Governing Law and Regulations
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 ...