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Title V Permit Info

Title V is a federal program designed to standardize air quality permits and the permitting process for major sources of emissions across the country. The name "Title V" comes from Title V of the 1990 federal Clean Air Act Amendments which requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a national, operating permit program. Accordingly, EPA adopted regulations Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 1, Part 70 (Part 70), which require states and local permitting authorities to develop and submit a federally enforceable operating permit program for EPA approval.

The Title V program air quality agencies issue comprehensive operating permits to facilities that emit significant amounts of air pollutants. For all implementing agencies in the country, there are standard requirements for permit programs and permit content.


Title V Permits have a five-year term.


Applications for permit renewals are due no sooner than 18 months before expiration of the Title V permit and no later than 6-months prior to expiration.


The fees for Title V operating permits as well as all other permits issued by MCAQD can be found on the Permit Fees web page.

Typical requirements of a Title V permit:

  • The permits contain applicable requirements from new source review permits,Maricopa County Air Pollution Control Rules and Regulations, State Implementation Plan requirements, New Source Performance Standards (40 CFR Part 60), NESHAP standards (40 CFR Parts 61 and 63), BACT/RACT requirements and federally enforceable state operating permits.
  • The permits must contain recordkeeping, monitoring and reporting conditions necessary to demonstrate compliance with all applicable requirements.
  • Renewed Title V permits that have control equipment may be subject to Compliance Assurance Monitoring (CAM) requirements.
  • All Title V permits contain requirements to submit the compliance certification.
  • All Title V permits contain a requirement to submit reports twice a year.
  • All Title V permits are submitted to EPA after the public notice period for review and comment.

Guidance Documents Permit Information Quick Links

Guidance Documents

Permit Information

Technical Guidance
Rules and Regulations
Policies and Procedures
NSR Workshop Manual
EPA New Source Review site
Title V Application Guidance
Interim Guidance for Title V Permit Revisions
Permit Fees