(a)  Using the procedures contained in this Rule may result in a permit that EPA does not recognize as a valid permit.

(b)  An applicant may file an application to follow the expedited review for application certified by a professional engineer as set out in G.S. 143-215.108(h) if:

(1)           the applicant specifically requests that the permit application be processed pursuant to the procedures in G.S. 143-215.108(h); and

(2)           the applicant submits:

(A)          applications as required pursuant to 15A NCAC 02Q .0304 and .0305;

(B)          a completeness checklist showing that the permit application is complete;

(C)          a draft permit;

(D)          all required dispersion modeling;

(E)           a certification signed by a professional engineer registered in North Carolina certifying the accuracy and completeness of draft permit and the application, including emissions estimates, applicable standards and requirements, and process specifications;

(F)           a zoning consistency determination as required pursuant to 15A NCAC 02Q .0304(b)(1);

(G)          a written description of current and projected plans to reduce the emissions of air contaminants as required pursuant to 15A NCAC 02Q .0304(b)(2);

(H)          a financial qualification if required;

(I)            substantial compliance statement if required; and

(J)            the application fee as required pursuant to 15A NCAC 02Q .0200.

(c)  The applicant shall use the official application forms provided by the Division or a facsimile thereof.

(d)  The Division shall provide the applicant a checklist of all items of information required to prepare a complete permit application. This checklist shall be used by the Division to determine if the application is complete.

(e)  The Division shall provide the applicant a list of permit conditions and terms to include in the draft permit.

(f)  Before filing a permit application that includes dispersion modeling analysis submitted in support of the application, the applicant shall submit a modeling protocol and receive approval for the dispersion modeling protocol.

(g)  The Division shall follow the procedures set out in G.S. 143-215.108(h) when processing applications filed in accordance with this Rule.


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

Eff. July 1, 1998;

Readopted Eff. April 1, 2018.