DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL

Division of Air and Waste Management

Statutory Authority: 7 Delaware Code, Chapter 60, (7 Del.C. Ch. 60)

PROPOSED

1139 Nitrogen Oxides (Nox) Budget Trading Program

Regulation No. 39 1139 Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) Budget Trading Program

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Section 1 –

1.0 Purpose

1.1 a. This regulation establishes Delaware’s participation in the NOx Budget Trading Program. The NOx Budget Trading Program is a multi-state NOx emissions cap and trade program, established pursuant to Title 40, Part 96 of the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR Part 96) and 40 CFR Part 51.121. Its purpose is to reduce emissions of the ozone precursor NOx.

1.2 b. The goals of this regulation are to 1) improve air quality, 2) encourage NOX reductions in Delaware, 3) help to satisfy rate of progress requirements under Section 182(c) of the CAA, and 4) help to satisfy Delaware’s obligations under Section 110(a)(2)(D) of the CAA to not contribute to other states’ non-attainment. The Department believes that, considering the regional nature of ozone nonattainment and the phenomena of ozone and ozone precursor transport, participation in the NOx Budget Trading Program provides for an effective means to meet these goals, and an economical alternative to traditional command and control type regulations.

1.3 c. This regulation establishes general, administrative, permitting, monitoring, compliance, penalty and opt-in provisions, that are consistent with 40 CFR Part 96, and allow the transfer of NOx allowances for compliance with any NOx Budget unit that is covered by this regulation or by the regulation of any other state participating in the NOx Budget Trading Program.

1.4 d. This regulation establishes a follow-on program to the program established by 7 DE Admin. Code 1137 (formerly Regulation No. 37), NOx Budget Program, of the State of Delaware “Regulations Governing the Control of Air Pollution.” The program established by Regulation No. 37 ends with the end of the 2002 NOx control period.

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Section 2 –

2.0 Emission Limitation

2.1 a. Each NOX Budget unit shall hold in its compliance account and/or or its overdraft account, as of the NOX allowance transfer deadline of each control period, a quantity of NOX allowances available for deduction that is equal to or greater than the total NOX emissions from that NOX Budget unit for that control period.

2.2 b. Each NOX Budget unit shall be subject to the requirements of Section 2(a) 2.1 of this regulation starting on the later of May 1, 2003 or the date the unit commences operation.

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Section 3 –

3.0 Applicability

3.1 a. This regulation applies to:

3.1.1 1. Any unit located within the State of Delaware that:

3.1.1.1 i. Serves a generator with a nameplate capacity of 15 megawatts electrical (MWe), or greater; or

3.1.1.2 ii. Is not a unit under Section 3(a)(1)(i) 3.1.1.1 of this regulation and that has a maximum design heat input capacity of 250 million British Thermal Units per hour (MMBTU/hr), or greater; or

3.1.2 2. Any unit located in the State of Delaware that is issued a final NOx Budget permit under Section 14 14.0 of this regulation; or

3.1.3 3. Any person that establishes a general account pursuant to Section 15 15.0 of this regulation.

3.2 b. Once any unit becomes a NOx Budget unit, it shall remain subject to all of the requirements of this regulation, except as follows:

3.2.1 1. For any NOx Budget unit that is retired, the NOx authorized account representative may submit to the Department, with a copy to the Administrator, a statement indicating that unit is retired and that it shall comply with all of the provisions of Section 3(b) 3.2 of this regulation.

3.2.2 2. Upon receipt of the submission under Section 3(b)(1) 3.2.1 of this regulation, the Department shall amend or cancel, as applicable, the unit’s NOx Budget permit.

3.2.3 3. Except as provided for in Section 3(b)(7) 3.2.7 of this regulation, an exemption from the requirements of this regulation shall be in effect on and after the date any submission is made pursuant to Section 3(b)(1) 3.2.1 of this regulation.

3.2.4 4. The unit shall not emit any NOx while the exemption is in effect.

3.2.5 5. The NOx authorized account representative of the unit:

3.2.5.1 i. Shall comply with all of the requirements of this regulation concerning all periods for which the exemption is not in effect, even if such requirements arise, or must be complied with, after the exemption takes effect.

3.2.5.2 ii. Shall, except as provided for in Section 3(b)(5)(iii) 3.2.5.3 of this regulation, comply with all of the requirements of this regulation except for the requirements of Sections 2, 7, 8 and 11 through 15 2.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 11.0 through 15.0 of this regulation.

3.2.5.3 iii. May, at his option and provided the unit does not receive an annual allocation under Appendix A of this regulation, request that the Administrator close the NOx Budget units compliance account and establish and transfer any remaining allowances to a new general account for the owner and operator of the NOx Budget source. The NOx authorized account representative for the NOx Budget source shall become the NOx authorized account representative for that general account, and shall comply with all of the requirements of this regulation except for the requirements of Sections 2, 6, 7, 8, and 11 through 14 2.0, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, and 11.0 through 14.0 of this regulation.

3.2.6 6. For any unit identified in Section 3(a)(1) 3.1.1 of this regulation that receives an annual allocation under Appendix A of this regulation, that unit shall continue to receive that allocation as provided for in Section (c) 3.0 of Appendix A of this regulation. Any unit identified in Section 3(a)(2) 3.1.2 of this regulation shall not receive an allocation under Section 14(f) 14.6 of this regulation while the exemption is in effect.

3.2.7 7. If any unit exempted under Section 3(b) 3.2 of this regulation is ever reactivated, upon reactivation, for the purposes of applying the requirements of Section 8 8.0 of this regulation, the unit shall be treated as a new unit that commences operation or commences commercial operation on the first date on which the unit resumes operation. Prior to commencing operations, the NOX authorized account representative shall secure or amend, as applicable, a NOX Budget permit.

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Section 4 –

4.0 Definitions

The terms used in this regulation shall have the meanings set forth in this section 4.0 of this regulation.

a.Administrator” means the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency or the Administrator’s duly authorized representative.

b. “Allocate or allocation” means the determination by the Department or the Administrator of the number of NOx allowances to be initially credited to a NOx Budget unit.

c. “Allowance” means a NOx allowance described in Section 5(a)(2) through 5(a)(4) 5.1.2 through 5.1.4 of this regulation.

d. “Automated data acquisition and handling system” means that component of the continuous emission monitoring system, or other emissions monitoring system approved for use pursuant to Section 8 8.0 of this regulation, designed to interpret and convert individual output signals from pollutant concentration monitors, flow monitors, diluent gas monitors, and other component parts of the monitoring system to produce a continuous record of the measured parameters in the measurement units required by Section 8 8.0 of this regulation.

e. “CAA” means the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7401, et seq., as amended by Pub. L. No. 101549 (November 15, 1990).

f. “Commence commercial operation” means, with regard to a unit that serves a generator, to have begun to produce steam, gas, or other heated medium used to generate electricity for sale or use, including test generation.

1. Except as provided in Section 3(b)(7) 3.2.7 of this regulation, for a unit that is a NOX Budget unit under Section 3(a)(1)(i) 3.1.1.1 of this regulation on the date the unit commences commercial operation, such date shall remain the unit’s date of commencement of commercial operation even if the unit is subsequently modified, reconstructed, or repowered.

2. Except as provided in Section 3(b)(7) or Section 14 3.2.7 or 14.0 of this regulation, for a unit that is not a NOx Budget unit on the date the unit commences commercial operation, the date the unit becomes a NOx Budget unit shall be the unit’s date of commencement of commercial operation.

g. “Commence operation” means to have begun any mechanical, chemical, or electronic process, including, with regard to a unit, start-up of a unit’s combustion chamber.

1. Except as provided in Section 3(b)(7) 3.2.7 of this regulation, for a unit that is a NOx Budget unit under Sections 3(a)(1) 3.1.1 of this regulation on the date the unit commences operation, such date shall remain the unit’s date of commencement of operation even if the unit is subsequently modified, reconstructed, or repowered.

2. Except as provided in Section 3(b)(7) or Section 14 3.2.7 or 14.0 of this regulation, for a unit that is not a NOx Budget unit on the date the unit commences operation, the date the unit becomes a NOx Budget unit shall be the unit’s date of commencement of operation.

h. “Common stack” means a single flue through which emissions from two or more pieces of equipment are exhausted.

i. “Compliance account” means a NATS account, established by the Administrator for a NOx Budget unit pursuant to Section 9 9.0 of this regulation, in which any allocation for the NOx Budget unit is initially recorded and in which are held NOX allowances available for deduction by the NOx Budget unit for a control period for the purpose of meeting the NOx Budget unit’s NOx Budget emissions limitation.

j. “Continuous emission monitoring system (CEMS)” means the equipment required pursuant to Section 8 8.0 of this regulation used to sample, analyze, measure, and provide, by readings taken at least once every 15 minutes of the measured parameters, a permanent record of NOx emissions, expressed in pounds of NOx per hour. The following systems are component parts included, to the extent required by Section 8 8.0 of this regulation, in a continuous emission monitoring system:

1. Flow monitor;

2. NOx pollutant concentration monitors;

3. Diluent gas monitor (O2 or CO2);

4. A continuous moisture monitor; and

5. An automated data acquisition and handling system.

k. “Control period” means the period beginning May 1 of a year and ending on September 30 of that same year, inclusive.

l. “Deducted, Deduction, or Deduct NOx Allowance” means the permanent withdrawal of NOx allowances by the Administrator from a NATS compliance account or overdraft account, under Section 12 12.0 of this regulation, to account for the number of tons of NOx emissions from a NOx Budget unit for a control period, quantified in accordance with Section 8 8.0 of this regulation, or for any other allowance surrender obligation of this regulation.

m. “Department” means the State of Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

n. “Emissions” means air pollutants exhausted from a unit or source into the atmosphere, as measured, recorded, and reported to the Administrator by the NOx authorized account representative and as determined by the Administrator in accordance with Section 8 8.0 of this regulation.

o. “Excess emissions” means any tonnage of NOx emitted by a NOx Budget unit during a control period that exceeds that unit’s NOx Budget emissions limitation.

p. “General account” means a NATS account, established in accordance with Section 15 15.0 of this regulation, that is neither a compliance account nor an overdraft account.

q. “Generator” means a device that produces electricity.

r. “Heat input” means the product (in MMBTU/time) of the gross calorific value of the fuel (in MMBTU/lb) and the fuel feed rate into a combustion device (in lb of fuel/time), or as calculated by any other method approved by the Department and the Administrator, as measured, recorded, and reported to the Administrator by the NOx authorized account representative and as determined by the Administrator in accordance with Section 8 8.0 of this regulation, and does not include the heat derived from preheated combustion air, recirculated flue gases, or exhaust from other sources.

s. “Hold NOx allowances or NOx allowances held” means the NOx allowances recorded by the Administrator, or submitted to the Administrator for recordation in a NATS account in accordance with Sections 9 or 10 9.0 or 10.0 of this regulation.

t. “Life-of-the-unit, firm power contractual arrangement” means a unit participation power sales agreement under which a utility or industrial customer reserves, or is entitled to receive, a specified amount or percentage of nameplate capacity and associated energy from any specified unit and pays its proportional amount of such unit’s total costs, pursuant to a contract:

1. For the life of the unit; or

2. For a cumulative term of no less than 30 years, including contracts that permit an election for early termination; or

3. For a period equal to or greater than 25 years or 70 percent % of the economic useful life of the unit determined as of the time the unit is built, with option rights to purchase or release some portion of the nameplate capacity and associated energy generated by the unit at the end of the period.

u. “Maximum design heat input” means the ability of a unit to combust a stated maximum amount of fuel per hour on a steady state basis, as determined by the physical design and physical characteristics of the unit.

v. “Monitoring system” means any monitoring system that meets the requirements of Section 8 8.0 of this regulation, including a continuous emission monitoring system, an excepted monitoring system, or an alternative monitoring system.

w. “Nameplate capacity” means the maximum electrical generating output (in MWe) that a generator can sustain over a specified period of time when not restricted by seasonal or other deratings as measured in accordance with the United States Department of Energy standards.

x. “NATS” means NOx Allowance Tracking System; the system by which the Administrator records any allocation, deduction, or transfer of any NOx allowances under the NOX Budget Trading Program.

y. “NATS account” means a compliance, overdraft, or general account in the NATS, established by the Administrator, for purposes of recording any allocation and holding, transferring, or deducting any NOx allowances.

z. “NOX allowance transfer deadline” means midnight of November 30 or, if November 30 is a weekend or federal holiday, midnight of the first business day thereafter and is the deadline by which NOx allowances must be submitted for recordation in a NOx Budget units compliance account or overdraft account, in order to meet the unit’s NOx Budget emissions limitation for the control period immediately preceding such deadline.

aa. “NOX authorized account representative” means:

1. For a NOX Budget source, the natural person who is authorized by the owners and operators of that source and all NOx Budget units at that source, in accordance with Section 6 6.0 of this regulation, to represent and legally bind each owner and operator in matters pertaining to the NOx Budget Trading Program.

2. For a general account, the natural person who is authorized, in accordance with Section 15 15.0 of this regulation, to transfer or otherwise dispose of NOX allowances held in the general account.

3. Except where used in Sections 6 and 15 6.0 and 15.0 of this regulation, the term NOX authorized account representative shall be construed to include any alternate NOX authorized account representative.

bb. “NOx Budget emissions limitation” means the limitation described in Section 2(a) 2.1 of this regulation.

cc. “NOx Budget permit” means the permit described in Section 7 7.0 and Section 14 14.0 of this regulation.

dd. “NOx Budget source” means a source that includes one or more NOx Budget unit(s) or units.

ee. “NOx Budget Trading Program” means the program described in Section 1(a) 1.1 of this regulation.

ff. “NOx Budget unit” means any unit described in Sections 3(a)(1) or 3(a)(2) 3.1.1 or 3.1.2 of this regulation.

gg. “Operator” means any person who operates, controls, or supervises a NOx Budget unit, a NOx Budget source, or a unit for which an application for a NOx Budget permit under Section 14 14.0 of this regulation is submitted and not denied or withdrawn and shall include, but not be limited to, any holding company, utility system, or plant manager of such a unit or source.

hh. “Opt-in unit” means a unit described in Section 3(a)(2) 3.1.2 of this regulation.

ii. “Overdraft account” means the NATS account, established by the Administrator under Section 9(a)(1) 9.1.1 of this regulation, for each NOx Budget source where there are two or more NOx Budget units.

jj. “Owner” means any of the following persons:

1. Any holder of any portion of the legal or equitable title in a NOx Budget unit or in a unit for which an application for a NOx Budget permit under Section 14 14.0 of this regulation is submitted and not denied or withdrawn; or

2. Any holder of a leasehold interest in a NOx Budget unit or in a unit for which an application for a NOx Budget permit under Section 14 14.0 of this regulation is submitted and not denied or withdrawn; or

3. Any purchaser of power from a NOx Budget unit or from a unit for which an application for a NOx Budget permit under Section 14 14.0 of this regulation is submitted and not denied or withdrawn under a life-of-the-unit, firm power contractual arrangement. However, unless expressly provided for in a leasehold agreement, owner shall not include a passive lessor, or a person who has an equitable interest through such lessor, whose rental payments are not based, either directly or indirectly, upon the revenues or income from the NOx Budget unit or the unit for which an application for a NOx Budget permit under Section 14 14.0 of this regulation is submitted and not denied or withdrawn; or

4. With respect to any general account, any person who has an ownership interest with respect to the NOx allowances held in the general account and who is subject to the binding agreement for the NOx authorized account representative to represent that person’s ownership interest with respect to NOx allowances.

kk. “Receive or receipt of” means, when referring to the Department or the Administrator, to come into possession of a document, information, or correspondence (whether sent in writing or by authorized electronic transmission), as indicated in an official correspondence log, or by a notation made on the document, information, or correspondence, by the Department or the Administrator in the regular course of business.

ll. “Recordation, record, or recorded” means, with regard to any NOx allowance, the movement of that NOX allowance by the Administrator from one NATS account to another, for purposes of allocation, transfer, or deduction.

mm. “Source” means any governmental, institutional, commercial, or industrial structure, installation, plant, building, or facility that emits or has the potential to emit any regulated air pollutant under the CAA.

nn. “State trading program budget” means the total number of NOx tons apportioned to all NOx Budget units in a given State, in accordance with the NOx Budget Trading Program, for use in a given control period.

oo. “Submit” means to send or transmit a document, information, or correspondence to the person specified in accordance with the applicable regulation:

1. In person;

2. By United States Postal Service; or

3. By other means of dispatch or transmission or delivery.

Compliance with any “submission,” “service,” or “mailing” deadline shall be determined by the date of dispatch, transmission, or mailing and not the date of receipt.

pp. “Ton or tonnage” means any “short ton” (i.e., 2,000 pounds). For the purpose of determining compliance with the NOx Budget emissions limitation, total tons for a control period shall be calculated as the sum of all recorded hourly emissions (or the tonnage equivalent of the recorded hourly emissions rates) in accordance with Section 8 8.0 of this regulation, with any remaining fraction of a ton equal to or greater than 0.50 ton deemed to equal one ton and any fraction of a ton less than 0.50 ton deemed to equal zero tons.

qq. “Unit” means any of the following fossil fuel-fired combustion operations: boiler, indirect heat exchanger, combustion turbine, or combined cycle system. For the purposes of this definition:

1. Fossil fuel means natural gas, petroleum, coal, or any form of solid, liquid, or gaseous fuel derived from such material.

2. Fossil fuel-fired means,

A. The combustion of fossil fuel, alone or in combination with any other fuel, where fossil fuel actually combusted comprises more than 50% percent of the annual heat input on a BTU basis during any year starting in 1990 or, if a unit had no heat input starting in 1990, during the last year of operation of the unit prior to 1990; or

B. The combustion of fossil fuel, alone or in combination with any other fuel, where fossil fuel is projected to comprise more than 50 percent % of the annual heat input on a BTU basis during any year; provided that the unit shall be “fossil fuel-fired” as of the date, during such year, on which the unit begins combusting fossil fuel.

3. Boiler means an enclosed fossil or other fuel-fired combustion device used to produce heat and to transfer heat to recirculating water, steam, or other medium.

4. Indirect heat exchanger means combustion equipment in which the flame and/or products of combustion are separated from any contact with the principal material in the process by metallic or refractory walls, which includes, but is not limited to, steam boilers, vaporizers, melting pots, heat exchangers, column reboilers, fractioning column feed preheaters, and fuel-fired reactors such as steam hydrocarbon reformer heaters and pyrolysis heaters.

5. Combustion turbine means an enclosed fossil or other fuel-fired device that is comprised of a compressor, a combustor, and a turbine, and in which the flue gas resulting from the combustion of fuel in the combustor passes through the turbine, rotating the turbine.

6. Combined cycle system means a system comprised of one or more combustion turbines, heat recovery steam generators, and steam turbines configured to improve overall efficiency of electricity generation or steam production.

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Section 5 –

5.0 General Provisions

5.1 a. Allocations and NOX Allowances.

5.1.1 1. An allocation may be made only by the Department in accordance with Appendix A, Appendix B, and Section 14(f) 14.6 of this regulation, or by the Administrator as provided for in Appendix A of this regulation.

5.1.2 2. A NOX allowance is a limited authorization, by the Department and the Administrator, to emit up to one ton of NOX during the control period of a specified year or of any year thereafter, in accordance with the NOx Budget Trading Program. No provision of the NOx Budget Trading Program, the NOx Budget permit application, the NOx Budget permit, or an exemption under Section 3(b) 3.2 of this regulation, and no provision of law shall be construed to limit the authority of the United States or the State of Delaware to terminate or limit such authorization.

5.1.3 3. NOx allowances shall be held in, deducted from, or transferred among NATS accounts in accordance with Sections 9, 10, 12 and 13 9.0, 10.0, 12,0 and 13.0 of this regulation. Any NOx allowance that is held in a NATS account shall remain in such NATS account unless and until that NOx allowance is deducted, transferred, or terminated.

5.1.4 4. A NOx allowance does not constitute a property right.

5.2 b. Record Keeping. Except as provided for below, the NOx authorized account representative of each NOx Budget source shall keep on site at that source each of the following documents for, at a minimum, a period of 5 five years from the date that document is created. This period of time may be extended for cause at any time prior to the end of that 5 five-year period upon written notification from either the Department or the Administrator.

5.2.1 1. The account certificate of representation submitted pursuant to Section 6 6.0 of this regulation, and all documents that demonstrate the truth of the statements in that account certificate of representation. The certificate and documents shall be retained on site at the source beyond that 5 five-year period until they are superseded by the submission of a new account certificate of representation.

5.2.2 2. The NOx Budget permit application submitted pursuant to Section 7 7.0 of this regulation, and all documents used to complete that application. The application and documents shall be retained on site at the source beyond that 5 five-year period until they are superseded by the submission of a new application.

5.2.3 3. All emissions monitoring information pursuant to Section 8 8.0 of this regulation, except that to the extent Section 8 8.0 of this regulation provides for a 3 three-year period, that 3 three-year period shall apply.

5.2.4 4. Copies of any report, compliance certification, and any other submission or record made or required under the NOx Budget Trading Program.

5.2.5 5. Records demonstrating that any unit exempted under Section 3(b) 3.2 of this regulation is retired. The owner(s) or owners and operator(s) or operators of that unit bears the burden of proof that the unit is retired.

5.3 c. Computation of Time. Unless otherwise stated:

5.3.1 1. Any time period scheduled to begin on the occurrence of an act or event shall begin on the day that act or event occurs.

5.3.2 2. Any time period scheduled to begin before the occurrence of an act or event shall begin not later than the day before that act or event occurs.

5.3.3 3. If the final day of any time period falls on a weekend or a State of Delaware or Federal holiday, that time period shall be extended to the next business day.

5.4 d. Liability.

5.4.1 1. Each NOx Budget source and each NOx Budget unit shall comply with all of the requirements of the NOx Budget Trading Program and any applicable NOx Budget permit.

5.4.2 2. No permit revision shall excuse any violation of the requirements of the NOx Budget Trading Program that occurs prior to the date that revision takes effect.

5.4.3 3.

5.4.3.1 i. Any provision of the NOx Budget Trading Program that applies to a NOx Budget source (including a provision applicable to the NOx authorized account representative of that NOX Budget source) shall also apply to the owners and operators of that source and of the NOx Budget units at that source.

5.4.3.2 ii. Any provision of the NOx Budget Trading Program that applies to a NOx Budget unit (including a provision applicable to the NOx authorized account representative of that NOx Budget unit) shall also apply to the owners and operators of that unit.

5.4.3.3 iii. Except with regard to the requirements applicable to units with a common stack under Section 8 8.0 of this regulation, the owners and operators and the NOx authorized account representative of one NOx Budget unit shall not be liable for any violation by any other NOx Budget unit of which they are not owners or operators or the NOx authorized account representative and that is located at a source of which they are not owners or operators or the NOX authorized account representative.

5.4.4 4. No provision of the NOX Budget Trading Program, a NOx Budget permit application, a NOx Budget permit, or an exemption under Section 3(b) 3.2 of this regulation shall be construed to exempt or exclude the owners and operators and, to the extent applicable, the NOx authorized account representative of a NOx Budget source or NOx Budget unit from compliance with any other applicable State or Federal requirement.

5.4.5 5. Any person who knowingly violates any requirement or prohibition of the NOx Budget Trading Program, a NOx Budget permit, or an exemption under Section 3(b) 3.2 of this regulation shall be subject to enforcement pursuant to applicable State or Federal law.

5.4.6 6. Any person who knowingly makes a false material statement in any record, submission, or report under the NOX Budget Trading Program shall be subject to criminal enforcement pursuant to the applicable State or Federal law.

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Section 6 –

6.0 NOX Authorized Account Representative for NOX Budget Sources

6.1 a. On or before the later of November 1, 2001 or the date 18 months before the date on which any NOx Budget unit commences operation, the NOx authorized account representative and any alternate NOx authorized account representative of any NOx Budget source shall submit to the Administrator, with a copy to the Department, a complete account certificate of representation. Such account certificate of representation:

6.1.1 1. Shall designate one and only one NOx authorized account representative, and may designate one and only one alternate NOx authorized account representative. Such NOx authorized account representative and any alternate NOx authorized account representative shall be selected by an agreement between the owners and operators of the source and all NOx Budget units at that source, binding on such owners and operators. Such agreement shall include a procedure for authorizing any alternate NOx authorized account representative to act in lieu of the NOx authorized account representative.

6.1.2 2. Shall include all of the following information in a format specified by the Administrator:

6.1.2.1 i. Identification of the NOx Budget source and each NOx Budget unit at that source for which the account certificate of representation is submitted.

6.1.2.2 ii. The name, mailing address, email address (if any), telephone number, and facsimile transmission number (if any) of the NOx authorized account representative and any alternate NOx authorized account representative.

6.1.2.3 iii. A list of the owners and operators of the NOx Budget source and of each NOx Budget unit at the source.

6.1.2.4 iv. The following certification statement by the NOx authorized account representative and any alternate NOx authorized account representative: “I certify that I was selected as the NOx authorized account representative or alternate NOx authorized account representative, as applicable, by an agreement binding on the owners and operators of the NOx Budget source and each NOX Budget unit at the source. I certify that I have all the necessary authority to carry out my duties and responsibilities under the NOx Budget Trading Program on behalf of the owners and operators of the NOx Budget source and of each NOx Budget unit at the source and that each such owner and operator shall be fully bound by my representations, actions, inactions, or submissions and by any decision or order issued to me by the Department, the Administrator, or a court regarding the source or unit.”

6.1.2.5 v. The signature of the NOx authorized account representative and any alternate NOx authorized account representative, and the date(s) or dates the account certificate of representation was signed.

6.1.3 3. Shall not include, unless otherwise required by the Department or the Administrator, documents of agreement referred to in the account certificate of representation. If submitted, neither the Department nor the Administrator shall be under any obligation to review or evaluate the sufficiency of such documents.

6.2 b. Upon receipt by the Administrator of a complete account certificate of representation under Section 6(a) 6.1 of this regulation:

6.2.1 1. The NOx authorized account representative of the source shall represent and, by his or her representations, actions, inactions, or submissions, legally bind each owner and operator of the NOx Budget source represented and each NOx Budget unit at that source in all matters pertaining to the NOx Budget Trading Program, notwithstanding any agreement between the NOx authorized account representative and such owners and operators. The owners and operators shall be bound by any decision or order issued to the NOx authorized account representative by the Department, the Administrator, or a court regarding the source or unit.

6.2.2 2. Any representation, action, inaction, or submission by the alternate NOX authorized account representative shall be deemed to be a representation, action, inaction, or submission by the NOx authorized account representative.

6.2.3 3. The Department and the Administrator shall rely on the account certificate of representation submitted pursuant to Section 6(a) 6.1 of this regulation unless and until the Administrator receives a superseding complete account certificate of representation changing the NOx authorized account representative or alternate NOx authorized account representative. Notwithstanding any such change, all representations, actions, inactions, and submissions by the previous NOx authorized account representative or alternate NOx authorized account representative prior to the time and date when the Administrator receives the superseding account certificate of representation shall be binding on the new NOx authorized account representative and alternate NOx authorized account representative and the owners and operators of the NOx Budget sourceand the NOx Budget units at the source.

6.2.4 4. Except as provided in Section 6(b)(3) 6.2.3 of this regulation, no objection or other communication submitted to the Department or the Administrator concerning the authorization, or any representation, action, inaction, or submission of the NOx authorized account representative or the alternate NOx authorized account representative shall affect any representation, action, inaction, or submission of the NOx authorized account representative or the alternate NOx authorized account representative, or the finality of any decision or order by the Department or the Administrator under the NOx Budget Trading Program.

6.2.5 5. Neither the Department nor the Administrator shall adjudicate any private legal dispute concerning the authorization or any representation, action, inaction, or submission of any NOx authorized account representative or the alternate NOx authorized account representative.

6.3 c. Changes in the owners and operators

6.3.1 1. Within 30 days following any change in the owner(s) or owners and operator(s) or operators of a NOx Budget source or a NOx Budget unit at that source, including the addition of a new owner or operator, the NOx authorized account representative or the alternate NOx authorized account representative shall submit to the Administrator, with a copy to the Department, a revised account certificate of representation amending the list of owners and operators to include that change.

6.3.2 2. In the event a new owner or operator of a NOx Budget source or a NOx Budget unit is not included in the list of owners and operators submitted in the account certificate of representation, such new owner or operator shall be deemed to be subject to and bound by the account certificate of representation, the representations, actions, inactions, and submissions of the NOx authorized account representative and any alternate NOx authorized account representative of the source or unit, and the decisions, orders, actions, and inaction’s of the Department or the Administrator, as if the new owner or operator were included in such list.

6.4 d. Submissions/Certifications

6.4.1 1. The NOX authorized account representative or the alternate NOx authorized account representative shall sign and certify all submissions under the NOx Budget trading program with the following certification statement: “I am authorized to make this submission on behalf of the owners and operators of the NOx Budget sources or NOx Budget units for which the submission is made. I certify under penalty of law that I have personally examined, and am familiar with, the statements and information submitted in this document and all its attachments. Based on my inquiry of those individuals with primary responsibility for obtaining the information, I certify that the statements and information are to the best of my knowledge and belief true, accurate, and complete. I am aware that there are significant penalties for submitting false statements and information or omitting required statements and information, including the possibility of fine or imprisonment.”

6.4.2 2. The Department and the Administrator shall accept or act on any submission made under the NOx Budget Trading program only if that submission has been made, signed, and certified in accordance with Section 6(d)(1) 6.4.1 of this regulation.

12/11/2000

Section 7 –

7.0 Permits

7.1 a. Except as provided for in Section 3(b) 3.2 of this regulation, on and after May 1, 2002 each NOx Budget unit shall be covered by a NOx Budget permit. Such NOx Budget permit shall be a complete and segregable portion of, and made federally enforceable by, the permit issued pursuant to:

7.1.1 1. For any NOx Budget unit required to be covered by a Regulation No. 30 7 DE Admin. Code 1130 permit, Regulation No. 30 7 DE Admin Code 1130 of the State of Delaware “Regulations Governing the Control of Air Pollution.”

7.1.2 2. For any NOX Budget unit not required to be covered by a Regulation No. 30 7 DE Admin Code 1130 permit, Regulation No. 2 7 DE Admin Code 1102 of the State of Delaware “Regulations Governing the Control of Air Pollution.”

7.2 b. On or before the later of November 1, 2001, or the date 18 months before the date on which any NOx Budget unit commences operation, the NOx authorized account representative of each NOx Budget source shall submit to the Department:

7.2.1 1. A complete NOx Budget permit application that includes, at a minimum, all of the following information:

7.2.1.1 i. Identification of the NOx Budget source, including the plant name and the ORIS (Office of Regulatory Information Systems) or facility code assigned to the source by the Energy Information Administration of the United States Department of Energy, if applicable;

7.2.1.2 ii. Identification of each NOx Budget unit at that NOx Budget source; and

7.2.1.3 iii. Identification of each applicable requirement of this regulation, to include the requirements of Sections 2(a), 5(a)(2), 5(a)(3), 5(b), 5(d), 6(d), 8(b), 8(c) and 10 2.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.3, 5.2, 5.4, 6.4, 8.2, 8.3 and 10.0 of this regulation.

7.2.2 2. In a timely manner, any supplemental information that the Department determines is necessary in order to review a NOx Budget permit application and/or or issue or deny any NOx Budget permit(s) or permits.

7.3 c. Each NOx Budget permit issued by the Department:

7.3.1 1. Shall specify the information submitted under Section 7(b)(1) 7.2.1 of this regulation, as approved by the Department.

7.3.2 2. Shall be deemed to incorporate automatically the definitions of terms under Section 4 4.0 of this regulation. Upon recordation by the Administrator, every allocation, transfer, or deduction of a NOx allowance to or from a NOx Budget unit’s compliance account or the overdraft account of the source where the unit is located shall be deemed to amend automatically, and become a part of the associated NOx Budget permit by operation of law without any further review.

7.4 d. Any initial, revised, or renewed NOx Budget permit shall become effective upon issuance by the Department of the corresponding Regulation No. 2 7 DE Admin. Code 1102 or Regulation No. 30 7 DE Admin. Code 1130 permit, as applicable, that administers that NOx Budget permit.

12/11/2000

Section 8 –

8.0 Monitoring and Reporting

8.1 a. The emissions measurements recorded and reported in accordance with Section 8 8.0 of this regulation shall be used to determine compliance by any NOx Budget unit with its NOx Budget emissions limitation.

8.2 b. Each NOx Budget unit shall:

8.2.1 1. Comply with all of the requirements of Subpart H of 40 CFR Part 75 (7/1/99 edition), and all of the requirements of this regulation.

8.2.2 2. Monitor and record heat input at the unit level utilizing the procedures set forth in 40 CFR Part 75 (7/1/1999 edition).

8.3 c. For the purpose of complying with the requirements of this regulation and Subpart H of 40 CFR Part 75, the definitions in Section 4 4.0 of this regulation and in 40 CFR 72.2 (7/1/99 edition) shall apply, except the terms “affected unit,” “designated representative,” and “continuous emission monitoring system” in 40 CFR Part 75 shall be replaced with “NOx Budget unit,” “NOx authorized account representative,” and “continuous emission monitoring system,” respectively, as defined in Section 4 4.0 of this regulation.

8.4 d. The compliance deadlines referred to in 40 CFR Part 75.70(b) shall be as follows:

8.4.1 1. Monitoring systems shall be installed and certification tests shall be completed, pursuant to the requirements of Subpart H of 40 CFR Part 75, not later than:

8.4.1.1 i. For any NOx Budget unit identified in Sections 3(a)(1) 3.1.1 of this regulation that commences operation before January 1, 2002, May 1, 2002.

8.4.1.2 ii. For any NOx Budget unit not covered by Section 8(d)(1)(i) 8.4.1.1 of this regulation, the later of the following dates:

8.4.1.2.1 A. May 1, 2002; or

8.4.1.2.2 B. The earlier of:

8.4.1.2.2.1 1. 180 days after the date on which that unit commences operation, or

8.4.1.2.2.2 2. For any unit identified in Section 3(a)(1)(i) 3.1.1.1 of this regulation, 90 days after the date on which that unit commences commercial operation.

8.4.1.2.3 C. For any NOx Budget unit that reports on a control season basis under 40 CFR 75.74(b)(2), where the applicable deadline under Section 8(d)(1)(ii)(B) 8.4.1.2.2 of this regulation does not occur during a control period, May 1 immediately following the date determined in accordance with Section 8(d)(1)(ii)(B) 8.4.1.2.2 of this regulation.

8.4.2 2. For any NOx Budget unit with a new stack or flue for which construction is completed after the applicable deadline under Section 8(d)(1) or 14(c) 8.4.1 or 14.3 of this regulation:

8.4.2.1 i. 90 days after the date on which emissions first exit to the atmosphere through the new stack or flue, or

8.4.2.2 ii. If that unit reports on a control season basis under 40 CFR 75.74(b)(2) and the applicable deadline under Section 8(d)(2)(i) 8.4.2.1 of this regulation does not occur during the control period, May 1 immediately following the applicable deadline in Section 8(d)(2)(i) 8.4.2.1 of this regulation.

8.4.3 3. Data shall be recorded and reported on and after the date specified in Section 8(d)(1) 8.4.1 of this regulation. The provisions of 40 CFR 75.70(g), concerning the reporting of data prior to initial certification, shall apply from the date and hour that any unit starts operating until all required certification tests are successfully completed.

8.5 e. The requirements of 40 CFR Part 75.70(d)(1), concerning initial certification and recertification procedures, shall be expanded to include the following additional requirements:

8.5.1 1. If, prior to January 1, 1998, the Administrator approved a petition under 40 CFR 75.17(a) or (b) for apportioning the NOx emission rate measured in a common stack or a petition under 40 CFR 75.66 for an alternative to a requirement in 40 CFR 75.17 of this chapter, the NOx authorized account representative shall resubmit the petition to the Administrator under 40 CFR 75.70(h)(1) and (2) to determine if the approval applies under the NOx Budget Trading Program.

8.5.2 2. The NOx authorized account representative of each unit applying to monitor using an alternative monitoring system under Subpart E of 40 CFR Part 75 shall apply for certification to the Department prior to use of the system under the NOx Budget Trading Program. The NOx authorized account representative shall comply with the notification and application requirements for certification, or for recertification following a replacement, modification or change, according to the procedures in Section 8(f) 8.6 of this regulation.

8.6 f. Except as otherwise specified in Section 8(g) 8.7 of this regulation (pertaining to the low mass emissions excepted methodology under 40 CFR 75.19), the initial certification and recertification procedures referred to in 40 CFR Part 75.70(d)(2) shall be as follows.

8.6.1 1. Each monitoring system required by Subpart H of 40 CFR Part 75 (which includes the automated data acquisition and handling system) shall complete all of the initial certification testing required under 40 CFR 75.20 not later than the deadlines specified in Section 8(d) 8.4 of this regulation. In addition, whenever the owner or operator installs a monitoring system in order to meet the requirements of this regulation in a location where no such monitoring system was previously installed, initial certification according to 40 CFR 75.20 is required.

8.6.2 2. Whenever the owner or operator makes a replacement, modification, or change in a certified monitoring system that the Administrator or the Department determines significantly affects the ability of the system to accurately measure or record NOx mass emissions or heat input or to meet the requirements of 40 CFR 75.21 or Appendix B to 40 CFR Part 75, the owner or operator shall recertify the monitoring system according to 40 CFR 75.20(b). Furthermore, whenever the owner or operator makes a replacement, modification, or change to the flue gas handling system or the unit’s operation that the Administrator or the Department determines to significantly change the flow or concentration profile, the owner or operator shall recertify the continuous emission monitoring system according to 40 CFR 75.20(b). Examples of changes that require recertification include: replacement of the analyzer, change in location or orientation of the sampling probe or site, or the changing of flow-rate-monitor polynomial coefficients.

8.6.3 3. Certification approval process for initial certifications and recertification.

8.6.3.1 i. The NOX authorized account representative shall submit to the Department, with a copy to the EPA Region III Office, a written notice of the dates of certification testing in accordance with the requirements of 40 CFR Part 75.61. If the unit is not subject to an Acid Rain emissions limitation, the notification is required to be sent only to the Department.

8.6.3.2 ii. The NOx authorized account representative shall submit to the Department not later than 45 days after completing all initial certification or recertification tests a complete certification application for each monitoring system required under Subpart H of 40 CFR Part 75. Such certification application shall be considered complete if it includes all of the information specified in 40 CFR 75.63. Any alternative monitoring system under Subpart E of 40 CFR Part 75 shall also be subject to the procedures of 40 CFR 75.20(f).

8.6.3.3 iii. Except for units using the low mass emission excepted methodology under 40 CFR 75.19, a monitor shall be provisionally certified upon successful completion of the certification procedures of Section 8(f)(3)(i) and (ii) 8.6.3.1 and 8.6.3.2 of this regulation. A provisionally certified monitor may be used under the NOx Budget Trading Program for a period not to exceed 120 days after receipt by the Department of the complete certification application for the monitoring system or component thereof under Section 8(f)(3)(ii) 8.6.3.2 of this regulation. Data measured and recorded by the provisionally certified monitoring system or component thereof, in accordance with the requirements of 40 CFR Part 75, will be considered valid quality-assured data (retroactive to the date and time of provisional certification), provided that the Department does not invalidate the provisional certification by issuing a notice of disapproval of certification status under Section 8(f)(iv)(c) 8.6.3.4.3 of this regulation.

8.6.3.4 iv. The Department shall issue a written notice of approval or disapproval of the certification application to the NOx authorized account representative within 120 days of receipt of the complete certification application under Section 8(f)(3)(ii) 8.6.3.2 of this regulation. In the event the Department does not issue such a notice within such 120-day period, each monitoring system that meets the applicable performance requirements of 40 CFR Part 75 and that is included in the certification application shall be deemed certified for use under the NOx Budget Trading Program.

8.6.3.4.1 A. If the certification application is complete and shows that each monitoring system meets the applicable performance requirements of 40 CFR Part 75, then the Department shall issue a written notice of approval of the certification application within 120 days of receipt.

8.6.3.4.2 B. If the certification application is not complete, then the Department shall issue a written notice of incompleteness that sets a reasonable date by which the NOx authorized account representative must submit the additional information required to complete the certification application. If the NOx authorized account representative does not comply with the notice of incompleteness by the specified date, then the Department may issue a notice of disapproval under Section 8(f)(3)(iv)(c) 8.6.3.4.3 of this regulation.

8.6.3.4.3 C. If the certification application shows that any monitoring system or component thereof does not meet the performance requirements of this regulation, or if the certification application is incomplete and the requirement for disapproval under Section 8(f)(3)(iv)(B) 8.6.3.4.2 of this regulation has been met, the Department may issue a written notice of disapproval of the certification application.

8.6.3.5 v. If the Department issues a notice of disapproval of a certification application under either Section 8(f)(3)(iv)(c) 8.6.3.4.3 of this regulation or a notice of disapproval of certification status under Section 8(j) 8.10 of this regulation, then the following shall apply to each monitoring system or component thereof which is disapproved for initial certification:

8.6.3.5.1 A. Upon issuance of such notice of disapproval, the provisional certification is invalidated and the data measured and recorded by each uncertified monitoring system or component thereof shall not be considered valid quality-assured data beginning with the date and hour of provisional certification.

8.6.3.5.2 B. The owner or operator shall substitute the following values for any hour (or fraction of an hour) during which the unit combusts any fuel during the period of invalid data, beginning with the date and hour of provisional certification and continuing until the time, date, and hour specified under 40 CFR 75.20(a)(5)(i).

8.6.3.5.2.1 1. For units using or intending to monitor for NOx emission rate and heat input or for units using the low mass emission excepted methodology under 40 CFR 75.19, the maximum potential NOx emission rate and the maximum potential hourly heat input of the unit.

Maximum potential NOx emission rate means the emission rate of NOx (in lb/MMBTU) calculated in accordance with section 3 of Appendix F of 40 CFR Part 75, using the maximum potential NOx concentration as defined in section 2 of appendix A of 40 CFR Part 75, and either the maximum O2 concentration (in percent % O2) or the minimum CO2 concentration (in percent % CO2), under all operating conditions of the unit except for unit start up, shutdown, and upsets.

Maximum potential hourly heat input means an hourly heat input used for reporting purposes when a unit lacks certified monitors to report heat input. If the unit intends to use Appendix D of 40 CFR Part 75 to report heat input, this value should be calculated, in accordance with 40 CFR Part 75, using the maximum fuel flow rate and the maximum gross calorific value. If the unit intends to use a flow monitor and a diluent gas monitor, this value should be reported, in accordance with 40 CFR Part 75, using the maximum potential flowrate and either the maximum CO2 concentration (in % percent CO2) or the minimum O2 concentration (in percent % O2).

8.6.3.5.2.2 2. For units intending to monitor for NOx mass emissions using a NOx pollutant concentration monitor and a flow monitor, the maximum potential concentration of NOx and the maximum potential flow rate of the unit under Section 2.1 of Appendix A of 40 CFR Part 75.

8.6.3.5.3 C. The NOx authorized account representative shall submit a notification of certification retest dates and a new certification application in accordance with Sections 8(f)(3)(i) and 8(f)(3)(ii) 8.6.3.1 and 8.6.3.2 of this regulation; and

8.6.3.5.4 D. The owner or operator shall repeat all certification tests or other requirements that were failed by the monitoring system, as indicated in the Department’s notice of disapproval, no later than 30 unit operating days after the date of issuance of the notice of disapproval. A Unit operating day means a calendar day in which a unit combusts any fuel.

8.7 g. The initial certification and recertification procedures referred to in 40 CFR Part 75.70(d)(2) for any gas-fired or oil-fired unit using the low mass emissions excepted methodology under 40 CFR 75.19, and not subject to an acid rain limitation, shall be those applicable certification and recertification requirements of 40 CFR 75.19 and Section 8(f) 8.6 of this regulation, except that the excepted methodology shall be deemed provisionally certified for use under the NOx Budget Trading Program, as of the following dates:

8.7.1 1. For a unit that does not have monitoring equipment initially certified or recertified for the NOx Budget Trading Program as of the date on which the NOX authorized account representative submits the certification application under 40 CFR 75.19 for that unit, starting on the date of such submission until the completion of the period for the Department’s review.

8.7.2 2. For a unit that has monitoring equipment initially certified or recertified for the NOx Budget Trading Program as of the date on which the NOx authorized account representative submits the certification application under 40 CFR 75.19 for that unit and that reports data on an annual basis under 40 CFR 75.74(b)(2), starting January 1 of the year after the year of such submission until the completion of the period for the Department’s review.

8.7.3 3. For a unit that has monitoring equipment initially certified or recertified for the NOx Budget Trading Program as of the date on which the NOx Authorized Account Representative submits the certification application under 40 CFR 75.19 for that unit and that reports on a control season basis under 40 CFR 75.74(b)(2), starting May 1 of the control period after the year of such submission until the completion of the period for the Administrator’s review.

8.8 h. Approval by the Department is required for approval of any alternative requirement under 40 CFR part 75.70(h)(3)(ii).

8.9 i. The NOx authorized account representative shall submit quarterly reports required by 40 CFR Part 75.73(f) beginning with:

8.9.1 1. For any unit that commences operation prior to May 1, 2002, the earlier of the calendar quarter that includes the date of initial provisional certification under Section 8(f)(3)(iii) 8.6.3.3 of this regulation or, if the certification tests are not completed by May 1, 2002, the partial calendar quarter from May 1, 2002 through June 30, 2002. Data shall be recorded and reported from the earlier of the date and hour corresponding to the date and hour of provisional certification or the first hour on May 1, 2002.

8.9.2 2. Except as provided for in Section 8(i)(3) 8.9.3 of this regulation, for any unit that commenced operation on or after May 1, 2002, the calendar quarter in which the unit commences operation. Data shall be reported from the date and hour corresponding to when the unit commenced operation.

8.9.3 3. For any unit that is subject to ozone season monitoring requirements under 40 CFR 75.74(b)(2), and that commenced operation after September 30, 2002, and that did not commence operations during a control period, the earlier of the calendar quarter that includes the date of initial provisional certification under Section 8(f)(3)(iii) 8.6.3.3 of this regulation or, if the certification tests are not completed by May 1 immediately following the date that the unit commenced operation, May 1 immediately following the date the unit commenced operation. Data shall be reported from the earlier of the date and hour corresponding to the date and hour of provisional certification or the first hour of May 1 immediately following the date that the unit commenced operation.

8.10 j. Whenever both an audit of a monitoring system and a review of the initial certification or recertification application reveal that any system or component should not have been certified or recertified because it did not meet a particular performance specification or other requirement under 40 CFR 75.70(d) or any other applicable provision of 40 CFR Part 75, both at the time of the initial certification or recertification application submission and at the time of the audit, the Department may issue a notice of disapproval of the certification status of such system or component. For the purposes of this paragraph, an audit shall be either a field audit or an audit of any information submitted to the Department or the Administrator. By issuing the notice of disapproval, the Department revokes prospectively the certification status of the system or component. The data measured and recorded by the system or component shall not be considered valid quality-assured data from the date of issuance of the notification of the revoked certification status until the date and time that the owner or operator completes subsequently approved initial certification or recertification tests. The owner or operator shall follow the initial certification or recertification procedures in 40 CFR Part 75.70(d) for each disapproved system.

12/11/2000

Section 9 –

9.0 NATS

9.1 a. Establishment of NATS Accounts.

9.1.1 1. Upon receipt of a complete account certificate of representation pursuant to Section 6(a) 6.1 of this regulation, the Administrator shall establish a compliance account for each NOx Budget unit identified in that account certificate of representation, and an overdraft account for each such NOx Budget source that includes two or more NOx Budget units.

9.1.2 2. Upon receipt of a complete application to establish a general account pursuant to Section 15 15.0 of this regulation, the Administrator shall establish a general account for the person(s) or persons for whom the application is submitted.

9.1.3 3. The Administrator shall assign a unique identifying account number to each account established under Sections 9(a)(1) or 9(a)(2) 9.1.1 or 9.1.2 of this regulation, and a unique identifying number to each associated NOx authorized account representative.

9.2 b. Recordation of Allocations and Deductions.

9.2.1 1. The Administrator shall record allocations for the 2003, 2004, and 2005 control periods, pursuant to Section (d)(1) 4.1 of Appendix A and Section (c) 3.0 of Appendix B of this regulation. The Administrator shall record any allocations for the 2003 control period pursuant to Section 14(f)(2) 14.6.2 of this regulation.

9.2.2 2. Each year, starting in 2003, the Administrator shall:

9.2.2.1 i. Record in the appropriate compliance account or overdraft account all deductions made pursuant to Section 12 and 13 12.0 and 13.0 of this regulation.

9.2.2.2 ii. After recording any deductions pursuant to Section 9(b)(2)(i) 9.2.2.1 of this regulation:

9.2.2.2.1 A. Record allocations pursuant to Section (d)(2) 4.2 of Appendix A of this regulation.

9.2.2.2.2 B. Record allocations pursuant to Sections 14(f)(2) 14.6.2 of this regulation.

9.2.3 3. When recording any allocation, the Administrator shall assign to the corresponding NOx allowance a unique identification serial number that includes digits identifying the year for which that NOx allowance is allocated.

9.3 c. Banking.

9.3.1 1. After recording any deductions pursuant to Section 9(b)(2)(i) 9.2.2.1 of this regulation, the Administrator shall designate, as a “banked” NOx allowance, any NOx allowance that was eligible for deduction and that remains in any compliance account, overdraft account, or general account

9.3.2 2. Each year, starting in 2004, after completing the designation of banked NOx allowances under Section 9(c)(1) 9.3.1 of this regulation and before May 1 of that year, the Administrator shall determine the extent to which any banked NOx allowance may be used for compliance in the impending control period, as follows:

9.3.2.1 i. The Administrator shall determine the total number of banked NOx allowances held in all of the NOx Budget Trading program’s compliance accounts, overdraft accounts, and general accounts.

9.3.2.2 ii. The Administrator shall determine the sum of the State trading program budgets for the impending control period of all of the States participating in the NOx Budget trading program.

9.3.2.3 iii. The Administrator shall determine the result of dividing the number determined under Section 9(c)(2)(i) 9.3.2.1 of this regulation by the number determined under Section 9(c)(2)(ii) 9.3.2.2 of this regulation.

9.3.3 3. If the number determined under Section 9(c)(2)(iii) 9.3.2.3 of this regulation is equal to or less than 0.10, then any banked NOX allowance may be deducted for compliance in accordance with Sections 12 and 13 12.0 and 13.0 of this regulation.

9.3.4 4. If the number determined under Section 9(c)(2)(iii) 9.3.2.3 of this regulation is greater than 0.10, then:

9.3.4.1 i. The Administrator shall determine the following ratio: 0.10 multiplied by the number determined under Section 9(c)(2)(ii) 9.3.2.2 of this regulation and divided by the number determined under Section 9(c)(2)(i) 9.3.2.1 of this regulation.

9.3.4.2 ii. The Administrator shall, in implementing the provisions of Sections 12(b) and 13(a) 12.2 and 13.1 of this regulation for the impending control period, multiply the number of banked NOx allowances in each compliance account or overdraft account by the ratio calculated under Section 9(c)(4)(i) 9.3.4.1 of this regulation. The resulting product is the number of banked NOX allowances in the account that may be deducted for compliance in accordance with Sections 12 and 13 12.0 and 13.0 of this regulation. Any banked NOx allowances in excess of the resulting product may be deducted for compliance in accordance with Sections 12 and 13 12.0 and 13.0 of this regulation, except that, if any such NOx allowance is deducted, two such NOX allowances shall be deducted for each one NOx allowance required under Sections 12 and 13 12.0 and 13.0 of this regulation.

9.4 d. The Administrator may, at his/her sole discretion and on his/her own motion, correct any error in any NATS account. Within 10 business days of making any such correction, the Administrator shall notify the NOx authorized account representative of the affected account of any correction made.

12/11/2000

Section 10 –

10.0 NOX Allowance Transfers

10.1 a. The NOX authorized account representative seeking recordation of a NOX allowance transfer shall submit to the Administrator a transfer request that includes all of the following information in a format specified by the Administrator:

10.1.1 1.The account number of both the transferor and transferee accounts;

10.1.2 2.The serial number of each NOX allowance to be transferred; and

10.1.3 3.The printed name and signature of the NOX authorized account representative of the transferor account, and the date the transfer request was signed.

10.2 b. Provided that the transfer request meets the requirements of Section 10(a) 10.1 of this regulation, and the transferor account holds each NOX allowance identified by serial number in the transfer request, the Administrator shall record the NOX allowance transfer by moving each NOX allowance from the transferor account to the transferee account as specified by the request.

10.2.1 1. Any NOX allowance transfer request that is submitted for recordation after a NOX allowance transfer deadline, and that includes any NOX allowance that was allocated for a control period prior to or the same as the control period associated with that NOX allowance transfer deadline, shall be recorded after the recordation of allocations under Section 9(b)(2) 9.2.2 of this regulation for that control period.

10.2.2 2. Any transfer request not identified in Section 10(b)(1) 10.2.1 of this regulation shall be recorded within 5 five business days of receiving such request.

10.2.3 3. Within 5 five business days of recordation of any NOX allowance transfer, the Administrator shall notify the NOX authorized account representatives of both accounts subject to the transfer that the transfer was recorded.

10.3 c. Where a NOX allowance transfer request fails to meet the requirements of Section 10(b) 10.2 of this regulation, the Administrator shall not record that transfer.

10.3.1 1. Within 10 business days of receipt of such a request, the Administrator shall notify the NOX authorized account representatives of both the transferor and transferee accounts of the reason(s) or reasons why the transfer was not recorded.

10.3.2 2. Nothing in this regulation shall preclude the correction and resubmission of a NOX allowance transfer request following notification under Section 10(c)(1) 10.3.1 of this regulation.

12/11/2000

Section 11 –

11.0 Compliance Certification

11.1 a. Not later than November 30 of each year, starting in 2003, the NOX authorized account representative of each NOX Budget source shall submit to the Department and the Administrator a compliance certification report that covers the control period for that year. Such report shall include all of the following information in a format specified by the Administrator:

11.1.1 1. Identification of the NOX Budget source and each NOX Budget unit at that source.

11.1.2 2. At the NOX authorized account representative’s option, for units sharing a common stack and having NOX emissions that are not monitored separately or apportioned in accordance with Section 8 8.0 of this regulation, the percentage of the number of tons of NOX emissions from the common stack to be attributed to each unit, for application under Section 12(b)(2)(i) 12.2.2.1 of this regulation.

11.1.3 3. At the NOX authorized account representative’s option, the serial numbers of the NOX allowances that are to be deducted from each NOX Budget unit’s compliance account, for application under Sections 12(b)(2)(i) and/or 13(a)(1) 12.2.2.1 or 13.1.1 of this regulation.

11.1.4 4. Certification by the NOX authorized account representative of, based on reasonable inquiry of those persons with primary responsibility for operating the source and the NOX Budget units at the source in compliance with the NOX Budget Trading Program, whether each NOX Budget unit for which the compliance certification is submitted was operated during the calendar year covered by the report in compliance with the requirements of the NOX Budget Trading Program applicable to that unit, including:

11.1.4.1 i. Whether the unit was operated in compliance with its NOX Budget emissions limitation;

11.1.4.2 ii. Whether the monitoring plan that governs the unit has been maintained to reflect the actual operation and monitoring of the unit, and contains all information necessary to attribute NOX emissions to the unit, in accordance with Section 8 8.0 of this regulation;

11.1.4.3 iii. Whether all the NOX emissions from the unit, or a group of units (including the unit) using a common stack, were monitored or accounted for through the missing data procedures and reported in the quarterly monitoring reports, including whether conditional data were reported in the quarterly reports in accordance with Section 8 8.0 of this regulation. If conditional data were reported, the NOX authorized account representative shall indicate whether the status of all conditional data has been resolved and all necessary quarterly report resubmission’s have been made;

11.1.4.4 iv. Whether the facts that form the basis for certification under Section 8 8.0 of this regulation of each monitor at the unit or a group of units (including the unit) using a common stack, or for using an excepted monitoring method or alternative monitoring method approved under Section 8 8.0 of this regulation, if any, has changed; and

11.1.4.5 v. If a change is required to be reported under Section 11(a)(4)(iv) 11.1.4.4 of this regulation, specify the nature of the change, the reason for the change, when the change occurred, and how the unit’s compliance status was determined subsequent to the change, including what method was used to determine emissions when a change mandated the need for monitor recertification.

11.2 b. The Department or the Administrator may review and conduct independent audits concerning any compliance certification or any other submission under the NOX Budget Trading Program and make appropriate adjustments of the information in the compliance certifications or other submissions.

11.3 c. The Administrator may deduct NOX allowances from or transfer NOX allowances to a unit’s compliance account or a source’s overdraft account based on the information in the compliance certifications or other submissions, as adjusted under Section 11(b) 11.2 of this regulation.

12/11/2000

Section 12 –

12.0 End-of-Season Reconciliation

12.1 a. A NOX allowance is available to be deducted for compliance with a unit’s NOX Budget emissions limitation for a particular control period only if that NOX allowance:

12.1.1 1. Was allocated for that control period or for a control period in a prior year; and

12.1.2 2. Is held in that unit’s compliance account or its associated overdraft account, as of the NOX allowance transfer deadline for that control period; or

12.1.3 3. Is transferred into that unit’s compliance account or its associated overdraft account by a NOX allowance transfer request that was correctly submitted for recordation under Section 10 10.0 of this regulation on or before the NOX allowance transfer deadline associated with that control period.

12.2 b. For each control period, following the recordation of NOX Allowance transfer requests that were submitted for recordation under Section 10 10.0 of this regulation on or before the associated NOX allowance transfer deadline, the Administrator shall deduct NOX allowances that meet the requirements of Section 12(a) 12.1 of this regulation from each NOX Budget unit’s account(s) or accounts:

12.2.1 1. Until the number of NOX allowances deducted equals the number of tons of NOX emissions from that unit for that control period.

12.2.2 2. In the case of units sharing a common stack and having emissions that are not separately monitored or apportioned under Section 8 8.0 of this regulation, the Administrator shall deduct NOX allowances for each such unit until the number of NOX allowances deducted equals:

12.2.2.1 i. Where the NOX authorized account representative identified a percentage pursuant to Section 11(a)(2) 11.1.2 of this regulation, that percentage of the number of tons of NOX emissions from the common stack, or,

12.2.2.2 ii. If no percentage is identified, an equal percentage for each such unit.

12.2.3 3. Where there are not sufficient NOX allowances available under section 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(2) 12.2.1 and 12.2.2 of this regulation, until no more NOX allowances that meet the requirements of Section 12(a) 12.1 of this regulation remain available for deduction.

12.3 c. The particular allowances that the Administrator shall delete shall be:

12.3.1 1. Where the NOX authorized account representative identified by serial number the NOX allowances to be deducted pursuant to Section 11(a)(3) 11.1.3 of this regulation, the Administrator shall deduct those particular allowances.

12.3.2 2. In the absence of an identification or in the case of a partial identification of NOX allowances by serial number, the Administrator shall deduct NOX allowances:

12.3.2.1 i. From the compliance account on a first-in, first-out (FIFO) accounting basis in the following order:

12.3.2.1.1 A. Those NOX allowances that were allocated for that control period to that unit;

12.3.2.1.2 B. Those NOX allowances that were allocated for that control period to any unit and transferred and recorded in that unit’s account, in order of their date of recordation;

12.3.2.1.3 C. Those NOX allowances that were allocated for a prior control period to that unit; and

12.3.2.1.4 D. Those NOX allowances that were allocated for a prior control period to any unit and transferred and recorded in that unit’s account, in order of their date of recordation.

12.3.2.2 ii. Only after all NOX allowances that meet the requirements of Section 12(a) 12.1 of this regulation have been deducted from the compliance account, from the overdraft account. In deducting allowances for units at the source from the overdraft account, the Administrator shall begin with the NOX Budget unit having the compliance account with the lowest NATS account number and end with the NOX Budget unit having the compliance account with the highest NATS account number (with account numbers sorted beginning with the left-most character and ending with the right-most character and the letter characters assigned values in alphabetical order and less than all numeric characters).

12/11/2000

Section 13 –

13.0 Failure to Meet Compliance Requirements

13.1 a. For each unit under Section 12(b)(3) 12.2.3 of this regulation, the Administrator shall deduct from that unit’s compliance account or the associated overdraft account a number of NOX allowances equal to three (3) times the number of that unit’s excess emissions.

13.1.1 1. Where the NOX authorized account representative identified by serial number the NOX allowances to be deducted pursuant to Section 11(a)(3) 11.1.3 of this regulation, the Administrator shall deduct those particular allowances.

13.1.2 2. In the absence of an identification by serial number, or in the case of a partial identification, the Administrator shall deduct NOX allowances that were allocated for any control period after the control period in which the unit has excess emissions, until the requirement of Section 13(a) 13.1 of this regulation is satisfied.

13.1.3 3. If the compliance account or overdraft account does not contain sufficient NOX allowances, the Administrator shall deduct NOX allowances, regardless of the control period for which they were allocated, whenever NOX allowances are recorded in either account, until the requirement of Section 13(a) 13.1 of this regulation is satisfied.

13.2 b. Any deduction required under Section 13(a) 13.1 of this regulation shall not affect the liability of the owners and operators of the NOX Budget unit for any fine, penalty, or assessment, or their obligation to comply with any other remedy, for the same violation, as ordered under the CAA or applicable State law or regulation. The following guidelines shall be followed in assessing fines, penalties or other obligations:

13.2.1 1. For purposes of determining the number of days of violation, if a NOX Budget unit has excess emissions for a control period, each day in the control period (153 days) constitutes a day in violation unless the owners and operators of the unit demonstrate that a lesser number of days should be considered.

13.2.2 2. Each ton of excess emissions is a separate violation.

12/11/2000

Section 14 –

14.0 Individual Unit Opt-Ins

14.1 a. Any unit located in Delaware that meets all of the following provisions may voluntarily opt into the NOX Budget Trading program by submitting to the Department an opt-in application.

14.1.1 1. The unit is not a NOX Budget unit identified in Sections 3(a)(1) 3.1.1 of this regulation; and

14.1.2 2. The unit is not exempted under Section 3(b) 3.2 of this regulation; and

14.1.3 3. The unit can meet the emissions monitoring and reporting requirements of Section 8 8.0 of this regulation; and

14.1.4 4. The unit has documented heat input for more than 876 hours in the 6 six months immediately preceding the submission of an application for an initial NOX Budget permit under Section 14(b) 14.2 of this regulation.

14.2 b. Each unit identified in Sections 14(a) 14.1 of this regulation shall submit:

14.2.1 1. To the Department and the Administrator a complete account certificate of representation that meets all of the requirements of Section 6 6.0 of this regulation.

14.2.2 2. To the Department a complete NOX Budget permit application that meets all of the requirements of Section 7(b) 7.2 of this regulation, with the following additional certification statement(s) or statements made by the NOX authorized account representative:

14.2.2.1 i. “I certify that each unit for which this permit application is submitted under Section 14 of Regulation No. 39 14.0 of 7 DE Admin. Code 1139 is not a NOX Budget unit under Sections 3(a)(1) of Regulation No. 39 3.1.1 of 7 DE Admin. Code 1139, is not covered by a retired unit exemption under Section 3(b) of Regulation No. 39 3.2 of 7 DE Admin. Code 1139 that is in effect”

14.2.2.2 ii. For any application for an initial NOX Budget permit, “I certify that the unit meets the requirements of Section 14(a)(4) of Regulation No. 39 14.1.4 of 7 DE Admin. Code 1139.”

14.2.3 3. To the Department a monitoring plan in accordance with Section 8 8.0 of this regulation.

14.3 c. The Department shall determine, on an interim basis, the sufficiency of the monitoring plan submitted pursuant to Section 14(b)(3) 14.2.3 of this regulation. A monitoring plan is sufficient, for purposes of this interim review, if the plan appears to contain information demonstrating that the NOX emissions rate and heat input of the unit are monitored and reported in accordance with Section 8 8.0 of this regulation. A determination of sufficiency shall not be construed as acceptance or approval of the unit’s monitoring plan.

14.3.1 1. If the Department determines that the unit’s monitoring plan is sufficient the NOX authorized account representative shall:

14.3.1.1 i. Install and certify all monitoring systems required under Section 8 8.0 of this regulation, pursuant to Section 8 8.0 of this regulation.

14.3.1.2 ii. Monitor and report the NOx emissions rate and the heat input of the unit in accordance with Section 8 8.0 of this regulation for one full control period during which the % percent monitoring data availability is not less than 90% percent and during which the unit is in full compliance with all applicable State or Federal emissions or emissions-related requirements. Solely for purposes of applying the requirements of the prior sentence, the unit shall be treated as a “NOX Budget unit” prior to issuance of a NOx Budget permit covering the unit.

14.3.1.3 iii. Based on the information monitored and reported under Section 14(c)(1)(ii) 14.3.1.2 of this regulation, submit to the Department the unit’s baseline heat input calculated as the unit’s total heat input (in MMBTU) for the control period, and the unit’s baseline NOx emissions rate calculated as the unit’s total NOx mass emissions (in lb) for the control period divided by the unit’s baseline heat input.

14.3.2 2. If the Department determines that the unit’s monitoring plan is not sufficient the Department shall disapprove the opt-in application.

14.4 d. After receipt of the baseline heat input and the baseline NOX emissions rate for the unit under Section 14(c)(1)(iii) 14.3.1.3 of this regulation:

14.4.1 1. The Department shall issue a draft NOX Budget permit on the NOX authorized account representative of the unit. Such permit shall meet all of the requirements of Section 7(c) 7.3 of this regulation.

14.4.2 2. Within 20 days after the issuance of the draft NOX Budget permit, the NOX authorized account representative of the unit shall either withdrawal its application or submit to the Department a confirmation of the intention to opt in the unit. The Department shall treat any failure to make a timely submission as a withdrawal of the NOX Budget permit application.

14.4.3 3. For units where the NOX authorized account representative confirms the intention to opt in the unit, and after considering any comments received on the draft permit, the Department shall issue a final NOX Budget permit pursuant to Regulation No. 2 7 DE Admin. Code 1102 or Regulation No. 30 7 DE Admin. Code 1130, as applicable. The unit shall be a NOX Budget unit upon issuance of the NOX Budget permit, and shall be subject to all of the requirements of this regulation.

14.5 e. Notwithstanding Sections 14(a) through 14(d) 14.1 through 14.4 of this regulation, at any time before the issuance of a final NOX Budget permit:

14.5.1 1. The NOX Budget Opt-in application may be withdrawn.

14.5.2 2. If the Department determines that the unit does not qualify as an Opt-in unit, the Department shall deny the request to opt-in to the NOX Budget Trading Program.

14.6 f. Allocations to opt-in units.

14.6.1 1. Under no circumstances shall any allocation to any unit under Section 14(f) 14.6 of this regulation necessitate adjustments to the allocation to any other NOX Budget Unit.

14.6.2 2. By April 1 immediately before the first control period for which any NOX Budget permit becomes effective, and April 1 of each year thereafter, the Department shall submit to the Administrator an allocation for the next control period in accordance with Section 14(f)(3) 14.6.3 of this regulation.

14.6.3 3. Except as provided for in Section 3(b)(6) 3.2.6 of this regulation (pertaining to retired units), each Opt-in unit shall receive an annual allocation calculated as follows:

14.6.3.1 i. The Department shall determine the heat input (in MMBTU) as the lesser of:

14.6.3.1.1 A. The Opt-in unit’s baseline heat input determined pursuant to Section 14(c)(1)(ii) 14.3.1.2 of this regulation; or

14.6.3.1.2 B. The Opt-in unit’s heat input for the control period in the year prior to the year of the control period for which the NOX allocations are being calculated, as determined in accordance with Section 8 8.0 of this regulation.

14.6.3.2 ii. The Department shall allocate NOX allowances to the Opt-in unit in an amount equaling the heat input (in MMBTU) determined under Section 14(f)(3)(i) 14.6.3.1 of this regulation multiplied by the lesser of:

14.6.3.2.1 A. The Opt-in unit’s baseline NOX emissions rate (in lb/MMBTU) calculated pursuant to Section 14(c)(1)(ii) 14.3.1.2 of this regulation; or

14.6.3.2.2 B. The lowest NOX emissions limitation (in terms of lb/MMBTU) that is applicable during the control period to the Opt-in unit under State or Federal law or regulation, regardless of the averaging period to which the emissions limitation applies.

14.7 g. In the event that a Opt-in unit becomes a NOX Budget unit under Sections 3(a)(1) 3.1.1 of this regulation due to modification, reconstruction, or any other reason:

14.7.1 1. The NOX authorized account representative shall, not later than 30 days after such change in the Opt-in unit’s regulatory status, notify in writing the Department and the Administrator of such change in the Opt-in unit’s regulatory status. This provision is in addition to, and does not exempt or exclude any other State of Federal requirement, including any requirement to secure or amend any construction or operation permit under Regulation No. 2, 25, or 30 7 DE Admin. Code 1102, 1125, or 1130 of the State of Delaware “Regulations Governing the Control of Air Pollution.”

14.7.2 2. The Administrator shall deduct from the NOX Budget unit’s compliance account, or the associated overdraft account, NOX allowances equal in number to and allocated for the same or a prior control period as:

14.7.2.1 i. Any NOX allowances allocated to the NOX Budget unit under Section 14(g) 14.7 of this regulation for any control period after the last control period during which the unit’s NOX Budget permit was effective; and

14.7.2.2 ii. If the effective date the NOX Budget unit becomes subject to Section 14(g) 14.7 of this regulation is during a control period, the NOX allowances allocated to the NOX Budget unit under Section 14(f) 14.6 of this regulation for that control period multiplied by the ratio of the number of days remaining in the control period, starting with the date the NOX Budget unit becomes subject to Section 14(g) 14.7 of this regulation, divided by 153.

14.7.2.3 iii. If the compliance account or overdraft account does not contain sufficient NOX allowances, the Administrator shall deduct the required number of NOX allowances, regardless of the control period for which they were allocated, whenever NOX allowances are recorded in either account.

12/11/2000

Section 15 –

15.0 General Accounts

15.1 a. Any person may apply to open a general account for the purpose of holding and transferring NOX allowances by submitting to the Administrator an application to establish a general account. Such application:

15.1.1 1. Shall designate one and only one NOX authorized account representative, and may designate one and only one alternate NOX authorized account representative. Such NOX authorized account representative and any alternate NOX authorized account representative shall be selected by an agreement between all of the persons who have an ownership interest with respect to allowances held in the general account, that is binding on such persons. Such agreement shall include a procedure for authorizing any alternate NOX authorized account representative to act in lieu of the NOX authorized account representative.

15.1.2 2. Shall include all of the following information in a format specified by the Administrator:

15.1.2.1 i. At the option of the NOX authorized account representative, the organization name and the type of organization;

15.1.2.2 ii. The name, mailing address, email address (if any), telephone number, and facsimile transmission number (if any) of the NOX authorized account representative and any alternate NOX authorized account representative.

15.1.2.3 iii. A list of all persons subject to a binding agreement for the NOX authorized account representative or any alternate NOX authorized account representative to represent their ownership interest with respect to the allowances held in the general account.

15.1.2.4 iv. The following certification statement by the NOX authorized account representative and any alternate NOX authorized account representative: “I certify that I was selected as the NOX authorized account representative or the alternate NOX authorized account representative, as applicable, by an agreement that is binding on all persons who have an ownership interest with respect to allowances held in the general account. I certify that I have all the necessary authority to carry out my duties and responsibilities under the NOX Budget Trading Program on behalf of such persons and that each such person shall be fully bound by my representations, actions, inactions, or submissions and by any order or decision issued to me by the Administrator or a court regarding the general account.”

15.1.2.5 v. The signature of the NOX authorized account representative and any alternate NOX authorized account representative, and the date(s) or dates the account certificate of representation was signed.

15.1.3 3. Shall not include, unless otherwise required by the Administrator, documents of agreement referred to in the application to establish a general account. If submitted, the Administrator shall not be under any obligation to review or evaluate the sufficiency of such documents.

15.2 b. Upon receipt by the Administrator of a complete application for a general account under Section 15(a) 15.1 of this regulation:

15.2.1 1. The NOX authorized account representative for the general account shall represent and, by his or her representations, actions, inactions, or submissions, legally bind each person who has an ownership interest with respect to NOX allowances held in the general account in all matters pertaining to the NOX Budget Trading Program, not withstanding any agreement between the NOX authorized account representative and such person. Any such person shall be bound by any order or decision issued to the NOX authorized account representative by the Administrator or a court regarding the general account

15.2.2 2. Any representation, action, inaction, or submission by the alternate NOX authorized account representative shall be deemed to be a representation, action, inaction, or submission by the NOX authorized account representative.

15.2.3 3. The Administrator shall rely on the application submitted pursuant to Section 15(a) 15.1 of this regulation unless and until the Administrator receives a superseding complete application for a general account changing the NOX authorized account representative or alternate NOX authorized account representative. Notwithstanding any such change, all representations, actions, inactions, and submissions by the previous NOX authorized account representative or alternate NOX authorized account representative prior to the time and date when the Administrator receives the superseding application for a general account shall be binding on the new NOX authorized account representative and alternate NOX authorized account representative and the persons with an ownership interest with respect to the allowances in the general account.

15.2.4 4. Except as provided in Section 15(b)(3) 15.2.3 of this regulation, no objection or other communication submitted to the Administrator concerning the authorization, or any representation, action, inaction, or submission of the NOX authorized account representative or the alternate NOX authorized account representative for a general account shall affect any representation, action, inaction, or submission of the NOX authorized account representative or the alternate NOX authorized account representative, or the finality of any decision or order by the Administrator under the NOX Budget Trading Program.

15.2.5 5. The Administrator will not adjudicate any private legal dispute concerning the authorization or any representation, action, inaction, or submission of any NOX authorized account representative or the alternate NOX authorized account representative for a general account.

15.3 c. Changes in Persons having Ownership Interest in any General Account

15.3.1 1. Within 30 days following any change in the persons having an ownership interest with respect to NOX allowances in the general account, including the addition of persons, the NOX authorized account representative or any alternate NOX authorized account representative shall submit a revision to the application for a general account amending the list of persons having an ownership interest with respect to the NOX allowances in the general account to include the change.

15.3.2 2. In the event a new person having an ownership interest with respect to NOX allowances in the general account is not included in the list of such persons in the account certificate of representation, such new person shall be deemed to be subject to and bound by the account certificate of representation, the representation, actions, inactions, and submissions of the NOX authorized account representative and any alternate NOx authorized account representative of the source or unit, and the decisions, orders, actions, and inactions of the Administrator, as if the new person were included in such list.

15.4 d. Submissions/Certifications

15.4.1 1. The NOX authorized account representative or the alternate NOX authorized account representative shall sign and certify all submissions under the NOX Budget trading program with the following certification statement: “I am authorized to make this submission on behalf of the persons having an ownership interest with respect to the NOx allowances held in the general account. I certify under penalty of law that I have personally examined, and am familiar with, the statements and information submitted in this document and all its attachments. Based on my inquiry of those individuals with primary responsibility for obtaining the information, I certify that the statements and information are to the best of my knowledge and belief true, accurate, and complete. I am aware that there are significant penalties for submitting false statements and information or omitting required statements and information, including the possibility of fine or imprisonment.”

15.4.2 2. The Administrator shall accept or act on any submission made under the NOX Budget Trading program only if that submission has been made, signed, and certified in accordance with Section 15(d)(1) 15.4.1 of this regulation.

15.5 e. Closing of general accounts

15.5.1 1. The NOx authorized account representative of a general account may instruct the Administrator to close the account by submitting a statement requesting deletion of the account from the NATS and by correctly submitting for recordation under Section 10 10.0 of this regulation a request to transfer all NOx allowances held in the account to one or more other NATS accounts.

15.5.2 2. If a general account shows no activity for a period of a year or more and does not contain any NOx allowances, the Administrator may notify the NOx authorized account representative for the account that the account will be closed and deleted from the NATS following 20 business days after the notice is sent. The account will be closed after the 20-day period unless before the end of the 20-day period the Administrator receives a correctly submitted transfer of NOx allowances into the account under Section 10 10.0 of this regulation or a statement submitted by the NOx authorized account representative demonstrating to the satisfaction of the Administrator good cause as to why the account should not be closed.

Appendix A

Allowance Allocations to NOX Budget Units under

Section 3(a)(1)(i) and 3(a)(1)(ii) of Regulation No. 39

3.1.1.1 and 3.1.1.2 of 7 DE Admin. Code 1139

1.0 a. The State trading program budget allocated by the Department to NOX Budget units identified in Section 3(a)(1) of Regulation No. 39 3.1.1 of 7 DE Admin Code 1139 shall equal 5,227 tons of NOX emissions for each NOX control period, beginning with the year 2003 control period. Table 1 A-1 of this appendix A identifies the NOX Budget units that receive an allocation, and the size of that allocation. NOX Budget units identified in Section 3(a)(1) of Regulation No. 39 3.1.1 of 7 DE Admin Code 1139 that are not identified in Table 1 A-1 do not receive an allocation.

2.0 b. Individual unit allocations identified in Table 1 A-1 of this appendix “A” were determined as follows:

2.1 1. The unit’s base heat input was determined as the average of the units two highest heat inputs for May through September of any of the four years 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998. Where a unit had heat input during May through September in only one of the years 1995 though 1998, and had zero heat input during May through September of the other three years, that units base heat input was determined as the heat input during the non zero year.

2.2 2. The unit’s base heat input determined in Section (b)(1) 2.1 of this appendix “A” was multiplied by a NOX emissions rate factor, and divided by 2000 lb/ton. NOX emissions rate factor’s used were:

2.2.1 i. For any unit that serves a generator with a nameplate capacity of 15 MWe or greater, but less than 25 MWe, the unit’s actual average 1996 ozone season NOX emission rate, in lb/MMBTU.

2.2.2 ii. For any unit that serves a generator with a nameplate capacity of 25 MWe or greater, 0.15 lb/MMBTU.

2.2.3 iii. For any unit that does not serve a generator, 0.l7 lb/MMBTU.

2.3 3. The tonnage determined in Section (b)(2) 2.2 of this appendix A for all subject units were added together.

2.4 4. For each subject unit, the tonnage determined in Section (b)(2) 2.2 of this Appendix A was divided by the tonnage determined in Section (b)(3) 2.3 of this appendix A.

2.5 5. The allocation to each subject unit was determined as the product of the factor determined in Section (b)(4) 2.4 of this appendix A and the state trading program budget identified in Section (a) 1.0 of this appendix A, rounded to the nearest whole ton.

3.0 c. Any NOX Budget unit that receives an allocation under this appendix A shall continue to receive that allocation for each control period unless and until such time as the Department revises this appendix A pursuant to 7 Del.C., Chapter 60, and submits that revision to the Administrator as a revision to Delaware’s State Implementation Plan.

4.0 d. Timing requirements for allocations.

4.1 1. No later than sixty (60) 60 days after the effective date of Regulation No. 39 7 DE Admin. Code 1139, the Department shall submit to the Administrator allocations in accordance with this appendix A for the 2003, 2004, and 2005 control periods.

4.2 2. By April 1, 2003 and April 1 of each year thereafter, the Department shall submit to the Administrator allocations in accordance with this Appendix A for the control period in the year that is three years after the year of the applicable deadline for submission under Section (d)(2) 4.2 of this appendix A. If the Department fails to submit to the Administrator the allocations in accordance with this Section (d)(2) 4.2 of this appendix, the Administrator shall allocate, for the applicable control period, the same number of allocations as were allocated for the preceding control period.

Table 1 A-1 – Individual Unit Allocations

Appendix B

Regulation No. 37 – Regulation No. 39 7 DE Admin. Code 1137 - 7 DE Admin. Code 1139 Program Transition

1.0 a. Individual Unit Opt-ins. The Department may require any unit that is an opt-in unit under Regulation No. 37 7 DE Admin. Code 1137 of Delaware’s “Regulations Governing the Control of Air Pollution” to be an opt-in unit under Section 14 of Regulation No. 39 14.0 of 7 DE Admin. Code 1139 of Delaware’s “Regulations Governing the Control of Air Pollution.”

2.0 b. Penalties. For any NOx Budget unit under Regulation No. 37 7 DE Admin. Code 1137 of Delaware’s “Regulations Governing the Control of Air Pollution” that has excess emissions following the year 2002 control period, the Administrator shall deduct from the unit’s compliance account or the overdraft account of the source where the unit is located a number of NOx allowances, allocated for the 2003 or subsequent control periods, equal to three times the number of the unit’s excess emissions in the 2002 control period.

3.0 c. Regulation No. 37 7 DE Admin. Code 1137 transition allocation. Any Delaware source that holds, in its Regulation No. 37 7 DE Admin. Code 1137 compliance account, NOx allowances that were allocated for the year 2000, 2001, or 2002 control periods under the OTC NOX Budget program (i.e., Regulation No. 37 7 DE Admin. Code 1137 of Delaware’s “Regulations Governing the Control of Air Pollution”) and that were not used or required to be used for compliance with the requirements of Regulation No. 37 7 DE Admin. Code 1137 for the 2002 or prior control period, may be eligible for a special, one-time “transition allocation.”

3.1 1. An application for a transition allocation under Section (c) 3.0 of this appendix “B” shall be submitted to the Department no later than March 1, 2003, and shall include all of the following information:

3.1.1 i. Identification of the affected NOx Budget source and NOx Budget unit;

3.1.2 ii. Identification of the quantity of NOx allowances remaining in the unit’s Regulation No. 37 7 DE Admin Code 1137 compliance account as of February 1, 2003;

3.1.3 iii. Identification by serial number of all NOx allowances remaining in the unit’s Regulation No. 37 7 DE Admin Code 1137 compliance account as of February 1, 2003; and

3.1.4 iv. Certification by the NOx authorized account representative consistent with Section 6(d) of Regulation No. 39 6.4 of 7 DE Admin Code 1139.

3.2 2. Not later than April 1, 2003, the Department shall approve or deny any request received under Section (c)(1) 3.1 of this appendix “B”.

3.2.1 i. For any request that is approved, the Department shall notify the NOX authorized account representative, and shall submit to the Administrator an allocation to the NOx Budget unit’s compliance account in accordance with the provisions of Section (c)(3) 3.3 of this appendix “B”.

3.2.2 ii. For any request that is not accurate or submitted in accordance with Section (c)(1) 3.1 of this appendix “B”, the Department shall notify the NOx authorized account representative that the request is denied, including the reason(s) or reasons for any denial.

3.3 3. Any NOX authorized account representative whose request is approved under Section (c)(2)(i) 3.2.1 of this appendix “B” shall receive a transition allocation as follows:

3.3.1 i. If the total number of allocations requested, and as approved by the Department, totaled among all Delaware NOX Budget units is 168 or less the Department shall allocate to each subject unit their requested allocation.

3.3.2 ii. If the total number of allocations requested, and as approved by the Department, totaled among all Delaware NOx Budget units is greater than 168, the Department shall allocate to each subject unit according to the following formula:

Unit’s allocation = [(Unit’s requested and approved allocation)/ (Total number of requested and approved allocations among all Delaware sources)] X (168)

where: “Unit’s requested and approved allocation” is the number allocations requested by the unit’s NOx authorized account representative and approved by the Department in accordance Section (c)(2)(i) 3.2.1 of this appendix “B”.

“Total number of requested and approved allocations among all Delaware sources” is the sum total of all allocations requested in accordance with Section (c)(1) 3.1 of this appendix “B”, and approved by the Department in accordance with Section (c)(2)(i) 3.2.1 of this appendix “B”, among all Delaware sources.

“Unit’s allocation” shall be whole number, with all fractional allocations rounded down to the next whole number.

3.4 4. No later than May 1, 2003, the Department shall submit to the Administrator for recordation the allocations determined under Section (c) 3.0 of this appendix “B”.

3.5 5. Allocations recorded under Section (c)(4) 3.4 of this appendix “B” may be deducted for compliance under Section 12 12.0 of this regulation for the control periods in 2003 or 2004. The Administrator shall deduct as retired any NOx allowance that is recorded under Section (c)(4) 3.4 of this appendix “B” and is not deducted for compliance in accordance with Section 12 Regulation No. 39 12.0 of 7 DE Admin. Code 1139 for the 2003 or 2004 control period.

3.6 6. NOx allowances recorded under Section (c)(4) 3.4 of this appendix “B” shall be treated as banked allowances in 2004.

4.0 d. To provide for the transition from the program established under Regulation No. 37 7 DE Admin. Code 1137 to the program established under this Regulation No. 39 7 DE Admin. Code 1139; for any NOx Budget unit that is subject to both Regulation No. 37 7 DE Admin. Code 1137 and Regulation No. 39 7 DE Admin Code 1139, the Department may allow that unit to comply with any requirement of Regulation No. 39 7 DE Admin. Code 1139 in lieu of any substantially equivalent requirement of Regulation No. 37 7 DE Admin. Code 1137. Such requirements may include, but are not limited to permitting, record keeping, monitoring, and reporting requirements.

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