Air Permitting Quality Assurance - Stationary Sources
New York State's air regulation, 6 NYCRR Part 201, requires certain sources of air pollution to obtain air permits or, for smaller facilities, registration certificates. These permits and registrations allow the Department to determine what pollutants are being released at a facility and what measures must be taken to properly control them.
Air permits are highly technical documents that contain all of the requirements related to the State and Federal air quality programs that must be met by sources of air pollution. The function of the Stationary Sources Section of the Bureau of Quality Assurance is to evaluate air permits written by Department staff to ensure that they contain all of the necessary restrictions, and correctly address any monitoring, testing, recordkeeping and reporting that must be carried out when the facility is operating.
The Stationary Sources Section is presently establishing and implementing a formal air permitting quality assurance program. This program will systematically and routinely analyze permits that have been issued. The result is expected to be better, more thorough permits that are more readily enforceable, and easier to understand and implement.