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Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District - CALIFORNIA

Contact Information:

Calaveras County APCD
Government Center
891 Mountain Ranch Rd.
San Andreas, CA 95249-9709
(209) 754-6504

Or view the Department's
Website



Relevant State Agencies:

Calaveras County APCD Regulations

California Public Utilities Commission

California Energy Commission

California BACT Clearinghouse Database

CARB Distributed Generation Program


Major Utilities:

Pacific Gas & Electric

Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas)

Southwest Gas Company (SWGas)

Southern California Edison Company

Sierra Pacific Power Company

Pacificorp (Pacific Power & Light)

San Diego Gas Electric Company

 

Specific Issues:

 

EMISSIONS REGULATIONS

GUIDE TO FEDERAL REGULATIONS

SITING REGULATIONS

BUILDING, ZONING
AND FIRE CODES

INTERCONNECTION REQUIREMENTS

EXIT FEES

STANDBY RATES

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

ECONOMIC INCENTIVES

AIR EMISSIONS REGULATIONS:

Air Quality Status

Moderate nonattainment for ozone and PM (APCD includes all of Calaveras County)
EPA's Nonattainment Areas

Major Source Threshold

100 tons of NOx, VOCs or PM triggers NSR

Minor Source Permitting Exemption

None

Minor Source Treatment

BACT or RACT 

Emergency Generating Limits

10 tons per year 

DE MINIMIS EXEMPTIONS (Must meet 1298)

The district does not have any exemptions established in its rules. Permitting officials have the authority to exempt units on a case by case basis.

MINOR SOURCE PERMITTING

BACT is required for any sources with a potential to emit 15 pounds per hour or 150 pounds per day of any criteria pollutant. The air district follows CARB's guidance for permitting of electric generating technologies. Sample BACT for control of NOx from turbines and internal combustion engines is as follows:

Size of Unit

Level of Control (ppm)

>3 MW

9

3-12 MW simple cycle

2.5

3-12 MW combined cycle

5

12-50 MW simple cycle

2.5

12-50 MW combined cycle

5

IC Engines

9


Units that do not trigger BACT will still have to meet RACT levels of control. No examples of RACT are available as limits are determined on a case by case basis.

The permitting process generally takes 2-3 months depending on whether there is a need for public notice.

TREATMENT OF EMERGENCY ENGINES

All emergency engines must be permitted. If an emergency engine has a potential to emit less than 10 tons per year the district will not require RACT or BACT, but will limit the hours of operation for the unit. These units can only operate during emergencies or for maintenance.

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