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Alabama Bulk Transmission Air Quality Assessment(15-AL)

In Alabama, bulk transmission project construction activities and equipment typically do not require an Air Permit from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, Air Pollution Control Program. The temporary use of a portable diesel generator that qualifies as a “nonroad engine” under 40 C.F.R. § 89.2 does not require an Air Permit pursuant to Ala. Admin. Code r. 335-3-14-.01. Ala. Admin. Code r. 335-3-1-.02(p).


A developer must comply with fugitive dust rules contained in Ala. Admin. Code r. 335-3-4-.02, which require a developer to take reasonable precautions to prevent particulate matter from becoming airborne. Ala. Admin. Code r. 335-3-4-.02(1). Fugitive dust regulations also require a developer to prevent the discharge of fugitive dust emissions beyond the property line from which the emissions originate. Ala. Admin. Code r. 335-3-4-.02(2). The developer should consider the project’s impact on air quality and comply with federal and state law.


Note: If a developer’s project extends into Jefferson County or the City of Huntsville, the developer should consult the Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH) or the City of Huntsville Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Management (HDNREM), respectively. JCDH and HDNREM each have their own permitting programs, and the developer must apply for applicable permits with those programs. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Clean Air Act Permitting in Alabama.

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Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply

Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.