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ORL & PAEL Applications and Forms

Owner Requested Limits (ORL) requests under 18 AAC 50.225 and Preapproved Emission Limit (PAEL) requests under 18 AAC 50.230 are permit avoidance measures. ORLS and PAELS provide stationary sources with options to operate besides using a "traditional" permit. Requests made under 18 AAC 50.225-230 must be accompanied with a one-time permit administration fee as listed in 18 AAC 50.400 (or in the table below).

If your facility has over total generating capacity of more than 294 horsepower or 219 kilowatts it is likely that your facility will need at a minimum a PAEL.  Please contact the Air Quality for more information or assistance at 907-465-5100.

Owner Requested Limit (ORL) Requests under 18 AAC 50.225

Pre-Approved Emission Limit (PAEL) Requests

The Air Permits Program is currently working on developing a new Pre-Approved Emission Limit (PAEL), permit avoidance tool that takes into account improvements in emissions factors based on EPA’s tiered emissions standards. This will allow diesel generating facilities to increase their annual fuel limits by using more representative emissions estimates for newer “tiered” diesel generators that have less emissions than the older pre-tiered units. This regulation update will be subject to public comment. For additional information, please contact Dave Jones at

New Permit Administration and Compliance Fees went into effect on September 26, 2015.

Permit Type One-time Administrative Fee Annual Compliance Fee
ORL $2,168 $319
PAEL Diesel Engine and PAEL Gasoline Distribution Facility $88 $95

Submit Applications and Fees to:

  • Permit Intake Clerk
  • Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Air Permits Program
  • 555 Cordova Street
  • Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Submit Annual Reporting Forms to:

  • Compliance Technician
  • Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Air Permits Program
  • 610 University Avenue
  • Fairbanks, AK 99709-3643
  • or email:

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