Nonmajor source construction permits: Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (GRR) 391-3-1-.03(1)
Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): GRR 391-3-1-.03(8)
Nonattainment areas: 40 CFR 81.311
Emissions reduction credits: GRR 391-3-1-.03(13)
Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD): GRR 391-3-1-.02(7) and 40 CFR 52.572
Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Protection Division Air Protection Branch
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• Rules. Georgia has developed an air emissions permitting program requiring each source that has the potential to emit (PTE) an air contaminant within the state to obtain both a construction permit and an operating permit from Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). In some cases, construction permits and operating permits may be combined into a single document, as can the respective applications. New major sources or modifications to existing major sources must comply with the applicable provisions of nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) and/or Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD), depending on the attainment status of the area in which the source is located and the type and quantity of air pollutants emitted.
Georgia currently has several counties that are in nonattainment with one or more of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Therefore, the provisions of nonattainment NSR and PSD apply to new major sources or major modifications in the state. Georgia administers state implementation plan (SIP)-approved nonattainment NSR and PSD programs. Therefore, the ...