NR 406.11(1)(b) (b) Misrepresentation or deliberate failure to disclose. Any misrepresentation or a deliberate failure to disclose fully all relevant, significant facts when obtaining the permit.
NR 406.11(1)(c) (c) Department determination. A determination by the department that the permit must be revised or coverage withdrawn to assure compliance with the applicable requirements.
NR 406.11(1)(d) (d) Request. A request by the permit holder to revise, suspend or revoke the permit.
NR 406.11(1)(e) (e) Failure to pay fees. An intentional failure by the permit holder to pay in full the fees required under ch. NR 410, except the department may not suspend or revoke the permit for failure to pay fees while those fees are being disputed under s. NR 410.04 (6).
NR 406.11(1)(f) (f) Failure to file annual emission inventory reports. An intentional failure by the permit holder to file annual emission inventory reports required under ch. NR 438.
NR 406.11(1)(g) (g) Cause or exacerbate.
NR 406.11(1)(g)1.1. A determination by the department that the emissions unit or units covered under a general or registration construction permit cause or exacerbate, or may cause or exacerbate, a violation of any ambient air quality standard or ambient air increment. The determination shall be made through an air quality assessment using the following procedures, as appropriate, which may be conducted after the determination that the source was covered under the general or registration construction permit.
NR 406.11(1)(g)1.a. a. For general construction permits, the department shall use criteria, methodologies or modeling consistent with criteria, methodologies or modeling used for any air quality analysis conducted under s. NR 406.16 (1) (c).
NR 406.11(1)(g)1.b. b. For registration construction permits, the department shall use either an air dispersion model using maximum actual emissions on an annual or hourly basis or criteria, methodologies or modeling consistent with criteria, methodologies or modeling used for any air quality analysis conducted under s. NR 406.17 (1) (b).
NR 406.11(1)(g)2. 2. Notwithstanding a determination made under subd. 1., the owner or operator will be deemed to be in compliance with the requirement to obtain a construction permit until the department takes final action on a subsequent application for a construction permit, if the application is submitted to the department by the owner or operator within 30 days after the department notifies the owner or operator of its determination under this paragraph and the owner or operator is in compliance with the otherwise applicable general or registration construction permit from the time the determination is made under subd. 1. until the department takes final action under this subdivision.
NR 406.11(1)(h) (h) Source shutdowns. A permanent shutdown of operations of a stationary source so that it no longer requires a permit. Upon confirmation obtained by the department that a source has been permanently shut down or at the request of the source permit holder, the department may revoke a permit or withdraw a source from coverage under a permit without providing a 21 day written notice as otherwise required under this subsection.
NR 406.11(1m) (1m) The department may reopen or revise a construction permit to reflect a decrease in a plant-wide applicability limit pursuant to s. NR 405.18 (8) (b) or 408.11 (8) (b), using the procedures in s. NR 405.18 (5) or 408.11 (5), respectively.
NR 406.11(2) (2) Any revised permit may be issued only if it meets the criteria in s. 285.63, Stats.
NR 406.11(3) (3) After providing 14 days written notice to the permit holder and to the persons listed under s. 285.61 (5) (a) 2. to 5., Stats., the department may revise or revoke an individual construction permit if requested by the permit holder in order to be eligible for a general construction or operation permit or a registration construction or operation permit.
NR 406.11 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1993, No. 456, eff. 1-1-94; am. (1) (f), Register, June, 1995, No. 474, eff. 7-1-95; am. (1) (intro.), Register, December, 1996, No. 492, eff. 1-1-97; CR 04-107: am. (1) (intro.) and (c), cr. (1) (g) and (3) Register August 2005 No. 596, eff. 9-1-05; CR 06-019: cr. (1m) Register June 2007 No. 618, eff. 7-1-07; CR 15-005: am. (1) (intro.), cr. (1) (h) Register November 2015 No. 719, eff. 12-1-15.
NR 406.12 NR 406.12Permit duration periods. Approval to construct or modify a stationary source shall become invalid 18 months after the date when a construction permit was issued by the department unless the permit specifies otherwise. The department may only extend such a time period for up to 18 additional months on written request upon satisfactory showing that an extension is justified unless the permit specifies otherwise.
NR 406.12 History History: Renum. from NR 154.05 (12), (13) and (14) and am. Register, September, 1986, No. 369, eff. 10-1-86; renum. (1) and am., r. (2) and (3), Register, May, 1992, No. 437, eff. 6-1-92; emerg. renum. from NR 408.05 and am., eff. 11-15-92; renum. from NR 408.05 and am., Register, May, 1993, No. 449, eff. 6-1-93; renum. from NR 406.11, Register, December, 1993, No. 456, eff. 1-1-94.
NR 406.13 NR 406.13Duty to comply. Approval to construct or modify does not relieve any owner or operator of the responsibility to comply with the emission limits of chs. NR 400 to 499, the air quality standards of ch. NR 404 or the control strategies of all local, state and federal regulations which are part of the state implementation plan.
NR 406.13 History History: Renum. from NR 154.05 (15), Register, September, 1986, No. 369, eff. 10-1-86; am. Register, May, 1992, No. 437, eff. 6-1-92; emerg. renum. from NR 408.06, eff. 11-15-92; renum. from NR 408.06, Register, May, 1993, No. 449, eff. 6-1-93; renum. from NR 406.12, Register, December, 1993, No. 456, eff. 1-1-94.
NR 406.15 NR 406.15Relocation of portable sources.
NR 406.15(1)(1)Applicability. This section applies to all portable sources of air contaminants which are required under s. 285.60, Stats., to have a construction permit and to notify the department prior to relocation.
NR 406.15(2) (2)Permit requirement. No person may cause, allow or permit the relocation of a portable source to a new site without first obtaining a construction permit unless the portable source is exempt from the requirement to obtain a permit under s. NR 406.04, the portable source is an approved relocated source under s. 285.60 (5), Stats., or the portable source is exempt from the requirement to obtain an additional permit under sub. (3).
NR 406.15(3) (3)Relocation into and within ozone nonattainment areas. Notwithstanding s. 285.60 (5) (a) 1., Stats., and pursuant to s. 285.60 (6), Stats., a portable source may relocate into or within a nonattainment area for ozone without obtaining an additional permit if all of the following requirements are met:
NR 406.15(3)(a) (a) The source's potential to emit is less than the major source thresholds for both VOCs and NOx contained in s. NR 408.02 (21).
NR 406.15(3)(b) (b) The source has an operation permit under s. 285.60, Stats., prior to relocation.
NR 406.15(3)(c) (c) The owner or operator of the source provides written notice to the department at least 20 days prior to relocation and the department does not object to the relocation.
NR 406.15(3)(d) (d) The source in its new location will meet all applicable emission limitations and any visibility requirements in chs. NR 401 to 499.
NR 406.15(3)(e) (e) The source is not an affected source.
NR 406.15 History History: Renum. (1) from NR 409.01 (1) and am., (2) from NR 409.025 and am., (3) from NR 409.03, Register, April, 1995, No. 472, eff. 5-1-95; CR 07-040: am. (3) (a) Register April 2008 No. 628, eff. 5-1-08.
NR 406.16 NR 406.16General construction permits.
NR 406.16(1)(1)Issuance of general construction permits.
NR 406.16(1)(a)(a) The department may issue general permits for the construction, reconstruction, replacement, relocation or modification of stationary sources in accordance with s. 285.60 (3), Stats.
NR 406.16 Note Note: A general construction permit is not required prior to commencing construction, reconstruction, replacement, relocation or modification of a stationary source if the source is covered under a general operation permit and the project meets the criteria in s. NR 407.10 (4) (a).
NR 406.16(1)(b) (b) A general construction permit may be issued for a source category if the sources in the category meet all of the following criteria:
NR 406.16(1)(b)1. 1. Perform the same or similar operations.
NR 406.16(1)(b)2. 2. Emit the same class of air contaminants.
NR 406.16 Note Note: An example of “the same class of air contaminants" is volatile organic compounds.
NR 406.16(1)(b)3. 3. Employ the same or similar capture and control systems, if applicable.
NR 406.16(1)(b)4. 4. Are subject to the same or similar emission limitations and other state and federal requirements that are applicable to the sources in the category.
NR 406.16 Note Note: An example of “similar emission limitations" is emission limitations for the same air contaminant but that differ based on the size of the source, its location, or its date of construction.
NR 406.16(1)(c) (c) When proposing to issue a general construction permit, the department shall prepare an air quality analysis and a preliminary determination on the approvability of the proposed general construction permit. The department shall use the applicable procedures in s. 285.61, Stats., to issue a general construction permit. The department may issue the general construction permit if the applicable criteria in s. 285.63, Stats., are met. The procedural requirements in s. 285.61 (2) to (8), Stats., do not apply to the determination of whether an individual source is covered by a general construction permit for a source category.
NR 406.16 Note Note: The statutes cited above require that when issuing a general construction permit, the department distribute a notice of the availability of the proposed general construction permit and of the department's analysis and preliminary determination, a notice of the opportunity for public comment and a notice of the opportunity to request a public hearing. There will be a 30-day public comment period and the department may hold a public hearing within 60 days after the deadline for requesting one.
NR 406.16(1)(d) (d) The general construction permit shall contain applicability criteria, emission limits, monitoring and recordkeeping requirements, reporting requirements, compliance demonstration methods and general conditions appropriate for the stationary source category. The permit terms and conditions shall include those required to comply with the Act and those required to assure compliance with applicable provisions in ch. 285, Stats., and chs. NR 400 to 499. Notwithstanding the requirement in s. NR 424.03 (2) (c) to determine the latest available control techniques and operating practices demonstrating best current technology (LACT) for a specific process line, the department may include conditions in the general construction permit that represent LACT, if the requirements of s. NR 424.03 (2) (a) or (b) are determined to be technologically infeasible.
NR 406.16 Note Note: If an area is designated nonattainment for particulate matter, PM10, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide or lead, the department may revise the general construction permit, or issue a different one, to include nonattainment area specific applicability criteria.
NR 406.16(2) (2)Sources ineligible for coverage under a general construction permit. Notwithstanding the existence of a general construction permit for a stationary source category, the stationary source may not be covered by the general construction permit if any of the following criteria apply to the emissions unit or units for which coverage is sought:
NR 406.16(2)(a) (a) The emissions unit or units are an affected source under ch. NR 409, a municipal solid waste combustion source under s. NR 500.03 (86) or an infectious waste combustion source.
NR 406.16(2)(b) (b) The proposed project would result in one or more new or existing emissions units at the facility being required to obtain a permit under ch. NR 405 or 408.
NR 406.16 Note Note: An example is the addition of an emissions unit at a PSD or nonattainment area major source that is considered a major modification to that source. Another example is a project that results in an emissions unit either upstream or downstream from the project increasing its emissions such that it would be required to obtain a permit under ch. NR 405 or 408.
NR 406.16(2)(c) (c) The emissions unit or units cause or exacerbate, or may cause or exacerbate, a violation of any ambient air quality standard or ambient air increment, as determined by the department through an air quality assessment conducted in accordance with s. NR 406.11 (1) (g).
NR 406.16(3) (3)Procedure for determining coverage under a general construction permit for an individual source.
NR 406.16(3)(a)(a) An owner or operator of a stationary source who applies for coverage under a general construction permit shall submit an application using department approved permit application forms.
NR 406.16 Note Note: Contact the regional offices or service centers of the department or the Permits and Stationary Source Modeling Section of the Bureau of Air Management, 608-266-7718, for information on how to obtain and submit the department approved general permit application forms.
NR 406.16(3)(b) (b) An owner or operator of a stationary source who requests or requires emission limits, terms or conditions other than, or in addition to, those contained in the general construction permit shall apply for a different type of permit.
NR 406.16(3)(c) (c) Within 15 days after the receipt of an application for coverage under a general construction permit, the department shall provide one of the following to an applicant:
NR 406.16(3)(c)1. 1. Written notice of the department's determination that the source is covered under the general construction permit.
NR 406.16(3)(c)2. 2. A written description of any information that is missing from the application for coverage under the general construction permit.
NR 406.16(3)(c)3. 3. Written notice of the department's determination that the source does not qualify for coverage under the general construction permit, specifically describing the reasons for that determination.
NR 406.16(3)(d) (d) The department shall grant coverage under the general construction permit if the owner or operator of the source applies for coverage and meets the eligibility requirements of the general construction permit, unless the source is ineligible under sub. (2).
NR 406.16(4) (4)Incorporation of a general construction permit into the facility operation permit.
NR 406.16(4)(a)(a) When submitting an application for coverage under a general construction permit, the owner or operator of the source shall also submit an application for an operation permit or a request to revise its operation permit pursuant to ch. NR 407. Prior to issuing or revising the operation permit, the department shall determine that the applicable permit approval criteria under ss. 285.63 and 285.64, Stats., have been met.
NR 406.16(4)(b) (b) The general construction permit requirements and emission limitations shall be established as conditions in the operation permit.
NR 406.16(5) (5)Application for a different permit.
NR 406.16(5)(a)(a) An owner or operator of a stationary source which is covered under a general construction permit may submit a request to the department to withdraw the source from coverage under the general construction permit and allow the source to be covered under a registration construction permit, a general construction permit for another source category or an individual construction permit. The owner or operator shall submit a written request for withdrawal from coverage under the general construction permit and a complete application for the different construction permit.
NR 406.16(5)(b) (b) An owner or operator of a stationary source that has an individual construction permit may submit a request to the department to revise or revoke the individual construction permit pursuant to s. NR 406.11 (3) and allow the source to be covered under a general construction permit. The owner or operator shall submit to the department a written request for revision or revocation of the individual construction permit and a complete application for a general construction permit under this section.
NR 406.16(5)(c) (c) An owner or operator of a stationary source that is covered under a registration construction permit may submit a request to the department to withdraw the source from coverage under the registration construction permit and allow the source to be covered under a general construction permit. The owner or operator shall submit to the department a written request for withdrawal from coverage under the registration construction permit and a complete application for a general construction permit under this section.
NR 406.16(5)(d) (d) The owner or operator shall submit the request for revision or revocation of an individual construction permit or withdrawal from coverage under a general or registration construction permit on department approved forms.
NR 406.16 Note Note: Contact the regional offices or service centers of the department or the Permits and Stationary Source Modeling Section of the Bureau of Air Management, 608-266-7718, for information on how to obtain and submit the department approved forms.
NR 406.16(5)(e) (e) The owner or operator of a facility submitting an application for a different permit under this subsection shall comply with the existing permit until the department has issued or granted coverage under the different permit.
NR 406.16 History History: CR 04-107: cr. Register August 2005 No. 596, eff. 9-1-05; CR 15-005: r. (2) (d) Register November 2015 No. 719, eff. 12-1-15.
NR 406.17 NR 406.17Registration construction permits.
NR 406.17(1)(1)Issuance of registration construction permits.
NR 406.17(1)(a)(a) The department may issue registration permits for the construction, reconstruction, replacement, relocation or modification of stationary sources with low actual or potential emissions in accordance with s. 285.60 (2g), Stats.
NR 406.17 Note Note: A registration construction permit is not required prior to commencing construction, reconstruction, replacement, relocation or modification of a stationary source if the source is covered under a registration operation permit and the project meets the criteria in s. NR 407.105 (5) (a).
NR 406.17(1)(b) (b) When proposing to issue a registration construction permit, the department shall prepare an air quality analysis and a preliminary determination on the approvability of the proposed registration construction permit. The department shall use the applicable procedures in s. 285.61, Stats., to issue a registration construction permit. The department may issue the registration construction permit if the applicable criteria in s. 285.63, Stats., are met. The procedural requirements in s. 285.61 (2) to (8), Stats., do not apply to the determination of whether an individual stationary source may be covered by a registration construction permit.
NR 406.17 Note Note: The statutes cited above require that when issuing a registration construction permit, the department distribute a notice of the availability of the proposed registration construction permit and of the department's analysis and preliminary determination, a notice of the opportunity for public comment and a notice of the opportunity to request a public hearing. There will be a 30-day public comment period and the department may hold a public hearing within 60 days after the deadline for requesting one.
NR 406.17(1)(c) (c) The registration construction permit shall contain applicability criteria, emission caps and limitations, monitoring and recordkeeping requirements, reporting requirements, compliance demonstration methods and general conditions. The permit terms and conditions shall include those required to comply with the Act and those required to assure compliance with applicable provisions in ch. 285, Stats., and chs. NR 400 to 499. Notwithstanding the requirement in s. NR 424.03 (2) (c) to determine the latest available control techniques and operating practices demonstrating best current technology (LACT) for a specific process line, the department may include conditions in the registration construction permit that represent LACT, if the requirements of s. NR 424.03 (2) (a) or (b) are determined to be technologically infeasible.
NR 406.17 Note Note: If an area is designated nonattainment for particulate matter, PM10, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide or lead, the department may revise the registration construction permit, or issue a different one, to include nonattainment area specific applicability criteria.
NR 406.17(2) (2)Criteria for issuance of a registration construction permit.
NR 406.17(2)(a)(a) A registration construction permit shall be issued for the construction, reconstruction, replacement, relocation or modification of stationary sources that meet all of the following criteria:
NR 406.17(2)(a)1. 1. Actual emissions of each air contaminant from the construction, reconstruction, replacement, relocation or modification of the stationary source or sources will not exceed 25% of any major source threshold in s. NR 407.02 (4), over any 12 consecutive month period, except that emissions of lead may not exceed 0.5 tons over any 12 consecutive month period.
NR 406.17(2)(a)2. 2. The facility is not, and will not as a result of the project be, a major source under ch. NR 405, 407 or 408.
NR 406.17(2)(b) (b) Notwithstanding par. (a), the department may issue registration construction permits for coverage of other types of stationary sources that the department determines have or will have low actual or potential emissions, in response to a petition submitted under s. NR 406.18.
NR 406.17(3) (3)Sources ineligible for coverage under a registration construction permit. Notwithstanding the existence of a registration construction permit, an individual stationary source may not be covered under a registration construction permit if any of the following criteria apply:
NR 406.17(3)(a) (a) The emissions unit or units are an affected source under ch. NR 409, a municipal solid waste combustion source under s. NR 500.03 (151) or an infectious waste combustion source.
NR 406.17(3)(b) (b) The proposed project would result in one or more new or existing emissions units at the facility being required to obtain a permit under ch. NR 405 or 408.
NR 406.17 Note Note: An example is the addition of an emissions unit at a PSD or nonattainment area major source that is considered a major modification to that source. Another example is a project that results in an emissions unit either upstream or downstream from the project increasing its emissions such that it would be required to obtain a permit under ch. NR 405 or 408.
NR 406.17(3)(c) (c) The emissions unit or units cause or exacerbate, or may cause or exacerbate, a violation of any ambient air quality standard or ambient air increment, as determined by the department through an air quality assessment conducted in accordance with s. NR 406.11 (1) (g).
NR 406.17(3)(d) (d) The construction, reconstruction, replacement, relocation or modification of the emissions unit or units would be subject to a standard or regulation under section 111 of the Act (42 USC 7411) or under section 112 of the Act (42 USC 7412), other than those contained in the registration construction permit, or which are determined by the department to not preclude eligibility for the registration construction permit.
NR 406.17(4) (4)Procedure for determining coverage under a registration construction permit for an individual source.
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