Alaska Title V regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Alaska Title V: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Non-Title V operating permits:

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Operating permits: 18 Alaska Administrative Code (AAC) 50.502 to 50.546

Synthetic minor operating permits: 18 AAC 50.225

Title V operating permits: 18 AAC 50.040 and 18 AAC 50.326

Applicability: 18 AAC 50.040 and 18 AAC 50.326

Insignificant activities: 18 AAC 50.326(d) to 50.326(i)

Regulatory Agency

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.
  • State Requirements

    NON-TITLE V OPERATING PERMITS

    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 ...


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