Georgia Air Permitting regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Georgia Air Permitting: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction permits: Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (GRR) 391-3-1-.03(1)

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Nonattainment new source review (NSR): GRR 391-3-1-.03(8)

Prevention of significant deterioration (PSD): GRR 391-3-1-.02(7)

Operating permits: GRR 391-3-1-.03(2) and GRR 391-3-1-.03(6)

Major source operating permits:

Title V operating permits: GRR 391-3-1-.03(10)

Permit-by-rule: GRR 391-3-1-.03(11)

Other permitting considerations:

Emissions statements: GRR 391-3-1-.02(6)(a)(4)

Start-up, shutdown, or malfunction: GRR 391-3-1-.02(2)(a)(7)

Regulatory Agency

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Protection Division Air Protection Branch Stationary Source Permitting Program

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Georgia has developed an air emissions permitting program requiring each source that has the potential to emit an air contaminant within the state to obtain both a construction permit and an operating permit from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), known as state implementation plan (SIP) permits. In some cases, construction permits and operating permits may be combined into a single document, as can the respective applications. In addition, major sources are required to comply with the applicable provisions of nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) and/or Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) depending on the type and quantity of emissions and the attainment status of the site's location. See the state section NEW SOURCE REVIEW for additional information on major source construction permitting requirements. Major sources are also required to obtain a Title V operating permit. Refer to the state ...

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