Nevada New Source Review regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Nevada New Source Review : What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction permits: Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 445B.236, NAC 445B.287 to 445B.331, NAC 445B.037, NAC 445B.3453 to 445B.3477, NAC 445B.038, and NAC 445B.3485 to 445B.3497

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Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR):

Nonattainment areas: 40 CFR 81.329

Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD): 40 CFR 52.21 and 40 CFR 52.1485

Class I areas: 40 CFR 81.418

Regulatory Agencies

Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Air Pollution Control (BAPC)

Washoe County District Health Department Air Quality Management Division

Clark County Department of Air Quality Management

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. In Nevada, the construction, modification, and/or operation of any stationary source that emits, or may emit, pollutants into the air requires an operating permit, which serves as a permit to construct as well as an operating permit. An operating permit must be obtained before the modification of an existing source or the installation of a new emissions source begins. For more information on operating permits, see the state section AIR EMISSIONS PERMITS.

The entire state of Nevada is currently in attainment with all of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Therefore, the provisions of nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) are not applicable at this time. New major sources or major modifications in the state must comply with Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) requirements. Nevada incorporates the requirements of the federal PSD program.

Washoe County has its own unique nonattainment NSR and PSD requirements. New major sources or major modifications to existing sources located in this county must comply ...

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