, testing and reporting that apply to the stationary source.

     3.  A requirement that the owner or operator of the stationary source promptly report any deviations from any requirements of the operating permit.

     4.  The terms and conditions for any reasonably anticipated alternative operating scenarios identified by the owner or operator of the stationary source in his or her application and approved by the Director. Such terms and conditions must require the owner or operator to keep a contemporaneous log of changes from one alternative operating scenario to another.

     5.  A schedule of compliance for stationary sources that are not in compliance with any applicable requirement or NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, at the time the operating permit is issued, including:

     (a) Semiannual progress reports and a schedule of dates for achieving milestones;

     (b) Prior notice of and explanations for missed deadlines; and

     (c) Any preventive or corrective measures taken.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, 12-13-93, eff. 1-11-96; A 10-30-95, eff. 1-11-96; R014-11, 10-26-2011)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445B.317)

      NAC 445B.3465  Application for revision. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  The owner or operator of a stationary source with a Class II operating permit may request, on an application form provided by the Director, a revision of the operating permit to allow for a modification to the stationary source.

     2.  An application for a revision of a Class II operating permit must include:

     (a) The name and address of the owner or operator of the stationary source;

     (b) The location of the stationary source;

     (c) A description of:

          (1) The existing emission units undergoing the modification and the applicable control systems; and

          (2) The proposed modification to such emission units;

     (d) The emission rates from the existing emission units of each regulated air pollutant to which a standard applies which exist at the time of the application before the modification and which would exist after the modification takes place;

     (e) A description of any proposed new emission units and applicable control systems;

     (f) The potential to emit of the proposed new emission units for each regulated air pollutant to which a standard applies;

     (g) A description of the procedures and methods used to determine the emission rates;

     (h) A discussion of all applicable requirements to which the new or modified operations will be subject;

     (i) An explanation of any proposed exemption from any applicable requirement;

     (j) An environmental evaluation conducted in accordance with NAC 445B.308, 445B.310, 445B.311 and 445B.3135; and

     (k) Any other information that the Director determines is necessary to process the application and issue a Class II operating permit pursuant to NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R105-97, eff. 3-5-98; A by R103-02, 12-17-2002; R096-05, 10-31-2005)

      NAC 445B.3473  Renewal of permit. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  All Class II operating permits must be renewed 5 years after the date of issuance.

     2.  A complete application for renewal of a Class II operating permit must be submitted to the Director on the form provided by the Director with the appropriate fee at least 70 days before the expiration date of the current Class II operating permit.

     3.  An application for the renewal of a Class II operating permit must comply with all requirements for the issuance of an initial Class II operating permit as specified in NAC 445B.3457.

     4.  If an application for the renewal of a Class II operating permit is submitted in accordance with subsection 2, the stationary source may continue to operate under the conditions of the existing Class II operating permit until the permit is renewed or the application for renewal is denied.

     5.  If an application for the renewal of a Class II operating permit is not submitted in accordance with subsection 2:

     (a) The stationary source may be required to cease operation when the Class II operating permit expires; and

     (b) The owner or operator of the stationary source:

          (1) Must apply for the issuance of a new Class II operating permit pursuant to NAC 445B.3453; and

          (2) May not recommence the operation until the new Class II operating permit is issued.

     6.  The fee for the issuance of a new Class II operating permit or the renewal of a Class II operating permit is specified in NAC 445B.327.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R103-02, eff. 12-17-2002; A by R198-03, 4-26-2004; R191-08, 12-17-2008)

      NAC 445B.3477  Class II general permit. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  The Director may issue a Class II general permit covering numerous similar stationary sources.

     2.  Before issuing a Class II general permit, the proposed conditions for the Class II general permit must be made public and maintained on file with the Director during normal business hours at 901 South Stewart Street, Suite 4001, Carson City, Nevada 89701-5249, for 30 days to enable public participation and comment. The Director shall:

     (a) Cause to be published a notice in one or more newspapers of general circulation in the area in which the Class II general operating permit is applicable;

     (b) Provide written notice to persons on a mailing list developed by the Director, including those persons who request in writing to be included on the list;

     (c) Provide notice by other means if necessary to ensure that adequate notice is given to the public; and

     (d) Establish a 30-day period for public participation.

     3.  The notice required pursuant to subsection 2 must include, without limitation:

     (a) The name and address of the state agency processing the Class II general permit;

     (b) The name, address and telephone number of a representative from the state agency that is processing the Class II general permit from whom interested persons may obtain additional information, including copies of:

          (1) The proposed conditions for the Class II general permit;

          (2) All relevant supporting materials; and

          (3) All other materials which are available to the state agency that is processing the Class II general permit and which are relevant to the determination of the issuance of the Class II general permit;

     (c) A description of the proposed Class II general permit and a summary of the emissions involved;

     (d) The date by which comments must be submitted to the Director;

     (e) A summary of the impact of the proposed Class II general permit on the quality of the air;

     (f) A statement indicating that the affected facility has the potential to emit 5 or more tons per year of lead, if applicable; and

     (g) A brief description of the procedures for public participation and the time and place of any hearing that may be held, including a statement of the procedures to request a hearing.

     4.  All comments concerning the proposed Class II general permit for which notice to the public is required to be provided pursuant to this section must be submitted in writing to the Director within the time specified in the notice. The Director shall give notice of any public hearing scheduled pursuant to this section at least 30 days before the hearing. The Director shall keep a record of the names of any persons who made comments and of the issues raised during the process for public participation.

     5.  The Director may issue the Class II general permit after considering:

     (a) Written comments from the public;

     (b) The comments made during public hearings concerning the proposed Class II general permit;

     (c) Information submitted by proponents of the Class II general permit; and

     (d) The effect of the Class II general permit on the maintenance of the state and national ambient air quality standards contained in NAC 445B.22097 and the applicable state implementation plan.

     6.  A Class II general permit must set forth the criteria by which stationary sources may qualify for the Class II general permit.

     7.  After the effective date of a Class II general permit, the owner or operator of any stationary source that meets the criteria set forth in the Class II general permit may request authority to operate under the Class II general permit. The request must be in writing and must include all the information required by the Class II general permit.

     8.  The Director shall grant or deny authority to operate under a Class II general permit within 30 days after his or her receipt of a request for such authority. The Director’s decision to grant or deny an application for authority to operate under the terms of a Class II general permit is not subject to the requirements of NAC 445B.3457.

     9.  A person may challenge the provisions of a Class II general permit only at the time the Class II general permit is issued. The Director’s grant or denial of authority to operate under a Class II general permit to a stationary source or stationary sources does not provide an opportunity for an administrative review or a judicial review of the Class II general permit.

     10.  The Director shall not grant authority to operate under a Class II general permit to an affected source.

     11.  The term of a Class II general permit is 5 years.

     12.  The authority to operate under a Class II general permit expires after 5 years. An owner or operator of a stationary source operating under the authority of a Class II general permit shall apply to renew the authority to operate under the Class II general permit at least 30 days before the authorization expires.

     13.  A stationary source which obtains authorization to operate under a Class II general permit but is later determined not to qualify under the conditions of the Class II general permit may be subject to an action enforcing the prohibition against operating without a permit.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R103-02, eff. 12-17-2002; A by R142-07, 4-17-2008)

Class III Operating Permits

      NAC 445B.3485  Application: General requirements. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  If a stationary source operating under a Class II operating permit meets the requirements for a Class III source, the owner or operator of the stationary source may submit an application with the appropriate fee and obtain a Class III operating permit for the stationary source.

     2.  If a new stationary source meets the requirements for a Class III source, the owner or operator of the new stationary source may submit an application with the appropriate fee and obtain a Class III operating permit for the new stationary source. An operating permit must be obtained before commencing construction on a new stationary source.

     3.  An owner or operator of a proposed modification to a stationary source that meets the requirements for a Class III source may submit an application with the appropriate fee and obtain a revised Class III operating permit for the proposed modification to the stationary source. Such an owner or operator shall not commence construction of the proposed modification to the stationary source before filing an application for and obtaining a revised Class III operating permit.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R040-01, eff. 10-25-2001; A by R103-02, 12-17-2002; R151-06, 9-18-2006)

      NAC 445B.3487  Action by Director on application; expiration of permit. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 445B.319 and 445B.342, within 10 working days after the date of receipt of an application for a Class III operating permit or for the revision of a Class III operating permit, the Director shall determine if the application is complete. If substantial additional information is required, the Director shall determine that the application is incomplete and return the application to the applicant. If substantial additional information is not required, the Director shall determine the application to be complete. Unless the Director determines that the application is incomplete within 10 working days after the date of receipt of the application, the official date of submittal of the application shall be deemed to be the date on which the Director determines that the application is complete or 11 working days after the date of receipt, whichever is earlier. The Director shall issue or deny a Class III operating permit or the revision of a Class III operating permit within 30 days after the official date of submittal of the application.

     2.  If, after the official date of submittal, the Director discovers that additional information is required to act on the application, the Director may request additional information necessary to determine whether the proposed operation will comply with all of the requirements set forth in NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive. The applicant must provide in writing any additional information that the Director requests within the time specified in the request of the Director. Any delay in the submittal of the requested information will result in a corresponding delay in the action of the Director on the application submitted to the Director.

     3.  If construction will occur in one phase, a Class III operating permit or the revision of a Class III operating permit for a new or modified stationary source expires if construction is not commenced within 18 months after the date of issuance thereof or construction of the facility is delayed for 18 months or more after the construction begins. The Director may extend the date on which the construction may be commenced upon a showing that the extension is justified.

     4.  If construction will occur in more than one phase, the projected date of commencement of construction of each phase must be approved by the Director. A Class III operating permit or the revision of a Class III operating permit for a new or modified stationary source expires if the initial phase of construction is not commenced within 18 months after the projected date of the commencement of construction approved by the Director. The Director may extend only the date on which the initial phase of construction may be commenced upon a showing that the extension is justified.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R103-02, eff. 12-17-2002; A by R151-06, 9-18-2006)

      NAC 445B.3489  Required contents of permit. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  In addition to the conditions set forth in NAC 445B.315, Class III operating permits must contain, as applicable:

     1.  Emission limitations and standards, including those operational requirements and limitations that ensure compliance with the conditions of the Class III operating permit.

     2.  All requirements for monitoring, testing and reporting that apply to the stationary source.

     3.  A requirement that the owner or operator of the stationary source promptly report any deviations from any requirements of the Class III operating permit.

     4.  The terms and conditions for any reasonably anticipated alternative operating scenarios identified by the owner or operator of the stationary source in his or her application and approved by the Director. Such terms and conditions must require the owner or operator to keep a contemporaneous log of changes from one alternative operating scenario to another.

     5.  A schedule of compliance for stationary sources that are not in compliance with any applicable requirement or NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, at the time the Class III operating permit is issued, including:

     (a) Semiannual progress reports and a schedule of dates for achieving milestones;

     (b) Prior notice of and explanations for missed deadlines; and

     (c) Any preventive or corrective measures taken.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R103-02, eff. 12-17-2002; A by R151-06, 9-18-2006)

      NAC 445B.3493  Application for revision. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  The owner or operator of a stationary source with a Class III operating permit may apply, on a form provided by the Director, for a revision of the operating permit.

     2.  An application for a revision of a Class III operating permit for a stationary source must include:

     (a) The name and address of the owner or operator of the stationary source;

     (b) The location of the stationary source;

     (c) A description of:

          (1) The existing emission units undergoing modification and the applicable control systems; and

          (2) The proposed modifications to those emission units;

     (d) A description of any proposed new emission units and applicable control systems;

     (e) The potential to emit for each proposed new and existing emission unit for each regulated air pollutant to which a standard applies; and

     (f) Any other information that the Director determines is necessary to process the application and issue a revised Class III operating permit in accordance with NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R040-01, eff. 10-25-2001)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445B.348)

      NAC 445B.3497  Renewal of permit. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  All Class III operating permits must be renewed 5 years after the date of issuance.

     2.  A complete application for renewal of a Class III operating permit must be submitted to the Director on the form provided by the Director with the appropriate fee at least 40 days before the expiration date of the current permit for the Class III source.

     3.  An application for the renewal of a Class III operating permit must comply with all requirements for the issuance of an initial Class III operating permit as specified in NAC 445B.3487.

     4.  If an application for the renewal of a Class III operating permit is submitted in accordance with subsection 2, the stationary source may continue to operate under the conditions of the existing Class III operating permit until the permit is renewed or the application for the renewal of the Class III operating permit is denied.

     5.  If an application for the renewal of a Class III operating permit is not submitted in accordance with subsection 2:

     (a) The stationary source may be required to cease operation when the Class III operating permit expires; and

     (b) The owner or operator of the stationary source:

          (1) Must apply for the issuance of a new Class III operating permit pursuant to NAC 445B.3485; and

          (2) May not recommence the operation until the new Class III operating permit is issued.

     6.  The fee for the issuance of a new Class III operating permit or the renewal of a Class III operating permit is specified in NAC 445B.327.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R103-02, eff. 12-17-2002; A by R198-03, 4-26-2004; R191-08, 12-17-2008)

Class IV Operating Permits

      NAC 445B.352  Application: General requirements. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  For an area source subject to 40 C.F.R. Part 63, as adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221, whose owner or operator commenced construction or reconstruction before October 26, 2011, if the owner or operator of the area source has not been issued a valid operating permit, the owner or operator must apply for and obtain a Class IV operating permit.

     2.  The owner or operator of an area source subject to 40 C.F.R. Part 63, as adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221, that proposes to commence construction on or after October 26, 2011, must apply for and obtain a Class IV operating permit before commencing construction.

     3.  An applicant for a Class IV operating permit must submit to the Director an application on a form provided by the Director and the appropriate fees. An application for a Class IV operating permit must include:

     (a) Information which identifies the applicant, including, without limitation, the name and address of the company and the name and address of the emitting facility if the name and address of the emitting facility is different from that of the company, the name of the owner of the company and the owner’s agent, and the name and telephone number of the manager of the emitting facility or another appropriate person.

     (b) Information sufficient to determine the suitability of the Class IV operating permit for the emitting facility.

     (c) The location of any records the applicant must keep pursuant to the requirements of the operating permit if the records are kept at a location other than the emitting facility.

     (d) Any other information which the Director determines is necessary.

     4.  A responsible official of the area source must certify that, based on information and belief formed after a reasonable inquiry, the statements in the application for the operating permit are true, accurate and complete.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R014-11, eff. 10-26-2011)

      NAC 445B.3522  Required contents of permit. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  In addition to the conditions set forth in NAC 445B.315, a Class IV operating permit may contain any other requirements deemed necessary by the Director.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R014-11, eff. 10-26-2011)

      NAC 445B.3524  Action by Director on application. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 445B.319 and 445B.342, within 10 working days after the date of receipt of an application for a Class IV operating permit, the Director shall determine if the application is complete. If substantial additional information is required, the Director shall determine that the application is incomplete and return the application to the applicant. If substantial additional information is not required, the Director shall determine the application to be complete. Unless the Director determines that the application is incomplete within 10 working days after the date on which the Director receives the application, the official date of submittal of the application is the date on which the Director determines that the application is complete or 11 working days after the date of receipt, whichever is earlier. The Director shall issue or deny a Class IV operating permit within 30 working days after the official date of submittal of the application.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R014-11, eff. 10-26-2011)

      NAC 445B.3526  Required reports. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  The holder of a Class IV operating permit shall submit any reports required by NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, and any other reports deemed necessary by the Director to the Director in accordance with the reporting provisions required by the applicable sections of 40 C.F.R. Part 63, as adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R014-11, eff. 10-26-2011)

Nevada Mercury Air Emissions Control Program

      NAC 445B.3611  Definitions. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  As used in NAC 445B.3611 to 445B.3689, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NAC 445B.3613 to 445B.3649, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3613  “De minimis mercury emissions” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  “De minimis mercury emissions” means mercury emissions from a thermal unit that emits mercury which are determined by the Director pursuant to NAC 445B.3657 to be insufficient to require compliance with the requirements for a mercury operating permit or the application of NvMACT as set forth in the Nevada Mercury Air Emissions Control Program established pursuant to NAC 445B.3655.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3615  “Existing thermal unit that emits mercury” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  “Existing thermal unit that emits mercury” means a thermal unit that emits mercury which was constructed before March 8, 2006.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3617  “Mercury” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  “Mercury” means elemental mercury and all compounds of mercury.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3619  “Mercury co-product” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  “Mercury co-product” means any mercury which is collected from the site of a stationary source that conducts precious metals mining for shipment to another location to be sold or recycled.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3621  “Mercury early reduction credit” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  “Mercury early reduction credit” means an extension of the time required to apply NvMACT pursuant to NAC 445B.3611 to 445B.3689, inclusive, which may be granted by the Director in his or her taking final action concerning the proposed conditions for the mercury operating permit to construct pursuant to NAC 445B.3677 if the owner or operator of an existing thermal unit that emits mercury has installed additional controls for mercury emissions.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3623  “Mercury emissions” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  “Mercury emissions” means mercury which is released into the atmosphere.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3625  “Mercury operating permit to construct” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  “Mercury operating permit to construct” means a permit signed and issued by the Director for the operation, construction or modification of a thermal unit that emits mercury, which includes, without limitation:

     1.  For an existing thermal unit that emits mercury, the conditions of operation that apply to the existing thermal unit that emits mercury.

     2.  For a new thermal unit that emits mercury:

     (a) Authorization for:

          (1) The construction of the new thermal unit that emits mercury; and

          (2) An initial period of operation of the new thermal unit that emits mercury.

     (b) The conditions which apply to the construction and operation of the new thermal unit that emits mercury.

     3.  For a modified thermal unit that emits mercury:

     (a) Authorization for:

          (1) The construction of a physical modification to or a change in the method of operation of a thermal unit that emits mercury; and

          (2) An initial period of operation of the modified thermal unit that emits mercury.

     (b) The conditions which apply to the modified thermal unit that emits mercury.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3627  “Modified thermal unit that emits mercury” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  “Modified thermal unit that emits mercury” means a thermal unit that emits mercury for which an application is submitted on or after May 4, 2006, to change the method of operation of or to physically change the thermal unit that emits mercury in a manner which results in an increase in the amount of mercury that will be or has the potential to be emitted into the atmosphere.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3629  “Nevada maximum achievable control technology” and “NvMACT” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  “Nevada maximum achievable control technology,” abbreviated as “NvMACT,” means a standard, method of control or any other limitation which is applied to an existing thermal unit that emits mercury, a new thermal unit that emits mercury or a modified thermal unit that emits mercury, and which is:

     1.  Designed to reduce the level of mercury emissions; and

     2.  Determined by the Director to be the maximum degree of reduction of mercury emissions that is achievable for the thermal unit that emits mercury.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3631  “New thermal unit that emits mercury” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  “New thermal unit that emits mercury” means a thermal unit that emits mercury which has obtained, on or after May 4, 2006, an operating permit pursuant to NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, that authorizes the construction of the thermal unit that emits mercury.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3633  “Phase-1 application” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  “Phase-1 application” means an application for a mercury operating permit to construct for an existing thermal unit that emits mercury which is submitted in accordance with NAC 445B.3673.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3635  “Phase-2 application” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  “Phase-2 application” means an application which is submitted in accordance with NAC 445B.3675 to revise a mercury operating permit to construct which was issued pursuant to a phase-1 application for an existing thermal unit that emits mercury.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3637  “Precious metals mining” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  “Precious metals mining” means the mining of gold or silver ore by the owner or operator of a stationary source that belongs to Industry Group 104, Gold and Silver Ores, of Major Group 10, Metal Mining, of the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, which is adopted by reference in NAC 445B.221.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006; A by R076-08, 8-26-2008)

      NAC 445B.3639  “Presumptive Nevada maximum achievable control technology” and “presumptive NvMACT” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  “Presumptive Nevada maximum achievable control technology,” abbreviated as “presumptive NvMACT,” means the technologies to control mercury emissions which:

     1.  Have been implemented before May 4, 2006; and

     2.  Are associated with the system or process units of the tier-1 thermal units that emit mercury which are described and set forth in NAC 445B.3651.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3641  “Thermal unit” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  “Thermal unit” means an emission unit which:

     1.  Is located at a stationary source that conducts precious metals mining; and

     2.  Uses direct or indirect sources of heat energy.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3643  “Thermal unit that emits mercury” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  “Thermal unit that emits mercury” means an emission unit which:

     1.  Is located at a stationary source that conducts precious metals mining; and

     2.  Emits or has the potential to emit mercury that:

     (a) Does not constitute a fugitive emission; and

     (b) Is generated by direct or indirect sources of heat energy.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3645  “Tier-1 thermal unit that emits mercury” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  “Tier-1 thermal unit that emits mercury” means any existing thermal unit that emits mercury which:

     1.  Emits mercury at a level that is greater than de minimis mercury emissions; and

     2.  Is located at any of the mining locations and includes the associated system or process units described and set forth in NAC 445B.3653.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3647  “Tier-2 thermal unit that emits mercury” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  “Tier-2 thermal unit that emits mercury” means an existing thermal unit that emits mercury which:

     1.  Emits or has the potential to emit mercury at a level that is greater than de minimis mercury emissions; and

     2.  Is not a tier-1 thermal unit that emits mercury.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3649  “Tier-3 thermal unit” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  “Tier-3 thermal unit” means a thermal unit which:

     1.  Without any controls for mercury emissions, is not capable of and does not have the potential to emit mercury into the atmosphere;

     2.  Obtains an operating permit pursuant to NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, that includes the appropriate conditions to limit the potential to emit mercury, without any controls for mercury emissions, to an amount not to exceed de minimis mercury emissions; or

     3.  Has de minimis mercury emissions.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3651  Identification of technologies that constitute presumptive NvMACT. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  The technologies to control mercury emissions which are set forth in this section by the associated system or process unit of the tier-1 thermal unit that emits mercury, and none other, are presumptive NvMACT:

     1.  For Goldstrike Mining Operations of Barrick Gold Corporation:

 

SYSTEM OR PROCESS UNITS OF TIER-1 THERMAL UNITS THAT EMIT MERCURY

TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONTROL OF MERCURY EMISSIONS

Ore roasting circuits

Gas quenching, wet gas condenser, wet electrostatic precipitator, mercury adsorption tower

Carbon reactivation kiln, unit 2 (Drum)

Wet venturi scrubber, sulfur-impregnated carbon filtration unit

Autoclave circuits (Units 1, 2, 2-3, 4 and 5-6)

Four wet venturi scrubbers (Units 1, 2-3, 4 and 5-6)

Retorts

Mercury condensers and scrubbers with carbon filtration canisters

Retort room exhaust

Sulfur-impregnated carbon scrubber unit (Stack combined with retort stack)

Electric induction furnaces

Cyclone and baghouse, sulfur-impregnated carbon filtration scrubber unit

Electrowinning cells

Sulfur-impregnated carbon filtration scrubber unit (Stack combined with electrowinning furnace)

 

     2.  For Newmont Mining Corporation:

     (a) For the Gold Quarry Operations Area:

 

SYSTEM OR PROCESS UNITS OF TIER-1 THERMAL UNITS THAT EMIT MERCURY

TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONTROL OF MERCURY EMISSIONS

North and south CFB ore preheaters

Baghouses, SO2 scrubber

North and south CFB ore roasters

Roaster off-gas quench, wet scrubber, electrostatic precipitator, wash tower, SO2 scrubber, mercurous chloride scrubber

Carbon regeneration kilns, 1 and 2 (Drum)

Carbon adsorption unit, wet scrubber

Mercury retort furnaces

Carbon filter pack

Electric induction furnaces

Carbon filter pack, baghouse

Pregnant and barren solution tanks

Carbon adsorption unit, wet scrubber

 

     (b) For the Twin Creeks Mine:

 

SYSTEM OR PROCESS UNITS OF TIER-1 THERMAL UNITS THAT EMIT MERCURY

TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONTROL OF MERCURY EMISSIONS

Juniper mill carbon kiln (Drum)

Wet scrubber, mercury scrubber

Pinon mill carbon regeneration kiln (Drum)

Wet scrubber

Sage mill autoclaves

Venturi scrubber

Mercury retort furnaces

Carbon adsorption

Juniper induction furnaces

Baghouse

 

     3.  For the Pipeline Mining Operation of Cortez Gold Mines of Placer Dome, Inc.:

 

SYSTEM OR PROCESS UNITS OF TIER-1 THERMAL UNITS THAT EMIT MERCURY

TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONTROL OF MERCURY EMISSIONS

Electric carbon reactivation kilns, 1 and 2

Chemical treatment, added wet scrubber 10/05

Electric induction refinery furnaces, 1 and 2

Chemical treatment, baghouse

Electrowinning cells

Chemical treatment

 

     4.  For the Jerritt Canyon Mine of Queenstake Resources, Ltd.:

 

SYSTEM OR PROCESS UNITS OF TIER-1 THERMAL UNITS THAT EMIT MERCURY

TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONTROL OF MERCURY EMISSIONS

East and west roasters

Gas quench scrubber, venturi dust scrubber, SO2 scrubber, mercury scrubber, tail gas scrubber, sodium hypochlorite injection system

Refinery and carbon regeneration kiln

Venturi mercury wet-scrubbing/carbon-polishing system

 

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3653  Identification of tier-1 thermal units that emit mercury. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  The existing thermal units that emit mercury which are set forth in this section, and none other, are tier-1 thermal units that emit mercury:

     1.  For Goldstrike Mining Operations of Barrick Gold Corporation:

 

SYSTEM OR PROCESS UNITS OF TIER-1 THERMAL UNITS THAT EMIT MERCURY

NUMBER OF

UNITS

MANUFACTURER, MODEL NUMBER, SERIAL NUMBER OR OTHER DESCRIPTION

Ore roasting circuits

2

S2.209.1 and S2.209.2 from Air Permit 1041-0739

Carbon reactivation kiln, unit 2 (Drum)

1

Lockheed Haggerty, serial number 119-122

Autoclave circuits (units 1, 2, 2-3, 4 and 5-6)

6

Eaton Metals

Retorts

3

EnviroCare Systems

Retort room exhaust

1

Vented through controls on the retorts

Electric induction furnaces

2

Inductotherm Corporation:

East: Model number 125 KW PowerTrak and serial number 91-50165-246-11

West: Model number 75 KW PowerTrak and serial number 87-77730-246-11

Electrowinning cells

16

Located on the second floor of the secured refinery building

 

     2.  For Newmont Mining Corporation:

     (a) For the Gold Quarry Operations Area:

 

SYSTEM OR PROCESS UNITS OF TIER-1 THERMAL UNITS THAT EMIT MERCURY

NUMBER OF

UNITS

MANUFACTURER, MODEL NUMBER, SERIAL NUMBER OR OTHER DESCRIPTION

North and south CFB ore preheaters

2

Thermal Transfer, custom-made

North and south CFB ore roasters

2

Mark Steel, custom-made

Carbon regeneration kilns, 1 and 2 (Drum)

2

Boliden-Allis, custom-made

Mercury retort furnaces

7

Saracco Manufacturing Corporation, custom-made

Electric induction furnaces

3

Inductotherm Corporation

Pregnant and barren solution tanks

3

Two tanks located inside and one tank located immediately outside the refinery building

 

     (b) For the Twin Creeks Mine:

 

SYSTEM OR PROCESS UNITS OF TIER-1 THERMAL UNITS THAT EMIT MERCURY

NUMBER OF

UNITS

MANUFACTURER, MODEL NUMBER, SERIAL NUMBER OR OTHER DESCRIPTION

Juniper mill carbon kiln (Drum)

1

Lockheed Haggerty

Pinon mill carbon regeneration kiln (Drum)

1

Lockheed Haggerty, Serial number 171-63

Sage mill autoclaves

2

Eaton Metals

Mercury retort furnaces, A, B, C and D

4

Lockheed Haggerty:

Retorts A-D: Model number 13053

Retort A: Serial number 171-64a

Retort B: Serial number 171-64b

Retort C: Serial number 16082, equipment number 370-514-103

Retort D: Serial number 16082, equipment number 370-514-104

Juniper induction furnaces, east and west

2

Inductotherm Corporation:

East: New furnace located in smelting area

West: Serial number 750-72010-3-87

 

     3.  For the Pipeline Mining Operation of Cortez Gold Mines of Placer Dome, Inc.:

 

SYSTEM OR PROCESS UNITS OF TIER-1 THERMAL UNITS THAT EMIT MERCURY

NUMBER OF

UNITS

MANUFACTURER, MODEL NUMBER, SERIAL NUMBER OR OTHER DESCRIPTION

Electric carbon reactivation kilns, 1 and 2

2

Lockheed Haggarty, 48X40

Electric induction refinery furnaces, 1 and 2

2

Inductotherm Corporation, VIP PowerTrak-R; serial numbers 80354 and 59585

Electrowinning cells

6

Summit Valley, 125CF

 

     4.  For the Jerritt Canyon Mine of Queenstake Resources, Ltd.:

 

SYSTEM OR PROCESS UNITS OF TIER-1 THERMAL UNITS THAT EMIT MERCURY

NUMBER OF

UNITS

MANUFACTURER, MODEL NUMBER, SERIAL NUMBER OR OTHER DESCRIPTION

East and west roasters

2

Keeler/Dorr-Oliver:

East: Serial number 46DD 3250

West: Serial number 46DD 3050

Refinery and carbon regeneration kiln

1

Elmco Technologies, serial number 44DD 3071

 

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3655  Establishment and implementation of Nevada Mercury Air Emissions Control Program. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  The Commission will establish and the Director shall implement the Nevada Mercury Air Emissions Control Program in accordance with the provisions set forth in NAC 445B.3611 to 445B.3689, inclusive, to require a mercury operating permit to construct and the application of NvMACT for thermal units that emit mercury.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3657  Determination by Director of de minimis mercury emissions. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  The Director shall make an initial determination of the de minimis mercury emissions for thermal units that emit mercury not later than July 3, 2006.

     2.  The Director may, upon written request and satisfactory demonstration by the owner or operator of a thermal unit that emits mercury, determine that the mercury emissions from the thermal unit that emits mercury are de minimis mercury emissions. Within 60 days after receiving a written request pursuant to this subsection, the Director shall make an initial determination of the mercury emissions from the thermal unit that emits mercury to determine whether the mercury emissions are de minimis mercury emissions.

     3.  In making a determination pursuant to subsection 1 or 2, if a stationary source has more than one thermal unit that emits mercury, the Director may, after considering the impact of the combined mercury emissions from the thermal units that emit mercury at the stationary source, make an initial determination concerning whether the mercury emissions from one or more of the thermal units that emit mercury are de minimis mercury emissions.

     4.  An initial evaluation of de minimis mercury emissions determined pursuant to subsection 1, 2 or 3 must be made public and maintained on file with the Director during normal business hours at 901 South Stewart Street, Suite 4001, Carson City, Nevada 89701, and at a location to be determined by the Director in the air quality region where the source is located, for 30 days to enable public participation and comment. The Director shall provide public notice of the location in the air quality region in which the initial evaluation will be made public and maintained on file.

     5.  The Director shall:

     (a) Cause to be published a prominent advertisement in a newspaper of general circulation in the area in which the stationary source is located or in a state publication designed to give general public notice;

     (b) Provide written notice to persons on a mailing list developed by the Director, including those persons who request in writing to be included on the list;

     (c) Provide notice by other means if necessary to ensure that adequate notice is given to the public; and

     (d) Establish a 30-day period for comment from the public.

     6.  The Director shall make a final determination of de minimis mercury emissions within 90 days after the date of the notice of the initial evaluation provided pursuant to subsection 5. The final notification must be made public and maintained on file with the Director in accordance with subsection 4 and noticed to the public in accordance with paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of subsection 5.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3659  Application of NvMACT required for control of mercury emissions. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  No owner or operator of a tier-1 thermal unit that emits mercury, tier-2 thermal unit that emits mercury, new thermal unit that emits mercury or modified thermal unit that emits mercury may cause or permit the discharge of mercury into the atmosphere without applying NvMACT for the control of mercury emissions pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445B.3611 to 445B.3689, inclusive.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3661  Mercury operating permits to construct: General requirements; restrictions on transfers. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  A mercury operating permit to construct is required for each:

     (a) Existing thermal unit that emits mercury, other than a tier-3 thermal unit, pursuant to the schedules and requirements set forth in NAC 445B.3667 to 445B.3679, inclusive; and

     (b) New thermal unit that emits mercury or modified thermal unit that emits mercury pursuant to the schedules and requirements set forth in NAC 445B.3681 to 445B.3687, inclusive.

     2.  The owner or operator of a new thermal unit that emits mercury or a modified thermal unit that emits mercury must apply for and obtain a new or revised mercury operating permit to construct before the construction of or modification to the thermal unit that emits mercury may commence.

     3.  A mercury operating permit to construct may not be transferred from one owner or piece of equipment to another. An owner or operator may apply for an administrative amendment which reflects a change of ownership or the name of the stationary source for the original mercury operating permit to construct in accordance with the procedures set forth in NAC 445B.319.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3663  Mercury operating permits to construct: Duties of owner or operator of stationary source which conducts precious metals mining; form of application. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  An owner or operator of a stationary source which conducts precious metals mining shall obtain a mercury operating permit to construct for:

     (a) A tier-1 thermal unit that emits mercury;

     (b) A tier-2 thermal unit that emits mercury;

     (c) A new thermal unit that emits mercury; and

     (d) A modified thermal unit that emits mercury.

     2.  Any application for a mercury operating permit to construct which is submitted to the Director pursuant to the provisions set forth in NAC 445B.3611 to 445B.3689, inclusive, must be submitted on a form provided by the Director.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3665  Duties of owner or operator of tier-3 thermal unit. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  An owner or operator of a tier-3 thermal unit:

     (a) Must have an operating permit issued pursuant to NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, to operate the thermal unit;

     (b) Shall submit documentation to the Director on an annual basis which certifies that the thermal unit satisfies the criteria to be a tier-3 thermal unit; and

     (c) Is not required to submit an application for or obtain a mercury operating permit to construct.

     2.  Within 90 days after the date of final notification of the determination of de minimis mercury emissions by the Director pursuant to NAC 445B.3657, an owner or operator of a tier-3 thermal unit shall:

     (a) Submit an application to revise the conditions of the operating permit of the stationary source that was issued pursuant to NAC 445B.001 to 445B.3689, inclusive, to limit the potential to emit mercury, without any controls for mercury emissions, to an amount not to exceed de minimis mercury emissions; or

     (b) If the owner or operator of the tier-3 thermal unit has a Class III operating permit, submit an application to convert the Class III operating permit of the stationary source to a Class II operating permit which includes conditions to limit the potential to emit mercury, without any controls for mercury emissions, to an amount not to exceed de minimis mercury emissions.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3667  Existing thermal unit that emits mercury: Deadlines for submission of phase-1 and phase-2 applications. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)

     1.  An owner or operator of a tier-1 thermal unit that emits mercury shall submit a phase-1 application to the Director not later than August 2, 2006.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 445B.3669, an owner or operator of a tier-2 thermal unit that emits mercury shall submit a phase-1 application to the Director not later than October 31, 2006.

     3.  An owner or operator of a tier-1 thermal unit that emits mercury or a tier-2 thermal unit that emits mercury shall submit a phase-2 application to the Director not later than February 4, 2008.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3669  Existing thermal unit that emits mercury: Submission of phase-1 application following determination of de minimis mercury emissions. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  Within 90 days after the date of final notification of the determination of de minimis mercury emissions pursuant to NAC 445B.3657:

     1.  If the owner or operator of an existing thermal unit that emits mercury determines that the thermal unit that emits mercury does or has the potential to emit mercury at a level which is greater than de minimis mercury emissions and has not yet submitted an application pursuant to subsection 1 or 2 of NAC 445B.3667, the owner or operator must submit a phase-1 application to the Director to obtain a mercury operating permit to construct for the thermal unit that emits mercury; or

     2.  If the owner or operator of a stationary source has a mercury operating permit to construct which was issued pursuant to a phase-1 application for one or more thermal units that emit mercury and determines that any of the thermal units that emit mercury emits or has the potential to emit mercury at a level which is greater than the de minimis mercury emissions, the owner or operator must submit an application to revise the mercury operating permit to construct to authorize the operation of the thermal unit that emits mercury at a level which is greater than de minimis mercury emissions.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3671  Existing thermal unit that emits mercury: Contents of required applications. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  A phase-1 application, a phase-2 application and an application for a revision of a mercury operating permit to construct for an existing thermal unit that emits mercury must include:

     1.  Information to identify the applicant, including the name and address of the company or the name and address of the plant if different from that of the company, the name of the owner of the company and the owner’s agent, and the name and telephone number of the manager of the plant or another appropriate person to contact;

     2.  An identification of each thermal unit that emits mercury;

     3.  A description of the fuels, fuel use and raw materials to be used and the rates of production and operating schedules for each thermal unit that emits mercury which is a part of the stationary source;

     4.  Limitations on the operation of the stationary source or any standards for work practices which affect mercury emissions at the stationary source;

     5.  The location of any records that the applicant must keep pursuant to the requirements of the mercury operating permit to construct if the records are kept at a location other than the emitting stationary source;

     6.  Additional controls which will be implemented by a tier-1 thermal unit that emits mercury or tier-2 thermal unit that emits mercury to reduce the level of mercury emissions for which the owner or operator is requesting mercury early reduction credit; and

     7.  Other specific information that the Director determines is necessary to carry out, enforce and determine the applicability of all legal requirements.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3673  Existing thermal unit that emits mercury: Contents of phase-1 application; sampling and testing for tier-1 thermal unit. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.225, 445B.300)  A phase-1 application or an application for a revision of a mercury operating permit to construct which was issued pursuant to a phase-1 application for an existing thermal unit that emits mercury must include:

     1.  An identification and a description of any equipment for the control of mercury emissions, including, without limitation, any controls that are presumptive NvMACT; and

     2.  A proposed monitoring plan which must be complied with by the applicant until a mercury operating permit to construct is issued pursuant to the phase-1 application and which includes, without limitation:

     (a) For a tier-1 thermal unit that emits mercury:

          (1) Procedures for the operation and maintenance of the thermal unit.

          (2) Methods of the monitoring of and recordkeeping for any controls for mercury processes and emissions.

          (3) A proposed schedule for sampling and testing of mercury emissions and tests of performance to be conducted on an annual basis in accordance with the procedures set forth in NAC 445B.252. The owner or operator of the thermal unit that emits mercury must conduct the initial sampling and testing of mercury emissions and tests of performance and submit the results of the initial sampling and testing and tests of performance to the Director not later than December 31, 2006. After the owner or operator of the thermal unit has submitted the results of the initial sampling and testing of mercury emissions and tests of performance, the owner or operator may submit a request to the Director to waive the requirement for annual sampling and testing of mercury emissions or consider other schedules for the frequency with which such sampling and testing and tests of performance must be conducted.

          (4) A requirement to report the level of mercury emissions on an annual basis which must be based on mercury emissions test data.

          (5) A requirement to report any mercury co-product on an annual basis.

     (b) For a tier-2 thermal unit that emits mercury:

          (1) Procedures for the operation and maintenance of the thermal unit.

          (2) Methods of the monitoring of and recordkeeping for any controls for mercury processes and emissions.

          (3) A proposed schedule for sampling and testing of mercury emissions and tests of performance for the thermal unit that emits mercury.

          (4) A requirement to report the level of mercury emissions on an annual basis which must be based on mercury emissions test data.

          (5) A requirement to report any mercury co-product on an annual basis.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3675  Existing thermal unit that emits mercury: Contents of phase-2 application. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  A phase-2 application for a tier-1 thermal unit that emits mercury or a tier-2 thermal unit that emits mercury, or an application for a revision of a mercury operating permit to construct which was issued pursuant to a phase-2 application for a tier-1 thermal unit that emits mercury or a tier-2 thermal unit that emits mercury must include:

     1.  An analysis conducted by the applicant which:

     (a) Determines the standards, methods of control or other limitations to be applied to the thermal unit for the reduction of mercury emissions that the applicant deems sufficient for the Director to determine to be NvMACT for the thermal unit that emits mercury; and

     (b) Sets forth a list of similar thermal units that emit mercury which are used for precious metal mining that includes, without limitation:

          (1) Any methods or technologies to control mercury emissions which are associated with the thermal units that emit mercury;

          (2) The level of mercury emissions associated with each method or technology to control mercury emissions from the thermal units that emit mercury;

          (3) The design for each method or technology to control mercury emissions from the thermal units that emit mercury;

          (4) Costs associated with reductions of mercury emissions as a result of each method or technology to control mercury emissions from the thermal units that emit mercury;

          (5) Costs associated with energy for each method or technology to control mercury emissions from the thermal units that emit mercury; and

          (6) Consistent with section 112(d)(2) of the Act, any nonair quality health and environmental impacts and energy requirements for each method or technology to control mercury emissions from the thermal units that emit mercury.

     2.  A proposed monitoring plan which includes, without limitation:

     (a) Procedures for the operation and maintenance of the thermal unit.

     (b) Methods of the monitoring of and recordkeeping for any controls for mercury processes and emissions.

     (c) A proposed schedule for sampling and testing of mercury emissions and tests of performance for the thermal unit that emits mercury which must be conducted on an annual basis in accordance with NAC 445B.252.

     (d) A requirement to report the level of mercury emissions on an annual basis which must be based on mercury emissions test data.

     (e) A requirement to report any mercury co-product on an annual basis.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3677  Review of and action on application for tier-1 or tier-2 thermal unit that emits mercury. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  For each tier-1 thermal unit that emits mercury and tier-2 thermal unit that emits mercury:

     1.  For a phase-1 application, phase-2 application or an application for the revision of a mercury operating permit to construct for a tier-1 thermal unit that emits mercury or a tier-2 thermal unit that emits mercury, within 30 days after the date of receipt of the application, the Director shall determine whether the application is complete. If substantial additional information is required, the Director shall determine that the application is incomplete and return the application to the applicant. If an incomplete application is returned to the applicant, the applicant must resubmit a complete application within 15 days after the applicant receives the returned incomplete application. If substantial additional information is not required, the Director shall determine the application to be complete. The official date of submittal of the application shall be deemed to be the date on which the Director determines that the application is complete or the 31st day after the date of receipt of the most recently submitted application, whichever is earlier.

     2.  For a phase-1 application or an application for the revision of a mercury operating permit to construct which was issued pursuant to a phase-1 application for a tier-1 thermal unit that emits mercury or a tier-2 thermal unit that emits mercury, within 180 days after the official date of submittal, the Director shall:

     (a) Propose the conditions for a mercury operating permit to construct or a revision of a mercury operating permit to construct for the thermal unit that emits mercury;

     (b) Include the presumptive NvMACT for the tier-1 thermal unit that emits mercury; and

     (c) If the applicant requests mercury early reduction credit, consider the following for each thermal unit that emits mercury:

          (1) The best controls available for mercury emissions.

          (2) The measures that reduce the volume or eliminate mercury emissions through process changes, substitution of materials or any other modifications.

          (3) The enclosure of systems or processes to eliminate mercury emissions.

          (4) The collection, capture or treatment of mercury emissions.

          (5) The design, equipment, work practice or operational standards of the thermal unit that emits mercury, including, without limitation, the requirements for training and certification of operators of the thermal unit that emits mercury.

          (6) The differences in the age, remaining operating life and configurations of similar thermal units that emit mercury. The Director may also consider the differences in the concentration of mercury in the ore, size and any other relevant factors of the similar thermal units that emit mercury.

          (7) Any combination of subparagraphs (1) to (6), inclusive.

     3.  For a phase-2 application or an application for the revision of a mercury operating permit to construct which was issued pursuant to a phase-2 application for a tier-1 thermal unit that emits mercury or a tier-2 thermal unit that emits mercury, within 9 months after the official date of submittal, the Director shall:

     (a) Propose the conditions for a mercury operating permit to construct or a revision of a mercury operating permit to construct for the thermal unit that emits mercury; and

     (b) Make a determination of NvMACT for the thermal unit that emits mercury in which the Director shall consider the following for each thermal unit that emits mercury:

          (1) The maximum degree of reduction of mercury emissions that is achievable for the thermal unit after considering:

               (I) The cost of achieving such a reduction; and

               (II) Consistent with section 112(d)(2) of the Act, any nonair quality health and environmental impacts and energy requirements for each method or technology to control mercury emissions from the thermal units that emit mercury to implement NvMACT.

          (2) The measures that reduce the volume or eliminate mercury emissions through process changes, substitution of materials or any other modifications.

          (3) The enclosure of systems or processes to eliminate mercury emissions.

          (4) The collection, capture or treatment of mercury emissions.

          (5) The design, equipment, work practice or operational standards of the thermal unit that emits mercury, including, without limitation, the requirements for training and certification of operators of the thermal unit that emits mercury.

          (6) The differences in the age, remaining operating life and configurations of similar thermal units that emit mercury. The Director may also consider the differences in the concentration of mercury in the ore, size and any other relevant factors of the similar thermal units that emit mercury.

          (7) Any combination of subparagraphs (1) to (6), inclusive.

     4.  If, after the official date of submittal of an application pursuant to subsection 1, the Director discovers that additional information is required to act on an application, the Director may request additional information necessary to determine whether the proposed construction or operation will comply with all of the requirements set forth in NAC 445B.3611 to 445B.3689, inclusive. The applicant must provide in writing any additional information that the Director requests within the time specified in the request of the Director. Any delay in the submittal of the requested information will result in a corresponding delay in the action of the Director on the application submitted to the Director.

     5.  The Director’s review and the proposed conditions for a mercury operating permit to construct or a revision of a mercury operating permit to construct must be made public and maintained on file with the Director during normal business hours at 901 South Stewart Street, Suite 4001, Carson City, Nevada 89701, and at a location to be determined by the Director in the air quality region where the source is located, for 30 days to enable public participation and comment. The Director shall provide public notice of the location in the air quality region in which the initial evaluation will be made public and maintained on file.

     6.  The Director shall:

     (a) Cause to be published a prominent advertisement in a newspaper of general circulation in the area in which the stationary source is located or in a state publication designed to give general public notice;

     (b) Provide written notice to persons on a mailing list developed by the Director, including those persons who request in writing to be included on the list;

     (c) Provide notice by other means if necessary to ensure that adequate notice is given to the public; and

     (d) Establish a 30-day period for comment from the public.

     7.  In addition to the requirements set forth in subsections 5 and 6, the notice required for a mercury operating permit to construct or for a revision of a mercury operating permit to construct must identify:

     (a) The stationary source and the name and address of the applicant;

     (b) The name and address of the authority processing the mercury operating permit to construct;

     (c) The activity or activities involved in the mercury operating permit to construct and the change of mercury emissions involved in any revision of the mercury operating permit to construct;

     (d) The presumptive NvMACT or the determination of NvMACT, as appropriate;

     (e) The name, address and telephone number of a person from whom interested persons may obtain additional information, including copies of the proposed conditions for the mercury operating permit to construct, the application, all relevant supporting materials and all other materials which are available to the authority that is processing the mercury operating permit to construct and which are relevant to the proposed conditions for the mercury operating permit to construct; and

     (f) A brief description of the procedures for public comment and the time and place of any hearing that may be held, including a statement of the procedures to request a hearing.

     8.  All comments concerning the Director’s review and the conditions proposed by the Director concerning the phase-1 application or phase-2 application for a mercury operating permit to construct or of a revision of a mercury operating permit to construct must be submitted in writing to the Director within 30 days after the public notice required to be provided pursuant to subsection 6. The Director shall give notice of any public hearing at least 30 days before the date of the hearing. The Director shall keep a record of the names of any persons who made comments and of the issues raised during the process for public participation.

     9.  Within 12 months after the official date of submittal of a phase-1 application for a mercury operating permit to construct or for the revision of a mercury operating permit to construct which was issued pursuant to a phase-1 application, the Director shall take final action concerning the proposed conditions for the mercury operating permit to construct or the proposed revision of a mercury operating permit to construct. The Director shall make his or her decision by taking into account:

     (a) Written comments from the public;

     (b) Comments made during public hearings concerning the Director’s review and the conditions proposed by the Director for the mercury operating permit to construct; and

     (c) Information submitted by proponents of the project.

     10.  Within 16 months after the official date of submittal of a phase-2 application for a mercury operating permit to construct or for the revision of a mercury operating permit to construct which was issued pursuant to a phase-2 application, the Director shall take final action concerning the proposed conditions for the mercury operating permit to construct or the proposed revision of a mercury operating permit to construct. The Director shall make his or her decision by taking into account:

     (a) Written comments from the public;

     (b) Comments made during public hearings concerning the Director’s review and the conditions proposed by the Director for the mercury operating permit to construct; and

     (c) Information submitted by proponents of the project.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3679  Mercury operating permit to construct for tier-1 or tier-2 thermal unit that emits mercury: Required conditions and information. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  For each tier-1 thermal unit that emits mercury and tier-2 thermal unit that emits mercury:

     1.  The Director shall cite the legal authority for each condition contained in the mercury operating permit to construct.

     2.  The mercury operating permit to construct must contain the following conditions:

     (a) The holder of the mercury operating permit to construct shall retain records of all required monitoring data and supporting information for 5 years after the date of the sample collection, measurement, report or analysis. Supporting information includes, without limitation, all records regarding calibration and maintenance of the monitoring equipment and all original strip-chart recordings for continuous monitoring instrumentation.

     (b) Each of the conditions and requirements of the mercury operating permit to construct is severable, and if any is held invalid, the remaining conditions and requirements continue in effect.

     (c) The holder of the mercury operating permit to construct must comply with all conditions of the mercury operating permit to construct. Any noncompliance constitutes a violation and is a ground for:

          (1) An action for noncompliance;

          (2) The revoking and reissuing, or the terminating, of the mercury operating permit to construct by the Director; or

          (3) The reopening or revising of the mercury operating permit to construct by the holder of the mercury operating permit to construct as directed by the Director.

     (d) The need to halt or reduce activity to maintain compliance with the conditions of the mercury operating permit to construct is not a defense to noncompliance with any condition of the mercury operating permit to construct.

     (e) The Director may revise, revoke and reissue, reopen and revise, or terminate the mercury operating permit to construct for cause.

     (f) The mercury operating permit to construct does not convey any property rights or any exclusive privilege.

     (g) The holder of the mercury operating permit to construct shall provide the Director, in writing and within a reasonable time, with any information that the Director requests to determine whether cause exists for revoking or terminating the mercury operating permit to construct, or to determine compliance with the conditions of the mercury operating permit to construct.

     (h) The holder of the mercury operating permit to construct shall allow the Director or any authorized representative of the Director, upon presentation of credentials, to:

          (1) Enter upon the premises of the holder of the mercury operating permit to construct where:

               (I) The thermal unit that emits mercury is located;

               (II) Activity related to mercury emissions is conducted; or

               (III) Records are kept pursuant to the conditions of the mercury operating permit to construct;

          (2) Have access to and copy, during normal business hours, any records that are kept pursuant to the conditions of the mercury operating permit to construct;

          (3) Inspect, at reasonable times, any facilities, practices, operations or equipment, including any equipment for monitoring or controlling air pollution, that are regulated or required pursuant to the mercury operating permit to construct; and

          (4) Sample or monitor, at reasonable times, substances or parameters to determine compliance with the conditions of the mercury operating permit to construct or applicable requirements.

     (i) A responsible official of the stationary source shall certify that, based on information and belief formed after a reasonable inquiry, the statements made in any document required to be submitted by any condition of the mercury operating permit to construct are true, accurate and complete.

     3.  The mercury operating permit to construct must contain:

     (a) All applicable requirements concerning controls for mercury emissions, emission limits and standards, including, without limitation:

          (1) For a mercury operating permit to construct that is issued pursuant to a phase-1 application:

               (I) The applicable presumptive NvMACT for the tier-1 thermal unit that emits mercury as set forth in NAC 445B.3651; and

               (II) If the owner or operator of the thermal unit that emits mercury applied for mercury early reduction credit which was granted by the Director, the additional controls which will be implemented to reduce the level of mercury emissions before the date required to submit a phase-2 application pursuant to subsection 3 of NAC 445B.3667; and

          (2) For a mercury operating permit to construct that is issued pursuant to a phase-2 application:

               (I) The NvMACT for the thermal unit that emits mercury which must, except as otherwise provided in sub-subparagraph (II), be implemented not later than 24 months after the date the mercury operating permit to construct is issued pursuant to the phase-2 application; and

               (II) If the owner or operator of the thermal unit that emits mercury has been issued mercury early reduction credit by the Director, the additional controls which will be implemented to reduce the level of mercury emissions required to satisfy the NvMACT not later than 48 months after the date the mercury operating permit to construct is issued pursuant to the phase-2 application;

     (b) Monitoring methods adequate to show compliance;

     (c) Adequate recordkeeping and reporting requirements as deemed by the Director;

     (d) Any requirement to report any mercury co-product on an annual basis; and

     (e) Any other requirements deemed necessary by the Director.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3681  New or modified thermal unit that emits mercury: Contents of required application. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  An application for a mercury operating permit to construct or an application for a revision of a mercury operating permit to construct for a new thermal unit that emits mercury or a modified thermal unit that emits mercury must include, without limitation:

     1.  Information to identify the applicant, including the name and address of the company or the name and address of the plant if different from that of the company, the name of the owner of the company and the owner’s agent, and the name and telephone number of the manager of the plant or another appropriate person to contact;

     2.  An identification of each thermal unit that emits mercury;

     3.  A description of the fuels, fuel use and raw materials to be used and the rates of production and operating schedules for each thermal unit that emits mercury which is a part of the stationary source;

     4.  Limitations on the operation of the stationary source or any standards for work practices which affect emissions of mercury at the stationary source;

     5.  The location of any records that the applicant must keep pursuant to the requirements of the mercury operating permit to construct, if the records are kept at a location other than the emitting stationary source;

     6.  An analysis conducted by the applicant which:

     (a) Determines the standards, methods of control or other limitations to be applied to the thermal unit for the reduction of mercury emissions that the applicant deems sufficient for the Director to determine to be NvMACT for the thermal unit that emits mercury; and

     (b) Sets forth a list of similar thermal units that emit mercury which are used for precious metal mining that includes, without limitation:

          (1) Any methods or technologies to control mercury emissions which are associated with the thermal units that emit mercury;

          (2) The level of mercury emissions associated with each method or technology to control mercury emissions from the thermal units that emit mercury;

          (3) The design for each method or technology to control mercury emissions from the thermal units that emit mercury;

          (4) Costs associated with reductions of mercury emissions as a result of each method or technology to control mercury emissions from the thermal units that emit mercury;

          (5) Costs associated with energy for each method or technology to control mercury emissions from the thermal units that emit mercury; and

          (6) Consistent with section 112(d)(2) of the Act, any nonair quality health and environmental impacts and energy requirements for each method or technology to control mercury emissions from the thermal units that emit mercury; and

     7.  Other specific information that the Director determines is necessary to carry out, enforce and determine the applicability of all legal requirements.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3683  Review of and action on application for new or modified thermal unit that emits mercury. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  For each new or modified thermal unit that emits mercury:

     1.  Within 30 days after the date of receipt of an application for a mercury operating permit to construct or for the revision of a mercury operating permit to construct, the Director shall determine whether the application is complete. If substantial additional information is required, the Director shall determine that the application is incomplete and return the application to the applicant. If substantial additional information is not required, the Director shall determine the application to be complete. Unless the Director determines that the application is incomplete within 30 days after the date of receipt of the application, the official date of submittal of the application shall be deemed to be the date on which the Director determines that the application is complete or the 31st day after the date of receipt of the most recently submitted application, whichever is earlier.

     2.  Within 180 days after the official date of submittal, the Director shall:

     (a) Propose the conditions for a mercury operating permit to construct or a revision of a mercury operating permit to construct for the thermal unit that emits mercury.

     (b) Make a determination of NvMACT for the thermal unit that emits mercury in which the Director shall consider the following for each thermal unit that emits mercury:

          (1) The maximum degree of reduction of mercury emissions that is achievable for the thermal unit after considering:

               (I) The cost of achieving such a reduction; and

               (II) Consistent with section 112(d)(2) of the Act, any nonair quality health and environmental impacts and energy requirements for each method or technology to control mercury emissions from the thermal unit that emits mercury to implement the NvMACT.

          (2) The measures that reduce the volume or eliminate mercury emissions through process changes, substitution of materials or any other modifications.

          (3) The enclosure of systems or processes to eliminate mercury emissions.

          (4) The collection, capture or treatment of mercury emissions.

          (5) The design, equipment, work practice or operational standards of the thermal unit that emits mercury, including, without limitation, the requirements for training and certification of operators of the thermal unit that emits mercury.

          (6) The differences in the age, remaining operating life and configurations of similar thermal units that emit mercury. The Director may also consider the differences in the concentration of mercury in the ore, size and any other relevant factors of the similar thermal units that emit mercury.

          (7) Any combination of subparagraphs (1) to (6), inclusive.

     (c) Make a preliminary determination to issue or deny a mercury operating permit to construct or a revision of a mercury operating permit to construct which includes any proposed conditions for the mercury operating permit to construct.

     3.  If, after the official date of submittal, the Director discovers that additional information is required to act on an application, the Director may request additional information necessary to determine whether the proposed construction or operation will comply with all of the requirements set forth in NAC 445B.3611 to 445B.3689, inclusive. The applicant must provide in writing any additional information that the Director requests within the time specified in the request of the Director. Any delay in the submittal of the requested information will result in a corresponding delay in the action of the Director on the application submitted to the Director.

     4.  The Director’s review, the proposed conditions for the mercury operating permit to construct and the preliminary intent to issue or deny a mercury operating permit to construct or a revision of a mercury operating permit to construct must be made public and maintained on file with the Director during normal business hours at 901 South Stewart Street, Suite 4001, Carson City, Nevada 89701, and at a location to be determined by the Director in the air quality region where the source is located, for 30 days to enable public participation and comment. The Director shall provide public notice of the location in the air quality region in which the initial evaluation will be made public and maintained on file.

     5.  The Director shall:

     (a) Cause to be published a prominent advertisement in a newspaper of general circulation in the area in which the stationary source is located or in a state publication designed to give general public notice;

     (b) Provide written notice to persons on a mailing list developed by the Director, including those persons who request in writing to be included on the list;

     (c) Provide notice by other means if necessary to ensure that adequate notice is given to the public; and

     (d) Establish a 30-day period for comment from the public.

     6.  In addition to the requirements set forth in subsection 5, the notice required for a mercury operating permit to construct or for a revision of a mercury operating permit to construct must identify:

     (a) The stationary source and the name and address of the applicant;

     (b) The name and address of the authority processing the mercury operating permit to construct;

     (c) The activity or activities involved in the mercury operating permit to construct and the change of mercury emissions involved in any revision of the mercury operating permit to construct;

     (d) The determination of NvMACT;

     (e) The name, address and telephone number of a person from whom interested persons may obtain additional information, including copies of the proposed conditions for the mercury operating permit to construct, the application, all relevant supporting materials and all other materials which are available to the authority that is processing the mercury operating permit to construct and which are relevant to the determination of the issuance of the mercury operating permit to construct; and

     (f) A brief description of the procedures for public comment and the time and place of any hearing that may be held, including a statement of the procedures to request a hearing.

     7.  All comments concerning the Director’s review, the proposed conditions for the mercury operating permit to construct and the preliminary intent for the issuance or denial of a mercury operating permit to construct or of a revision of a mercury operating permit to construct must be submitted in writing to the Director within 30 days after the public notice required to be provided pursuant to subsection 5. The Director shall give notice of any public hearing at least 30 days before the date of the hearing. The Director shall keep a record of the names of any persons who made comments and of the issues raised during the process for public participation.

     8.  Within 60 days after the close of the period for public participation, or 60 days after the hearing if a hearing is scheduled pursuant to this section, whichever is later, the Director shall take final action concerning the proposed conditions for the mercury operating permit to construct and whether to issue or deny a mercury operating permit to construct or the revision of a mercury operating permit to construct. The Director shall make his or her decision by taking into account:

     (a) Written comments from the public;

     (b) Comments made during public hearings concerning the Director’s review and the conditions proposed by the Director for the mercury operating permit to construct; and

     (c) Information submitted by proponents of the project.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3685  Mercury operating permit to construct for new or modified thermal unit that emits mercury: Required conditions and information. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  For each new thermal unit that emits mercury or modified thermal unit that emits mercury:

     1.  The Director shall cite the legal authority for each condition contained in a mercury operating permit to construct.

     2.  A mercury operating permit to construct must contain the following conditions:

     (a) The circumstances under which the mercury operating permit to construct may expire as set forth in NAC 445B.3687.

     (b) The holder of the mercury operating permit to construct shall retain records of all required monitoring data and supporting information for 5 years after the date of the sample collection, measurement, report or analysis. Supporting information includes, without limitation, all records regarding calibration and maintenance of the monitoring equipment and all original strip-chart recordings for continuous monitoring instrumentation.

     (c) Each of the conditions and requirements of the mercury operating permit to construct is severable, and if any is held invalid, the remaining conditions and requirements continue in effect.

     (d) The holder of the mercury operating permit to construct must comply with all conditions of the mercury operating permit to construct. Any noncompliance constitutes a violation and is a ground for:

          (1) An action for noncompliance;

          (2) The revoking and reissuing, or the terminating, of the mercury operating permit to construct by the Director; or

          (3) The reopening or revising of the mercury operating permit to construct by the holder of the mercury operating permit to construct as directed by the Director.

     (e) The need to halt or reduce activity to maintain compliance with the conditions of the mercury operating permit to construct is not a defense to noncompliance with any condition of the mercury operating permit to construct.

     (f) The Director may revise, revoke and reissue, reopen and revise, or terminate the mercury operating permit to construct for cause.

     (g) The mercury operating permit to construct does not convey any property rights or any exclusive privilege.

     (h) The holder of the mercury operating permit to construct shall provide the Director, in writing and within a reasonable time, with any information that the Director requests to determine whether cause exists for revoking or terminating the mercury operating permit to construct, or to determine compliance with the conditions of the mercury operating permit to construct.

     (i) The holder of the mercury operating permit to construct shall allow the Director or any authorized representative of the Director, upon presentation of credentials, to:

          (1) Enter upon the premises of the holder of the mercury operating permit to construct where:

               (I) The thermal unit that emits mercury is located;

               (II) Activity related to emissions is conducted; or

               (III) Records are kept pursuant to the conditions of the mercury operating permit to construct;

          (2) Have access to and copy, during normal business hours, any records that are kept pursuant to the conditions of the mercury operating permit to construct;

          (3) Inspect, at reasonable times, any facilities, practices, operations or equipment, including any equipment for monitoring or controlling air pollution, that are regulated or required pursuant to the mercury operating permit to construct; and

          (4) Sample or monitor, at reasonable times, substances or parameters to determine compliance with the conditions of the mercury operating permit to construct or applicable requirements.

     (j) A responsible official of the stationary source shall certify that, based on information and belief formed after a reasonable inquiry, the statements made in any document required to be submitted by any condition of the mercury operating permit to construct are true, accurate and complete.

     3.  A mercury operating permit to construct must contain:

     (a) All applicable requirements concerning controls for mercury emissions, emission limits and standards, including, without limitation, the NvMACT for the thermal unit that emits mercury;

     (b) Monitoring methods adequate to show compliance;

     (c) Adequate recordkeeping and reporting requirements as deemed by the Director;

     (d) Any requirement to report any mercury co-product on an annual basis; and

     (e) Any other requirements deemed necessary by the Director.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3687  Mercury operating permit to construct for new or modified thermal unit that emits mercury: Expiration and extension. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300)  For a new thermal unit that emits mercury or a modified thermal unit that emits mercury:

     1.  If construction will occur in one phase, a mercury operating permit to construct for a new or modified thermal unit that emits mercury expires if construction is not commenced within 18 months after the date of issuance thereof or construction of the thermal unit that emits mercury is delayed for 18 months after initiated. The Director may extend the date on which the construction may be commenced upon a showing that the extension is justified.

     2.  If construction will occur in more than one phase, the projected date of the commencement of construction of each phase of construction must be approved by the Director. A mercury operating permit to construct expires if the initial phase of construction is not commenced within 18 months after the projected date of the commencement of construction approved by the Director. The Director may extend only the date on which the initial phase of construction may be commenced upon a showing that the extension is justified.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006)

      NAC 445B.3689  Fees: Determination, payment and collection; late penalty. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.300, 445B.305)

     1.  The fee for a mercury operating permit to construct as required pursuant to NAC 445B.3611 to 445B.3689, inclusive, must be determined as follows:

     (a) For a mercury operating permit to construct pursuant to a phase-1 application, the fee must be determined in an amount, in dollars, that is equal to the amount calculated by dividing 50,000 by the total number of stationary sources that conduct precious metals mining and operate one or more thermal units that emit mercury which submit a phase-1 application. The Director shall determine the total number of stationary sources that conduct precious metals mining and operate one or more thermal units that emit mercury to be charged pursuant to this paragraph on or before August 16, 2006. Upon the determination of the total number of stationary sources that conduct precious metals mining and operate one or more thermal units that emit mercury, the Director shall notify the applicant of the amount of the application fee. An applicant must pay the entire fee when the applicant submits the application to the Director or within 30 days after receipt of the notification by the Director of the amount of the application fee, whichever occurs later.

     (b) For a mercury operating permit to construct for a new or modified thermal unit that emits mercury or for a revision of a mercury operating permit to construct, the fee is $5,000 for each application. An applicant must pay the entire fee upon submission of the application to the Director.

     2.  For a thermal unit that emits mercury which is a roaster, autoclave, carbon reactivation kiln, mercury retort or induction furnace, including a refining furnace or mill furnace and excluding an analytical laboratory furnace, or that uses the process of electrowinning in which mercury is recovered from a solution involving cathodes, anodes and direct currents, the owner or operator of a stationary source that conducts precious metals mining and operates one or more of such thermal units that emit mercury must submit an annual maintenance fee for each thermal unit that emits mercury. The annual maintenance fee must be determined as follows:

     (a) For the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2008, the fee for each thermal unit that emits mercury must be determined in an amount, in dollars, that is equal to the amount calculated by:

          (1) Dividing 250,000 by the total number of thermal units that emit mercury, as described in this subsection; and

          (2) Pursuant to NRS 445B.305, dividing 157,500 by the total number of thermal units that emit mercury, as described in this subsection.

Ê The Director shall determine the total number of thermal units that emit mercury to be charged pursuant to this paragraph on or before May 1, 2007.

     (b) For each fiscal year after the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2008, the fee for each thermal unit that emits mercury must be determined in an amount, in dollars, that is equal to the amount calculated by:

          (1) Dividing 500,000 by the total number of thermal units that emit mercury, as described in this subsection, which have previously obtained a mercury operating permit to construct; and

          (2) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, increasing the amount determined pursuant to subparagraph (1) by 2 percent compounded annually.

Ê The Director shall determine the total number of thermal units that emit mercury to be charged pursuant to this paragraph each year on or before May 1 of the immediately preceding fiscal year. The Director may suspend imposition of the increase required pursuant to subparagraph (2) for any fiscal year.

     3.  The State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources shall collect all fees required pursuant to this section not later than July 1 of each year, except the fees required pursuant to subparagraph (2) of paragraph (a) of subsection 2, which must be collected not later than January 1, 2008.

     4.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the owner or operator of a source who does not pay his or her annual fee installments within 30 days after the date on which payment becomes due will be assessed a late penalty in the amount of 25 percent of the amount of the fees due. The late penalty must be paid in addition to the annual fees. The late penalty set forth in this subsection does not apply if, at the time that the late fee would otherwise be assessed, the owner or operator is in negotiations with the Director concerning his or her annual fees.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R189-05, eff. 5-4-2006; A by R056-07, 10-31-2007)

EMISSIONS FROM ENGINES

General Provisions

      NAC 445B.400  Scope. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.760, 445B.785, 445B.790)  The provisions of NAC 445B.400 to 445B.735, inclusive, provide the standards for controlling engine emissions.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, eff. 9-28-88; A 11-10-92; A by Environmental Comm’n, 7-5-94; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 8-19-94; R079-98, 9-25-98; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R003-04, 2-3-2005; R068-05, 6-1-2006, eff. 9-1-2006)

      NAC 445B.401  Definitions. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.785)  As used in NAC 445B.400 to 445B.735, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NAC 445B.408 to 445B.4556, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

     (Supplied in codification; A by Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh., 10-1-83; 11-19-85, eff. 1-1-86; 11-23-87, eff. 1-1-88; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 9-28-88; 11-10-92; 11-23-92; 7-1-94; A by Environmental Comm’n, 7-5-94; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 8-19-94; 9-13-95; A by Environmental Comm’n by R205-97, 3-5-98; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety by R079-98, 9-25-98; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R178-01, 8-21-2002; R065-12, 11-1-2012; A by Environmental Comm’n by R052-12, 4-5-2013)

      NAC 445B.408  “Carbon monoxide” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.785)  “Carbon monoxide” (CO) means a colorless, odorless, highly toxic gas that is a normal by-product of incomplete fossil fuel combustion.

     [Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. Reg. § 1.4, eff. 1-10-78]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.855)

      NAC 445B.409  “Certificate of compliance” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.785)  “Certificate of compliance” means a certificate printed by an emissions analyzer and issued by an approved inspector in a test station.

     [Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. Reg. § 1.5, eff. 1-10-78]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 9-28-88; 9-13-95)

      NAC 445B.4092  “Certified on-board diagnostic system” defined. (NRS 445B.785)  “Certified on-board diagnostic system” means a computer system which is contained within the vehicle and which is certified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to be fully capable of monitoring all the sensors and actuators in the drivetrain of the vehicle to determine whether the sensors and actuators are working as intended.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R178-01, eff. 8-21-2002)

      NAC 445B.4096  “Class 1 approved inspector” defined. (NRS 445B.785)  “Class 1 approved inspector” means an approved inspector who is licensed by the Department only to test exhaust emissions.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, eff. 9-13-95)

      NAC 445B.4097  “Class 1 fleet station” defined. (NRS 445B.785)  “Class 1 fleet station” means a fleet station which is licensed by the Department only to test exhaust emissions.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, eff. 9-13-95)

      NAC 445B.4098  “Class 2 approved inspector” defined. (NRS 445B.785)  “Class 2 approved inspector” means an approved inspector who is licensed by the Department to test exhaust emissions and to diagnose, repair and service devices for the control of exhaust emissions.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, eff. 9-13-95)

      NAC 445B.4099  “Class 2 fleet station” defined. (NRS 445B.785)  “Class 2 fleet station” means a fleet station which is licensed by the Department to test exhaust emissions and to diagnose, repair and service devices for the control of exhaust emissions.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, eff. 9-13-95)

      NAC 445B.410  “CO2” defined. (NRS 445B.785)  “CO2” means carbon dioxide.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, eff. 9-28-88)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.8565)

      NAC 445B.411  “Commission” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.785)  “Commission” means the State Environmental Commission.

     [Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. Reg. § 1.6, eff. 1-10-78]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.857)

      NAC 445B.413  “Department” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.785)  “Department” means the Department of Motor Vehicles.

     [Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. Reg. § 1.8, eff. 1-10-78]—(NAC A 11-19-85, eff. 1-1-86)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.859)

      NAC 445B.415  “Director” defined. (NRS 445B.785)  “Director” means the Director of the Department.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, eff. 8-19-94)

      NAC 445B.416  “Emission” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.785)  “Emission” means the act of passing into the atmosphere an air contaminant or a gas stream which contains or may contain an air contaminant or the material passed to the atmosphere.

     [Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. Reg. § 1.10, eff. 1-10-78]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.861)

      NAC 445B.418  “EPA” defined. (NRS 445B.785)  “EPA” means Environmental Protection Agency.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, eff. 9-28-88)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.8615)

      NAC 445B.419  “Established place of business” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.785)  “Established place of business” means a permanent structure:

     1.  Owned either in fee or leased with sufficient space to test, inspect or adjust, if needed, one or more motor vehicles for which evidence of compliance may be issued; and

     2.  Large enough to accommodate the office or offices of a test station to provide a safe place to keep the books, evidence of compliance and all other records of the station.

     [Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. Reg. § 1.11, eff. 1-10-78]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 9-13-95; R079-98, 9-25-98)

      NAC 445B.420  “Evidence of compliance” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.785)  “Evidence of compliance” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 445B.730, and includes, without limitation, a certificate of compliance and a vehicle inspection report.

     [Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. Reg. § 1.12, eff. 1-10-78]—(NAC A 10-1-83; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety by R079-98, 9-25-98)

      NAC 445B.421  “Exhaust emissions” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.785)  “Exhaust emissions” means air contaminants emitted into the atmosphere from any opening downstream from the exhaust ports of a motor vehicle engine.

     [Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. Reg. § 1.13, eff. 1-10-78]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.864)

      NAC 445B.422  “Exhaust gas analyzer” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.785)  “Exhaust gas analyzer” means a device for sensing the amount of air contaminants in the exhaust emissions of a motor vehicle.

     [Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. Reg. § 1.14, eff. 1-10-78]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.865)

      NAC 445B.4247  “Gross vehicle weight rating” defined. (NRS 445B.785)  “Gross vehicle weight rating” means the maximum weight at which a motor vehicle can be operated safely, as specified in pounds by the manufacturer on the certification label of the motor vehicle, as described in 49 C.F.R. Part 567.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, eff. 8-19-94)

      NAC 445B.426  “Heavy-duty motor vehicle” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.785)  “Heavy-duty motor vehicle” means:

     1.  A truck which has a gross vehicle weight rating of 8,500 pounds or more;

     2.  A motor vehicle which is designed for the transportation of persons and has a capacity of more than 15 persons; or

     3.  A motor home, mini motor home or a camper mounted on a chassis.

     [Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. Reg. § 1.18, eff. 1-10-78; A 12-20-79]—(NAC A 10-1-83; 11-19-85, eff. 1-1-86; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety by R079-98, 9-25-98)

      NAC 445B.427  “Hydrocarbon” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.785)  “Hydrocarbon” (HC) means any compound containing hydrogen and carbon as hexane.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 11-23-87, eff. 1-1-88; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 9-28-88)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.8695)

      NAC 445B.428  “Hz” defined. (NRS 445B.785)  “Hz” means hertz, a unit of frequency equal to one cycle per second.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, eff. 9-28-88)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.8697)

      NAC 445B.432  “Light-duty motor vehicle” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.785)  “Light-duty motor vehicle” means:

     1.  A truck which has a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 8,500 pounds;

     2.  A motor vehicle which is subject to the laws of this State requiring registration, is capable of transporting persons and has a capacity of 15 persons or less;

     3.  A van conversion; or

     4.  Any other motor vehicle which is powered by gasoline, except a heavy-duty motor vehicle.

     [Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. Reg. § 1.21, eff. 1-10-78; A 12-20-79]—(NAC A 10-1-83; 11-19-85, eff. 1-1-86; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety by R079-98, 9-25-98)

      NAC 445B.433  “Mini motor home” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.785)  “Mini motor home” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 482.066.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh., eff. 10-1-83)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.8725)

      NAC 445B.434  “Motor home” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.785)  “Motor home” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 482.071.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh., eff. 10-1-83)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.8735)

      NAC 445B.440  “New motor vehicle” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.785)  “New motor vehicle” means a motor vehicle that has never been registered with the Department and has never been registered with the appropriate agency or authority of any other state, the District of Columbia, any territory or possession of the United States, or foreign state, province or country.

     [Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. Reg. § 1.25, eff. 1-10-78]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.875)

      NAC 445B.442  “Opacity” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.785)  “Opacity” means the property of a substance tending to obscure vision and measured in terms of percent obscuration.

     [Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. Reg. § 1.27, eff. 1-10-78; renumbered as § 1.28, 12-20-79]—(NAC A 11-23-87, eff. 1-1-88)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.878)

      NAC 445B.443  “Person” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.785)  “Person” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 0.039 but includes the Federal Government, the State of Nevada, or any of its political subdivisions and any other administrative agency, public or quasi-public corporation, or other legal entity.

     [Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. Reg. § 1.28, eff. 1-10-78; renumbered as § 1.29, 12-20-79]—(NAC A 11-23-87, eff. 1-1-88; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R014-09, 1-28-2010)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.879)

      NAC 445B.444  “ppm” defined. (NRS 445B.785)  “ppm” means part per million.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, eff. 9-28-88)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.8795)

      NAC 445B.449  “Smoke” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.785)  “Smoke” means a stream of visible emissions of exhaust from a vehicle.

     [Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. Reg. § 1.31, eff. 1-10-78; renumbered as § 1.33, 12-20-79]—(NAC A 11-19-85, eff. 1-1-86; 11-23-87, eff. 1-1-88)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.883)

      NAC 445B.450  “Special mobile equipment” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.785)  “Special mobile equipment” means every motor vehicle not designed or used primarily for the transportation of persons or property and only incidentally operated or moved upon a paved roadway.

     [Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. Reg. § 1.32, eff. 1-10-78; renumbered as § 1.34, 12-20-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.884)

      NAC 445B.451  “Standard” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.785)  “Standard” means a standard of performance adopted pursuant to NAC 445B.400 to 445B.735, inclusive.

     [Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. Reg. § 1.33, eff. 1-10-78; renumbered as § 1.35, 12-20-79]—(NAC A by Environmental Comm’n, 7-5-94; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 8-19-94; R079-98, 9-25-98)

      NAC 445B.4515  “State electronic data transmission system” defined. (NRS 445B.785)  “State electronic data transmission system” means the system that provides the transfer of data between individual exhaust gas analyzers in test stations and the Department.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety by R079-98, eff. 9-25-98)

      NAC 445B.452  “Tampering” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.785)  “Tampering” means rendering inoperative or intentional misadjustment of any motor vehicle device or element of design intended to control exhaust emissions.

     [Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. Reg. § 1.34, eff. 1-10-78; renumbered as § 1.36, 12-20-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.886)

      NAC 445B.4525  “Test station” defined. (NRS 445B.785)  “Test station” means an authorized station, authorized inspection station or a fleet station.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, eff. 8-19-94; A by R079-98, 9-25-98)

      NAC 445B.453  “Truck” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.785)  “Truck” means a motor vehicle:

     1.  Which is used for the transportation of property; and

     2.  Whose body has been designed and built for that purpose.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh., eff. 10-1-83)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.8863)

      NAC 445B.455  “Van conversion” defined. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.785)  “Van conversion” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 482.1345.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh., eff. 10-1-83)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.8875)

      NAC 445B.4553  “Vehicle inspection report” defined. (NRS 445B.785)  “Vehicle inspection report” means a certificate that:

     1.  Is issued by an approved inspector in a test station; and

     2.  If the vehicle inspection report concerns a motor vehicle subject to the provisions of NAC 445B.580, is printed by an exhaust gas analyzer connected to the state electronic data transmission system.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety by R079-98, eff. 9-25-98; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R178-01, 8-21-2002)

      NAC 445B.4556  “Vehicle inspection report number” defined. (NRS 445B.785)  “Vehicle inspection report number” means the number assigned to the vehicle inspection report by the Department.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety by R079-98, eff. 9-25-98)

      NAC 445B.456  Severability. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.785)  If any of the provisions of NAC 445B.400 to 445B.735, inclusive, or any application thereof to any person, thing or circumstance is held invalid, it is intended that such invalidity will not affect the remaining provisions, or their application, that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application.

     [Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. Red. § 2.1.1, eff. 1-10-78]—(NAC A by Environmental Comm’n, 7-5-94; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 8-19-94; R079-98, 9-25-98)

Facilities for Inspection and Maintenance

      NAC 445B.460  Test station: License required to operate; expiration of license; ratings; performance of certain services; prohibited acts; location. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.770, 445B.785)

     1.  No person may engage in the business of issuing evidence of compliance unless he or she holds a current license to operate a test station at an established place of business and holds one or both of the ratings set forth in subsection 3.

     2.  A license that:

     (a) Was issued for a test station before September 25, 1998, expires on September 30 of each calendar year.

     (b) Is issued on or after September 25, 1998, expires 1 year after the last day of the month in which the license was originally issued.

     3.  A test station must obtain from the Department:

     (a) A “G” rating if it will be testing the exhaust emissions of gasoline-powered motor vehicles. A test station with a “G” rating shall, when conducting inspections of motor vehicles subject to the provisions of NAC 445B.580, use an exhaust gas analyzer that complies with the equipment specifications published by the Department for this rating and at least one approved inspector who has a “G” rating to perform the exhaust emissions tests.

     (b) A “D” rating if it will be testing the exhaust emissions of:

          (1) Light-duty diesel motor vehicles; or

          (2) Heavy-duty motor vehicles that are powered by diesel engines and have a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating which does not exceed 14,000 pounds.

Ê A test station with a “D” rating shall, when conducting inspections of motor vehicles subject to the provisions of NAC 445B.589, use a dynamometer and a smoke opacity meter that comply with the requirements of NAC 445B.587 and at least one approved inspector who has a “D” rating to perform the exhaust emissions tests.

     4.  A facility which holds a license as an authorized inspection station or class 1 fleet station:

     (a) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, may test exhaust emissions but shall not, unless specifically authorized by the Commission, perform any installation, repair, diagnosis or adjustment to any component or system of a motor vehicle that affects exhaust emissions.

     (b) May:

          (1) Change oil;

          (2) Replace an oil filter, air filter, fuel filter, external conventional or serpentine accessory drive belt or cooling system hose; and

          (3) With regard to a vehicle with a model year of 1980 or older which has not failed its most recent exhaust emissions test administered in this State:

               (I) Replace the spark plugs, secondary cables for the spark plugs, distributor cap, rotor, points or condenser of the vehicle; and

               (II) Adjust the dwell and initial ignition timing of the engine of the vehicle, and the settings for idle speed if those settings are accessible.

     (c) With regard to a vehicle with a model year of 1981 or newer, shall not perform any service or diagnostic action which has a direct effect on data stored in the vehicle computer which monitors how the engine, transmission or emission control system is operating, including, without limitation, the clearing of diagnostic trouble codes relating to the engine, transmission or emission control system.

     5.  An authorized inspection station shall not advertise any services which it provides for the testing of exhaust emissions with any services described in subparagraph (3) of paragraph (b) of subsection 4 that the authorized inspection station also provides.

     6.  A person licensed to operate a test station shall not own or hold any ownership interest in any business which manufactures, sells, repairs, rents or leases exhaust gas analyzers approved by the Department for the testing of exhaust emissions.

     7.  A person or business which manufactures, sells, repairs, rents or leases exhaust gas analyzers approved by the Department for the testing of exhaust emissions shall not own or hold any ownership interest in any business licensed to operate a test station.

     8.  An authorized inspection station or class 1 fleet station must not be located immediately adjacent to any business which performs any installation, repair, diagnosis or adjustment of a component or system of a motor vehicle that affects exhaust emissions unless:

     (a) The facility for the station is physically separated from the adjacent facility;

     (b) The facility for the station and the adjacent facility have separate entrances for customers and do not share any common doors or entries between the facilities;

     (c) The adjacent facility has no access to the physical space in which testing occurs at the facility for the station;

     (d) No employee of the adjacent facility is employed by the station; and

     (e) The facility for the station and the adjacent facility have separate mailing addresses.

     9.  A facility that holds a license as an authorized inspection station or class 1 fleet station may perform the servicing of a fuel injection system only by using a method that:

     (a) Utilizes a cleaning solvent for the fuel system that is registered as a fuel additive with the United States Environmental Protection Agency in accordance with the requirements of 40 C.F.R. Part 79;

     (b) Introduces the cleaning solvent into the fuel tank and no other portion of the vehicle’s fuel system or air intake system; and

     (c) Does not involve the dismantling, removal or adjustment of any portion of the fuel system or air intake system other than the fuel inlet cap.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Engine Emission Control Reg. § 3.10.1, eff. 1-10-78; A 12-20-79; § 3.11.2, eff. 1-10-78]—(NAC A by Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh., 10-1-83; 11-23-87, eff. 1-1-88; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 12-28-89; 8-19-94; 9-13-95; R079-98, 9-25-98; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R178-01, 8-21-2002; A by Environmental Comm’n by R023-02, 9-20-2002; R106-05, 10-31-2005; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R065-05, 6-1-2006, eff. 9-1-2006; A by Environmental Comm’n by R130-09, 1-28-2010)

      NAC 445B.461  Compliance by Federal Government, state agencies and political subdivisions. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.770, 445B.785)

     1.  A license may be issued to the Federal Government or any state agency or political subdivision of the State to inspect motor vehicles owned by the Federal Government, the State or the political subdivision for the purpose of compliance with NAC 445B.400 to 445B.735, inclusive.

     2.  The Federal Government or any state agency or political subdivision, in complying with NAC 445B.400 to 445B.735, inclusive, shall submit to the Department annually a list, in a form prescribed by the Department, of those motor vehicles which are assigned license plates issued by the Department as described in NRS 482.368.

     3.  The holder of a license issued pursuant to subsection 1 is exempt from the requirements set forth in the following sections for the limited purposes indicated:

     (a) Bond, NAC 445B.465;

     (b) Evidence of compliance, NAC 445B.583 to 445B.586, inclusive;

     (c) Sign, NAC 445B.469; and

     (d) Use of waiver, NAC 445B.590.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Engine Emission Control Reg. §§ 3.14.1-3.14.3, eff. 12-20-79]—(NAC A by Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 11-23-87, eff. 1-1-88; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 9-28-88; A by Environmental Comm’n, 12-26-89; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 8-19-94; 9-13-95; R079-98, 9-25-98; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R014-09, 1-28-2010)

      NAC 445B.462  Test station: Application for license to operate; inspection of premises; issuance of license. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.770, 445B.785, 445B.790)

     1.  An application for a license to operate a test station must be filed on a form supplied by the Department. The applicant must:

     (a) Specify in writing the type of license and, if applicable, the class of license and the rating or ratings for which the applicant is applying;

     (b) Unless the applicant is a governmental entity, provide the federal identification number of the applicant’s business; and

     (c) Furnish such proof as the Director deems necessary to determine whether the applicant is qualified to operate a test station, including, without limitation, proof that the applicant is at least 18 years of age and has an established place of business in this State.

     2.  Before an application is approved, an authorized representative of the Department will inspect the premises. The Department will determine whether the premises and equipment comply with the requirements of the Department and whether the persons employed by the applicant are adequately trained to perform the duties for which they are licensed or rated, as appropriate.

     3.  A license for:

     (a) An authorized inspection station or class 1 fleet station will not be issued to an applicant unless he or she is a class 1 approved inspector or class 2 approved inspector, or the applicant employs at least one class 1 approved inspector or class 2 approved inspector, with the rating or ratings for which the applicant is applying.

     (b) An authorized station or class 2 fleet station will not be issued to an applicant unless he or she is a class 2 approved inspector, or the applicant employs at least one class 2 approved inspector, with the rating or ratings for which the applicant is applying.

     4.  If the Department is satisfied that the applicant for a license to operate a test station is entitled to a license, it will issue him or her a license to operate a test station. The license will set forth the:

     (a) Name of the station;

     (b) Type and, if applicable, class of station;

     (c) Rating or ratings approved for the station;

     (d) Address of the established place of business of the licensee; and

     (e) Date on which the license expires.

     5.  As used in this section, “federal identification number” means:

     (a) Federal taxpayer identification number;

     (b) Federal employer identification number;

     (c) Social security number; or

     (d) Any other identification number issued by the Internal Revenue Service.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Engine Emission Control Reg. §§ 3.10.2, 3.10.3, 3.11.1-3.11.1.2 & 3.11.3, eff. 1-10-78]—(NAC A by Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh., 10-1-83; 11-23-87, eff. 1-1-88; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 8-19-94; 9-13-95; R079-98, 9-25-98; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R137-06, 3-23-2007)

      NAC 445B.463  Test station: Grounds for denial, revocation or suspension of license; reapplication; permanent revocation of license. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.770, 445B.785, 445B.790)

     1.  Each of the following acts, omissions and conditions may constitute a ground for the denial of an application for a license to operate a test station or for the revocation or suspension of such a license:

     (a) Failure of the applicant or licensee to have an established place of business in this State.

     (b) Material misstatement on the application.

     (c) Unfitness of the applicant or licensee, which includes, without limitation, a pattern of payment to the Department with checks that are returned because of insufficient funds.

     (d) The conviction of the applicant or licensee of a felony in this or any other state, any territory of the United States or in any other nation.

     (e) The conviction of the applicant or licensee for violating any provision of NAC 445B.400 to 445B.735, inclusive.

     (f) The conviction of the applicant or licensee for violating any provisions of chapter 598 of NRS relating to deceptive trade practices.

     (g) Refusing to allow an agent of the Department to inspect, during normal business hours, all books, records and files of the test station which are kept within this State. The Department will treat the financial records and information obtained from an investigation as confidential and will reveal such records or information only to persons involved in the enforcement or administration of the regulations of the Department, or as otherwise required by law.

     (h) Commission of any fraudulent act, including, without limitation:

          (1) Misrepresentation of a material fact in any manner, whether intentional or grossly negligent; and

          (2) An intentional failure to disclose a material fact.

     (i) Willful failure to comply with any regulation of the Department.

     2.  In addition to the acts, omissions and conditions set forth in subsection 1, any attempt to alter the readings obtained during a test of exhaust emissions or to modify or remove the data obtained by an exhaust gas analyzer or a certified on-board diagnostic system may constitute a ground for the revocation or suspension of a license to operate a test station.

     3.  An applicant or licensee may not reapply for a license after its denial, revocation or suspension by the Department:

     (a) Until he or she has taken an action which removes the ground for the denial, revocation or suspension; or

     (b) Within 1 year after the denial, revocation or suspension,

Ê whichever occurs first.

     4.  When the Department determines that a licensee has engaged in conduct which is egregious or poses a serious risk to the public safety, the Department may, in its discretion, permanently revoke the license of that licensee.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Engine Emission Control Reg. § 4.9.1, eff. 1-10-78; A 12-20-79; §§ 4.9.1.1 & 4.9.1.2, eff. 1-10-78; § 4.9.1.3, eff. 1-10-78; A 12-20-79; § 4.9.1.4, eff. 1-10-78; A and renumbered as § 4.9.1.5, 12-20-79; § 4.9.1.4, eff. 12-20-79; § 4.9.1.5, eff. 1-10-78; renumbered as § 4.9.1.6, 12-20-79; §§ 4.9.1.6 & 4.9.1.7, eff. 1-10-78; § 4.9.1.8, eff. 1-10-78; renumbered as § 4.9.1.9, 12-20-79; §§ 4.9.1.10-4.9.1.13, eff. 12-20-79; § 4.9.3, eff. 1-10-78; A 12-20-79; § 5.7, eff. 6-19-80]—(NAC A by Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh., 10-1-83; 11-19-85, eff. 1-1-86; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 12-28-89; 8-19-94; 9-13-95; A by Environmental Comm’n by R205-97, 3-5-98; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety by R079-98, 9-25-98; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R178-01, 8-21-2002)

      NAC 445B.464  Test station: Hearing concerning denial, suspension or revocation of license. (NRS 445B.785)

     1.  The applicant or licensee may, within 30 days after the receipt of the notice of denial or suspension or revocation, petition the Director in writing for a hearing which will be conducted by the Director or an authorized representative thereof.

     2.  Upon filing the petition, a hearing will be held not later than 90 days after the receipt of the request for hearing. The applicant or licensee is entitled to be present at the hearing, testify in his or her own behalf and have such other persons as he or she desires to be present to testify at the hearing. For good cause shown, and upon agreement of all parties, the 90-day period provided for in this subsection may be extended.

     3.  Failure of the applicant or licensee to petition the Director in writing for a hearing within the 30-day period constitutes an automatic denial of the application or suspension or revocation of the license of the test station.

     4.  Within 30 days after the hearing, the Director or the authorized representative will make written findings of fact and conclusions of law and may, without limitation:

     (a) Grant or finally deny the application; or

     (b) Suspend or revoke the license.

Ê For good cause shown, and upon agreement of all parties, the 30-day period provided for in this subsection may be extended.

     5.  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections 1 to 4, inclusive, the Department may, if the Director finds that the action is necessary and in the public interest, upon notice to the licensee, temporarily suspend or refuse to renew the license for a period not to exceed 30 days. For good cause shown, the Director or the authorized representative may extend the period of suspension of the license or continue to refuse to renew the license if he or she deems such action to be necessary and in the public interest. In any such case, a hearing must be held and a final decision rendered within 30 days after notice of the temporary suspension.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Engine Emission Control Reg. § 4.10.1, eff. 1-10-78; A 12-20-79; § 4.10.2, eff. 1-10-78; § 4.10.2.1, eff. 12-20-79; § 4.10.3, eff. 1-10-78; A 12-20-79; § 4.10.4, eff. 1-10-78]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 8-19-94; R079-98, 9-25-98; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R008-07, 4-17-2008)

      NAC 445B.465  Authorized station or authorized inspection station: Requirements for bond or deposit. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.770, 445B.785)

     1.  Before a license for an authorized station or authorized inspection station is furnished to any person, the Department will require that the applicant procure and file with the Department a good and sufficient bond in the amount of $1,000 for an authorized station or authorized inspection station. Each bond must have a corporate surety thereon that is licensed to do business within this State and must be approved as to form by the Attorney General. In lieu of the bond, an applicant may place on deposit with the Department:

     (a) Cash;

     (b) A bond issued by the United States; or

     (c) A savings certificate in an amount equal to the bond requirement for the applicant and conditioned that the applicant conducts his or her business as an authorized station or authorized inspection station without fraud or fraudulent representation and without violation of the provisions of chapters 445A, 445B and 598 of NRS or NAC 445B.400 to 445B.735, inclusive.

     2.  The Department may require an increase in the amount of the bond or deposit of a particular licensee if the Department deems it to be necessary and in the public interest.

     3.  The undertaking in the bond or deposit must include, without limitation, any fraud or fraudulent representation or violation of any of the provisions of chapters 445A, 445B and 598 of NRS and NAC 445B.400 to 445B.735, inclusive, by any approved inspector or employed agent for or on behalf of the authorized station or authorized inspection station.

     4.  The bond or deposit must provide that any person, including, without limitation, the Department, injured by the action of the licensee or employee acting on behalf of the licensee in violation of any provisions of chapters 445A, 445B and 598 of NRS and NAC 445B.400 to 445B.735, inclusive, may bring an action on the bond.

     5.  Any money received by the Department pursuant to this section will be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the Pollution Control Account.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Engine Emission Control Reg. § 4.6.1, eff. 1-10-78; A 12-20-79; §§ 4.6.2 & 4.6.3, eff. 1-10-78]—(NAC A by Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 11-23-87, eff. 1-1-88; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 8-19-94; 9-13-95; R079-98, 9-25-98; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R065-05, 6-1-2006, eff. 9-1-2006)

      NAC 445B.466  Authorized station or authorized inspection station: Liability under bond or deposit; suspension and reinstatement of licenses. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.770, 445B.785)

     1.  Liability under a bond which is filed or a deposit which is made with the Department pursuant to NAC 445B.465 will be in an amount prescribed by the Department.

     2.  The license of an authorized station or authorized inspection station is automatically suspended if:

     (a) The amount of the bond filed or the deposit made is reduced below the amount required by the Department pursuant to NAC 445B.465; or

     (b) There is an outstanding judgment for which the authorized station or authorized inspection station is liable under the bond or deposit.

     3.  A license which is suspended pursuant to subsection 2 will be reinstated if the authorized station or authorized inspection station:

     (a) Files an additional bond pursuant to subsection 1 of NAC 445B.465;

     (b) Restores the deposit to its original amount; or

     (c) Satisfies the outstanding judgment for which it is liable.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 11-23-87, eff. 1-1-88; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 8-19-94; 9-13-95; R079-98, 9-25-98)

      NAC 445B.467  Authorized station or authorized inspection station: Disbursement, release or refund of bond or deposit. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.770, 445B.785)  A bond which is filed or a deposit which is made with the Department pursuant to NAC 445B.465 may be:

     1.  Disbursed by the Director, for good cause shown and after notice and hearing, in an amount determined by the Director to compensate a person injured by an action of the licensee.

     2.  Released by the Director upon the receipt by the Department of a statement:

     (a) Signed by a person under whose name the bond or deposit is made;

     (b) Acknowledged before any person authorized to take such acknowledgments in this State;

     (c) Requesting that the Director release the bond or deposit, or a specified portion thereof; and

     (d) Explaining the purpose for which the release of the bond or deposit is requested.

     3.  Refunded by the Director:

     (a) Automatically 1 year after the date on which the business is terminated if the Director determines that there are no outstanding claims against the bond or deposit; or

     (b) Pursuant to the order of a court of competent jurisdiction.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 11-23-87, eff. 1-1-88; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 8-19-94; R079-98, 9-25-98)

      NAC 445B.468  Authorized stations and authorized inspection stations: Scope of coverage of bond or deposit. (NRS 445B.785)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, a bond which is filed or a deposit which is made with the Department pursuant to NAC 445B.465 before September 1, 2006, covers all authorized stations and authorized inspection stations owned by a person if all of the person’s places of business are located in the county where his or her principal place of business is located.

     2.  Each authorized station or authorized inspection station initially licensed on or after September 1, 2006, and each existing authorized station or authorized inspection station subject to any change of licensing information on or after September 1, 2006, must file a bond or make a deposit with the Department pursuant to NAC 445B.465.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, eff. 12-28-89; A 8-19-94; 9-13-95; R079-98, 9-25-98; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R065-05, 6-1-2006, eff. 9-1-2006)

      NAC 445B.469  Authorized station or authorized inspection station: Posting of signs and placards. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.770, 445B.785, 445B.830)

     1.  An authorized station or authorized inspection station shall post, in an area of the station that is accessible to and frequented by the public, all signs or placards required by the Department which:

     (a) Set forth the fee for the emission control test;

     (b) Set forth the fee for each vehicle inspection report number issued; and

     (c) Provide information regarding the program of this State for the inspection and maintenance of motor vehicles.

     2.  In addition to the requirements of subsection 1, an authorized station shall post, in an area of the station that is accessible to and frequented by the public, all signs or placards provided by the Department which set forth the hourly labor rate charged by the authorized station.

     3.  An authorized station or authorized inspection station shall display at least one outdoor sign that must be created from a template provided by the Department which is posted so that the sign is visible from the middle of the nearest roadway adjacent to the station. The Department will make the template readily available upon request.

     4.  The outdoor sign required to be displayed pursuant to subsection 3 must:

     (a) Be at least 23 inches in width and 30 inches in height;

     (b) Have white as the background color;

     (c) Have black letters displaying the words:

          (1) “Nevada Authorized Emission Station” in print which is at least 2 1/8 inches in height; and

          (2) “Department of Motor Vehicles” in print which is at least 1 1/8 inches in height;

     (d) Include a reproduction of the logo used by the Compliance Enforcement Division of the Department displaying the words “clean air” that is at least 8 1/8 inches in height; and

     (e) Be made of either:

          (1) Aluminum that is at least .063 inches in thickness; or

          (2) Twelve-gauge steel.

     5.  The outdoor sign required pursuant to subsection 3 may be single-sided with all of the information included on one side of the sign, or double-sided with all of the information included on both sides of the sign.

     6.  An authorized station or authorized inspection station shall pay the costs of producing and maintaining signs which are in its control.

     7.  A business that has ceased to operate as an authorized station or authorized inspection station shall remove, within 2 business days after ceasing to operate, all signs or placards required by the Department pursuant to this section and any other signs or placards referring to emission control tests posted or displayed at the business.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Engine Emission Control Reg. § 4.5, eff. 1-10-78; A 8-16-78; § 4.5.1, eff. 1-10-78; § 4.5.2, eff. 1-10-78; A 12-20-79; § 4.5.3, eff. 1-10-78]—(NAC A by Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh., 10-1-83; 11-19-85; eff. 1-1-86; 11-23-87, eff. 1-1-88; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 8-19-94; 9-13-95; R079-98, 9-25-98; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R199-01, 7-17-2003; R065-05, 6-1-2006, eff. 9-1-2006; R136-06, 3-23-2007; R139-09, 1-28-2010)

      NAC 445B.470  Test station: Display of licenses; availability of reference information. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.770, 445B.785)

     1.  The license to operate a test station and all licenses issued to approved inspectors must be displayed in a conspicuous place under glass or other transparent material at a height of not less than 4 feet and not more than 6 feet within an area of the test station that is accessible to and frequented by customers.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3:

     (a) A test station shall keep the operator’s manual for its exhaust gas analyzer readily available to the approved inspector.

     (b) A test station shall have readily available to the approved inspector a reference manual or equivalent information stating the emissions devices which are required by state and federal law to be installed on each type of motor vehicle that is inspected. The owner of the test station or the owner’s designee shall, upon the request of a representative of the Department, demonstrate the availability of the reference manual or equivalent information by accessing the manual or information.

     (c) An authorized station or class 2 fleet station shall have readily available to the class 2 approved inspector reference information in the form of printed or electronic media explaining the operation and maintenance of the emissions devices which are required by state and federal law to be installed on each type of motor vehicle. The owner of the test station or the owner’s designee shall, upon the request of a representative of the Department, demonstrate the availability of the reference information:

          (1) If a telephone or facsimile transmission is not required to access the reference information, by accessing the reference information; and

          (2) If the reference information is accessible only through the use of a telephone or facsimile transmission, by using the telephone or facsimile transmission to obtain and provide to the representative of the Department one copy of the reference information.

     3.  A fleet station is not required to maintain the specifications or instructions of the manufacturer for any motor vehicles other than those motor vehicles used and serviced by the fleet station.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Engine Emission Control Reg. § 3.10.5, eff. 1-10-78; § 3.10.6, eff. 8-16-78]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 12-28-89; 8-19-94; 9-13-95; R079-98, 9-25-98; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R199-01, 7-17-2003; R065-05, 6-1-2006, eff. 9-1-2006)

      NAC 445B.471  Test station: Advertising; provision by Department of certain informational material for public. (NRS 445B.785)

     1.  A test station shall not intentionally publish, display or circulate any advertising which is misleading or inaccurate in any material manner or misrepresent any of the services rendered to the public.

     2.  A test station shall not deceive a member of the public by misrepresenting the cost for any service rendered. Any advertisement, promotional material or coupon published by or on behalf of a test station that contains any reference to price or waiver of charges must clearly set forth the total dollar amount to be paid by the customer in print that is comparable in size and style to all other print in the advertisement, promotional material or coupon where price or waiver of charges is discussed. If a test station offers any service for no charge, it must specify, in print that is comparable in size and style and is located immediately adjacent to the print which states there is no charge, whether any costs will be incurred by the customer and for what reason. A test station may not use abbreviations of terms peculiar to the emissions industry in its advertising. The Department will consider advertising to be deceptive if an ordinary and reasonable customer with no experience in the control of emissions could not understand the advertisement.

     3.  The Department will provide a pamphlet for distribution to the general public, and may also provide informational material available by electronic media, which will explain the reasons and methods for the emission control inspection.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Engine Emission Control Reg. §§ 4.7 & 4.7.1, eff. 1-10-78]—(NAC A Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 8-19-94; R079-98, 9-25-98; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R065-05, 6-1-2006, eff. 9-1-2006)

      NAC 445B.472  Test station: Records of inspections and repairs; inspection of place of business; audit of exhaust gas analyzers. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.770, 445B.785, 445B.790)

     1.  Each test station shall maintain and have available for collection, records of all inspections and repairs, as may be applicable, for evaluation of the information at the request of the Department.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, the principal portion of the established place of business of a test station must be open to inspection by any authorized agent of the Department during the days and hours that it is open for business as established pursuant to NAC 445B.480.

     3.  The Department may grant an exception to the requirement set forth in subsection 2 for good cause shown upon a request submitted to the Department by a test station in writing or by electronic mail.

     4.  A representative of the Department will perform an audit of all exhaust gas analyzers located at a test station a minimum of once every calendar month.

     5.  A representative of the Department will perform an accuracy audit using specialty gas specifically designed for that purpose on all exhaust gas analyzers located at a test station a minimum of once every quarter in each calendar year.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Engine Emission Control Reg. § 4.3.6, eff. 1-10-78; A 12-20-79; § 4.3.7, eff. 1-10-78; § 4.3.8, eff. 1-10-78; A 8-16-78; § 4.3.9, eff. 1-10-78]—(NAC A by Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 11-19-85, eff. 1-1-86; 11-23-87, eff. 1-1-88; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 8-19-94; 9-13-95; R079-98, 9-25-98; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R199-01, 7-17-2003; R065-05, 6-1-2006, eff. 9-1-2006; R026-10, 11-1-2012)

      NAC 445B.473  Test station: Notice of wrongfully distributed or received vehicle inspection reports; inventory of vehicle inspection reports. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.770, 445B.785)  The holder of a license for a test station or his or her agent shall:

     1.  Notify the Department within 24 hours after a vehicle inspection report has been wrongfully distributed or received.

     2.  Maintain an inventory of vehicle inspection reports to ensure that none have been lost, stolen or wrongfully distributed or received.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 11-19-85, eff. 1-1-86; A 11-23-87, eff. 1-1-88; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 8-19-94; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R065-05, 6-1-2006, eff. 9-1-2006)

      NAC 445B.474  Test station: Failure to employ approved inspector. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.770, 445B.785)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 2 and 3, a test station which does not employ an approved inspector of the appropriate rating shall:

     (a) Immediately cease to operate as a test station;

     (b) Remove or cover its sign as a test station;

     (c) Not inspect any motor vehicle or issue any evidence of compliance; and

     (d) Immediately notify the Department that an approved inspector of the appropriate rating is not employed by the test station.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, if an approved inspector of the appropriate rating is not employed within 60 days, the test station shall surrender its signs, its license as a test station and all of its forms and supplies to the Department.

     3.  An authorized station that ceases the employment of, or is otherwise not employing, a class 2 approved inspector:

     (a) May continue to operate as an authorized station for not more than 120 days after the last date of employment of the class 2 approved inspector if the authorized station:

          (1) Is currently employing a class 1 approved inspector;

          (2) Had actively employed a class 2 approved inspector who was working on the premises for at least 90 consecutive days immediately preceding the last date of employment of the class 2 approved inspector; and

          (3) Notifies the Department within 2 working days after the last date of employment of the class 2 approved inspector; and

     (b) If the authorized station does not qualify for the 120-day grace period provided in paragraph (a) or fails to employ a class 2 approved inspector by the end of the 120-day grace period, shall:

          (1) Immediately cease to operate as an authorized station;

          (2) Remove or cover its sign as an authorized station;

          (3) Not inspect any motor vehicle or issue any vehicle inspection report;

          (4) Immediately notify the Department that an approved inspector of the appropriate rating is not employed by the authorized station; and

          (5) Surrender its signs, its license as an authorized station and all of its forms and supplies to the Department.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Engine Emission Control Reg. § 4.8, eff. 1-10-78; §§ 4.8.1 & 4.8.2, eff. 1-10-78; A 12-20-79]—(NAC A by Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 11-19-85, eff. 1-1-86; 11-23-87, eff. 1-1-88; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 8-19-94; 9-13-95; R079-98, 9-25-98; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R199-01, 7-17-2003)

      NAC 445B.475  Authorized station or class 2 fleet station: Requirements for employees. (NRS 445B.785)

     1.  An employee of an authorized station or class 2 fleet station shall not perform any testing of exhaust emissions or perform any diagnosis, repair or servicing of devices for the control of exhaust emissions unless the employee is licensed as a class 1 approved inspector or class 2 approved inspector.

     2.  Each authorized station and class 2 fleet station shall have a class 2 approved inspector on the premises during all hours of business. A class 1 approved inspector employed by an authorized station or class 2 fleet station may diagnose, repair and service a device for the control of exhaust emissions only if his or her work is inspected and approved in writing by a class 2 approved inspector.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, eff. 9-13-95)

      NAC 445B.476  Test station: Willful failure to comply with directive; suspension of license; reapplication after revocation of license. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.770, 445B.785)

     1.  The failure of a licensee to comply with a directive of the Director advising the licensee of his or her noncompliance with any provision of NAC 445B.400 to 445B.735, inclusive, within 10 days after his or her receipt of the directive is prima facie evidence of the licensee’s willful failure to comply with the directive.

     2.  If the license of a test station has been suspended for cause, the suspension will be no longer than 90 days. Upon suspension, the license of the test station must be surrendered to the Department.

     3.  If the license of a test station has been revoked for any cause, except pursuant to NAC 445B.474, the principal officers of the test station may not reapply for a license as a test station within 1 year after the date of the revocation. Upon revocation, the license of the test station must be surrendered to the Department.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Engine Emission Control Reg. § 4.9.2, eff. 1-10-78; A 12-20-79; §§ 4.9.2.1 & 4.9.2.2, eff. 12-20-79]—(NAC A by Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 11-19-85, eff. 1-1-86; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 8-19-94; A by Environmental Comm’n by R205-97, 3-5-98; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety by R079-98, 9-25-98)

      NAC 445B.478  Fleet station: Licensing; powers and duties. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.770, 445B.785)

     1.  A license for a class 1 fleet station or class 2 fleet station may be issued to an owner or lessee of a fleet of 25 or more motor vehicles.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 445B.400 to 445B.735, inclusive, a fleet station must meet all the requirements applicable to test stations in general.

     3.  A fleet station may inspect only those motor vehicles which constitute its fleet and may issue evidence of compliance for such motor vehicles which are sold to the public.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Engine Emission Control Reg. § 3.13.1, eff. 1-10-78; A 12-20-79; § 3.13.3, eff. 1-10-78; renumbered as § 3.13.2, 12-20-79 + Dep’t of Motor Veh., Engine Emission Control Reg. § 4.19.1, eff. 1-10-78; A 12-20-79; §§ 4.19.2-4.19.2.2, eff. 1-10-78; § 4.19.3, eff. 1-10-78; A 12-20-79]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 8-19-94; 9-13-95; R079-98, 9-25-98)

      NAC 445B.480  Test station: Requirements concerning days and hours of operation of business; request for variance; notification upon absence of approved inspector. (NRS 445B.785)

     1.  A test station shall post and adhere to specific days and hours of business and test any motor vehicle presented at its facility during those days and hours, except as otherwise provided in NAC 445B.478 or unless the motor vehicle is rejected for reasons of safety.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, a test station must be open for business on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on the holidays set forth in NRS 236.015.

     3.  The holder of a license for a test station may submit a request on a form provided by the Department to be open for business from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on different days. Upon receiving such a request, the Department will grant approval to the licensee if the test station will remain open for business on at least 2 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on the holidays set forth in NRS 236.015.

     4.  For an authorized station or an authorized inspection station operated by a single approved inspector, a notification indicating at what time the approved inspector will return must be posted at the test station for any instance of business closure. If an approved inspector is unable to return at the posted time, the approved inspector must notify the Department in the manner designated by the Department.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, eff. 8-19-94; A 9-13-95; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R065-05, 6-1-2006, eff. 9-1-2006; R026-10, 11-1-2012)

Inspectors

      NAC 445B.485  Prerequisites to licensing. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.770, 445B.785)

     1.  The Department will not license a person as a class 1 approved inspector unless the person has demonstrated his or her qualifications and ability to test motor vehicles to its satisfaction by:

     (a) Submitting an application, on a form provided by the Department;

     (b) Submitting a certificate of competence issued by the manufacturer of an exhaust gas analyzer approved by the Department, indicating the person’s ability to adjust and operate the equipment required to obtain the rating or ratings for which he or she is applying pursuant to NAC 445B.498, or by demonstrating to the Department his or her ability to adjust and operate such equipment; and

     (c) Successfully:

          (1) Completing a training course or courses for a license as a class 1 approved inspector which was conducted or approved by the Department, or equivalent training approved by the Department, for the particular rating or ratings for which the person is applying;

          (2) Completing a written test for a license as a class 1 approved inspector which was prepared by the Department for the particular rating or ratings for which the person is applying with a score of at least 80 percent; and

          (3) Performing a practical demonstration of the procedures for testing prescribed by the Department.

     2.  The Department will not license a person as a class 2 approved inspector unless the person has demonstrated his or her qualifications and ability to test motor vehicles and to diagnose, repair and service devices for the control of exhaust emissions to its satisfaction by submitting an application, on a form provided by the Department, which establishes that the person has, within the last 12 months, satisfied the requirements set forth in paragraphs (b) and (c) of subsection 1 for a license as a class 1 approved inspector for the particular rating or ratings for which the person is applying and:

     (a) Successfully completed a written test for a license as a class 2 approved inspector which was administered by the Department for the particular rating or ratings for which the person is applying with a score of at least 80 percent; or

     (b) Submitted current certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence as an advanced engine performance specialist. The certification must remain valid throughout the applicant’s 24-month period of licensure as a class 2 approved inspector.

     3.  The Department will investigate each applicant to determine his or her fitness.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Engine Emission Control Reg. §§ 3.12.1-3.12.1.4, eff. 1-10-78; A 12-20-79; § 3.12.2, eff. 1-10-78]—(NAC A by Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh., 10-1-83; 11-23-87, eff. 7-1-88; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 11-10-92; 8-19-94; 9-13-95; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R066-05, 2-23-2006)

      NAC 445B.486  Examination of applicants for licensing. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.770, 445B.785)

     1.  The Department will establish written tests for the licensing and rating of class 1 approved inspectors and class 2 approved inspectors.

     2.  An applicant taking such a test must show that he or she has completed the course, courses or equivalent training required pursuant to NAC 445B.485 for the rating or ratings for which he or she is applying.

     3.  An applicant who fails to pass the written test or practical demonstration required for a license as a class 1 approved inspector must wait 7 calendar days before he or she may retake the test or demonstration.

     4.  If an applicant fails two or more consecutive written tests or practical demonstrations required for a license as a class 1 approved inspector, the applicant must, before he or she may retake the test or demonstration, submit proof to the Department that he or she has, after failing the tests or demonstrations, successfully completed an additional training course which is conducted or approved by the Department.

     5.  If an applicant fails to pass the written test required for a license as a class 2 approved inspector, the applicant must, before he or she may retake the test, submit proof to the Department that he or she has, after failing the test, completed a training course regarding the diagnosis, repair and servicing of devices for the control of exhaust emissions which was conducted or approved by the Department for the rating or ratings for which he or she is applying.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Engine Emission Control Reg. § 3.12.1.5, eff. 8-16-78; + § 4.3.5, eff. 1-10-78]—(NAC A by Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh., 10-1-83; 11-19-85, eff. 7-1-86; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 8-19-94; 9-13-95; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R066-05, 2-23-2006)

      NAC 445B.487  Denial of license. (NRS 445B.785)

     1.  The Department may refuse to issue a license to an applicant who fails to pass the examination required for that license pursuant to NAC 445B.485.

     2.  The Department may refuse to issue a license to an applicant who fails to provide satisfactory evidence of his or her ability and competence.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Engine Emission Control Reg. §§ 4.12.1 & 4.12.2, eff. 1-10-78]—(NAC A 9-13-95)

      NAC 445B.489  Grounds for denial, suspension or revocation of license. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.770, 445B.785, 445B.790)  The Department may deny the issuance of, suspend or revoke the license of an approved inspector if:

     1.  The approved inspector fails to establish by satisfactory evidence to the Department that he or she is employed by a test station with an appropriate rating.

     2.  The approved inspector has knowingly made any false statement or concealed any material fact on his or her application for a license.

     3.  The approved inspector knowingly submits false, inaccurate or misleading information on evidence of compliance or any other records submitted to the Department.

     4.  The approved inspector fails to report in writing to the Department every change in his or her place of employment or any termination of his or her employment within 10 days after the date of the change or termination.

     5.  The approved inspector does not follow the procedures for testing prescribed by the Department.

     6.  The approved inspector allows evidence of compliance to be completed or issued by a person who is not an approved inspector.

     7.  The approved inspector allows another person to perform emissions tests by using the identification number assigned to the approved inspector.

     8.  The approved inspector submits to the Department falsified credentials or certifications of training.

     9.  The approved inspector makes an inaccurate determination regarding a classification of a motor vehicle.

     10.  The approved inspector fails to comply with any provision of NAC 445B.400 to 445B.735, inclusive.

     11.  The Department determines that an applicant or approved inspector is not lawfully entitled to a license.

     12.  The approved inspector is convicted for violating the provisions of chapter 598 of NRS relating to deceptive trade practices.

     13.  The approved inspector is unable to demonstrate proficiency in the verbal and written expression of the English language.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Engine Emission Control Reg. §§ 4.13.1-4.13.1.5, eff. 1-10-78; A 12-20-79; §§ 4.13.1.6-4.13.1.10, eff. 12-20-79]—(NAC A by Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 11-19-85, eff. 1-1-86; 11-23-87, eff. 1-1-88; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 12-28-89; 8-19-94; 9-13-95; A by Environmental Comm’n by R205-97, 3-5-98; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety by R079-98, 9-25-98; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R199-01, 7-17-2003; R066-05, 2-23-2006)

      NAC 445B.490  Hearing on suspension or revocation of license. (NRS 445B.785)

     1.  The approved inspector may, within 30 days after receipt of the notice of suspension or revocation, petition the Director, in writing, for a hearing which will be conducted by the Director or an authorized representative thereof.

     2.  Failure of the approved inspector to petition the Director in writing for a hearing within the 30-day period constitutes an automatic suspension or revocation of the license.

     3.  Upon filing the petition, a hearing will be held not later than 90 days after receipt of the request for a hearing, and the approved inspector is entitled to be present at the hearing, to testify in his or her own behalf and to have such other persons as he or she desires to be present to testify at the hearing. For good cause shown, and upon agreement of all parties, the 90-day period provided for in this subsection may be extended.

     4.  Within 30 days after the hearing, the Director or the authorized representative will make written findings of fact and conclusions of law and may, without limitation, suspend or revoke the license. For good cause shown, and upon agreement of all parties, the 30-day period provided for in this subsection may be extended.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Engine Emission Control Reg. § 4.14.1, eff. 1-10-78; A 12-20-79; § 4.14.2, eff. 1-10-78; § 4.14.2.1, eff. 12-20-79; § 4.14.3, eff. 1-10-78; A 12-20-79]—(A by R066-05, 2-23-2006; R008-07, 4-17-2008)

      NAC 445B.491  Temporary suspension or refusal to renew license. (NRS 445B.785)

     1.  Notwithstanding the provisions of NAC 445B.490, the Department may, if the Director of the Department finds that the action is necessary in the public interest, upon notice to the approved inspector temporarily suspend or refuse to renew the license for a period not to exceed 30 days.

     2.  In any such case, a hearing will be held and a final decision rendered within 30 days after notice of the temporary suspension.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Engine Emission Control Reg. § 4.14.4, eff. 1-10-78]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.911)

      NAC 445B.492  Duration of suspension; surrender of license. (NRS 445B.785)  When an approved inspector’s license has been suspended for cause, the suspension will not exceed 90 days. The approved inspector’s license must be surrendered to the Department.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Engine Emission Control Reg. § 4.13.2, eff. 1-10-78; A 12-20-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.912)

      NAC 445B.493  Limitation on reapplication after revocation or denial of license; surrender of revoked license; permanent revocation of license. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.770, 445B.785)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, if an approved inspector’s license has been revoked for cause, the person may not reapply for an approved inspector’s license for 1 year after the date of revocation.

     2.  The approved inspector’s license which has been revoked must be surrendered to the Department.

     3.  The Department will permanently revoke the license of an approved inspector who willfully or negligently:

     (a) Issues or assists in the issuance of evidence of compliance which contains fraudulent information.

     (b) Conspires or causes to be produced evidence of compliance which contains fraudulent information.

     4.  An applicant for an approved inspector’s license who has been denied a license may not reapply for a license after denial:

     (a) Until he or she has taken an action which removes the ground for the denial; or

     (b) Within 1 year after the denial,

Ê whichever first occurs.

     5.  If the Department determines that an approved inspector engages in egregious conduct or conduct that poses a serious risk to the public safety, the Department may, in its discretion, permanently revoke the license of the approved inspector.

     6.  As used in this section:

     (a) “Egregious conduct” includes, without limitation, using a motor vehicle that meets the standards for emission control for the purpose of fraudulently issuing a certificate of compliance for another motor vehicle that does not meet such standards.

     (b) “Fraudulent information” includes, without limitation:

          (1) A backdated document;

          (2) A postdated document;

          (3) A document based on anything other than the actual physical inspection of the vehicle for which the evidence of compliance was issued; or

          (4) A certificate of compliance issued by a person wrongfully utilizing the identification number or access code of an approved inspector.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Engine Emission Control Reg. § 4.13.3, eff. 12-20-79]—(NAC A by Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 11-19-85, eff. 1-1-86; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R066-05, 2-23-2006)

      NAC 445B.495  Contents of license. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.770, 445B.785)  A license issued by the Department to an approved inspector must contain:

     1.  The inspector’s name;

     2.  The identification number assigned to the inspector;

     3.  The name of the test station employing the inspector;

     4.  A photograph of the inspector;

     5.  The inspector’s signature; and

     6.  Such other information as the Department may require.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 11-23-87, eff. 1-1-88; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, eff. 9-13-95)

      NAC 445B.496  Expiration of license. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.770, 445B.785)  An inspector’s license expires at midnight on a date specified by the Department. The expiration date must be indicated on the inspector’s license.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n & Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 11-23-87, eff. 1-1-88)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.9134)

      NAC 445B.497  Requirements for renewal of license. (NRS 445B.210, 445B.770, 445B.785)

     1.  If an approved inspector wishes to renew his or her license, he or she must, within the 3 months before its expiration and before it is reissued, successfully:

     (a) Complete a course for the renewal of the license which is approved or developed and conducted by the Department for the particular class and rating or ratings the approved inspector is attempting to renew; and

     (b) Complete a written test,