Part 70 General Operating Permits

40 CFR Part 70 allows LDEQ to issue Title V general permits covering numerous similar sources.  All public participation, including EPA and affected state review, takes place when the initial general permit is drafted and issued.  LDEQ may grant or deny a source’s request to be covered by a general permit without further public participation or review.

Since the permit was developed based on equipment types (e.g., storage tanks) versus facility types (e.g., natural gas processing plants), the general permits are not limited in their use to a specific industry category.

Part 70 General Operating Permit (Effective December 17, 2007)