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NR 407.105 Note Note: Contact the regional offices or service centers of the department or the Permits and Stationary Source Modeling Section of the Bureau of Air Management, 608-266-7718, for information on how to obtain and submit the department approved registration permit application forms.
NR 407.105(4)(b) (b) An owner or operator of a facility who requests or requires emission limits, terms or conditions that require case-by-case review and approval by the department, or emission limits, terms or conditions other than, or in addition to, those contained in the registration operation permit, shall apply for a different type of permit.
NR 407.105(4)(c) (c) Within 15 days after the receipt of an application for coverage, the department shall provide one of the following to an applicant for a registration operation permit:
NR 407.105(4)(c)1. 1. Written notice of the department's determination that the facility is covered under a registration operation permit.
NR 407.105(4)(c)2. 2. A written description of any information that is missing from the application for coverage under a registration operation permit.
NR 407.105(4)(c)3. 3. Written notice of the department's determination that the facility does not qualify for coverage under a registration operation permit, specifically describing the reasons for that determination.
NR 407.105(4)(d) (d) The department shall grant coverage under the registration operation permit if the owner or operator of the facility applies for coverage and meets the eligibility requirements in the registration operation permit, unless the facility is ineligible for coverage under sub. (3).
NR 407.105(4)(e) (e) For the purpose of determining whether a source is eligible for coverage under a registration operation permit, the source's emissions shall be calculated using the terms and conditions listed in the registration operation permit.
NR 407.105 Note Note: The permit terms and conditions may include capture and control efficiencies. The Air Emissions Management System (AEMS) requires the owner or operator of a source to calculate actual annual emissions for reporting to the inventory using the terms and conditions in a permit.
NR 407.105(5) (5)Construction or modification under a registration operation permit.
NR 407.105(5)(a) (a) No construction permit is required prior to commencing construction, reconstruction, replacement, relocation or modification of a stationary source if the facility is covered under a registration operation permit and the construction, reconstruction, replacement, relocation or modification will not result in the facility violating any term or condition of the registration operation permit.
NR 407.105(5)(b) (b) If a construction permit is required, the owner or operator shall obtain a construction permit under ch. NR 405, 406, or 408, as applicable. The owner or operator may not commence construction prior to receiving the construction permit. The owner or operator shall also apply for an individual operation permit, a revision of its individual operation permit or a general operation permit under this chapter.
NR 407.105 Note Note: The construction permit may be an individual, general or registration construction permit.
NR 407.105(6) (6)Application for a different permit.
NR 407.105(6)(a)(a) An owner or operator of a facility that is covered under a registration operation permit may submit a request to the department to withdraw the source from coverage under the registration operation permit and allow the facility to be covered under a general operation permit or be issued an individual operation permit. The owner or operator shall submit a written request for the withdrawal of the registration operation permit and a complete application for an individual or general operation permit under s. NR 407.05 or 407.10.
NR 407.105(6)(b) (b) An owner or operator of a facility that has an individual operation permit may submit a request to the department to revoke the individual operation permit pursuant to s. NR 407.15 and allow the facility to be covered under a registration operation permit. A complete application for a registration operation permit submitted under this section shall be considered a request for revocation of the existing individual operation permit.
NR 407.105(6)(c) (c) An owner or operator of a facility that is covered under a general operation permit may submit a request to the department to withdraw coverage under the general operation permit and allow the facility to be covered under a registration operation permit. A complete application for a registration operation permit submitted under this section shall be considered a request for withdrawal of coverage under the general permit.
NR 407.105(6)(d) (d) The owner or operator shall submit a request for revocation or withdrawal of an operation permit under this subsection on department approved forms.
NR 407.105 Note Note: Contact the regional offices or service centers of the department or the Permits and Stationary Source Modeling Section of the Bureau of Air Management, 608-266-7718, for information on how to obtain and submit the department approved forms.
NR 407.105(6)(e) (e) The owner or operator of a facility submitting an application for a different permit under this subsection shall comply with the existing permit until the department has issued or granted coverage under the different permit.
NR 407.105(7) (7)Additional provisions related to registration operation permits.
NR 407.105(7)(a)(a) An owner or operator of a facility operating in compliance with a registration operation permit shall be deemed to be in compliance with the applicable requirements in chs. NR 400 to 499 if the owner or operator conducts a reasonable search and evaluation to identify applicable requirements and to determine whether the facility is meeting the applicable requirements, is operating in compliance with these applicable requirements and complies with par. (b). A reasonable search and evaluation includes a search and evaluation of chs. NR 400 to 499, and shall include a reasonable effort to review other readily accessible information relevant to the facility's operations, such as data bases, workshops and materials available through trade associations, vendors, the department's small business clean air assistance program, the U.S. environmental protection agency and other recognized sources of information on air regulations. The owner or operator shall document, in writing, the results of the search and evaluation and shall keep the documents at the facility for inspection upon request for as long as the facility is covered under the registration operation permit.
NR 407.105(7)(b) (b) The owner or operator will not be deemed to be out of compliance with the applicable requirements in chs. NR 400 to 499 if an applicable requirement that was previously not identified through the search and evaluation described in par. (a) is later identified, if the owner or operator does all of the following:
NR 407.105(7)(b)1. 1. Submits written notification to the department within 21 days of identifying the applicable requirement.
NR 407.105(7)(b)2. 2. Certifies that the facility is in compliance with the applicable requirement no later than 90 days after notifying the department. If requested, the department may extend the deadline for achieving compliance.
NR 407.105(7)(b)3. 3. Submits documentation to demonstrate that the search and evaluation that was conducted prior to identifying the applicable requirement was reasonable.
NR 407.105(7)(c) (c) Notwithstanding par. (b), the department retains the authority to order the owner or operator to achieve compliance with the applicable requirements within a specific time period shorter than the 90 calendar days whenever compliance in the shorter period of time is feasible and necessary to protect public health and the environment.
NR 407.105 Note Note: Contact the Compliance and Enforcement Section of the Bureau of Air Management, 608-266-7718, for information on submitting the notification.
NR 407.105 History History: CR 04-107: cr. Register August 2005 No. 596, eff. 9-1-05; correction in (7) (a) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., Stats., Register January 2012 No. 673; correction in (7) (a) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., Stats., Register February 2012 No. 674; correction in (3) (a) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register February 2014 No. 698; CR 15-005: r. (4) (f), am. (6) (b), (c) Register November 2015 No. 719, eff. 12-1-15; CR 19-015: am. (3) (b) Register September 2020 No. 777, eff. 10-1-20.
NR 407.107 NR 407.107Petitions for issuance of general operation permits and registration operation permits.
NR 407.107(1)(1)A person may petition the department to make a determination that a category of stationary source meets the criteria for a general operation permit under s. 285.60 (3), Stats., and s. NR 407.10 (1). A person may petition the department to make a determination that a stationary source meets the criteria for a registration operation permit under s. 285.60 (2g), Stats., and s. NR 407.105 (1) and (2) (b). The department may consider the number of sources that would be eligible for the permit, the complexity of air regulations applicable to the sources, the likelihood that sources would need source-specific emission limitations and other factors in determining its priority for developing a general or registration operation permit. Within 30 days after receipt of the petition, the department shall provide a written response to the petitioner granting or denying the petition. If the department grants the petition, the department shall issue the general operation permit or the registration operation permit as soon as practicable, but no later than 365 days after receipt of the petition.
NR 407.107(2) (2)The person shall submit the petition using department approved petition forms.
NR 407.107 Note Note: Contact the regional offices or service centers of the department or the Permits and Stationary Source Modeling Section of the Bureau of Air Management, 608-266-7718, for information on how to obtain and submit the department approved forms.
NR 407.107 History History: CR 04-107: cr. Register August 2005 No. 596, eff. 9-1-05.
NR 407.11 NR 407.11Administrative permit revisions.
NR 407.11(1)(1)Eligibility. Upon request of a permittee, the department may revise an operation permit administratively using the procedures in this section if the revision requested is one of the following:
NR 407.11(1)(a) (a) Correction of a typographical error.
NR 407.11(1)(b) (b) A change in the name, address or telephone number of any person identified in the permit, or a similar administrative change at the stationary source, unrelated to emissions.
NR 407.11(1)(c) (c) More frequent monitoring, recordkeeping or reporting by the permittee.
NR 407.11(1)(d) (d) A change in ownership or operational control of a stationary source if the department determines that no other change in the permit is necessary, provided that a written agreement containing a specific date for transfer of permit responsibility, coverage and liability between the current and new permittee has been submitted to the department.
NR 407.11(2) (2)Acid rain. Administrative permit revisions to the acid rain provisions of the permit shall be governed by s. NR 409.12.
NR 407.11(3) (3)Procedures. The department shall use the following procedures in processing administrative permit revisions:
NR 407.11(3)(a) (a) Any person holding an operation permit who seeks an administrative permit revision shall file a written request with the department. The request shall identify the permit to be administratively revised, outline the specific item for which a revision is sought, and set forth the reasons why a permit revision is sought. The request shall be signed by a responsible official and shall be provided to the bureau of air management, either by personal delivery to the office, located at 101 South Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin, or by mailing to the following address: PO Box 7921, Madison WI 53707.
NR 407.11(3)(b) (b) The department shall act on a request for an administrative permit revision within 60 days of receipt of a complete request under this section. The department may administratively revise the operation permit, without providing notice or opportunity for comment or hearing to the public, affected states or EPA, provided that the department determines the revision is one allowed under this section.
NR 407.11(4) (4)Schedule. The permittee may implement the change addressed in the request for an administrative permit revision immediately upon submittal of the request. If the department determines that the proposed change may not be made pursuant to an administrative permit revision, and the permittee has already made the change at the facility, the permittee shall be liable for violation of the permit condition it is requesting to be revised.
NR 407.11 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1993, No. 456, eff. 1-1-94; am. (2), Register, April, 1995, No. 472, eff. 5-1-95; CR 04-106: cr. (1) (e) Register November 2005 No. 599, eff. 12-1-05; CR 19-015: r. (1) (e), (3) (c) Register September 2020 No. 777, eff. 10-1-20.
NR 407.12 NR 407.12Minor revisions.
NR 407.12(1)(1)Eligibility. Any person holding an operation permit may submit a request to the department to revise the operation permit, to reflect a proposed change at the facility, using the minor permit revision procedures described in this section, provided the proposed change meets all of the following criteria:
NR 407.12(1)(a) (a) Does not violate any applicable requirement.
NR 407.12(1)(b) (b) Does not involve significant changes to existing monitoring, reporting or recordkeeping requirements in the permit.
NR 407.12(1)(c) (c) Does not require or change a source-specific determination of an emission limitation or other standard, a source-specific limitation based on ambient air impacts or a visibility or ambient air increment analysis.
NR 407.12(1)(d) (d) Does not seek to establish or change a permit term or condition for which there is no corresponding underlying applicable requirement and which the source has accepted in its permit in order to avoid an applicable requirement to which it would otherwise be subject. This type of term or condition includes, but is not limited to:
NR 407.12(1)(d)1. 1. An emissions cap accepted by the source to avoid a previous change being classified as a modification under s. 285.01 (26), Stats., and rules promulgated thereunder.
NR 407.12(1)(d)2. 2. An alternative emission limit approved pursuant to regulations promulgated under section 112 (i) (5) of the Act (42 USC 7412 (i) (5)).
NR 407.12(2) (2)Acid rain. No minor permit revision may be requested or made to any acid rain provision of a permit.
NR 407.12(3) (3)Permittee's request. A request for a minor permit revision shall be submitted using forms provided by the department and shall include the following:
NR 407.12(3)(a) (a) A description of the change, the effect on emissions resulting from the change, and any additional applicable requirements that will apply if the change occurs.
NR 407.12(3)(b) (b) The permittee's suggested draft permit containing all applicable permit content elements under s. NR 407.09.
NR 407.12(3)(c) (c) Certification by a responsible official in accordance with s. NR 407.05 (4) (j) that the proposed revision meets the criteria in sub. (1).
NR 407.12(3)(d) (d) Completed forms for the department to use to notify EPA and the affected states of the proposed minor permit revision.
NR 407.12(4) (4)Schedule and procedures.
NR 407.12(4)(a) (a) Except as provided in s. NR 407.16, within 5 working days of receipt of a complete request for a minor permit revision, the department shall notify EPA, affected states, and those listed in s. 285.62 (3) (b) 2. to 5., Stats., of the request for minor permit revision. The department shall then accept comments on the proposed revision for 30 days, commencing on the date that notice is given. If an affected state has submitted comments in response to the notice and the department has not accepted those comments, the department shall notify that state and EPA in writing of its decision not to accept the comments and the reasons for that decision.
NR 407.12(4)(b) (b) The department may not act on a request for a minor permit revision until 45 days after providing notice of the requested revision to EPA or until EPA has notified the department that EPA will not object to issuance of the minor permit revision, whichever is first. Within 90 days of the department's receipt of a complete request for a minor permit revision or 15 days after the end of EPA's 45-day review period, whichever is later, the department shall do one of the following:
NR 407.12(4)(b)1. 1. Issue the minor permit revision as proposed.
NR 407.12(4)(b)2. 2. Deny the minor permit revision.
NR 407.12(4)(b)3. 3. If the department determines that the revision may not be issued as proposed but could be issued if it were amended, amend the draft permit revision, transmit the amended revision to EPA, affected states, and those listed in s. 285.62 (3) (b) 2. to 5., Stats., and process the amended proposed minor permit revision under this subsection.
NR 407.12(4)(c) (c) The permittee may make the change proposed in its request for a minor permit revision immediately after it files the request. After the permittee makes the change, and until the department takes any of the actions specified in par. (b), the permittee shall comply with both the applicable requirements governing the change and the permittee's suggested draft new permit terms and conditions. During this time period, the permittee need not comply with the permit terms and conditions it is seeking to revise. However, if the permittee fails to comply with its suggested draft new permit terms and conditions during this time period, the existing permit terms and conditions it seeks to revise may be enforced against it. If the department determines that the proposed change may not be made pursuant to a minor permit revision, and the permittee has already made the change at the facility, the permittee shall be liable for any violations of the permit conditions it is requesting to be revised.
NR 407.12(5) (5)Permit shield. The permit shield under s. 285.62 (10) (b), Stats., may not be extended to minor permit revisions.
NR 407.12 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1993, No. 456, eff. 1-1-94; am. (4) (b), Register, December, 1996, No. 492, eff. 1-1-97; CR 04-106: am. (1) (intro.), cr. (e) Register November 2005 No. 599, eff. 12-1-05; CR 09-020: am. (1) (d) 2. Register January 2010 No. 649, eff. 2-1-10; CR 19-015: r. (1) (e) Register September 2020 No. 777, eff. 10-1-20.
NR 407.13 NR 407.13Significant revisions. This section applies to operation permit revisions requested by the permittee that cannot be accomplished under s. NR 407.11 or 407.12. A permit revision to any acid rain provisions of the permit shall be governed by s. NR 409.12. Requests for significant permit revisions shall comply with s. 285.62, Stats., and s. NR 407.05. The department shall use the procedures in s. 285.62, Stats., and ss. NR 407.07 and 407.09 when processing requests for significant revisions. The department shall process the majority of significant revisions within 9 months after receipt of a complete application.
NR 407.13 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1993, No. 456, eff. 1-1-94; am. Register, April, 1995, No. 472, eff. 5-1-95.
NR 407.14 NR 407.14Permit revision by the department.
NR 407.14(1)(1)Mandatory revisions. Except for a change in an applicable requirement that is due to an addition of, or revision to, a hazardous air contaminant standard or control requirement in subch. II of ch. NR 445, the department shall revise an operation permit for any of the following reasons:
NR 407.14(1)(a) (a) The permit needs to be revised to assure compliance with applicable requirements.
NR 407.14(1)(b) (b) There is a change in any applicable requirement, a new applicable requirement, or an additional applicable requirement, and there are 3 or more years remaining in the permit term.
NR 407.14(1)(c) (c) There is a change in any applicable emission limitation, ambient air quality standard or ambient air quality increment that requires either a temporary or permanent reduction or elimination of the permitted emission, and there are 3 or more years remaining in the permit term.
NR 407.14(1)(d) (d) The permit contains a material mistake or inaccurate or unclear statements.
NR 407.14(1m) (1m)Discretionary revisions. The department may revise an operation permit for any of the reasons listed in sub. (1), regardless of the years remaining in the permit term, or for any of the following reasons:
NR 407.14(1m)(a) (a) There is or has been a significant or recurring violation of any condition of the permit.
NR 407.14(1m)(b) (b) The permittee has misrepresented or failed to disclose fully all relevant facts when obtaining an operation permit.
NR 407.14(1m)(c) (c) There was a reconstruction, replacement or modification of the stationary source that did not require a construction permit under ch. NR 405, 406 or 408.
NR 407.14(1m)(d) (d) The permit contains a typographical error that does not substantively change the meaning of a permit condition.
NR 407.14(1m)(e) (e) A change in the applicable requirement is due to an addition of, or revision to, a hazardous air contaminant standard or control requirement in subch. II of ch. NR 445.
NR 407.14(1m)(f) (f) A decision by the department to establish an expiring term in a non-part 70 source operation permit as allowed in s. NR 407.09 (1) (b) 3.
NR 407.14(2) (2)Acid rain. Revisions to the acid rain provisions of the permit shall be governed by s. NR 409.12.
NR 407.14(3) (3)Procedures. The department shall use the procedures in s. 285.62, Stats., and s. NR 407.09 when processing revisions under this section unless the change is one described in s. NR 407.11 (1), in which case the procedures in s. NR 407.11 (3) (b) may be used. The department shall provide a written notice of intent to revise the permit to the permittee at least 30 days prior to initiating a permit revision under this section.
NR 407.14(4) (4)Timetable for issuance. Revisions under this section shall be issued within 180 days of giving notice under sub. (3).
NR 407.14(4)(a) (a) If the revision is being made to include a new applicable requirement in a permit, the department shall issue the revision under this section no later than 18 months after promulgation of the new applicable requirement. In cases where the effective date of the applicable requirement is later than the date on which the permit is due to expire, revision under this section is not required.
NR 407.14(4)(b) (b) The department may not issue a permit revision under this section until after the 45 day period EPA has to review the proposed action under s. 285.62 (6) (b), Stats., or until EPA has notified the department that EPA will not object to issuance of the revised permit, whichever is first.
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