Title V Permitting

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Melissa MearesProgram Manager 307-777-3771
Sarah BrownProgram Supervisor307-777-3776
Janet StephensOffice Specialist I307-777-3784
Glenn SpanglerPermit Writer307-777-3787
Rita PiroutekPermit Writer307-777-8713
Brian FehrnPermit Writer307-777-3782
Daney Ruth BrauchiePermit Writer307-777-2900
Ben WonderlyPermit Writer307-777-7267
Title V Application Forms

Applicants have two options for submitting Title V applications:

1.  Electronically, through the Division's IMPACT system at https://airimpact.wyo.gov (more information about IMPACT is available here, and IMPACT application guidance and attachment information is available on the Guidance and Memos page);

2.  As a separate, stand-alone document using the forms available below. These submissions shall include one (1) electronic copy (Excel for the forms, PDF/Excel/Word for any attachments) and one (1) paper copy (with the original Responsible Official's signature) of the complete application to the address below:

Title V Operating Permit Program
Air Quality Division
Department of Environmental Quality
200 West 17th St., Ste. 300
Third Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Guidance and Memos

This page contains miscellaneous documents pertaining to the Title V operating permit program.

Public Comments

Accessing Draft Permit Documents
Draft permits noticed for public comment can be accessed through the public version of IMPACT, OpenAir (https://openair.wyo.gov). More information about IMPACT and OpenAir can be found here.  

Submitting Public Comments
All written comments received by 5 p.m. local time (Mountain) on the final day of the comment period will be considered in the final determination on the permit. Written comments must be directed to:

Nancy Vehr
Administrator
Air Quality Division
Department of Environmental Quality
200 West 17th St., St. 300
Third Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Comments submitted by fax within the comment period will be accepted; the fax number for the Division is 307-635-1784. Comments submitted by fax should be followed up with a written copy submitted to the address above.

Comments may also be submitted electronically through the Division's website (http://aq.wyomingdeq.commentinput.com)

Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record.

Electronic Public Notices and Related Electronic Documentation Disclaimer
The posted public notice, permit documents and permit application documents are not official documents, and the accuracy of each is not guaranteed. These electronic documents are, to the best of the Air Quality Division’s ability, complete and representative of the official documents.

View Permits

All Title V operating permit documents can be accessed through the public version of IMPACT, OpenAir (https://openair.wyo.gov).  More information about IMPACT and OpenAir can be found here

Welcome to the Wyoming Title V Operating Permit Program page. Here you will find program-specific information under the Resource Tabs section located below. 

As required by Title V of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, and the implementing regulations in 40 CFR, Part 70, Wyoming established an Operating Permit Program under Chapter 6, Section 3 of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations (WAQSR).  Wyoming's proposed program was submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval on November 22, 1993.  Notice of Interim Approval was published in the Federal Register on January 19, 1995.  Final EPA approval of the Wyoming Operating Permit Program was published on February 22, 1999, and the approval became effective on April 23, 1999.

A Title V Operating Permit consolidates all applicable air quality regulatory requirements into a single, legally-enforceable document.  These permits are designed to improve compliance by clarifying what air quality regulations apply to a facility.  A Title V Operating Permit also includes:

  • Enhanced monitoring
  • Recordkeeping and reporting requirements
  • Appropriate compliance assurance monitoring (for large emission sources with add-on pollution control equipment)

The following sources are subject to Title V permitting requirements:

  • Major sources of air pollution as defined in WAQSR Chapter 6, Section 3. 
  • Any source, including an area source, subject to a standard, limitation, or other requirement under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act (New Source Performance Standards) and WAQSR Chapter 5, Section 2.*
  • Any source, including an area source, subject to a standard or other requirement under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants), except that a source is not required to obtain a permit solely because it is subject to regulations or requirements under Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act.*
  • Any “affected source” subject to the acid rain provisions of Title IV of the Clean Air Act.
  • Any stationary source subject to preconstruction review requirements pursuant to Prevention of Significant Deterioration, WAQSR Chapter 6, Section 4. 
  • Any other stationary source in a source category that the EPA may designate by regulation pursuant to the authority granted under the Clean Air Act. 

*  The DEQ shall exempt any nonmajor source from the obligation to obtain a Title V permit until the EPA requires such sources to obtain a Title V permit in final regulations. 

The complete definition of applicability for the Title V Operating Permit Program can be found in Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations (WAQSR) Chapter 6, Section 3.  When navigating to the rule website, use the following criteria: Agency - Environmental Quality, Program - Air Quality, and Type - Current Rules and Regulations. 

The process of issuing the Operating Permit is designed to allow participation by the public (30 days), the EPA (45 days), and nearby states.

The Operating Permit Program is intended to be self-supporting, and states are required under the Clean Air Act to charge fees to facilities, subject to Title V, based upon their actual air pollutant emissions on an annual basis.

As of July 1, 2014, fees are $34.50 per ton of emissions.  Additional information about emission inventories can be found in the Emission Inventory section.