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25 Pa. Code § 127.513. Compliance certification.

§ 127.513. Compliance certification.

 Title V permits shall contain the following elements with respect to compliance:

   (1)  Consistent with this article, compliance certification, testing, monitoring, reporting and recordkeeping requirements sufficient to assure compliance with the terms and conditions of the permit. Documents, including reports, required by a Title V permit shall contain a certification by a responsible official.

   (2)  Inspection and entry requirements that require that, upon presentation of credentials and other documents as may be required by law, the permittee shall allow the Department or an authorized representative of the Department to perform the following:

     (i)   Enter at reasonable times upon the permittee’s premises where a Title V source is located or emissions-related activity is conducted, or where records are kept under the conditions of the permit.

     (ii)   Have access to and copy or remove, at reasonable times, records that are kept under the conditions of the permit.

     (iii)   Inspect at reasonable times facilities, equipment, including monitoring and air pollution control equipment, practices or operations regulated or required under the permit.

     (iv)   Sample or monitor at reasonable times substances or parameters for the purpose of assuring compliance with the permit or applicable requirements as authorized by the Clean Air Act, the act or the regulations adopted under the Clean Air Act or the act.

   (3)  A schedule of compliance consistent with §  127.445 (relating to operating permit compliance schedules).

   (4)  Progress reports consistent with the applicable schedule of compliance to be submitted at least semiannually, or at a more frequent period if specified in the applicable requirement or by the Department. The progress reports shall contain the following:

     (i)   The dates for achieving the activities, milestones or compliance required in the schedule of compliance, and dates when the activities, milestones or compliance were achieved.

     (ii)   An explanation of why dates in the schedule of compliance were not or will not be met, and the preventive or corrective measures adopted or proposed to be adopted.

   (5)  Requirements for compliance certification with terms and conditions contained in the permit, including emission limitations, standards or work practices. Permits shall include the following:

     (i)   The frequency, not less than annually or more frequent periods as specified in the applicable requirement or by the Department, of submissions of compliance certifications.

     (ii)   A means of monitoring the compliance of the source with its emissions limitations, standards and work practices, consistent with the requirements of this article.

     (iii)   A requirement that the compliance certification include the following:

       (A)   The identification of each term or condition of the permit that is the basis of the certification.

       (B)   The compliance status.

       (C)   The methods used for determining the compliance status of the source, currently and over the reporting period.

       (D)   Whether compliance was continuous or intermittent.

       (E)   Other facts the Department may require to determine the compliance status of the source.

     (iv)   A requirement that compliance certifications be submitted to the Administrator of the EPA, as well as to the Department.

     (v)   Additional requirements as may be specified under sections 114(a)(3) and 504(b) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C.A. § §  7414(a)(3) and 7661(c).

   (6)  Other provisions the Department may require.

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  127.503 (relating to application information).

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