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 (6) 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)] (7), 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.
Terms: Title V Permits have a five-year term.
Renewals: 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.
Fees: The fees for Title V operating permits as well as all other permits issued by MCAQD can be found in the Maricopa
County Air Pollution Control Rules and Regulations, Rule 280 (8).
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 (9), State Implementation
Plan requirements (10), new source performance standards, MACT standards (11), 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.
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