Permit applicability for state major permits, like permit applicability for minor new source review (NSR) permits, is based on uncontrolled emissions. State major permits are for Title V major facilities that are not Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) major facilities. They are facilities that emit more than 100 tons per year, but less than 250 tons per year, of any criteria pollutant (PM, PM-10, PM 2.5, CO, NOX, SO2, and VOC) and are not listed in the 28 categories under “major stationary source” as defined in 9VAC5-80-1615.
Expiration of Permit
State major permits do not expire and remain in effect until a project (which includes any addition or replacement of an emissions unit, any modification to an emissions unit or any combination of these changes) takes place at the facility.
See the Air Permit Application Fee Form for fee amounts.
Public Participation Requirements
State major permits must go through public participation (i.e. 30 day public comment period and a public hearing).
Within 15 days after receiving the completeness review letter from the Department, it is the responsibility of the facility to notify the public of the proposed application by placing an ad in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the affected air quality control region where the facility will be located.
For facilities that are not controversial:
**Note: In addition, if an Air Pollution Control Board decision is required, it may add 60 days; federal land manager review may add another 30 days.