Title V Requirements
Who Needs A Title V Operating Permit?
A Title V Operating Permit is required of companies that have operations involving a major air contaminant source. These companies include the following:
- Facilities subject to acid rain requirements under Title IV of the Clean Air Act
- Facilities with lower tons per year (tpy) limits in non-attainment areas
- Facilities with the potential to emit 10 tpy of any hazardous air pollutant (HAP), 25 tpy of any combination of HAPs, or 100 tpy of any regulated air pollutant
Presently, minor sources subject to New Source Performance Standards
(NSPS) and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
(NESHAP) are deferred from the requirement to apply for a Title V Operating Permit.
What Information For Title V Permits Must I Provide?
All applicants must submit a Major Source Operating Permit Application. The following information is needed to complete the application:
- Certification of compliance with all applicable requirements
- List of compliance methods for demonstration of compliance with applicable requirements
- Description of processes and products
- Emissions of regulated air pollutants
- Facility identification information
- Fuels, fuel use, raw materials, production rates, and operating schedules
- Information on air pollution control systems
All existing Title V sources were required to submit Title V applications on or before August 28, 1997. Any source that becomes subject to this requirement must submit an application within the time specified on its construction permit.