Oklahoma Air Permitting regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oklahoma Air Permitting: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction permits:

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Registration: Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 252:100-5-2

Individual construction permits: OAC 252:100-7-2, OAC 252:100-7-2.1, and OAC 252:100-7-15

Permit-by-rule: OAC 252:100-7-15, OAC 252:100-7-60, OAC 252:100-7-60.5, OAC 252:100-7-60.6, OAC 252:100-7-60.7OAC 252:100-23-7, OAC 252:100-24-7, OAC 252:100-19-13, OAC 252:100-37-41, and OAC 252:100-37-42

General permits: OAC 252:100-7-15

Exemptions: OAC 252:100-7-1.1 and OAC 252:100-7-2(b)

Major source construction permits:

Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): OAC 252:100-8-50 to 252:100-8-57

Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD): OAC 252:100-8-30 to 252:100-8-39

Operating permits: OAC 252:100-7-18

Major source operating permits:

Title V operating permits: OAC 252:100-8-1 to 252:100-8-9

Other permitting considerations:

Emissions inventory reporting: OAC 252:100-5-2.1

Fees: OAC 252:100-7-3, OAC 252:100-8-9, OAC 252:100-8-1.7, OAC 252:100-5-2.2, and OAC 252:100-5-2.3

Regulatory Agency

Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Quality Division (AQD)

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Oklahoma is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer its own air emissions permit program. Oklahoma requires new and modified sources of air pollution to be permitted. The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Air Quality Division (AQD) operates a dual permitting system: construction and operating permits. A construction permit is required before a new source is constructed or an existing source is modified. The construction permit is issued after it is determined the source is designed to meet all applicable ...


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