Governing Law and Regulations
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Air Division
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Arkansas has two parallel minor source construction and operation permitting programs: one that is federally enforceable and a state-only program that has a slightly broader applicability. In addition, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) administers a registration program for the construction and operation of lower emitting sources. ADEQ has also established several general permits for selected facilities. Major sources of air pollution are subject to nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) and/or Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Title V requirements. ADEQ has adopted regulations that follow the federal nonattainment NSR provisions and has adopted by reference the federal PSD standards. ADEQ has been delegated the authority to administer the PSD ...