Governing Law and Regulations
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
Comparison: State vs. Federal
Rules. Alaska is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer its own air emissions permit program. Alaska's Title V operating permit program adopts by reference the federal Title V operating permit requirements under 40 CFR 71. However, Alaska has established an extensive list of activities that may be deemed insignificant for the purposes of a Title V operating permit. DEQ received full approval of its program from the EPA effective November 30, 2001. Administration and enforcement. DEC is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's air emissions permit program.
NON-TITLE V OPERATING PERMITS
18 Alaska Administrative Code (AAC) 50.502 to 50.546
Alaska has a single permitting program for the construction and operation of minor sources. Applicable sources must comply with the terms and conditions of the construction permit. See CONSTRUCTION PERMITS in the state section AIR EMISSIONS PERMITS for more information.
Synthetic Minor Operating Permits
18 AAC 50.225
Certain facilities with potential emissions above major source thresholds may choose to obtain a permit that limits production and/or hours of operation, thus lowering their potential to emit pollutants below major source thresholds and allowing ...