A Branch of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division

Permit-by-Rule

A Permit-by-Rule establishes pre-determined operational limitations for certain industrial categories for the purposes of ensuring that a facility will not be considered a major source with respect to Title V of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.

A Permit-by-Rule application/permit is appropriate for potentially major sources that are able to operate under limits outlined in Georgia Rules for Air Quality Control 391-3-1-.03(11). A facility accepting a Permit-by-Rule is not exempt from the obligation to apply for and obtain a Construction (SIP) Permit and/or an Operating (SIP) Permit. Complying with the requirements of a Permit-by-Rule does not relieve a facility of having to comply with other requirements of the Georgia Rules for Air Quality.

The following Permit-by-Rules are currently available:

  1. Fuel-burning equipment burning natural gas/LPG and/or distillate oil
     
  2. Fuel-burning equipment burning natural gas/LPG and/or residual oil
     
  3. On-Site Power Generation
     
  4. Concrete and concrete products
     
  5. New asphalt plants (which commenced construction or modification after June 11,1973) permitted to burn natural gas/LPG and/or distillate oil

    New and existing asphalt plants permitted to burn natural gas/LPG, distillate oil, and residual oil in any Combination

    New asphalt plants (which commenced construction or modification after June 11,1973) permitted to burn natural gas/LPG and/or distillate oil only, which are located in the Atlanta ozone non-attainment area*.

    New and existing asphalt plants permitted to burn natural gas/LPG, distillate oil, and residual oil in any combination, which are located in the Atlanta ozone non-attainment area*.
  1. Cotton ginning operations
     
  2. Coating and/or gluing operations - 20,000 pounds per 12 consecutive month limit

    Coating and/or gluing operations - 250 gallons per month limit

    Coating and/or gluing operations - 3,000 gallons per rolling 12-month period limit

    Coating and/or gluing operations - tons of HAP and VOC usage limits
  1. Printing Operations
  1. Non-reactive mixing operations
  1. Fiberglass molding and forming operations
  1. Peanut / Nut shelling operations

Permit-by-Rule Application: Word Document (Zip)

Permit-by-Rule Application: PDF Document

Permit-by-Rule instructions: PDF Document

Note: the Word application is editable; the PDF application does not contain editable fields.

SIP Permitting 

Synthetic Minor Permitting

Title V Permitting