Dust Control Permits
The department issues dust control (or earthmoving) permits when earthmoving operations disturb an area greater than one tenth of an acre of land (4,356 square feet). Earthmoving operations are activities that use any equipment that may generate fugitive dust. Some examples include blasting, cutting and filling, demolition, drilling, excavating, grading, leveling, trenching, and weed abatement by discing or blading.
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Non-Title V Permits
The department issues Non-Title V permits to sources that are below Title V (major source) emission thresholds. The permits include conditions that regulate source-specific emission limits, monitoring, operational requirements, record keeping, and reporting.
The department's Non-Title V permitting program issues Synthetic Minor permits for sources with actual emissions of at least 50% of the major source emissions thresholds. The permits include conditions that regulate source-specific emission limits, monitoring, operational requirements, record keeping, and reporting.
Title V Permits
The Air Quality Department issues Title V permits to facilities that emit significant amounts of air pollutants. Title V of the federal Clean Air Act requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a national, operating permit program for major sources of emissions across the country. The EPA allows states and local permitting authorities, such as the Air Quality Department, to operate a federally enforceable permitting program. For all implementing agencies in the country, there are standard requirements for permit programs and permit content.
The General Permit program offers an alternative to regular permits and simplifies the process for authorizing operation. A source must first qualify for a General Permit before an Authority to Operate is issued for the following types of sources:
- Dry Cleaners (PDF)
- Fuel Burning (PDF)
- Gasoline Fuel Dispensing (PDF)
- Graphic Arts (PDF)
- Stationary Dust-Generating Sources (PDF)
- Stationary Emergency Internal Combustion Engines (PDF)
- Surface Coating (PDF)
- Vehicle Refinishing (PDF)
- Woodworking (PDF)
Open Burn Permits
The department regulates all open outdoor fires. The purpose of this program is to limit the emissions of air contaminants that are produced from open burning. For more information on open burning restrictions, visit the .