(a) Every source required to obtain a permit pursuant to these Standards and Regulations shall be subject to regular inspections at least every six months for compliance with all applicable requirements, these rules, and the terms and conditions of a permit. Such inspections shall be conducted by any duly authorized officer, employee or representative of the Commission and shall take place at any reasonable time. No person shall refuse entry or access to any authorized representative of the executive secretary who requests entry for purposes of inspection, and who presents appropriate credentials, nor shall any person obstruct, hamper or interfere with any such inspection.

(b) Inspections may include emissions testing, monitoring, sampling and on-site inspections of facilities, equipment, practices, operations, or records required to be maintained according to the terms and conditions of an owner or operator’s permit. Emissions sources found to be in violation of an applicable requirement, these Standards and Regulations, or any terms and conditions of an stationary air pollution source permit shall immediately take all appropriate actions to achieve compliance and shall be subject to all enforcement penalties and remedies provided by, or incorporated by reference in, these Standards and Regulations.

History: 2005