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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 ...