Conditions and Limitations of Custom Waiver Permits or GEMS Permits
(1)All Custom Waiver Permits shall expire after five years unless renewed.
(2)All GEMS Participant Permits shall expire after three years unless renewed. GEMS Participant Permits may only be renewed one time. After one renewal, the participant shall apply for a different type of GEMS permit or the permit shall be terminated.
(3)The renewal period for a GEMS Achiever or GEMS Leader Permit shall be negotiable, subject to the following limitations:
(a)No GEMS Achiever or GEMS Leader Permit period shall exceed ten years; and
(b)No GEMS Achiever or GEMS Leader Permit shall provide any waiver that extends for a period that exceeds two times the length of the period that otherwise would have been required in the absence of the GEMS permit by any environmental law applicable to the requirement being waived.
(4)Facilities with an approved Custom Waiver Permit shall submit an annual report containing information required under OAR 340-014-0110 (Criteria for Approval of a Custom Waiver Permit). Facilities with an approved GEMS permit shall submit an annual report containing information required under 340-014-0115 (Criteria for Approval of a GEMS Participant Permit), 340-014-0120 (Criteria for Approval of a GEMS Achiever Permit) or 340-014-0125 (Criteria for Approval of a GEMS Leader Permit).
(5)At least once every three years, a facility with an approved GEMS permit shall demonstrate in its annual report, and the agency shall verify, that the environmental management system is being effectively implemented.
(6)Each Custom Waiver Permit shall include a stakeholder involvement plan relating to the custom waiver. The stakeholder involvement plan shall provide information to the public regarding environmental performance relating to the custom waiver on at least an annual basis, and shall include a mechanism for receiving and responding to comments received.
Rule 340-014-0140 — Conditions and Limitations of Custom Waiver Permits or GEMS Permits,