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Alaska Bulk Transmission Air Quality Assessment(15-AK)

In Alaska, bulk transmission project construction activities and equipment typically do not require an Air Quality Permit from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Air Quality. 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 Quality Permit pursuant to Alaska Admin. Code tit. 18 §§ 50.302(a); 502(a)–(f). Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation – Memorandum, Interpretation of the term “non-road engine” with respect to pre-construction permitting requirements in AS 46.14 and 18 AAC 50.


A developer must comply with fugitive dust rules contained in Alaska Admin. Code tit. 18 § 50.045(d). The Alaska fugitive dust rules require a developer to take reasonable precautions to prevent particulate matter from being emitted into the ambient air. Alaska Admin. Code tit. 18 § 50.045(d). The developer should consider the project’s impact on air quality and comply with federal and state law.

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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.