Governing Law and Regulations
Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) Environmental Health Administration Environmental Management Division Clean Air Branch
Comparison: State vs. Federal
Rules. Hawaii has developed an air emissions permit program that divides air pollution sources into covered and noncovered sources and issues permits to each that incorporate both construction and operating requirements. Covered sources include major sources, sources subject to federal New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), sources subject to Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) requirements. Nonattainment New Source Review is not applicable in Hawaii because there are no nonattainment areas in the state. A noncovered source includes any other stationary source constructed, modified, or relocated after March 20, 1972. See the state sections NEW SOURCE REVIEW and TITLE V for more information on covered source permitting requirements. Administration and enforcement. The Clean Air Branch within the Department of Health is authorized to administer and enforce all air permitting regulations in Hawaii.
Before initiating any permitting activity, it is important to quantify emissions from the facility and/or the ...