Wisconsin Title V regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wisconsin Title V: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Operating permits: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Natural Resources (NR) 407.01 to 407.16

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Non-Title V operating permits: NR 407.01 and NR 407.105

Title V operating permits: NR 407.01 to 407.16 and 40 CFR 70 Appendix A

Applicability: NR 407.01, NR 407.03, NR 407.04, and NR 407.075

Application content: NR 407.05

Action on applications: NR 407.06 and NR 407.07

Permit flexibility: NR 407.025

Regulatory Agency

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Air and Waste Bureau of Air Management

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

• Rules. Wisconsin requires all sources of air contaminants to obtain an operating permit. Major sources must obtain a Title V permit. Wisconsin's operating permit program follows the federal program. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted full approval to Wisconsin's operating permit program, 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.

Administration and enforcement. The Bureau of Air Management of DNR's Division of Air and Waste administers and enforces the air emissions rules in Wisconsin.

State Requirements

NON-TITLE V OPERATING PERMITS

NR 407.01 and NR 407.105

All new and existing nonmajor sources are required to obtain an operating permit, unless exempt. For a copy of DNR's list of permitting exemptions, click here. Additional information about nonmajor source operating permits can be found in the state section AIR ...


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