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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.