Title V regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Title V: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 USC 7661 to 7661f

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Regulations for Title V operating permits: 40 CFR 70

Title V sources:

Applicability: 40 CFR 70.3

Definition of major sources: 40 CFR 70.2

Other key terms defined: 40 CFR 70.2

Source category exemptions: 40 CFR 70.3

Title V permit applications:

Complete and timely applications: 40 CFR 70.5 and 40 CFR 70.7(a)(4)

Monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting: 40 CFR 70.6

Compliance plan: 40 CFR 70.5

Compliance certification: 40 CFR 70.5

Application/permit shields: 40 CFR 70.6(f)

Public participation: 40 CFR 70.7(h)

EPA and state review: 40 CFR 70.2 and 40 CFR 70.8

Annual compliance certification:

Certification content: 40 CFR 70.6(c)(5)

Role of the responsible official: 40 CFR 70.5(d)

Emergency situations: 40 CFR 70.6

Modifications and renewals:

Permit renewals: 40 CFR 70.7

Administrative amendments: 40 CFR 70.7(d)

Minor modifications: 40 CFR 70.7(e)

Significant modifications: 40 CFR 70.7(f)

Compliance assurance monitoring: 40 CFR 64

Applicability: 40 CFR 64.2

Plan requirements: 40 CFR 64.3 and 40 CFR 64.4

Fees: 40 CFR 70.9

Federal implementation plan: 40 CFR 71

Regulatory Agency

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation

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Title V Overview


The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) added new operating permit requirements in Title V that changed the way America's industries handle environmental regulations. The purpose of Title V is to reduce violations of air pollution laws at major sources and improve enforcement of those laws. This is accomplished through a Title V operating permit that:

  • Consolidates a facility's Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements into one ...

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