Information for Business
Air Permit Fees
- City Permit Fees
- Deminimis Facilities (93) - An installation that has the potential to emit less than the deminimis level of any air contaminant or it has a construction permit that limits to emit less than deminimis levels.
- MACT Facilities (Small Facilities - $93 and Large Facilities - $186) - An installation that emits a hazardous air pollutant (HAP) that is regulated by EPA as an area source and requires monitoring reports plus annual inspection to determine compliance with NESHAP MACT standard.
- Basic Facilities ($279) - An installation that has the potential to emit greater than deminimis level but less than 100 tons per year of any air contaminant and issued a Basic operating permit.
- Intermediate Facilities ($745) - An installation that has the potential to emit 100 tons or greater per year of any air contaminate but it has a voluntary limit to emit less than 100 tons of any air contaminant in the Intermediate operating permit.
- Part 70 Facilities ($1,117) - An installation that has the potential to emit either 100 tons or greater per year of air contaminates or 10 tons of any single HAP or 25 tons of a combination of HAPs and issued a Part 70 operating permit.
- Open Burning Permit Fee
- Open Burning Permit ($72) - A fee paid by the property owner or contractor that must obtain a permit to be able to burn brush or trees that originate on the property. The property has to meet several permit restrictions in order to obtain a permit.
Help Prevent Pollution
Simply put, pollution prevention is any practice that reduces the volume or toxicity of pollution at its source. This means reducing emissions prior to treatment, control, recycling or disposal.
What are some common pollution prevention methods?
- Process efficiency improvement. As businesses strive to be more competitive, they are continually looking for opportunities to improve the efficiency of their operations in order to reduce costs. Pollution prevention does provide cost savings. Reducing waste from operations reduces its cost.
- Raw material modification of substitution. Using less toxic or hazardous raw materials can reduce the toxicity of waste materials and emissions.
- Preventative maintenance. Maintaining equipment in proper operating condition can reduce waste and unnecessary downtime.
- Equipment modification or replacement. Modifying or replacing existing equipment can reduce inefficiencies and associated emissions.
- Waste stream segregation. Segregating waste streams can sometimes allow for reuse of waste materials back into the operation as raw materials (I.E. combustion sources).
- In-process recycling or reuse. Reusing by-products or waste in the process can reduce the consumption and energy of raw materials (I.E. filtration and reuse of materials).
Why should I implement pollution prevention?
A major benefit of implementing a pollution prevention project is COST SAVINGS! Additional benefits include improved quality of life for the local community by reducing waste volume and/or toxicity, improving safety for workers, reducing liability, ensuring compliance with regulations and improving public relations.
Where can I get pollution prevention assistance?
Air Quality Control Division staff are available to assist businesses in their pollution prevention efforts. Services provided by staff include:
- Information - Staff can provide literature regarding potential pollution prevention opportunities for various businesses.
- Technical assistance and research - Staff can help businesses research potential opportunities to reduce emissions.