About Title V Operating Permits

Title V operating permitsTitle V of the federal Clean Air Act requires states to develop programs for issuing operating permits to major sources of air pollution. Generally, a major source is defined as a facility that emits or has the potential to emit large or significant amounts of air pollutants. The Title V permit brings together all of the applicable federal, state and local air requirements for the entire facility into one permit. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given the Air Pollution Control District (APCD) the authority to implement the Title V permit program as described in District Regulation 2.16. There is an opportunity for review of the Title V permits by EPA, the public and affected states prior to issuances by APCD. Title V operating permits are issued for a period of five years and the permitted facility must submit a renewal application at least six months prior to the expiration date of the current permit.

The Title V permits available from this website will fall in one of the following categories:

  1. Final Permits: The final version of a Title V permit that APCD issues after completion of all review procedures.
  2. Proposed Permits: The version of a Title V permit that APCD proposes to issue and forwards to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for review.
  3. Draft Permits: The version of a Title V permit that the District releases for public review and/or for affected (e.g., neighboring) state review. The draft permit may be released before the "proposed" permit is prepared.

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