In 1990 the Federal Clean Air Act was amended to include a new section - Title V. Title V requires the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) to establish a national, federally enforceable operating permit program.
Accordingly, EPA promulgated Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations,
Chapter 1, Part 70 (link) which requires each state or local permitting authority to
develop and submit a federally enforceable facility operating permit program for
The SacMetro AQMD adopted Rule 207 Title V - Federal Operating Permit Program to meet the requirements of Part 70 and to interface the Title V permitting effort with the SacMetro AQMD existing and comprehensive permit program.
Title V is intended to further facilitate and enhance air quality planning, emission controls, and compliance, and to improve existing emission inventories.
In addition to existing regulations, Title V provides for:
SacMetro AQMD Rule 207 defines what sources are required to have a Title V permit. In general, these
Major stationary sources such as:
Any source with a potential to emit 100 tons per year of any air pollutant
Any source with a potential to emit 10 tons per year, or more, of any hazardous air pollutant or 25 tons per year, or more, of any combination of hazardous air pollutants
Any source with a potential to emit up to or more than 25 tons per year of nitrogen oxides, 25 tons per year of volatile organic compounds, 100 tons per year of sulfur dioxide, 100 tons per year of carbon monoxide, or 100 tons per year of PM10
Affected sources under the acid rain provisions of Title IV of the Federal
Clean Air Act.
Any source subject to SacMetro AQMD Rule 203, Prevention of Significant Deterioration
Any solid waste incineration unit required to obtain a Title V permit
pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act.
Any other stationary source in a source category designated by rule by the US
Any stationary source that is subject to standards or other requirements for
New Source Performance Standards or Hazardous Air Pollutants under the Federal
Clean Air Act after July 21, 1992 by the US EPA, unless exempted at the time an
applicable new standard or requirement is promulgated.
Please see SacMetro AQMD Rule 207 Title V - Federal Operating Permit Program for
the complete statements of applicability and definitions.