Governing Law and Regulations
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Quality Division
Comparison: State vs. Federal
Rules. Idaho is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer its own air emissions permit program. Idaho's Title V operating permit program, referred to as the Tier I operating permit program, generally follows the federal program, including the definition of major source and program applicability. DEQ received full approval of its program from the EPA effective November 5, 2001. Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Air Qaulity Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's air emissions permit program.
NON-TITLE V OPERATING PERMITS
Idaho has no operating permit requirements for nonmajor sources. Such sources must comply with the terms and conditions of the permit to construct. See CONSTRUCTION PERMITS in the state section AIR EMISSIONS PERMITS for more information.
Tier II Operating Permits
IDAPA 58.01.01.400 to 58.01.01.410
Applicability. In Idaho, a Tier II operating permit may function as a synthetic minor operating permit used to establish operational and emissions restrictions to limit the source’s potential to emit. Such a permit ...