Alabama Air Permitting regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Alabama Air Permitting: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction and operating permits: Alabama Administrative Code (Ala. Admin. Code r) 335-3-14-.01 to 335-3-14-.03

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Major source construction permits:

Prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) permits: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-3-14-.04

Nonattainment new source review (NSR) permits: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-3-14-.05

Operating permits: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-3-14-.01 to 335-3-14-.03

Synthetic minor permits: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-3-15

Major source operating permits:

Title V permits: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-3-16

Other state permits:

Major sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs): Ala. Admin. Code r 335-3-14-.06

Other permit considerations:

Permit fees: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-1-6 and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-1-7

Acid rain permits: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-3-18

Regulatory Agencies

Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Air Division

Jefferson County Department of Health Bureau of Environmental Health

City of Huntsville Division of Natural Resources

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Alabama is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer its own air emissions permit program. Alabama requires new and modified sources of air pollution to be permitted. A construction permit has to be obtained before the modification of an existing source or installation of a new source begins. After completion of construction, an inspection is generally required before issuance of an operating permit. Title V sources are subject to separate operating permit requirements and fees.

ADEM has adopted the federal requirements for the PSD, New Source ...

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