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Criteria and Non-Criteria Reportable Pollutants

Sources emitting Criteria or Non-Criteria Reportable Pollutants above certain thresholds are required to submit an Air Pollutant Emission Notice (APEN) to the Stationary Source Program, Construction Permit Unit. Air Pollutant Emission Notice (APEN) and air permitting requirements are defined in Regulation No. 3, Air Pollution Emissions Notices.

 

 

Criteria Pollutants
 
Reporting Requirements:

For criteria pollutants (Reg. No. 3, II.B.3a), air pollutant emission notices (APENs) are required for:

  • Each individual emission point in a nonattainment are with uncontrolled actual emissions of one ton per year or more of any individual criteria pollutant (pollutants are not summed) for which the area is in nonattainment;
  • Each individual emission point in an attainment area with uncontrolled actual emissions of two tons per year or more of any individual criteria pollutant (pollutants are not summed);
  • Each individual emission point with uncontrolled actual emissions of lead greater than one hundred pounds per year, regardless of where the source is located.

 

Criteria Pollutants include:

Carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, PM10, total suspended particulates, ozone, volatile organic compounds, lead, fluorides, sulfuric acid mist, hydrogen sulfide, total reduced sulfur, reduced sulfur compounds, municipal waste combustor organics, municipal waste combustor metals, and municipal waste combustor acid gases.

 

Reporting Form:
Criteria pollutants are reported using the Air Pollutant Emission Notice (APEN) form. air pollutant emission notices (APENs) are downloadable, and completed forms should be submitted to the Construction Permit Unit.
 

Non-criteria Pollutants
 
Reporting Requirements:

For non-criteria reportable pollutants (Reg. No. 3, II.B.3b), air pollutant emission notices (APENs) are required for:

  • Each individual emission point with uncontrolled actual emissions that exceed the de minimis levels as determined following the procedures set forth in Reg. 3, Appendix A.

 

Non-Criteria Reportable Pollutants include:

 

Reporting Form:
  • Non-Criteria Reportable pollutants are reported using the Air Pollutant Emission Notice (APEN) Addendum for Non-Criteria Reportable Pollutants form. This form is downloadable below, and completed forms should be submitted to the Construction Permit Unit.

This Air Pollutant Emission Notice (APEN) Addendum must be submitted along with the appropriate General or Specialty Air Pollutant Emission Notice (APEN) to report all Non-Criteria Reportable Pollutants / Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) as defined in Regulation 3. Please complete all applicable information on the form.

 

If you are not sure whether you need to report your air emissions or obtain an air permit, please contact the Regulatory Compliance and Support Unit or the Small Business Assistance Program for additional assistance.
 

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