Vermont Title V regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Vermont Title V: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Non-Title V operating permits:

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Registration: Vermont Administrative Rule (VAR) 12-031-001-5-801 to 12-031-001-5-808

Synthetic minor sources: VAR 12-031-001-5-1016

Title V operating permits: VAR 12-031-001-5-1001 to 12-031-001-5-1016 and 40 CFR 70 Appendix A

Applicability: VAR 12-031-001-5-1002 and VAR 12-031-001-5-1003

Application content: VAR 12-031-001-5-1006(e)

Action on the application: VAR 12-031-001-5-1006(a) to 12-031-001-5-1006(c) and VAR 12-031-001-5-1007 to 12-031-001-5-1009

Regulatory Agencies

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)

Air Pollution Control Division (APCD)

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Sources of air contaminants in Vermont emitting above the specified threshold must register with DEC on an annual basis. Sources subject to the Title V program must comply with Vermont’s operating permit program, which is similar to the federal program but has significantly lower major source thresholds.

The Vermont operating permit program received final full approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 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. DEC’s Air Pollution Control Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's air emissions permit program.

State Requirements

NON-TITLE V OPERATING PERMITS

Registration

VAR 12-031-001-5-801 to 12-031-001-5-808

Each source that emits more than five tons of any and all air contaminants per ...


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