Why do we need air permitting?

Air permits are required to ensure that facilities producing emissions do not cause or prose threats to human health and the environment. Air permits are required to control air pollution and reduce and monitor the amount of air pollutants and must meet federal and/or state regulations that apply to a source. Air operating permits are required by Title V of the Clean Air Act. Most air permits are issued by state or local agents with a small amount being issued by the EPA.

How to know if your facility requires an air permit:

Any operating facility that emits any type of air pollutant must obtain an air operating permit from their local air pollution control district (APCD) or the air quality management district (AQMD). For major companies they are required to include federal Title V requirements in addition to local district requirements. Major facilities are determined based the type of pollutant and it emissions, and in some cases based on the severity of air pollution issues in the area of location of the facility. You can visit determine your local air permitting district.

Air permitting is administered at the local Air District level, for Southern California region is itSouth Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). Permits must be in compliance and accordance at federal and state Clean Air Act (CAA), the Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP), and air quality rules and regulations by specifying operating and compliance requirements for stationary sources that emit air contaminants.

Common Industries that require air permitting:

  • Facilities that use fuel combustion
  • Facilities using solvent materials
  • Facilities operating/ using fabric filters, dust collectors, stationary engines, etc.
  • Dry Cleaners
  • Smelters
  • Glass Manufacturing
  • Steelmaking facilities
  • Commercial Printing
  • Landfills
  • Paper industries
  • Food processing industries
  • Facilities that use heat treaters

At Ramtox we can handle all of your air permitting. Failure to comply or file air quality permits or requirements can result in fines ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars and the closure of your business.

Services We Provide:

  • Change of ownership
  • Modification of Tanks
  • Increase throughput
  • Form R
  • Annual Emission Reporting (AER)
  • Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Reporting
  • All permits for Air Quality Management District
  • Fire tank removal and installation
  • Weights and measures
  • Board of Equalization
  • SPCC