On July 20, 2005, the District released an Advisory (PDF) summarizing the reporting requirements for notifying the District of non-compliance. A non-compliance report must to be sent to the District when a source:
Non-compliance reporting generally does not apply to sources that are shut down when any operating condition is not in compliance (i.e, they do not operate unless all required operating conditions are being met). The District has prepared documents for better understanding of reporting requirements and to improve reporting in the future.
A summary of air pollution reporting requirements (PDF) for deviations, and includes a discussion of malfunction reporting, and a discussion of excess emissions during source startup and shutdown.
A summation of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency policy on startup, shutdown, and malfunctions (PDF), and a discussion of local, state, and federal considerations on opacity exceedances during startup or shutdown.
For further information or clarification of non-compliance reporting issues, email Bruce Springsteen or call 530-745-2337.