Wisconsin Air Permitting regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wisconsin Air Permitting: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction permits: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Natural Resources (NR) 406

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Registration permits: NR 406.17

Traditional construction permits: NR 406.01 to 406.15

Major source construction permits:

Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) permits: NR 408

Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permits: NR 405

Operating permits: NR 407

Registration permits: NR 407.105

Traditional operating permits: NR 407.01 to 407.15

Major source operating permits: NR 407.01 to 407.16 and NR 409.01 to 409.13

Other state permits:

General construction permits: NR 406.16

General operating permits: NR 407.10

Other permitting considerations:

Modification exclusions: NR 406.04(4)

Relocations: NR 406.04(5)

Relocation of portable sources: NR 406.15

Replacements: NR 406.04(6)

Emissions reporting: NR 438

Regulatory Agency

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Air Management Program

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Wisconsin's air permitting program requires a permit for the construction, reconstruction, replacement, relocation, or modification of stationary air contaminant sources. In addition, major sources are required to comply with the applicable provisions of nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) and/or Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD), depending on the type and quantity of emissions and the attainment status of the site's location. See the state section NEW SOURCE REVIEW for additional information on major source construction permitting requirements.

Wisconsin also requires sources to obtain an operating permit, unless specifically exempt. Major sources are subject to the provisions of the Title V operating permit ...

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