KDAQ, IDEM and LMAPCD Permitting Updates
KDAQ Permitting Update
The Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ) reports that during the second quarter of 2014, the agency issued 226 final permit-related determinations including: 10 initial, renewed or significant revisions to conditional major or conditional major/synthetic minor operating permits; nine renewed Title V permits; and two Title V permit significant revisions.
During the same timeframe, KDAQ reports receiving 198 permit/registration-related applications or extension requests, including: one application for a significant revision of a Title V/PSD permit; one application for an initial Title V permit; four applications to renew an existing Title V permit; and two applications to significantly revise a Title V permit.
More information can be found at https://dep.gateway.ky.gov/eSearch/default.aspx.
IDEM Permitting Update
By Jennifer K. Thompson, Attorney, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) reports that it issued the following number of permit determinations for the following specified permit categories in the second quarter of 2014: 99 Title V permitting determinations; 48 federally enforceable state operating permitting determinations; 43 minor source operating permitting determinations; 21 source specific operating agreement determinations; and 30 registration determinations.
IDEM also received the following number of permit applications during this same time frame: 85 Title V Permit Applications; 51 Federally Enforceable Operating Permit Applications; 46 Minor Source Operating Permit Applications; 20 Source Specific Operating Permit Applications; 21 Registration Applications; and 24 applications not yet classified.
IDEM’s Permitting Branch is currently operating with 38 permit writers and has six vacant permit writer positions, seven section chiefs, 10 administrative personnel, two environmental specialists and one branch chief.
LMAPCD Permitting Update
By Bradley E. Dillon, Attorney, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
As discussed in the last issue of the Air Quality Letter, the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (LMAPCD) Permitting Section was reorganized, with hopes of quicker processing of permit applications and renewals.
This effort appears to be succeeding. During the period from June 13, 2014, until July 17, 2014, 10 separate legal notices of draft permits were issued by the agency. This development is positive both for industry, which often needs quick turnaround on construction permits, as well for EPA, which had criticized the LMAPCD for its backlog of Title V Permit renewals.