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Announcements for New Source Review

Announcements of meetings, regulatory changes, and other significant information from the Air Permits Division. List includes all announcements for approximately the past six-months.

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NEW May 31, 2019: Updates to permitting tools.

The Form PI-1 General Application (previously referred to as the NSR Application Workbook) has been updated to Version 3.2. The Electronic Modeling Evaluation Workbooks (EMEWs) have been updated to Version 2.2.

Beginning June 1, 2019, we will be accepting the March 2019 version (also referred to as Version 3.0) and forward of the Form PI-1 General Application, as well as the March 2019 version (also referred to as Version 2.0) and forward of the Electronic Modeling Evaluation Workbooks (EMEWs).

The Form PI-1 General Application and EMEWs are available at the New Source Review Application Tools page.


March 18, 2019: Updates to tools and policies are now available to process applications more efficiently and reduce permitting timeframes.

These are standardized tools created for your use in preparing and submitting air permit applications. There are several available on our New Source Review Application Tools page and more are in development. We encourage you to check this website whenever preparing an air permit application to utilize all the latest resources available.

NSR Application Workbook

The NSR Application Workbook has been updated to include most NSR case-by-case permit and action types. It has also been updated to address all Chapter 116 requirements for these permit and action types, helping you prepare a complete application.

  • Minor NSR: Initial, Amendment, Renewal, Renewal/Amendment, Relocation/Alteration, Change of Location, Alteration, Extension to Start of Construction
  • Special Permit: Amendment, Renewal, Renewal/Amendment, Alteration, Extension to Start of Construction
  • De Minimis: Initial
  • Flexible: Initial, Amendment, Renewal, Renewal/Amendment, Alteration, Extension to Start of Construction
  • PSD: Initial, Major Modification
  • Nonattainment: Initial, Major Modification
  • HAP Major Source [FCAA Section 112(g)]: Initial, Major Modification
  • PAL: Initial, Amendment, Renewal, Renewal/Amendment, Alteration
  • GHG PSD: Initial, Major Modification, Voluntary Update

At this time, you can submit applications using the PDF or MS Word forms, but we strongly encourage you to start using this workbook now to improve your permitting timeline. It will be required for all project types listed above starting on June 1, 2019. Please be sure to use the latest version when submitting. It is available at the New Source Review Application Tools page.

Electronic Modeling Evaluation Workbooks (EMEW)

Both versions of the EMEWs (SCREEN3 and NonSCREEN3) have been updated to add additional features, fix calculation errors, and update formatting and wording to add clarity. For more details on the updates see the following document: Updates on EMEWs Adobe Acrobat PDF Document. The latest versions of the EMEWs are available at the New Source Review Application Tools page.

At this time, minor projects utilizing modeling to complete an impacts analysis can submit a modeling summary following the Initial Modeling Summary for New Source Review Projects guidance document Adobe Acrobat PDF Document, but we strongly encourage you to start using the EMEWs now to benefit from an efficient modeling audit process. Starting June 1, 2019, the modeling analysis must include an EMEW with the application submittal.

Reminders:

  • Projects which do not require modeling but do require an impacts demonstration must include the required documentation with the application submittal starting on June 1, 2019. Examples include a qualitative discussion or Modeling and Effects Review Applicability analysis.
  • PSD permit application must include a protocol with the application submittal. Preliminary results are not needed with the application for PSD projects. Providing initial modeling results demonstrating compliance with all applicable requirements is highly recommended, but not required with the initial application submittal.

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