(a)  A synthetic minor facility means a facility whose permit contains terms and conditions to avoid the procedures of 15A NCAC 02Q .0500, Title V Procedures.

(b)  The owner or operator of a facility to which 15A NCAC 02Q .0500 applies may request to have terms and conditions placed in the facility's permit to restrict operations, limiting the potential to emit of the facility and making the requirements of 15A NCAC 02Q .0500 inapplicable to the facility. An application for the addition of such terms and conditions shall be processed pursuant to this Section.

(c)  A modification to a permit to remove terms and conditions in the permit that made 15A NCAC 02Q .0500 inapplicable shall be processed pursuant to this Section or 15A NCAC 02Q .0500. The applicant shall choose which of these procedures to follow. However, if the terms and conditions are removed following the procedures of this Section, the permittee shall submit a permit application pursuant to the procedures of 15A NCAC 02Q .0500 within one year after the limiting terms and conditions are removed.

(d)  After a facility is issued a permit that contains terms and conditions that made 15A NCAC 02Q .0500 inapplicable, the facility shall comply with the permitting requirements of this Section.

(e)  The Director may require monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting necessary to assure compliance with the terms and conditions placed in a permit issued pursuant to this Rule.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑215.3(a)(1); 143‑215.65; 143‑215.66; 143‑215.107(a)(10); 143‑215.108;

Eff. July 1, 1999;

Readopted Eff. April 1, 2018.