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Title V Operating Permits

EPA Issued Operating Permits

Implementing Agency

Each EPA Regional Office is responsible for permitting part 71 sources located in their Region.

Geographical Coverage

  • In Indian Country
  • On the Outer Continental Shelf (beyond state waters)
  • In some US Territories (such as Guam and Northern Marianas)
  • When the EPA has objected to a part 70 permit and the state does not fix the permit
  • When a part 70 program is withdrawn or no part 70 program is implemented

Permitting in Indian Country

  • Indian Tribes are encouraged, but not required to develop Title V permit programs
  • The EPA normally runs the part 71 program unless the tribe has been delegated authority to run the part 71 program or they receive approval for a part 70 program.

Geographical Extent of Indian Country

Indian Country (as defined in 40 CFR 71.2) means:

  • All land within the limits of any Indian reservation under the jurisdiction of the United States government, notwithstanding the issuance of any patent, and including rights-of-way running through the reservation;
  • All dependent Indian communities within the borders of the United States whether within the original or subsequently acquired territory thereof, and whether within or without the limits of a State; and
  • All Indian allotments, the Indian titles to which have not been extinguished, including rights-of-way running through the same. This definition parallels the definition of Indian country contained in 18 U.S.C. section 1151 and has been applied extensively by the federal courts.

Regulations

40 CFR part 71 (Similar, but not identical, to part 70).

Fees

Each part 71 source is required to pay an initial fee and thereafter, an annual fee.

Part 71 fees can be paid online at www.pay.gov using form “SFO 1.1 (EPA Miscellaneous Payments - Cincinnati Finance Center).”

Tips for completing online form SFO 1.1:
  • From the “Type of Payment” drop down menu, select “Other/Miscellaneous” 
  • On the “Bill# or description” line, enter “Part 71 Fee Payment”
  • In the “Comments” box, enter the source or facility name and the part 71 permit number associated with this payment. 
After submitting payment online, send the following to the EPA region (or delegate agency):
  • Form FEE (EPA Form 5900-03) and 
  • Copy of the electronic payment confirmation generated by the online payment system. 

Clean Air Act Part 71 Operating Permit Forms

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These forms are used to prepare the initial part 71 permit application, and subsequently, to submit other required reports and information. Please check with the appropriate EPA Regional Office for guidance on the proper forms and how to obtain them. The forms on this page may be downloaded and printed but are not suitable for on-line data entry or electronic submittal. Each form below contains detailed instructions; the instruction manual contains general instructions that are relevant to all forms.

  • On October 11, 2016, we updated the instructions for online payments provided in the Fee Filing form (EPA Form 5900-06). 
  • On May 16, 2016, we updated all forms with the new expiration date of May 31, 2019.
  • On November 16, 2015, we added additional information regarding the expiration date on each form; we also updated and clarified certain instructions on several forms (e.g., forms FEE, FF, EMISS, and PTE, in particular).
Forms in MS Word format Forms in PDF format

Initial Application Forms

Instruction Manual for Part 71 Forms(3 pp, 86 K, 5/11/16) PDF
General Information and Summary (GIS)(6 pp, 93 K, 5/11/16, EPA Form 5900-79) PDF
Emission Unit Description for Combustion Sources (EUD1)(3 pp, 75 K, 5/11/16, EPA Form 5900-80) PDF
Emission Unit Description for VOC emitting Sources (EUD2)(3 pp, 79 K, 5/11/16, EPA Form 5900-81) PDF
Emission Unit Description for Process Sources (EUD3)(2 pp, 68 K, 5/11/16, EPA Form 5900-82) PDF
Insignificant Activities (IE)(2 pp, 71 K, 5/11/16, EPA Form 5900-83) PDF
Emission Calculations (EMISS)(3 pp, 79 K, 5/11/16, EPA Form 5900-84) PDF
Potential to Emit Summary (PTE)(2 pp, 81 K, 5/11/16, EPA Form 5900-85) PDF
Fee Calculation Worksheet (FEE)(11 pp, 202 K, 5/11/16, EPA Form 5900-03) PDF
Fee Filing (FF)(2 pp, 77 K, 10/11/16, EPA Form 5900-06) PDF
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Certification of Truth, Accuracy, and Completeness (CTAC)(2 pp, 66 K, 5/11/16, EPA Form 5900-02) PDF
Forms in MS WORD format Forms in PDF format

Forms Used After Permit Issuance

Instruction Manual for Part 71 Forms(3 pp, 86 K, 5/11/16) PDF
Prompt Deviation Report (PDR)(4 pp, 70 K, 5/11/16, EPA Form 5900-05) PDF
6-Month Monitoring Report (SIXMON)(7 pp, 89 K, 5/11/16, EPA Form 5900-01) PDF
Fee Calculation Worksheet (FEE)(11 pp, 202 K, 5/11/16, EPA Form 5900-03) PDF
Fee Filing (FF)(2 pp, 77 K, 10/11/16, EPA Form 5900-06) PDF
Annual Compliance Certification (A-COMP)(6 pp, 83 K, 5/11/16, EPA Form 5900-04) PDF
Certification of Truth, Accuracy, and Completeness (CTAC)(2 pp, 66 K, 5/11/16, EPA Form 5900-02) PDF

Where can I find more information?

  • If you have a question about title V permitting in a particular area or state, please contact the Regional air permitting office for the state in which the source is located. Air permitting contacts are available on the Permitting Under the Clean Air Act webpage.
  • For questions about the current part 71 forms listed above, please contact us

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