(a)  If required by G.S. 89C, a professional engineer shall seal technical portions of air permit applications for new sources and modifications of existing sources as defined in 15A NCAC 02Q .0103 that involve:

(1)           design;

(2)           determination of applicability and appropriateness; or

(3)           determination and interpretation of performance of air pollution capture and control systems.

(b)  The requirements of Paragraph (a) of this Rule shall not apply to the following:

(1)           any source with non-optional air pollution control equipment that constitutes an integral part of the process equipment as originally designed and manufactured by the equipment supplier;

(2)           sources that are permitted pursuant to 15A NCAC 02Q .0310 or .0509;

(3)           paint spray booths without air pollution capture and control systems for volatile organic compound emissions;

(4)           particulate emission sources with air flow rates of less than or equal to 10,000 actual cubic feet per minute;

(5)           nonmetallic mineral processing plants with wet suppression control systems for particulate emissions; or

(6)           permit renewal if no modifications are included in the permit renewal application.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-215.3(a)(1); 143-215.108;

RRC Objection Eff. November 17, 1994 due to lack of statutory authority;

Eff. February 1, 1995;

Readopted Eff. April 1, 2018.