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Petition No. 2000-11

LCB File No. R118-00

Date Received by Commission: 06/29/2000

Summary: Air Quality Opacity Measurement Methods and NSPS

Current Status: Codification completed by LCB 2/15/2001

Nevada Administrative Code: 445B.001 to 445B.395

Permanent Adoption/Hearing: 08/22/2000

Temporary Adoption: N/A

Effective/Filed: 09/25/2000

Codified by LCB: 02/15/2001

Petitioner: NDEP / Bureau of Air Quality

Description of Petition:

Petition 2000-11 (LCB R118-00) is a permanent amendment to NAC 445B.010 to 445B.395 the air pollution control regulations. The petition proposes to amend NAC 445B.264, monitoring system: recordation of data, by removing language regarding six/minute opacity averages being used in calculations. NAC 445B.354, the maximum opacity of emissions is amended to incorporate Title 40 CFR Part 60, Appendix A, Reference Method 9 and that emission units being subject to Title 40 CFR Part 60, subparts D or Da are limited to 27 percent opacity. The existing language requires the use of an aggregate reading to determine opacity, for which no standard reference method exists.

Annotated History of the Petition:

Petition 2000-11 received from BAQ 6/29/2000; sent to LCB for drafting on 6/30/2000; before SEC on 8/22/2000, adopted as presented, submitted to LCB on 8/23/2000 for filing w/Secretary of State; filed on 9/25/2000; codification completed on 2/15/2001

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