West Virginia Greenhouse Gases Permitting Guidance
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified January 2, 2011 as the date that greenhouse gases (GHG) will become subject to
regulation under the federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Permitting Program and the Title V Operating Permit Program
[see 75 Federal Register 31514, Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Title V Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule]. Therefore, DAQ is
pursuing non-routine rule changes to our permitting rules 45CSR14 and 45CSR30 to address GHG.
Final Corrected Version of Rule 2 and 10 Policy
July 6, 1998
This policy of the Office of Air Quality (OAQ) provides guidance and clarification for complying with the reporting and record keeping
requirements of 45 CSR 2 and 45 CSR 10 as authorized by the provisions of sections 45-2-8.5 and 45-10-6.5, respectively. A review of existing
practices pursuant to these sections has revealed inconsistent and inadequate reporting. All affected sources are not reporting and often an
affected source may have requirements beyond those needed to establish compliance. The guidance contained herein will provide consistency among
affected sources and assure quality data for OAQ enforcement studies.
Policy Regarding Emission Factor Usage for the Coal Industry
In a continuing effort to ensure accuracy and consistency within all Division of Air Quality (DAQ) programs, the following interpretation is
offered as a clarification of coal crushing and screening emission factors. The emission factors used by the coal industry are critical for the
determination of not only program applicability, but also fiscal responsibilities of corporate citizens.
Procedures for Incoming Permit Applications 48-Hour Response
48-Hour Response Policy - Procedures for Incoming Permit Applications. This includes Rule 13 Administrative Update, Construction, Modification,
Relocation, Temporary and General Permits)
Policy Regarding Permit Processing Under 45CSR13
It is the Division of Air Quality's prolicy to process permit applications under 45CSR13 in an expeditious manner while ensuring compliance with
all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. This policy, while setting forth the regulatory time periods aplicable to processing permit applications
under 45CSR13, also provides guidelines for time estimates applicable to each step of the permitting process.
Clarification of Permitting Requirements for Sources
Subject to NSPS Subpart Y or Subpart OOO
Revised: May 10, 2011
In a continuing effort to ensure accuracy and consistency within all Division of Air Quality (DAQ) programs, the following clarification of 45CSR13
(Rule 13) permitting requirements for coal preparation and processing plants or non-metallic minerals processing plants has been provided. This document
is intended to set forth the permitting requirements for the majority of situations involving these types of sources. It is recommended that a source
contact the NSR permitting group for guidance if a specific circumstance does not appear to be covered by this document.