Permit Public Notices
The following sources are subject to public comment (where a public notice is published in a local newspaper and written comments from the public are requested):
- Sources with projected controlled annual emissions of any pollutant for which an ambient air quality standard has been designated, where such emissions will be greater than 25 Tons Per Year (TPY) if the source is located in a non-attainment area, 50 Tons Per Year (TPY) if the source is located in an attainment area, or 200 pounds per year of lead (for any area of the state).
- Sources for which preliminary analysis indicates a possible violation of Commission Regulation No. 2 (odor emissions).
- Emissions of hazardous air pollutants if the source is subject to Federal National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPS).
- For sources wishing to obtain federally enforceable emission limits to avoid major source status (by limiting potential to emit) through a construction permit. By limiting a source's potential to emit, a potential major source may avoid the Title V Operating Permit program, or other applicable requirements.
If all emission standards and ambient air quality standards are complied with, an Initial Approval permit is granted. The Initial Approval permit allows the source to construct and start operation. The source must commence construction within 18 months from the date of issuance or the permit expires.