Title V Operating Permits Database
Title V Operating Permits Databases
Title V of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments requires all major sources and some minor sources of air pollution to obtain an operating permit. A Title V permit grants a source permission to operate. The permit includes all air pollution requirements that apply to the source, including emissions limits and monitoring, record keeping, and reporting requirements. It also requires that the source report its compliance status with respect to permit conditions to the permitting authority.
Most title V permits are issued by State and local permitting authorities. These permits are often called part 70 permits because the regulations that establish minimum standards for State permit programs are found in the Code of Federal Regulations at 40 CFR part 70 . However, EPA also issues title V permits to sources in Indian country and in other situations, as needed. EPA-issued permits are called part 71 permits.