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.
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.
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