Hawaii New Source Review regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Hawaii New Source Review : What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction permits:

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Noncovered source permits: Hawaii Administrative Rule (HAR) 11-60.1-61 to 11-60.1-76

Nonattainment new source review:

Nonattainment areas: 40 CFR 81.312

Prevention of significant deterioration (PSD)-covered source permits: HAR 11-60.1-81 to 11-60.1-104, HAR 11-60.1-131, and HAR 11-60.1-132

Applicability: HAR 11-60.1-82, HAR 11-60.1-131, and HAR 11-60.1-132

Class I areas: 40 CFR 81.409

Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction plan: HAR 11-60.1-204 and HAR 11-60.1-205

Regulatory Agencies

Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) Environmental Health Administration Environmental Management Division Clean Air Branch

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Hawaii requires nonmajor sources to obtain noncovered source permits. A covered source permit is required for all major sources burning used or waste oil, or major sources beginning construction, reconstruction, modification, or operation of an emissions unit or air pollution control device. The basic covered source permitting requirements are explained in the state section TITLE V. However, sources satisfying the applicability criteria of Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD)-covered sources must comply with the additional PSD permitting requirements. Nonattainment NSR does not apply in Hawaii because the entire state has attained all of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

Administration and enforcement. The Clean Air Branch within DOH administers and enforces the state's air emissions permitting rules.

State Requirements


Noncovered Source Permits

HAR 11-60.1-61 to 11-60.1-76

A noncovered source includes any stationary source constructed, modified, or relocated after March 20, 1972, that is not a ...

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