CAA Title V Permits

Clean Air Act Title V Permits
CAA Title V Operating Permit
Existing industrial sources (including hospitals) are required to obtain a legally
enforceable title V operating permit. The operating permit program is a national
permitting system that consolidates all of the air pollution control requirements into a
single, comprehensive "operating permit" that covers all aspects of a source's year-to-year
air pollution activities after the source has begun to operate. A Title V operating permit
grants a source permission to operate. The permit includes all air pollution requirements
that apply to the source, including emissions limits and monitoring, record keeping, and
reporting requirements. State and local permitting authorities issue most of the permits
required by title V of the Clean Air Act. (40 CFR part 70 permits). However, EPA issues
title V permits (40 CFR part 71 permits) to sources in Indian country and in other
situations, as needed.