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Oil and Gas Construction Permit Self-Certification

Issued permits are titled “Construction Permit”. Operators may determine if the permit is “Initial Approval” (i.e. needing self-certification) or “Final Approval” by reviewing the conditions contained in the permit under the heading “Requirements to Self-Certify for Final Authorization”. The conditions under this section of the permit indicate if the permit represents final authority to operate or if self-certification is required. If self-certification is required, the construction permit will be issued with a permit-specific self-certification document. The operator should follow the requirements of the self-certification document issued with the construction permit to complete the self-certification process.


Once self-certification is complete, the Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) will issue the operator a bill to cover the costs incurred by the Air Pollution Control Division (APCD). The Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) will issue a “Final Authority to Operate” approval letter for the specific construction permit once the self-certification bill is paid.


Documents related to self-certification are contained in the table below. The “General Self-Certification Document” should only be used in cases where a permit-specific self-certification document was not provided by the Air Pollution Control Division (APCD). Operators who have facility wide permits covering multiple emissions points that have phased construction and different start-up dates must submit the “Self-Certification Timeline Table” each time a new emissions point is certified. Please see the guidance below for more information on this process.


Generic Self-Certification Document


Self-Certification Timeline Table