Maine Air Permitting regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Maine Air Permitting: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction permits: Code of Maine Rules (CMR) 06-096.115

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Applicability: CMR 06-096.100 and CMR 06-096.115.1

Application content: CMR 06-096.100, CMR 06-096.115.1, CMR 06-096.115.2, and CMR 06-096.115.4

Public notice: CMR 06-096.115.2(D) and CMR 06-096.115.2(K)

Application review: CMR 06-096.115.2(E) and CMR 06-096.115.2(G)

Minor source license renewal: CMR 06-096 115.3

Major source construction permits: CMR 06-096.115.2 and CMR 06-096.115.4

Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): CMR 06-096.115.4 and 40 CFR 52.1026

Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD): CMR 06-096.115.4 and 40 CFR 52.1029

Operating permits: CMR 06-096.115

Title V operating permits: CMR 06-096.140

Other state permits:

General permit for nonmetallic mineral processing plants: CMR 06-096.149

General permit for concrete batch plants: CMR 06-096.164

General permit for Class IV-A incinerators: CMR 06-096.165

Other permitting considerations:

Change of ownership: CMR 06-096.115.6

Minor revision: CMR 06-096.115.5

Emissions statements: CMR 06-096.137

Regulatory Agency

Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Bureau of Air Quality

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. All new or modified sources of air pollution in Maine are required to obtain a construction permit, referred to as an air emissions license. Major sources must comply with the provisions of nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) and/or Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) for construction or modification permits, depending on the pollutants emitted and the attainment status of the area where the source is located.

Maine does not have separate construction and operating permit programs. By obtaining an air emissions license a source is permitted to construct ...

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