Information on individual Part 70 (Title V) sources may be obtained through Shannon Heafey, Title V Coordinator at 410-537-4433 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about multiple sources, or data other than Air Quality permits may also be requested through a Public Information Act (PIA) request. This request can be submitted to Dan Davis, at email@example.com.
See COMAR 26.11.03.01 for applicable sources.
The Department does not have an electronic application at this time, however the application packages are available in Word format. The Applications are also available in .pdf format on this website.
Facilities may request a limitation via a federally enforceable permit to construct. Please contact the Permits Program for further information. The Permits Program may be reached at 410-537-3230.
The Department developed a list of emissions units and activities exempt from the permit application in order to lessen the burden of the emissions certification requirements of the Part 70 permit application. This list is called the Insignificant Activity List. The purpose of the list was not to provide a loophole by which facilities with actual total facility-wide emissions of regulated air pollutants could avoid the requirements of Part 70. The Department generally believes that when emissions from units and activities on the exemption list are quantified, the quantity will not cause a facility to be a major source or that the quantity would significantly change the fees.
There may be cases in which the emissions from the list of exempted units and activities when added to the total facility wide emissions will cause a facility to be a major source. In these cases, the emissions from the units and activities need to be quantified and reported.
In order to reduce the effort a company spends attempting to quantify emissions from units and activities on the exemption list, the Department policy will be to divide the exemption list into two subgroups.
The Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) is available on-line from the Division of State Documents at www.dsd.state.md.us. For a complete set of the regulations please refer the person making the request to:
If a source is subject to any asbestos regulations they must be identified in the Title V application, along with the related emissions unit(s) or plant-wide association.
The applicant must submit three (3) copies of the permit application to the Department. Two copies must be in paper format, and one on a CD. If there is confidential information, it must be included in a paper version, and clearly marked confidential.
Any permit condition that is based on a requirement of the Clean Air Act is a federally enforceable requirement. Generally, the conditions which are not federally enforceable are those which prevent odors or nuisances, or enforce the state air toxics regulations.
There are references to sections of COMAR regulations in the State Implementation Plan (SIP) where only part of a regulation has been included in the SIP. Only that portion of a regulation included in the SIP should be recorded in the federally enforceable section of the Title V application.
Where there has been an amendment to a Maryland state regulation included in the SIP for which the amendment has not yet been approved into the SIP, the original regulation is federally enforceable; the amendment is state enforceable only.
For additional information, contact Shannon Heafey at (410)537-4433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230