Governing Law and Regulations
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Air Division
ADEQ Hazardous Waste Division
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Arkansas has adopted by reference the federal new source performance standards and the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants, which contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive emissions. In addition, ADEQ has developed its own regulations for the control of fugitive particulate matter and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, as well as visible emissions.
• Administration and enforcement. ADEQ's Air Division administers and enforces the rules for the control of fugitive emissions.
FUGITIVE PARTICULATE MATTER EMISSIONS
AR Reg. 18.901
Arkansas's rules prohibit the handling, transporting, or storage of any material in a way that causes unnecessary amounts of air contaminants to become airborne. In addition, buildings may not be constructed, altered, used, repaired, or demolished without first applying reasonable measures to prevent unnecessary amounts of particulate matter from becoming airborne.
AR Reg. 18.501
Visible emissions from equipment must not exceed the following limits:
- 40 percent opacity for equipment installed on or before ...