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Air Permitting Resources

 Does My Small Business Need an Air Permit?

This fact sheet explains the types of industrial activities and equipment that require air permits. It also explains permit exemptions, fees, and the permitting process with links to additional information.

 Air permit exemptions and permit-by-rule (PBR) categories

    Permanent exemptions
    Link to the list over 45 types of equipment and industrial activities exempt from air permitting, know as “permanent exemptions” in paragraph (A) of OAC rule 3745-31-03.

    Permit-by-Rule (PBR)
    A PBR exempts certain sources from permits if they meet certain criteria. A simple, 1-page notification to Ohio EPA is required. Current PBR categories include:

    • Auto body shops
    • Gas stations
    • Boilers/heaters fired by natural gas
    • Printing facilities
    • Emergency generators, compressors and water pumps
    • Resin compression/injection molding
    • Crushing/screening operations
    • Soil remediation activities

 De minimis exemption

The de minimis exemption, OAC 3745-15-05, exempts small sources emitting less than 10 pounds of pollutants per day.

 Air permit application forms and processing information

Download permit application forms, information on the application review and permit issuance steps, online permit tracking, transferring permits to new owners, and more.

 Permit to Install and Annual Emission Fee Schedule

This document lists permit to install fees and annual emission fees for Title V, non-Title V, and synthetic minor facilities.

 Non-Title V Air Emissions Reporting

Links to information relating to calculating emissions and completing biennial Non-Title V Air Emissions Reports (blue forms).

 Air Pollution Regulations

Links to Ohio’s air pollution regulations contained in the Ohio Administrative Code.

 Determining emissions

Air emissions can be estimated using emission factors. U. S. EPA publishes emission factors for hundreds of air pollution sources in AP-42, Fifth Edition, Compilation of Air Pollutant Emission Factors, Volume 1: Stationary Point and Area Sources.

 Engineering Guides

The Division of Air Pollution Control publishes these guides to explain how Ohio’s air regulations apply to certain operations, how compliance is determined, and permitting policies. These can be sorted by regulation or key word.

Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
P.O. Box 1049
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049
Phone (614) 644-3469
Fax (614) 644-2807
Toll Free (800) 329-7518
E-Mail: p2mail@epa.state.oh.us

page last updated: October 30, 2007


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