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49-480. Permits; fees

A. The board of supervisors may adopt a program for the review, issuance, revision, administration and enforcement of permits and for public review of proposed permits for sources that are subject to section 49-426, subsection A, that are not under the jurisdiction of the state pursuant to section 49-402 and that are not otherwise exempt pursuant to section 49-426, subsection B and subsection K of this section. This program shall include provisions for administration, inspection and enforcement of general permits issued pursuant to section 49-426, subsection H and subsection J of this section.

B. Procedures for the review, issuance, revision and administration of permits issued pursuant to this section and required to be obtained pursuant to title V of the clean air act including sources that emit hazardous air pollutants shall be substantially identical to procedures for the review, issuance, revision and administration of permits issued by the department under this chapter. Such procedures shall comply with the requirements of sections 165, 173 and 408 and titles III and V of the clean air act and implementing regulations for sources subject to titles III and V of the clean air act. Procedures for the review, issuance, revision and administration of permits issued pursuant to this section and not required to be obtained pursuant to title V of the clean air act shall impose no greater procedural burden on the permit applicant than procedures for the review, issuance, revision and administration of permits issued by the department under sections 49-426 and 49-426.01 and other applicable provisions of this chapter.

C. Upon adoption of a permit program by the board of supervisors pursuant to this section, no person may begin actual construction, operate or make a modification to any source subject to the permit program without complying with the requirements of that program.

D. Permits issued pursuant to a program adopted under this section are subject to payment of a reasonable fee to be determined as follows:

1. For any source required to obtain a permit under title V of the clean air act, the board of supervisors shall establish by rule a system of fees consistent with and equivalent to that prescribed under section 502 of the clean air act. Such system shall prescribe procedures for increasing the fee each year by the percentage, if any by which the consumer price index for the most recent calendar year ending before the beginning of such year exceeds the consumer price index for the calendar year 1989.

2. For any facility subject to the permitting requirements of this chapter but not required to obtain a permit under title V of the clean air act, the board of supervisors shall determine a permit fee based on all reasonable direct and indirect costs required to administer the permit, but not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars.

The board of supervisors shall establish an annual inspection fee, not to exceed the average cost of services.

E. Funds received for permits issued pursuant to this section shall be deposited in a special public health fund and shall be used by the control officer to defray the costs of implementing this article.

F. Permits issued pursuant to this section for a source required to obtain a permit under title V of the clean air act shall, and for a source that is not required to obtain a title V permit may, contain all of the following:

1. Conditions reflecting all applicable requirements of this article and rules adopted pursuant to this article.

2. Enforceable emission limitations and standards.

3. A schedule for compliance, if applicable.

4. The requirement to submit at least every six months the results of any required monitoring.

5. Any other conditions that are necessary to assure compliance with this article and the clean air act, including the applicable implementation plan.

G. The control officer may refuse to issue any permit to any source subject to the requirements of title V of the clean air act if the administrator objects to its issuance in a timely manner as prescribed under title V of the act.

H. In the case of a permit with a term of three or more years issued pursuant to the requirements of title V of the clean air act to a major source, the control officer shall require revisions to the permit to incorporate applicable standards and regulations adopted by the administrator pursuant to the clean air act after the issuance of the permit. The control officer shall require any revisions as expeditiously as practicable but not later than eighteen months after the promulgation of such standards and regulations. No permit revision shall be required if the effective date of the standards and regulations is after the expiration of the permit. Any permit revision required pursuant to this subsection shall be treated as a permit renewal.

I. Except as provided in section 49-426, subsection B and subsection A of this section, any person burning used oil, used oil fuel, hazardous waste or hazardous waste fuel in any machine, incinerator or device shall first obtain a permit from the control officer. Any permit issued by the control officer under this subsection shall contain, at a minimum, conditions governing:

1. Limitations on the types, amounts and feed rates of used oil, used oil fuel, hazardous waste or hazardous waste fuel which may be burned.

2. The frequency and types of fuel testing to be conducted by the person.

3. The frequency and type of emissions testing or monitoring to be conducted by the person.

4. Requirements for record keeping and reporting.

5. Numeric emission limitations expressed in pounds per hour and tons per year for air contaminants to be emitted from the facility burning used oil, used oil fuel, hazardous waste or hazardous waste fuel.

J. The board of supervisors may authorize by rule the control officer to issue a general permit for a defined class of facilities if that class of facilities has not been issued a general permit by the director for sources in that county pursuant to section 49-426, subsection H. The criteria for issuance of a general permit are those applicable to the director pursuant to section 49-426, subsection G.

K. The board of supervisors may identify by rule sources or classifications of sources for which a permit is not required and pollutant-emitting activities and emissions units at permitted sources that are not subject to inclusion in the permit. The criteria for exemptions granted pursuant to this subsection are those applicable to exemptions granted by the director pursuant to section 49-426, subsection B.

L. In determining whether a permitting threshold established pursuant to this section applies to an existing source, the control officer shall exclude particulate matter that is not subject to a national ambient air quality standard under the clean air act.

M. The board of supervisors may adopt a rule or ordinance that establishes less burdensome permit procedures and requirements for permits that are not required to be obtained pursuant to title V of the clean air act. Until the effective date of a rule or ordinance adopted by a board of supervisors pursuant to this section, the control officer, either on the control officer's own initiative or on the request of a permit applicant, may waive requirements that are not appropriate for non-title V sources.