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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. New York has developed Title V permitting rules for major sources of air emissions that follow the federal standards. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC's) Title V operating permit program was granted full approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) effective January 31, 2002. The EPA has also approved a Title V permitting threshold for greenhouse gas emissions that is consistent with the federal requirements.
New York also requires non-Title V sources of air contaminants to either register or obtain a state facility permit.
• Administration and enforcement. The Division of Air Resources of DEC's Office of Air Resources, Climate Change, and Energy is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's air emissions permit program. New York City DEP works in conjunction with DEC to administer and enforce the state regulations within New York City.