OAR Policy and Guidance Metarecord
First Set of Questions and Answers on the Operating Permits Program
|Signed by: Edward Lillis
Signature Date: July 12, 1993
Information Transfer and Program Integration Division (OAQPS)
Policy & Guidance Memos
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Environmental Protection Agency
Clean Air Act
This document summarizes questions and answers (Q&A's) on requirements and implementation of the EPA's final operating permits program regulations. This file was made available to the EPA Regional Offices and is based on operating permits regulations published on July 21, 1992(57 FR 32250). These rules are mandated by Title V of the CAA (Act) as amended in 1990.
The contents of this document reflect a wide range of questions that have been asked of EPA concerning implementation of the operating permits program. In part, the document reflects audience questions and EPA's responses at workshops and conferences sponsored by EPA and by other groups at which EPA personnel participated as speakers. Workshop attendees included personnel from EPA Regional Offices, State and local permitting agencies, industry representatives, and other individuals from the interested public, including environmental groups. The document includes a Table of Contents. Topics include definitions, applicability, submittals, applications and content, processing and review, fees, enforcement authority and interface with other CAA programs. Q&A's are organized in chapters primarily according to the sections of the Part 70 regulations with additional topics covered in latter chapters.