25

Extreme

10 Any increase

requirements already in the state rules and must be greater than 1 to 1. As shown in Table 16-4, the offset ratio varies with the local air quality classification and can involve another source owner. The source of the offsets will be given an enforceable permit to ensure that the offsetting reductions continue.

Table 16-4 Offset Ratio for Major Sources or Modifications in Ozone Nonattainment Areas

Nonattainment Classification Offset Ratio

Marginal 1.10 to 1

Moderate 1.15 to 1

Ozone Transport Region 1.15 to 1

Serious 1.20 to 1

Severe 1.30 to 1

Extreme 1.50 to 1

The last requirement for this permit is the compliance certification. A permit for a new source will not be issued if there is a compliance problem with an existing one. If a compliance problem exists, a consent order, variance, and/or fine would need to be settled before the new project permit could be issued.

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