Apply for an air operating permit
A business must turn in an air operating permit application 12 months before it has the potential to emit:
Even if a business emits less than these amounts, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may decide that it still needs an air operating permit.
- More than 100 tons per year of any air pollutant.
- More than 10 tons per year of any hazardous air pollutant.
- More than 25 tons per year of a combination of hazardous air pollutants.
The federal rules that might apply include:
A permit is valid for five years. A business must apply for renewal 6-18 months before the current permit expires.
Agencies that issue air operating permits
Agencies that issue air operating permits include:
Twice a month, we publish a Permit Register that lists milestones for air operating permits.
Draft permits and public comment opportunities
To check for a public comment period and review a draft permit:
Budget and fees
Every two years, we prepare a workload model and a budget projection. The projection evaluates the cost of reviewing and tracking air operating permits. When the draft workload analysis and budget have been published, we announce a public comment period in the Permit Register. After the public comment period, we finalize the workload analysis and budget.
At the end of each fiscal year (July 1 – June 30), we prepare an annual report summarizing air operating permit program work and fees.
We publish the current fiscal year’s fee schedule every year by Oct. 31.