Pennsylvania Air - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Pennsylvania Air - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State implementation plan (SIP): 40 CFR 51 and 40 CFR 52.2020 to 52.2063

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Attainment status: 40 CFR 81.339

Air permits: 25 Pennsylvania Code (Pa. Code) 127

Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs): 25 Pa. Code 124.1 to 124.3 and 25 Pa. Code 127.35

New Source Performance Standards (NSPS): 25 Pa. Code 122.3

Risk management program: 40 CFR 68

Pollutants transport:

Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR): 40 CFR 96.101 to 96.388 and 25 Pa. Code 145.201 to 145.223

Regulatory Agencies

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Waste, Air, Radiation and Remediation Management Bureau of Air Quality

Allegheny County Health Department

City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health Air Management Services

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. DEP's Bureau of Air Quality is responsible for administering and enforcing Pennsylvania's air pollution rules. Pennsylvania's air program is shaped by its SIP, which sets forth basic strategies for 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. Pennsylvania's air program is implemented and enforced by DEP's Bureau of Air Quality. Both the Allegheny County Health Department and Philadelphia Air Management Services have been granted authority to oversee the administration and enforcement of local air quality regulations, as well as DEP regulations, within their jurisdictions.

State Requirements


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