New York Air Permitting regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New York Air Permitting: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction permits: 6 New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) 201

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Exempt and trivial activities: 6 NYCRR 201-3.2 and 6 NYCRR 201-3.3

Registration: 6 NYCRR 201-4

State facility permits: 6 NYCRR 201-5

Major source construction permits: 6 NYCRR 231 and 6 NYCRR 200.10

Operating permits: 6 NYCRR 201-4 and 6 NYCRR 201-5

Synthetic minor sources: 6 NYCRR 201-4 and 6 NYCRR 201-7

Major source operating permits: 6 NYCRR 201-6

Other permitting considerations:

Fees: 6 NYCRR 482

Emissions statements: 6 NYCRR 202-2

Start-up, shutdown, and malfunction: 6 NYCRR 201-1.4

Regulatory Agencies

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Office of Air Resources, Climate Change, and Energy Division of Air Resources

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New York is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer its own air emissions permit program. New York requires air contamination sources to obtain a permit or registration certificate from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for the construction and operation of such sources. Major stationary sources must obtain a Title V facility permit and comply with the provisions of nonattainment new source review (NSR) and/or prevention of significant deterioration (PSD). Other emissions sources must either register or obtain a state facility permit. Emissions sources subject to applicable requirements, or the requirement to obtain a Title V facility permit, may request limitations on their potential to ...

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