Arkansas Air - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arkansas Air - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State implementation plan (SIP): 40 CFR 51 and 40 CFR 52.170 to 52.200

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Attainment status: 40 CFR 81.304

Air permits: Arkansas Regulation (AR Reg.) 18.301 to 18.311, AR Reg. 19.401 to 19.413, AR Reg. 19.901 to 19.904, and AR Reg. 26.101 to 26.1202

Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs): AR Reg. 19.304

New Source Performance Standards (NSPS): AR Reg. 19.304

Pollutants transport:

Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR): AR Reg. 19.1401 to 19.1404

Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR): 40 CFR 97.501 to 97.535

Regulatory Agency

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Air Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Arkansas's air program is shaped by its state implementation plan (SIP). The SIP is a plan that details basic strategies for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As mandated by the Clean Air Act (CAA), each state must adopt and submit a SIP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.

Administration and enforcement. The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality's (ADEQ) Air Division is responsible for administering and enforcing Arkansas's air pollution rules.

State Requirements



Arkansas's SIP was officially submitted to EPA in January 1972 and is frequently amended to comply with the 1990 CAA amendments. The SIP focuses on permitting, emissions standards, HAPs, and other air-related requirements.

Attainment Status

The areas of the state that do not meet the NAAQS are designated as nonattainment for that particular criteria pollutant. Currently, ...

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