Illinois Air Permitting regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Illinois Air Permitting: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction permits: 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 201.142, 35 IAC 201.146, 35 IAC 201.152, 35 IAC 201.156, and 35 IAC 201.158 to 201.160

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Applicability: 35 IAC 201.142

Application content: 35 IAC 201.152 and 35 IAC 201.159

Exemptions: 35 IAC 201.146

Major source construction permits: 35 IAC 203.201 to 203.211, 35 IAC 203.301 to 203.306, 40 CFR 52.21, and 40 CFR 52.738

Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): 35 IAC 203.101 to 203.801

Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD): 40 CFR 52.21 and 40 CFR 52.738

State operating permits: 35 IAC 201.143, 35 IAC 201.144, and 35 IAC 201.157 to 201.170

Applicability: 35 IAC 201.143, 35 IAC 201.144, and 35 IAC 201.163

Application content: 35 IAC 201.157, 35 IAC 201.159, and 35 IAC 201.161

Exemptions: 35 IAC 201.146

Major source operating permits: 35 IAC 201.207 to 201.212 and 35 IAC 270.101 to 270.609

Other state permits:

Registration of smaller sources: 35 IAC 201.175

Federally enforceable state operating permit (FESOP): 35 IAC 270.401(g)

Permit-by-rule: 35 IAC 201.500 to 201.635

Portable emissions units: 35 IAC 201.170

Other permitting considerations:

Malfunctions, breakdowns, or start-ups: 35 IAC 201.149 and 35 IAC 201.261 to 201.265

Emissions reporting: 35 IAC 254.101 to 254.501

Regulatory Agency

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Bureau of Air Division of Air Pollution Control

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. All new or modified sources of air pollution in Illinois are required to obtain a construction permit unless specifically exempted from permitting by the regulations. All sources that are required to have a construction permit must also obtain a state operating ...


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Comparison: State vs. Federal
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