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7019.3000 EMISSION INVENTORY.

Subpart 1.

Emission inventory required.

A.

All owners or operators of emission reporting facilities, as defined in part 7002.0015, subpart 3a, shall submit an annual emission inventory report to the agency, in a format specified by the commissioner, relating to ammonia, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, and all chargeable pollutants as defined in part 7002.0015, subpart 2a. The report shall be submitted on or before April 1 of the year following the year being reported. The responsible official, as defined in part 7007.0100, subpart 21, must sign the report and shall make the following certification:

"I certify under penalty of law that this document and all attachments were prepared under my direction or supervision by qualified personnel. The information submitted is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, true, accurate, and complete. I understand that the data provided in this document will be used by the MPCA to calculate a fee, which the facility will be required to pay under Minnesota Rules, part 7002.0065, based on the tons of pollution emitted by the facility."

B.

(1) All owners or operators of facilities issued option B registration permits under part 7007.1120 shall submit either an emission inventory using methods described under subitem (3) and parts 7019.3020 to 7019.3100 or the certification and VOC-containing material report in subitem (2). The report shall be submitted on or before the April 1 following the year being reported.

(2)

All owners or operators that choose to be assessed a fee under part 7002.0025, subpart 1, item C, subitem (2), shall submit a report and certification to the agency. The responsible official, as defined in part 7007.0100, subpart 2, must sign the report and shall make the following certification:

"I certify under penalty of law that the facility described in registration permit number .... is eligible for the option B registration permit that it was issued and holds and that the facility purchased or used (as stated in the permit application) .... gallons of VOC-containing materials in the 12-month reporting period. I further certify that the eligibility of the facility and the quantity of material reported herein were determined under my direction or supervision by qualified personnel. The information used to determine eligibility and the quantity of material reported herein for the registration permit is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, true and accurate. I understand that the information provided in this certification will be used by the MPCA to assess a fee under Minnesota Rules, part 7002.0025, subpart 1, item C, which the facility will be required to pay under Minnesota Rules, part 7002.0065."

(3)

All owners and operators that choose to be assessed a fee under part 7002.0025, subpart 1, item C, subitem (1), shall submit an emission inventory report to the agency, in a format specified by the commissioner, relating to emissions from the use of VOC-containing materials using methods described in part 7019.3030, item B, and the certification in subitem (2). The certification and emission inventory shall be signed by the responsible official, as defined in part 7007.0100, subpart 2.

Subp. 2.

Owner or operator error in reporting data.

If an owner or operator discovers an error in the data after having submitted it to the agency, the owner or operator shall submit corrected data, with a written explanation of the mistake and why it occurred. If the commissioner agrees that the correction is appropriate, the commissioner shall correct the data in the inventory. However, for purposes of assessing the emission fee under part 7002.0025, the commissioner shall not accept any correction submitted by an owner or operator which would result in a reduction of tons emitted if the correction is submitted more than 45 days after the mailing date of the previous year's air emissions summary.

Subp. 3.

Mercury emission sources.

Owners or operators of a mercury emission source as defined in part 7005.0100, subpart 23b, must submit an annual emission inventory report of the mercury emissions to the commissioner in a format specified by the commissioner. The report must be submitted on or before April 1 of the year following the year being reported. The initial report must cover the first full calendar year following September 29, 2014. Owners or operators of stationary sources that have air emissions of mercury but that are not mercury emission sources must report every three years.

Subp. 4.

Possible mercury emission sources.

If the commissioner determines that a stationary source has activity levels or emission factors that indicate that the source may be a mercury emission source, the commissioner may request that the owners or operators quantify the source's mercury emissions using the methods listed in part 7019.3030, item A. The owners or operators must complete the quantification and submit a report to the commissioner within 120 days of the commissioner's request.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 116.07

History:

17 SR 440; 18 SR 614; 18 SR 1059; 21 SR 165; 28 SR 1482; 32 SR 904; 39 SR 386

Published Electronically:

February 3, 2015