Governing Law and Regulations
Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Protection Division Air Protection Branch Stationary Source Permitting Program
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Georgia requires facilities that have the potential to emit air pollution to obtain an operating permit. Major sources are required to obtain a Title V operating permit from DNR. The state's Title V operating permit program, which received full approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), follows and in many cases, adopts by reference, the federal program, including provisions establishing greenhouse gas permitting thresholds. Georgia offers permits-by-rule for selected source categories willing to comply with established restrictions.
For more information on nonmajor source operating permits, see the state section AIR PERMITTING.
• Administration and enforcement. The Stationary Source Permitting Program within the Air Protection Branch of DNR's Environmental Protection Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's air permitting regulations.
NON-TITLE V OPERATING PERMITS
SIP Operating Permit
Any nonexempt source that may result in the emission of air contaminants must obtain an operating permit from DNR. For further information, including a list of exempt ...