Arkansas Fugitive Emissions: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Fugitive particulate matter emissions: Arkansas Regulation (AR Reg.) 18.901

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Visible emissions: AR Reg. 18.501

Fugitive volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions:

Equipment leaks at hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): AR Reg. 23.264.1050 to 23.264.1065

Odor: AR Reg. 18.801

Regulatory Agency

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Air Division

ADEQ Hazardous Waste Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Arkansas has adopted by reference the federal new source performance standards and the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants, which contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive emissions. In addition, ADEQ has developed its own regulations for the control of fugitive particulate matter and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, as well as visible emissions.

Administration and enforcement. ADEQ's Air Division administers and enforces the rules for the control of fugitive emissions.

State Requirements


AR Reg. 18.901

Arkansas's rules prohibit the handling, transporting, or storage of any material in a way that causes unnecessary amounts of air contaminants to become airborne. In addition, buildings may not be constructed, altered, used, repaired, or demolished without first applying reasonable measures to prevent unnecessary amounts of particulate matter from becoming airborne.


AR Reg. 18.501

Visible emissions from equipment must not exceed the following limits:

  • 40 percent opacity for equipment installed on or before ...

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State Requirements

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