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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 ...