This air emissions breakdown/shutdown notification form is required by rule to prevent endangerment of human health or the environment.
- Breakdown notification: The owner or operator of an emission facility must notify the MPCA within 24 hours of a breakdown of more than one-hour duration of any control equipment or process equipment if the breakdown causes any increase in the emissions of any regulated air pollutant.
- Shutdown notification: Required at least 24 hours in advance of a planned shutdown, of any duration, if the shutdown causes any increase in the emissions of any regulated air pollutant.
- The owner or operator must notify the MPCA when the shutdown or breakdown event is over. All deviations that resulted from a shutdown/breakdown must be reported in the deviation reporting form (DRF-1 or DRF-2).
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