Pennsylvania Title V regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Pennsylvania Title V: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Non-Title V operating permits:

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State operating permits: 25 Pennsylvania Code (Pa. Code) 127.401 to 127.464

Title V permits: 25 Pa. Code 121. 1, 25 Pa. Code 127.501 to 127.543, and 40 CFR 70 Appendix A

Applicability: 25 Pa. Code 121.1

Application content: 25 Pa. Code 127.412, 25 Pa. Code 127.413, and 25 Pa. Code 127.503

Action on the application: 25 Pa. Code 127.421 and 25 Pa. Code 127.521 to 127.524

Exemptions: 25 Pa. Code 127.504

Permit fees: 25 Pa. Code 127.701 to 127.707

Regulatory Agencies

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Waste, Air, Radiation and Remediation Management Bureau of Air Quality

Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD)

City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health Air Management Services (AMS)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Pennsylvania requires operating permits for all sources of air contaminants. Major sources must apply for a Title V permit, while smaller sources will receive a state operating permit. Pennsylvania is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer its own air emissions permit program. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Title V permit program follows the federal provisions, including provisions establishing greenhouse gas permitting thresholds, and received full approval from EPA.

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) has developed its own air quality permitting regulations and application forms. Philadelphia Air Management Services (AMS) has incorporated by reference the state permitting provisions with minor changes but requires that permit ...


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