Governing Law and Regulations
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Bureau of Environmental Protection Office of Air Resources
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The Rhode Island Title V operating permit program follows the federal provisions, including provisions establishing greenhouse gas permitting thresholds, and received full approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Title V sources are subject to separate operating permit requirements and fees.
• Administration and enforcement. The Office of Air Resources in DEM's Bureau of Environmental Protection is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's operating permit program.
NON-TITLE V OPERATING PERMITS
Rhode Island has no formal nonmajor source operating permit program. If a minor source construction permit is issued for a source that is not subject to the major source operating permit requirements, the source must continue to comply with the terms and conditions of the minor source construction permit.
Synthetic Minor Operating Permits
RI Rule 12.031.029-3
Applicability. Stationary sources with potential emissions in excess of any of the Title V ...