Unforeseeable failure or malfunction of equipment may result in violation of air pollution rules or regulations or permit conditions. If this happens at your facility, you may be able to qualify for enforcement relief if you properly notify the District of the breakdown situation when it occurs and submit a report after the breakdown situation is corrected.
Rule 98 states you cannot qualify for breakdown relief if the situation:
Within two hours of detecting the situation, submit the breakdown notification online (read instructions to learn how to submit the breakdown notification electronically).
Alternatively, you may submit the breakdown notification by calling the Compliance Division at (858) 586-2650, either during office hours or after hours. You may also call (858) 586-2828 to leave a voicemail message or email email@example.com. Include all of the following information:
You may qualify for breakdown enforcement relief until the end of the production run or for up to 24 hours, whichever comes first. For continuous monitoring equipment problems, breakdown enforcement relief can last 96 hours. If the breakdown condition will last longer than 24 (or 96) hours, you may be able to extend the enforcement relief period by applying for an emergency variance.
Within 15 days of correcting the breakdown condition, submit a report online (read instructions to learn how to submit the breakdown notification electronically). The breakdown report must include all of the following information: