Industrial Emission Management Program: Industrial Growth Allowance Allocation
(1)The owner or operator of a source subject to this division may obtain a portion of any remaining emissions in the respective growth allowance in accordance with procedures described in the SIP that is on file with DEQ, and based on the following conditions:
(a)Access is on a first-come-first-served basis, based on the submittal date of a complete permit application;
(b)Unused PSEL donation sources that meet the donation criteria specified in OAR 340-242-0420 (Industrial Emission Management Program: Unused PSEL Donation Program)(2) have priority access to their respective growth allowance as a “tie-breaker” over non-donation sources;
(c)Except as provided below, no single source may receive an emissions allocation of more than 1,000 tons of either VOC or NOx or more than 50% of any remaining growth allowance; and
(d)A single source must apply to the EQC to receive more than 1,000 tons of VOC or NOx, but in no case more than 50% of the remaining growth allowance. To apply, sources must submit air quality and other information as required by DEQ justifying its request and must include information on significant economic, employment, or other benefits to the Portland area that will result from the proposed source, and the availability of emissions offsets. DEQ will evaluate ozone levels and expected trends to determine whether the proposed facility poses any risk to maintaining compliance with the ozone air quality standard prior to making a recommendation to the EQC regarding the source application.
(2)The amount of the CO growth allowance that can be allocated is identified in the Portland Area Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan, Section 4.58 of Volume 2 of the SIP on file with DEQ.
Rule 340-242-0440 — Industrial Emission Management Program: Industrial Growth Allowance Allocation,