Title V is a federal program designed to standardize air quality permits and the permitting process for major sources of emissions across the country. Title V of the 1990 federal Clean Air Act Amendments required the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a national operating permit program, and required 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. The following is a comprehensive list of Title V facilities in Maricopa County.
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 the expiration. The permits are valid for a five year term.
The fees for Title V operating permits as well as all other permits issued by Maricopa County Air Quality Department can be found in the current schedule of Air Quality Permit Fees.
Title V permits contain applicable requirements from:
National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) standards (40 CFR Parts 61 and 63)
Best Available Control Technology (BACT) and/or Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements
Federally enforceable state operating permits
The permits must contain record keeping, 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 a compliance certification and reports twice a year. All Title V permits are submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after the public notice period for review and comment.