Construction permits: 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 52:030, 401 KAR 52:040, and 401 KAR 52:070
Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): 401 KAR 51:052
Nonattainment areas: 40 CFR 81.318
Permitting requirements: 401 KAR 51:052
Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD): 401 KAR 51:001 and 401 KAR 51:017
Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) Division for Air Quality
Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
• Rules. Kentucky requires sources with the potential to emit (PTE) above registration thresholds to either register or apply for and obtain a construction permit before beginning construction of a new source or modifying an existing source. 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 where the source is located and the type and quantity of air pollutants emitted.
Kentucky currently has several counties that are in nonattainment of a National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Therefore, both the provisions of nonattainment NSR and PSD are applicable in the state. The state administers state implementation plan (SIP)-approved nonattainment NSR and PSD programs. Therefore, the provisions of federal nonattainment NSR, PSD, and any amendments are not effective in Kentucky until a SIP revision ...