Do you have air emissions at your facility? If you do, you may be subject to state or federal air quality regulations and may need to follow specific management and reporting guidelines or even need an air quality permit in order to operate.
Air pollutants are often released through the equipment and process that a facility uses to create their final product. The need for an air permit is based on the amount and type of emissions of air pollutants released from the business.
Below is a short list of the types of activities or equipment that may produce air emissions:
- Having a stack, dust collector or vent
- Using a process that includes paints, varnishes, solvents, adhesives or other chemicals
- Using a process that burns fuel (such as oil, natural gas, coal)
- Having an area that produces visible dust or smoke
BEP is always here to help. If you don’t know anything about air quality and air quality permitting or have a new issue come up, contact us. BEP staff is available to:
- Answer your questions over the phone regarding air quality and air quality permitting
- Perform a site visit, which is free and confidential, to help assess regulatory compliance and to provide guidance to return to compliance
- Assist with understanding the regulations
- Assist with understanding and managing the permitting process
Air Quality Resources