Wyoming Title V regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wyoming Title V: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Non-Title V operating permits: Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations (WAQS&R) 6-2

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Synthetic minor permits: WAQS&R 6-3(m)

Title V operating permits: WAQS&R 6-3 and 40 CFR 71

Applicability: WAQS&R 6-3(a) and WAQS&R 6-3(b)(xvii)

Application content: WAQS&R 6-3(c)(ii)

Action on the application: WAQS&R 6-3(d) and WAQS&R 6-3(e)

Fees: WAQS&R 6-3(f)

Regulatory Agencies

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Quality Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules.The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Title V operating permit program mirrors the federal requirements. Wyoming’s Title V operating permit program received full approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), effective April 23, 1999. See the national section TITLE V for more information on the federal requirements.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ’s Air Quality Division administers and enforces the Title V program in Wyoming.

State Requirements


WAQS&R 6-2

In Wyoming, submission of an application for a construction permit also serves as an application for a minor source operating permit. Upon completion of construction, a permit to operate will be issued if the facility demonstrates, to DEQ's satisfaction, that it is in compliance with the Wyoming air quality regulations and that the facility has been constructed or modified in accordance with the terms and conditions of the construction permit. For information on construction permits and minor source operating permits, see the state sections AIR EMISSIONS PERMITS.

Synthetic Minor Permits

WAQS&R 6-3(m)

Sources with potential emissions above the major source threshold may request a permit with a federally enforceable emissions cap that limits emissions to below major source thresholds, thereby avoiding Title V applicability. Such sources must monitor and record sufficient data to demonstrate that emissions are below major source thresholds and comply with all other applicable requirements.

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