Title V Initial and
Title V is a federal operating permit program established under the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments and usually administered by the local air agency such as SCAQMD and BAAQMD. Facilities are drawn into the Title V program by multiple criteria, one of which is by classification as major source based on the facility’s actual and potential emissions. Different air districts can have different emission threshold definitions for a major source.
The centerpiece of the program is the Title V permit which pulls together the facility’s applicable federal, state, and local air rules and regulations; emission limits and other requirements driven by these rules; and periodic monitoring requirements imposed to demonstrate compliance with these rules.
Facilities that trigger Title V applicability, whether due to new or modified equipment, or increased emission levels, or another reason, must submit a permit application for an initial Title V permit. The initial Title V permit should not impose new emission limits, but should provide more regulatory detail such as listings of existing rule emission limits and citations and may add new periodic monitoring requirements.
Facilities with a Title V permit are required to submit a permit application every five (5) years to renew their Title V permit. The renewal process gives the local air agency, EPA, and public the opportunity to re-evaluate the facility’s permit and incorporate rule changes that have occurred since the last Title V permit issuance.
Davenport Engineering is prepared to assist with all your Title V permitting needs, whether it’s determining your facility’s Title V applicability, or setting enforceable limits to avoid Title V applicability, or preparing your initial Title V permit application, or renewing your existing Title V permit.