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Burning & industrial air permits

Large facilities — like rock crushers and asphalt plants — agricultural operations, and individuals that cause air pollution through burning or industrial processes need to apply for appropriate permits. Permits protect public health and the environment by requiring businesses and commercial activities to comply with federal and state air rules. We help companies and farmers understand when an air permit is needed, how to apply for a permit, the review process, and more.

What types of permits are needed?

We issue a variety of permits for industrial processes, agricultural field burning and other outdoor burning that cause air pollution.

These permits protect public health and the environment by requiring businesses to comply with federal and state air quality rules. We help companies understand when an air permit is needed, how to apply for a permit, the review process, and more. You can view all the different types of air quality permits required in Washington and find out how to apply below.

Air Operating permit Agriculture & other burning permits General Orders permit Notice of Construction permit Prevention of Significant Deterioration permit

What to do every year after you get an industrial air pollution permit

Most companies that are issued an industrial air pollution permit must join the registration program. Companies in the registration program pay a yearly fee for the amount of air pollution listed in their permit. Agriculture and residential burn permits aren't part of this program.