The Air Permit Program is divided into two categories: Title I and Title V. The Title I program deals specifically with air construction permits and minor source specific. Existing and new facilities that propose to construct or modify a stationary source would likely need to apply for a construction or minor source specific permit. The Title V program issues operating permits, along with permit avoidance approvals such as Owner Requested Limits and Pre-approved emission limits. Title I and Title V programs work closely together when processing permit applications or when dealing with permitting compliance enforcement actions.
Construction Permits are legal documents that the source must follow. They specify what construction is allowed, what emission limits must be met, and often how the source can be operated. They may contain conditions to make sure that the source is built to match parameters in the application that the permit agency relied on in their analysis. To ensure that sources follow the permit requirements, permits also contain monitoring, record keeping, and reporting requirements.
Title V issues operating permits to air pollution sources after the source has begun to operate. The operating permit program requires that major industrial sources and certain other sources obtain a permit that consolidates all of the applicable requirements for the facility into one document. This requirement comes from Title V [external link] of the Clean Air Act [external link], as amended in 1990. The purpose of Title V permits is to reduce violations of air pollution laws and improve enforcement of those laws.
If you are a new source that has not broken ground or if you are making a major modification to your source it is likely that you will need a Title I permit. Minor sources such as a rock crusher, asphalt plant or any source that is in the categories listed under 18 AAC 50.502 will need a Title I permit. For already existing sources, an operating permit or minor source specific would be required. The links in the above header contain permit applications, general permits, and further information about permits.
If you need clarification, please contact:
Air Permits Select this link to view final and draft versions of permits and public notices issued by the Department.
Permit Program Guidance Select this link for the Policy Guidance Page which contains Air Permit Program Guidance on a variety of topics.
Minor Permit Revision Form (PDF) A Title V Operating Permit may be revised under the Minor Permit Revision Procedures in 40 CFR 71.7(e)(1)(B). Posted here is the form required to be submitted to the federal administrator in accordance with 40 CFR 71.7 (e)(1)(ii).
Transfer of Ownership Form (PDF) If a change in ownership or operational control of a permitted facility takes place, this can be accommodated by the department by means of an administrative revision under 40 CFR 71.7(d), adopted by reference in 18 AAC 50.040. The new owner must complete an affidavit assuring the department that he has assumed liability for safely operating the facility in accordance with the State of Alaska regulations and statutes. A facility may not be operated by the new owners unless and until the department has approved the transfer of ownership. Use the to advise the Department that a transfer of ownership has taken place.
Submit Transfer of Ownership Form to:
Change of Responsible Official Add/Change Form (PDF) (updated 11/25/13)
Submit the Change of Responsible Official form to:
Confidentiality of Records Application and Certification Form (PDF) (updated 10-13)
Excess Emissions Reporting Form (PDF)
Excess Emission Fillable Reporting Form (DOCX)
ADEC Source/Performance Test Plan Summary Form (PDF) For each source being tested attach a completed version of this form to the source test plans that are submitted to DEC within 30 to 60 days before testing.
Smoke Monitoring For information on prescribed burns or wildland fires and meteorological conditions, contact Barbara Trost at 907-269-6249 or Barbara.Trost@alaska.gov
MACT HAMMER Information Title V Application Deadline (PDF)
EPA Revisions to 40 CFR 63 for MACT Title V Applications (PDF)
EPA Press Release (PDF) - concerning changes to new source review program
EPA Title V Operating Permit Policy and Guidance Document Index
EPA Technology Transfer Network Emission Measurement Center [external link]
EPA Technology transfer Network Source Test Plan Preparation (PDF)
Stoichiometric Mass Balance Calculations of Exhaust Gas Sulfur Dioxide Concentrations:
Sample calculations and formulae that may be used to calculate SO2 concentrations from plants burning liquid fuels, gaseous fuels, and coal: