Air Emissions Permits
Governing Law and Regulations
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Management Division of Air Quality
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. New Jersey's air permitting rules go beyond the federal permitting requirements in the Clean Air Act. The state requires facilities to obtain preconstruction permits and certificates to construct, install, alter, and operate any equipment that has the potential to emit air contaminants. Major sources are required to comply with federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and/or nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) requirements, as well as Title V operating permit requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's air emissions permit rules.