What Is an Air Permit?
An air permit is a document that allows you to construct or operate a piece of equipment that emits air contaminants. Think of it like a smog registration for your car.
A permit is issued after you submit a permit application to the AQMD. Once you submit your application, a permit engineer will review your application to determine if a permit can be granted. If that happens, it means your equipment is expected to comply with all applicable air-quality rules and regulations.
The 3 Steps to Obtaining an Air Permit
- Preparation and submission of a complete air permit application.
- Responding to any question or requests for additional information from the permit engineer.
- Receiving your permit in the mail.
But don’t let this three-step process fool you. There is one large hurdle to clear before you’re issued a permit: Your permit must be accurate and complete.
This may seem like common sense, but you might be surprised by the number of incomplete applications the AQMD receives, thus requiring time-consuming back-and-forth with the facility.
Let Us Help You Clear the Permitting Hurdle
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More Air Permitting Resources
Helpful Air Permitting Tips From Envera
- AQMD Certified Permitting Professional (CPP) program
- AQMD Rules 201, 219 and 222: The 3 Rules You Need to Know to Determine If Your Equipment Needs an Air Permit
- Engineering Evaluation: The Most Important Element of an AQMD Permit Application
- Air Permit Basics
- 5 Things You Need to Know About Relocation and AQMD Permits
- 5 Strategies to Get Your Next AQMD Air Permit
- The 8 Essential Things You Need to Know Once the SCAQMD Issues Your Air Permit