Proposed Amended Rule 1146 – Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Industrial, Institutional, and Commercial Boilers, Steam Generators, and Process Heaters

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2018091051
Lead Agency
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Title
Proposed Amended Rule 1146 – Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Industrial, Institutional, and Commercial Boilers, Steam Generators, and Process Heaters
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
12/4/2020
Project Applicant
South Coast AQMD
Present Land Use
NA

Document Description
To prevent conflicts with applying the existing ammonia emission limits in Regulation XIII – New Source Review during the permitting process, amendments to Rule 1146 are proposed that would remove the ammonia concentration limit of five parts per million (ppm). Based on a review of recently approved permits, an ammonia concentration limit of five ppm has been imposed as Best Available Control Technology (BACT); therefore, removal of the five ppm limit from Rule 1146 is not expected to cause any significant adverse impacts.

Contact Information
Ryan Banuelos
South Coast AQMD
21865 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Phone : (909) 396-3479
rbanuelos@aqmd.gov

Location

Counties
Los Angeles Orange Riverside San Bernardino
Other Location Info
The project is located within the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (South Coast AQMD) jurisdiction, which includes the four-county South Coast Air Basin (all of Orange County and the non-desert portions of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties), and the Riverside County portion of the Salton Sea Air Basin and the non-Palo Verde, Riverside County portion of the Mojave Desert Air Basin.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Other
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) – Common Sense Exemption
Reasons for Exemption
South Coast AQMD, as Lead Agency, has reviewed the proposed project pursuant to: 1) CEQA Guidelines Section 15002(k) – General Concepts, the three-step process for deciding which document to prepare for a project subject to CEQA; and 2) CEQA Guidelines Section 15061 – Review for Exemption, procedures for determining if a project is exempt from CEQA. Since the proposed project relies on the continued implementation of the existing ammonia emission limits in Regulation XIII during the permitting process as part of implementing equipment-specific BACT requirements and removing the ammonia concentration limit in Rule 1146 would alleviate any potential conflicts with implementing Regulation XIII, it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the proposed project may have a significant adverse effect on the environment. Therefore, the project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) – Common Sense Exemption.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
PAR 1146-NOE   PDF 26 K

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