Permit Conditions

Once a state and applicant have reached agreement on permit conditions, the state will issue a permit and the applicant is required to conform to all of the permit's provisions. Conditions are placed in permits in order to limit, or require some type of action by the source facility. These limits or actions may include:

• Compliance with specific regulations

• Keeping emissions at prescribed levels

• Limiting processing rates, throughput, and hours to match the representations in the permit application

• Limiting toxic emissions

• Requiring proper operation of control devices

• Establishment of monitoring record keeping and reporting mechanisms

Permit modifications are required any time a change is made to operations such that the permit conditions or other information listed on the permit are no longer accurate. This would include such changes as increasing operations beyond the condition limits or a change in ownership.

Pre-construction Permitting: PSD Permits

The PSD review process only applies to a new facility that has sufficient emissions to be considered "major" for


Fig. 16-5 Estimated (Hypothetical) Annual Boiler Plant Emissions. Source: TA Engineering


Fig. 16-5 Estimated (Hypothetical) Annual Boiler Plant Emissions. Source: TA Engineering


Renewable Energy 101

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable. The usage of renewable energy sources is very important when considering the sustainability of the existing energy usage of the world. While there is currently an abundance of non-renewable energy sources, such as nuclear fuels, these energy sources are depleting. In addition to being a non-renewable supply, the non-renewable energy sources release emissions into the air, which has an adverse effect on the environment.

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