(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 by 15A NCAC 02Q .0507;

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

(C)          a draft permit;

(D)          any 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 consistency determination as required pursuant to 15A NCAC 02Q .0507(d)(1);

(G)          a written description of current and projected plans to reduce the emissions of air contaminants as required pursuant to 15A NCAC 02Q .0507(d)(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.

(h)  In implementing this Rule, the Director shall either deny the permit or submit a proposed permit to EPA.

(i)  If EPA does not object to the proposed permit, the Director shall issue the permit within five days after:

(1)           expiration of EPA 45-day review period; or

(2)           receipt of notice from EPA that it will not object to issuance, whichever comes first.

(j)  If EPA objects to the proposed permit, the Director shall respond to EPA's objection within 90 days after receipt of EPA's objections.


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

Eff. July 1, 1998;

Readopted Eff. April 1, 2018.