Arkansas Air Permitting regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arkansas Air Permitting: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction permits:

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Registration: Arkansas Regulation (AR Reg.) 18.315

State-only permits: AR Reg. 18.301 to 18.314

Federally enforceable permits: AR Reg. 19.401 to 19.417

Major source construction permits:

Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): AR Reg. 31.101 to 31.901

Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permits: AR Reg. 19.304 and AR Reg. 19.901 to 19.904

Operating permits: AR Reg. 18.301 to 18.315 and AR Reg. 19.401 to 19.417

Major source operating permits: AR Reg. 26.101 to 26.1202

Other state permits:

General construction and operation permits: AR Reg. 18.310 and AR Reg. 19.411

Other permitting considerations:

Dispersion modeling: Act 1302 of 2013

Fees: AR Reg. 9.501 to 9.507 and AR Reg. 18.315

Upsets: AR Reg. 18.1101

Regulatory Agency

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 ...

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