I operate the equipment June to August only. The permit requires that Method 9 tests be conducted twice per year with no less than 6 months between readings. What should I do to stay in compliance?

If the facility operates only 3 months per year, conduct a Method 9 during that time period. If the emission units do not operate during the remaining 9 months, a second Method 9 is not required. Municipal power plants sometimes start units up for a very short time to perform maintenance checks and operator training. Fire pumps and emergency generators are also occasionally started up for maintenance checks. Such startup is not considered operating time, if units are not used for generating power or pumping water. Therefore, Method 9 tests and qualitative assessments would not be required unless the emission unit operates.

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1. Who should I contact with questions about my permit?
2. How much is the fee for an operating permit application?
3. Where do I send my reports?
4. My Responsible Official has changed. Do I need to notify the Bureau of Air?
5. How many copies of my operating permit application do I send in?
6. What is included as an exempt activity for a Class I Operating Permit?
7. What is a Method 9 test?
8. What is a qualitative assessment?
9. What is CAM? Do the requirements include hazardous air pollutants?
10. What should my semi-annual report look like?
11. Do I have to startup an emission unit for a Method 9 test or qualitative assessment if I normally would not operate it at all during the reporting period?
12. I operate the equipment June to August only. The permit requires that Method 9 tests be conducted twice per year with no less than 6 months between readings. What should I do to stay in compliance?
13. I have applied for a Class I Operating Permit and have not received the new permit; a new MACT standard has been finalized, and my facility will be subject. What should I do?
14. How can I find out if my generator is an emergency generator?