Vermont Air Permitting regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Vermont Air Permitting: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction permits: Vermont Administrative Rule (VAR) 12-031-001-5-401 and VAR 12-031-001-5-501 to 12-031-001-5-505

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Applicability: VAR 12-031-001-5-401 and VAR 12-031-001-5-501(1)

Application content: VAR 12-031-001-5-501(2)

Action on the application: VAR 12-031-001-5-501(3), VAR 12-031-001-5-501(4), and VAR 12-031-001-5-501(8)

Major source construction permits: VAR 12-031-001-5-401, VAR 12-031-001-5-501, and VAR 12-031-001-5-502

Operating permits:

Registration: VAR 12-031-001-5-801 to 12-031-001-5-808

Major source operating permits:

Title V operating permits: VAR 12-031-001-5-1001 to 12-031-001-5-1016

Regulatory Agencies

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)

Air Pollution Control Division (APCD)

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules.Vermont’s air permitting program requires a permit for the construction or modification of specified stationary sources.  In addition, major sources are required to comply with the applicable provisions of Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD).  Vermont is in attainment of all the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), therefore, nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) is not applicable in the state at this time. See the state section NEW SOURCE REVIEW for additional information on major source construction permitting requirements.

Vermont requires a registration for any source that actually emits more than 5 tons per year (tpy) of air contaminants.  Major sources are subject to the provisions of the Title V operating permit program.  See the state section TITLE V for additional information on major source operating permitting requirements.

· Administration and enforcement.The ...

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