Montana Title V: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Non-Title V operating permits: Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.8.740 to 17.8.770

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Synthetic minor permits: ARM 17.8.1204(3)

Title V operating permits: ARM 17.8.1201 to 17.8.1234

Applicability: ARM 17.8.1204

Application content: ARM 17.8.1206 and ARM 17.8.1207

Action on the application: ARM 17.8.1220

Public participation: ARM 17.8.1232

Fees: ARM 17.8.505

Regulatory Agency

Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Permitting and Compliance Division Air and Waste Management Bureau

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. DEQ's Title V operating permit program mirrors the federal requirements. Montana's Title V operating permit program received full approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, effective January 22, 2001. See the national section TITLE V for more information on the federal requirements.

Sources that are not required to apply for a Title V operating permit may operate under the provisions of a preconstruction permit. For information on preconstruction permits, see the state sections AIR EMISSIONS PERMITS and NEW SOURCE REVIEW.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ administers and enforces the Title V program in Montana.

State Requirements


ARM 17.8.740 to 17.8.770

Air quality permits include provisions for the construction and operation of the source and are valid for the life of the source provided there is no additional construction or modification, and the permit is not revoked for any reason.

Synthetic Minor Permits

ARM 17.8.1204(3)

Sources with potential emissions above the major source ...

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