Persons planning to operate an air contaminant source require a State Operating Permit from the Tennessee Division of Air Pollution Control (APC). New Construction Permit applicants who are non-Title V sources are required to apply for a State Operating Permit within 30 days of startup. The 30-day period may be extended when stack sampling is required as a condition of the Construction Permit. Examples of air contaminant sources that are eligible for a State Operating Permit are small surface coating operations, small printing operations and other minor sources.
Facilities that emit more than 100 tons per year (tpy) of an air pollutant, 10 tpy of a hazardous air pollutant and/or 25 tpy of a combination of hazardous air pollutants are not eligible for a State Operating Permit but must obtain a Title V Operating Permit.
Generally, farming equipment and mobile sources are not required to obtain an operating permit from APC; however, there are provisions for inspection and maintenance of mobilesources in certain nonattainment areas.
Applicants must submit the following items to the Division of APC:
» Permit Application Form (Form CN-0730 - APC 100) requires the facility address and principal contact; the estimated construction date; and for renewals, changes that have been made since last construction. For sources not requiring a construction permit, thefollowing applicable forms must also be submitted:
» Process or Fuel Burning Source Description Forms (Form CN-0741 - APC 102) requires more detailed information about the manufacturing process such as process weight rate, operating schedule, material inputs, fuel type and amounts
» Emission Point Description Forms (Form CN-0742 - APC 101) require emissioninventory information. Any of the following applicable forms: (contact the Division of Air Pollution Control for information concerning applicable forms)
The following is a list of the forms available:
Non-Title V Permit Application Forms
|Facility Identification||CN-0730 (APC 100)|
|Emission Point||CN-0742 (APC 101)|
|Process or Fuel Burning Source||CN-0741 (APC 102)|
|Incinerator Source||CN-0743 (APC 103)|
|Storage Tank||CN-0744 (APC 104)|
|Degreaser||CN-0745 (APC 105)|
|Oven Source||CN-0746 (APC 106)|
|Surface Coating||CN-0747 (APC 107)|
|Asphalt Plant Source||CN-0748 (APC 108)|
|Rock Crushing Source||CN-0735 (APC 109)|
|Dry Cleaner Source||CN-1277 (APC 110)|
|Concrete Batch Plant Source||CN-0749 (APC 111)|
|Coal Preparation Source||CN-0750 (APC 112)|
|Cyclone||CN-0751 (APC 113)|
|Gasoline Dispensing Facility||CN-1001 (APC 114)|
|Proposed Schedule of Corrective Action||CN-1052 (APC 115)||N/A|
|Cotton Gin Description||CN-1396 (APC 116)||N/A|
Title V Application Forms
|Index of Air Pollution Control Forms||CN-1397 (APC INDEX)||N/A|
|Facility Identification Form||CN-1398 (APC 1)|
|Operations and Flow Diagrams||CN-1399 (APC 2)|
|Stack Identification||CN-1400 (APC 3)|
|Fuel Burning Non-Process Equipment||CN-1401 (APC 4)|
|Stationary Gas Turbine or Internal Combustion Engine||CN-1402 (APC 5)|
|Storage Tanks||CN-1403 (APC 6)|
|Inceneration||CN-1404 (APC 7)|
|Printing Operations||CN-1405 (APC 8)|
|Painting and Coating Operations||CN-1406 (APC 9)|
|Miscellaneous Processes||CN-1407 (APC 10)|
|Control Equipment - Miscellaneous||CN-1408 (APC 11)|
|Control Equipment - Adsorbers||CN-1409 (APC 13)|
|Control Equipment - Catalytic or Thermal Oxidation||CN-1410 (APC 14)|
|Control Equipment - Cyclones / Settling Chambers||CN-1411 (APC 15)|
|Control Equipment - Wet Collection Systems||CN-1412 (APC 17)|
|Control Equipment - Baghouses / Fabric Filters||CN-1413 (APC 18)|
|Compliance Certification - Monitoring and Reporting Description of Methods Used for Determining Compliance||CN-1414 (APC 19)|
|Compliance Demonstration by Continuous Emissions Monitoring||CN-1415 (APC 20)|
|Compliance Demonstration by Portable Monitors||CN-1416 (APC 21)|
|Compliance Demonstration by Monitoring Control System Parameters or Operating Parameters of a Process||CN-1417 (APC 22)|
|Compliance Demonstration by Monitoring Maintenaince Procedures||CN-1418 (APC 23)|
|Compliance Demonstration by Stack Testing||CN-1419 (APC 24)|
|Compliance Demonstration by Fuel Sampling and Analysis||CN-1420 (APC 25)|
|Compliance Demonstration by Recordkeeping||CN-1421 (APC 26)|
|Compliance Demonstration by Other Method(s)||CN-1422 (APC 27)|
|Emissions from Process Emission Source / Fuel Burning / Installation / Incinerator||CN-1423 (APC 28)|
|Emission Summary for the Sources Contained in this Application||CN-1424 (APC 29)|
|Current Emissions Requirements and Status||CN-1425 (APC 30)|
|Compliance Plan and Compliance Certification||CN-1426 (APC 31)|
|Air Monitoring Network||CN-1427 (APC 32)||N/A|
|Stage I and Stage II Vapor Recovery||CN-1428 (APC 33)|
|Open Burning||CN-1429 (APC 34)||N/A|
|Application Completeness Check List||CN-1430 (APC 35)||N/A|
These forms are source specific. They require general information regarding the processand air contaminant source, descriptions of processes and equipment specifications, and
Generally, the complete application packet must be received by the APC Division within30 days after startup of a new air contaminant source or within 60 days in advance of theexpiration of an existing permit.
When the applications are submitted, the Division reviews them to determine compliancewith all applicable air pollution control regulations. Generally, an Operating Permit isissued within two (2) to four (4) months. The normal duration of a State Operating Permitis nine (9) to ten (10) years.
Application Fees: None
Annual Emission Fees (2000-2001):
Major Sources (Title V)
Link to Chapter 1200-03-26 Administrative Fees Schedule
Minor Sources (under 100 tons)
The rate is $18.75 per ton allowable with sources less than 10 tons per year exempt fromminor souce fees, provided that such source has not taken a limitation on their permit that would render them a conditional major or synthetic minor source.
Minor source fees are based on the sum of allowable and/or actual emissions of allregulated pollutants at the source. An annual emission fee is not charged for carbonmonoxide. All annual emission fees are due by the first day of the month that the fee isdue (based on the county in which the source is located).
The air contaminant source must be operated in accordance with the terms of the permit and any other applicable requirements from air pollution control regulations. In the case of a denial, the applicant may appeal to the APC Board. An operating permit is not transferable from one owner to another. Any modification to the source requires a Construction Permit. Permit conditions may be appealed by filing a petition for reconsideration with the Technical Secretary.
Applicants are required to maintain and keep in good working condition any controldevices. For renewals, the application must be submitted 60 days prior to expiration ofthe existing permit.
The Division of APC has the right to conduct inspections as deemed necessary. TheDivision may suspend or revoke any operating permit if the permit holder fails to complywith the provisions, stipulations or compliance schedules specified in the permit. TheTennessee Air Quality Act provides for civil penalties of up to $25,000 per day for eachviolation.
The Division of APC is responsible for protecting the air quality of Tennessee.Requiring a source (or a business) to obtain an operating permit ensures that anyexisting, new, modified, replaced or relocated source complies with all air pollutionemissions standards and will not have a detrimental impact on human health or theenvironment.
For air contaminant sources located in Davidson, Hamilton, or Shelby counties, the applicant must contact and obtain a permit from the applicable county air permit agency. For all other counties, applications and assistance can be obtained from the Division of Air Pollution Control. New applicants who need more than one permit can contact their Environmental Field Office for further assistance.
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» EPA Air Toxic Control Technology - (919) 541-0800
» TDEC Division 1200-3: Air Pollution Control
» TDEC Rule 1200-3-9-.04: Air Pollution Control - Exemptions
» 40 CFR §60: Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources
» 40 CFR §61: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
» 40 CFR §63: National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories