Georgia New Source Review regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Georgia New Source Review : What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Nonmajor source construction permits: Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (GRR) 391-3-1-.03(1)

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Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): GRR 391-3-1-.03(8)

Nonattainment areas: 40 CFR 81.311

Emissions reduction credits: GRR 391-3-1-.03(13)

Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD): GRR 391-3-1-.02(7) and 40 CFR 52.572

Regulatory Agency

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Protection Division Air Protection Branch

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Georgia has developed an air emissions permitting program requiring each source that has the potential to emit (PTE) an air contaminant within the state to obtain both a construction permit and an operating permit from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). In some cases, construction permits and operating permits may be combined into a single document, as can the respective applications. New major sources or modifications to existing major sources must comply with the applicable provisions of nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) and/or Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD), depending on the attainment status of the area in which the source is located and the type and quantity of air pollutants emitted.

The entire state of Georgia is currently in attainment with all of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Therefore, the provisions of nonattainment NSR are not applicable at this time. New major sources or major modifications in the state must comply with PSD requirements. Georgia administers a state implementation plan (SIP)-approved PSD program. Therefore, the provisions of federal PSD and any amendments are not ...

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