Source Testing

Source Test Protocols, Testing and Reports

General

Many permits include permit conditions that require source tests, either an initial construction-related source test or a periodic source test (the latter are typically annual).  Source tests can be required by the District engineering process or by State or Federal testing requirements, and are also known as compliance tests.

Timing

The source testing permit condition should always specify when the source test report is due - it is the responsibility of the owner/operator to schedule all aspects of the source test in order to comply with the specified reporting deadline.

Guidance

The District also requires all source tests to be performed in accordance with the District Compliance Test Procedural Manual.  A useful resource is the CARB test method page.

Test Parameter Typical Test Frequency Misc Notes
Gaseous Three 60 minute runs
Fine Particulate Three 60 minute runs front and back half

Contact person:  Chris Anderson at (redacted)