Governing Law and Regulations
Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) Environmental Health Administration Environmental Management Division Clean Air Branch
Comparison: State vs. Federal
Rules. Hawaii requires nonmajor sources to obtain noncovered source permits. A covered source permit is required for all major sources burning used or waste oil, or major sources beginning construction, reconstruction, modification, or operation of an emissions unit or air pollution control device. The basic covered source permitting requirements are explained in this section. However, sources satisfying the applicability criteria of prevention of significant deterioration (PSD)-covered sources must comply with the additional PSD permitting requirements.
EPA granted full approval of the Title V operating permit programs to DOH effective November 30, 2001. EPA has also approved a Title V permitting threshold for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that is consistent with the federal requirements. See the national section TITLE V for more information on Title V operating permits for sources of GHG emissions. Administration and enforcement. The Clean Air Branch within DOH administers and enforces the state's air emissions permitting rules.