Alabama New Source Review regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Alabama New Source Review : What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction and operating permits: Alabama Administrative Code (Ala. Admin. Code r) 335-3-14-.01 to 335-3-14-.03

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Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): 40 CFR 52.50 and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-3-14-.05

Nonattainment areas: 40 CFR 81.301

Applicability: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-3-14-.05(1) and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-3-14-.05(2)

Permitting requirements: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-3-14-.05(2) to 335-3-14-.05(5) and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-3-14-.05(9) to 335-3-14-.05(12)

Action on the application: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-3-14-.05(16)

Prevention of significant deterioration (PSD): 40 CFR 52.50, 40 CFR 52.60, and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-3-14-.04

Class I Areas: 40 CFR 81.401

Regulatory Agencies

Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Air Division

Jefferson County Department of Health Bureau of Environmental Health

City of Huntsville Division of Natural Resources

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Alabama requires any new or modified source of air contaminants to secure an air quality permit to construct, unless specifically exempted. New major sources and major modifications must comply with the applicable provisions of Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and/or nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) depending on the pollutants emitted and the attainment status of the area in which the source is located and the type and quantity of air pollutants emitted.

Alabama currently has several counties that are in nonattainment with one or more of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The provisions of nonattainment NSR apply to new major sources or major ...

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