Connecticut Air Permitting regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Connecticut Air Permitting: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction permits:

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Permits to construct and operate: 22a-174-3a(a) Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA) to 22a-174-3a(j) RCSA, 22a-174-3b(b) RCSA, 22a-174-3c RCSA, and 22a-174-3d RCSA

Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD): 22a-174-3a(k) RCSA

Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): 22a-174-3a(l) RCSA

Operating permits:

Permits to construct and operate: 22a-174-3a(a) RCSA to 22a-174-3a(j) RCSA

Synthetic minor operating permits: 22a-174-33(d) RCSA

Title V operating permits: 22a-174-33 RCSA

Other permitting considerations:

Fees: 22a-174-26 RCSA

Signatory responsibilities: 22a-174-2a RCSA

Best available control technology (BACT): 22a-174-1 RCSA and 22a-174-3a(j) RCSA

Regulatory Agency

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Protection Bureau of Air Management

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Connecticut has developed an air emissions permit program that requires all sources with potential emissions above the state-established thresholds to obtain permits to construct and operate before any new construction or modifications may begin. Major sources of air emissions must also comply with the additional regulations applicable to major sources. See the state sections NEW SOURCE REVIEW and TITLE V for major source permitting requirements. Connecticut has delegated authority of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP).

Administration and enforcement. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's (DEEP) Bureau of Air Management is authorized to administer and enforce all air ...

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