Governing Law and Regulations
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
Comparison: State vs. Federal
Rules. Alaska has developed an air emissions permit program that requires selected source types and all sources with potential emissions above the state-established thresholds to obtain permits before beginning any construction, modification, operation, or relocation. Major sources of air emissions must also comply the additional regulations applicable to major sources. See the state sections NEW SOURCE REVIEW and TITLE V for major source permitting requirements.
Administration and enforcement. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is authorized to administer and enforce all air permitting regulations in Alaska.
Before initiating any permitting activity, it is important to quantify emissions from the facility and/or the new or modified emissions unit. Having an accurate estimate of emissions will allow the applicant to determine if a permit is required, what type of permit is required, ...