Governing Law and Regulations
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Air Quality
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has a Title V operating permit program that is consistent with the federal program, including provisions establishing greenhouse gas permitting thresholds, and that has been granted approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The West Virginia list of sources that must include fugitive emissions in the major source determination for the purposes of Title V is more stringent than the federal list.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Air Quality is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's operating permit program.
NON-TITLE V OPERATING PERMITS
WV Reg. 45-13-1
Nonmajor construction permits allow the construction and operation of applicable sources. Therefore, there are no additional operating permit requirements for nonmajor sources.
Facilities with potential emissions above the major source thresholds may request permit limits restricting emissions to below major source thresholds, thereby ...