Massachusetts Title V regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Massachusetts Title V: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Non-Title V operating permits: 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 7.02 and 310 CMR 7.03

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Title V operating permits: 310 CMR 7.00, Appendix C

Applicability: 310 CMR 7.00, Appendix C(2)

Application content: 310 CMR 7.00, Appendix C(5)(b)

Insignificant activities: 310 CMR 7.00, Appendix C(5)(i)

Intrafacility emissions trading: 310 CMR 7.00, Appendix C(7)(b)

Action on the application: 310 CMR 7.00, Appendix C(4)(c), 310 CMR 7.00, Appendix C(4)(d), and 310 CMR 7.00, Appendix C(6)

Fees: 310 CMR 4.03(2), 310 CMR 4.04(3), 310 CMR 4.10(2)(j)(4), and 310 CMR 4.10(2)(l)(4)

Regulatory Agency

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Waste Prevention

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. DEP's Title V operating permit program mirrors the federal standards. Massachusetts's Title V operating permit program received full approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) effective November 27, 2001.

Sources that are not required to apply for a Title V operating permit may operate under the terms of a plan approval. For more information on construction permits and plan approvals, see the state sections AIR EMISSIONS PERMITS and NEW SOURCE REVIEW.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Waste Prevention is responsible for administering and enforcing the state's requirements for air emissions permits.

State Requirements


310 CMR 7.02 and 310 CMR 7.03

Plan approvals authorize the construction or modification of a source, as well as the subsequent operation of that source. See the state section AIR EMISSIONS ...

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