General Information - Obtaining a Permit to Operate
If you need a Permit to Operate, check the list of Permit Application Forms for your equipment type. All forms lists, except where noted, should include the General Authority to Construct Application Form (G100) , the Health Risk Assessment Information (HRA 100) and the General Information Document (G101) . All submitted applications must include the required forms and must conform to the requirements in G101.
If you do not find a list of application forms matching your equipment, you may download G100, HRA 100 and G101 separately. After you have submitted G100 and HRA 100, the AQMD will notify you if additional information is required for your equipment type.
You may also contact the AQMD at 916 874-4800 for permit
application forms. For compliance assistance, you
may contact the AQMD's Compliance Assistance Hotline at
916 874-4884 or e-mail Teresa Posey at email@example.com.
The SMAQMD cannot accept permit applications via the Internet.
Submit the following, either by mail or in person to SMAQMD, 777 12th Street, 3rd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814:
- a completed permit application form(s)
- detailed description of your equipment (included in the form(s))
- detailed information on materials (included in the form(s))
- the appropriate permit fee
Each equipment unit requires a separate application for a Permit to Operate.
A permit fee will be assessed for each new or modified source based on the type and size of the source. Fees are listed in the instructions for each equipment type. Every applicant for a Permit to Operate shall pay one half the estimated initial permit fee upon filing of the application, and the remainder upon issuance of the permit.
If you operate equipment without a Permit to Operate, you are subject to legal action, including civil or criminal penalties up to $50,000 per day of operation or up to six months in jail. For additional information on violations of air quality laws, see our compliance section.
Instructions and forms are shown by operation and equipment type. The general permit application form is required except where noted. Specific compliance assistance documents, such as advisories are noted in the comments column. You may wish to view the Compliance Assistance page for additional information and updates.
|General Authority to Construct Application Form (G100) 6/2010 (PDF)||Use this form when:
|ERC Application (PDF)||Application for Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs)|
|Request for Extension of Authority to Construct (PDF)||This document provides instructions for requesting an extension for the expiration date of an Authority to Construct.|
|General Information (G101) (PDF)||This document provides general information and instructions for supplying the data, specifications, plans and drawings required in the permit application process. This form is also shown above with the application form lists by equipment type.|
|Health Risk Assessment Information (HRA 100) (PDF)||This form gathers basic information the AQMD needs to perform a health risk assessment. The AQMD may require additional information depending on the type of process and potential risk to the public. This form is also shown above where applicable with the application form lists by equipment type.|
|Change of Ownership (G100) (PDF)||Use this form to notify the AQMD that your business is under new ownership. Coating operations must also submit the following where applicable:|
|Request to cancel permit or
Request to change/correct company name (PDF)
|Use this form to notify the AQMD that:
|List and Criteria document (PDF)||This document contains further detail on the information required of permit applicants.|