General permits offer a streamlined approach to air emissions permitting and are currently available for land development activities and for certain oil and gas operations.
During the permitting process, source operators complete an Air Pollutant Emission Notice (APEN). On the APEN form, operators may choose to apply for a general permit. Sources that can meet the criteria of emissions limitations and other operating conditions may qualify for a general permit.
When the general permit is not applicable or does not meet the unique needs of a facility, an individual permit is issued through the traditional construction permit process.
General permits and associated forms are available here.