Nebraska Air Permitting regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Nebraska Air Permitting: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction permits: Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC) 129-17

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Applicability: NAC 129-17-001

Application content: NAC 129-17-003, NAC 129-17-007, and NAC 129-17-008

Action on applications: NAC 129-17-004 and NAC 129-14

Major source construction permits:

Nonattainment new source review (NSR): NAC 129-17-013

Prevention of significant deterioration (PSD): NAC 129-14-010 and NAC 129-19

Operating permits:

Applicability: NAC 129-5-001.02 and NAC 129-5-001.03

Exemptions: NAC 129-5-002.02

Application content: NAC 129-7-007 and NAC 129-7-008

Action on the application: NAC 129-7-003 and NAC 129-14

Renewal: NAC 129-8-003 and NAC 129-12

Major source operating permits:

Title V operating permits: NAC 129-5, NAC 129-7 to 129-9, NAC 129-12, NAC 129-13, and NAC 129-15

Synthetic minor operating permits: NAC 129-5-001.03

Other state permits:

Voluntary construction permits: NAC 129-17-014

Operating permits for temporary sources: NAC 129-10

Other permitting considerations:

Fees: NAC 129-17-003.01

Public participation: NAC 129-14-001 to 129-14-009

Emissions reporting: NAC 129-6-001 to 129-6-005

Regulatory Agency

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) Air Quality Division

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Nebraska’s air permitting program requires a permit for the construction or modification of any stationary source exceeding the established emissions thresholds. In addition, major sources are required to comply with the applicable provisions of Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD). See the state section NEW SOURCE REVIEW for additional information on major source construction permitting requirements.

Sources must obtain a separate operating permit before starting routine operation of the source. ...

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