Hawaii Air Quality Permit - Air Pollution Control Permit (15-HI-a)
Air Quality Permit - Air Pollution Control Permit Process
15-HI-a.1 – Determine Which Type of Air Pollution Control Permit is Applicable to the Proposed Project
The developer must determine what type of APC is applicable to the proposed project. APC Permits fall into two categories: 1) Covered Source Permit as described in Section 112 of the Clean Air Act and Hawaii Administrative Rules 11-60.1, Subchapter 5. 2) Noncovered Source Permit as described in Hawaii Administrative Rules 11-60.1, Subchapter 4.
15-HI-a.2 – Air Pollution Control Permit Application
The developer completes and submits the appropriate application needed for the air pollution source to the Director of the Hawaii Department of Health. APC Permit Application forms are available through the Hawaii Air Pollution Control Permits Webpage.
15-HI-a.3 – Review Application Materials for Completeness
The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) reviews the APC Permit application materials for completeness. DOH has 60 days to make a completeness determination.
15-HI-a.4 – Is the Application Complete
The DOH determines whether the APC Permit Application is complete.
15-HI-a.5 – Review Application Material
The DOH reviews the APC Permit Application to determine whether to approve the permit.
15-HI-a.6 to 15-HI-a.7 – Is Additional Information Needed
15-HI-a.8 – Draft Air Pollution Control (APC) Permit
DOH prepares a Draft Air Pollution Control Permit for the project.
15-HI-a.9 – Is the Application for a Covered or Noncovered Source Permit
15-HI-a.10 – Public Notice and Allow for Comment (at Director’s discretion)
The DOH publishes notice of the APC Permit Application and allows for public comment at the DOH Director’s discretion.
15-HI-a.11 – Comment on Draft APC Permit
Members of the public comment on the Draft APC Permit.
15-HI-a.12 – Hold Public Hearing (at Director’s Discretion)
15-HI-a.13 – Address Public Comments (if Applicable)
15-HI-a.14 – Air Pollution Control Permit
The DOH determines whether to approve any Noncovered Source Air Pollution Control Permits. The director must approve an application for noncovered source permit if the applicant can show to the satisfaction of the director that all applicable provisions of this chapter will be complied with, including, as applicable:
- The maintenance and attainment of any NAAQS and any state ambient air quality standard;
- General prohibitions pursuant to subchapter 2;
- Requirements for noncovered and covered sources pursuant to subchapters 4 and 5;
- Applicable Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources (40 CFR Part 60), National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (40 CFR Part 61), National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories (40 CFR Part 63), or any other federal standard or other requirement established pursuant to the Act.
- Prevention of significant deterioration review requirements pursuant to subchapter 7;
- Applicable standards of performance for stationary sources pursuant to subchapter 8; and
- Requirements for stationary sources of hazardous air pollutants pursuant to subchapter 9.
If the DOH approves the developers applications, the DOH issues the developer the applicable Air Pollution Control Permit.
15-HI-a.15 – Review Application Material and Draft APC Permit
15-HI-a.16 – Publish Notice and Allow for Comment
15-HI-a.17 – Comment on Draft APC Permit
15-HI-a.18 – Hold Public Hearing (at Director’s Discretion)
15-HI-a.19 – Address Public and EPA Comments
15-HI-a.20 – Air Pollution Control Permit
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