New Hampshire New Source Review regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Hampshire New Source Review : What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction permits: New Hampshire Regulations Environmental-Air Resources (NH Regs. Env-A) 607, NH Regs. Env-A 618, and NH Regs. Env-A 619

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Temporary permits; NH Regs. Env-A 607

Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): 40 CFR 52.1525 and NH Regs. Env-A 618

Nonattainment areas: 40 CFR 81.330

Permitting requirements: NH Regs. Env-A 618.06

Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD): 40 CFR 52.1522, 40 CFR 52.1525, 40 CFR 52.1529, and NH Regs. Env-A 619

Class I Areas: NH Regs. Env-A 619.06

Regulatory Agency

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) Air Resources Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New Hampshire requires a facility to apply for and obtain a construction permit, referred to as a temporary 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 where the source is located and the type and quantity of air pollutants emitted.

New Hampshire is currently in attainment with all the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for the various criteria pollutants, except the 2010 sulfur dioxide standard. Therefore, both the provisions of nonattainment NSR and PSD are applicable in the state. New Hampshire administers a state implementation plan (SIP)-approved programs. Therefore, the provisions of federal nonattainment NSR, PSD, and any amendments are not ...

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