Pennsylvania Air Permitting regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Pennsylvania Air Permitting: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air Pollution Control Act, 35 Pennsylvania Statutes Annotated (Pa. Stat. Ann.) 4006.1

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Construction permits (plan approvals): 25 Pennsylvania Code (Pa. Code) 127.11 to 127.51

Applicability: 25 Pa. Code 127.11

Application content: 25 Pa. Code 127.12

Exemptions: 25 Pa. Code 127.14

Action on an application: 25 Pa. Code 127.12d and 25 Pa. Code 127.44

Major source construction permits:

Prevention of significant deterioration (PSD): 40 CFR 52.2058 and 25 Pa. Code 127.81 to 127.83

Nonattainment new source review (NSR): 25 Pa. Code 127.201 to 127.218

Operating permits: 25 Pa. Code 127.401 to 127.464

Applicability: 25 Pa. Code 127.401 to 127.404

Application content: 25 Pa. Code 127.411 to 127.414

Exemptions: 25 Pa. Code 127.449

Action on an application: 25 Pa. Code 127.421 to 127.431

Title V permits (major source operating permits): 25 Pa. Code 127.501 to 127.543

Other state permits:

General permits: 25 Pa. Code 127.601 to 127.642

Other permitting considerations:

Source reports and emissions statements: 25 Pa Code 135.1 to 135.21

Permit fees: 25 Pa. Code 127.701 to 127.707

Allegheny County permitting requirements: Allegheny County Health Department Rules and Regulations, Article XXI, Parts B and C

City of Philadelphia: Air Management Regulation XIII

Regulatory Agencies

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Waste, Air, Radiation and Remediation Management Bureau of Air Quality

Allegheny County Health Department

City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health Air Management Services (AMS)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In Pennsylvania, facilities must ...


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