Indiana New Source Review regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Indiana New Source Review : What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Nonmajor source construction permits:

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Registration: 326 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 2-5.5-1 to 2-5.5-6 and 326 IAC 2-5.1-2

Construction permits: 326 IAC 2-5.1-3

Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): 326 IAC 2-3-1 to 2-3-5 and 326 IAC 2-3.4

Nonattainment areas: 40 CFR 81.315 and 326 IAC 1-4-1

Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD): 40 CFR 52.773, 40 CFR 52.793, 326 IAC 2-2-1 to 2-2-16, and 326 IAC 2-2.4

Regulated pollutants: 326 IAC 2-2-1(ss) and 326 IAC 2-2-1(ww)

Fees: 326 IAC 2-1.1-7

Regulatory Agency

Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Office of Air Quality (OAQ)

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Indiana requires a facility to either register or apply for and obtain a construction permit before beginning construction of a new source or modifying an existing source. 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.

Indiana currently has several counties that are in nonattainment of one or more of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The provisions of nonattainment NSR apply to new major sources or major modifications in those areas, while PSD requirements apply to attainment areas. Indiana administers state implementation plan (SIP)-approved nonattainment NSR and PSD programs. Therefore, the provisions of federal nonattainment NSR, PSD, and any amendments are not effective in Indiana until a SIP revision ...

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