Montana Air Permitting regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Montana Air Permitting: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction permits: Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.8.740 to 17.8.770

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Applicability: ARM 17.8.743

Application content: ARM 17.8.748 and ARM 17.8.752

Action on the application: ARM 17.8.748 and ARM 17.8.749

Exemptions: ARM 17.8.744 and ARM 17.8.745

Construct at risk: ARM 17.8.743 and ARM 17.8.759

Major source construction permits:

Nonattainment new source review (NSR): ARM 17.8.901 to 17.8.906

Prevention of significant deterioration (PSD): ARM 17.8.801 to 17.8.828 and ARM 17.8.1001 to 17.8.1007

Operating permits: ARM 17.8.740 to 17.8.770

Major source operating permits:

Title V operating permit program: ARM 17.8.1201 to 17.8.1234

Other state permits:

Open burning permits: ARM 17.8.610 to 17.8.615

Registration: ARM 17.8.1701 to 17.8.1713

Other permitting considerations:

Fees: ARM 17.8.501 to 17.8.515

Emissions statement: ARM 17.8.505

Malfunctioning equipment: ARM 17.8.744 and ARM 17.8.110

Regulatory Agency

Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Permitting and Compliance Division Air Resources Management Bureau

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Montana requires an air quality permit be obtained from DEQ for the construction, installation, and operation of sources meeting the applicability criteria, unless specifically excluded by the regulations. Air quality permits authorize the construction and operation of a source and do not have an established expiration date. In addition, major sources are required to comply with the applicable provisions of nonattainment NSR and/or PSD depending on the type and quantity of emissions and the attainment status of the ...


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