Industrial Emission Management Program: Unused PSEL Donation Program
(1)This program encourages owners or operators of VOC and NOx sources identified in OAR 340-242-0400 (Industrial Emission Management Program: Applicability)(1) to donate unused PSEL to DEQ. Under this program, donations can be either permanent or temporary. For a source to participate in this program it must have entered into an agreement with DEQ prior to January 1, 2006.
(2)VOC sources donating at least 35 percent of their unused PSEL and NOx sources donating at least 50 percent of their unused PSEL will receive the following incentives and considerations from DEQ for participating in this program:
(a)Exemption from the Employee Commute Options (ECO) Program in OAR 340-242-0010 (Employee Commute Options Program: What is the Employee Commute Options Program?) through 340-242-0290 (Employee Commute Options Program: What Kind of Records Must Be Kept and for How Long?) for the duration of the Portland Ozone Maintenance plan;
(b)Priority permit processing for any required air quality permit;
(c)In accordance with OAR 340-242-0430 (Industrial Emission Management Program: Industrial Growth Allowances) and 340-242-0440 (Industrial Emission Management Program: Industrial Growth Allowance Allocation)(1), priority use of up to 50 percent of any remaining growth allowance. This applies only to sources making permanent donations, pursuant to section (3); and
(d)Other considerations may be added to the donation agreement on a case-by-case basis, consistent with DEQ’s rules and statutes.
(3)DEQ will adjust the PSEL of sources providing permanent donations to reflect the emissions donated. Permanent donations will result in adjustment to the source’s baseline emission rate and PSEL, consistent with the definition of “major modification” under OAR 340-224-0025 (Major Modification) and changes to PSELs required under 340-222-0035 (General Requirements for Establishing All PSELs).
(4)Sources participating in this program must enter into a donation agreement with DEQ that identifies the commitments of both parties. Any such agreement is legally binding and enforceable.
Rule 340-242-0420 — Industrial Emission Management Program: Unused PSEL Donation Program,