Prior to issuing a permit, follow these steps to receive application:
1. Determine if permit application is complete enough to begin processing it.
2. Prepare a draft permit.
3. Publish a notice to inform public of (a) the public comment period (usually 30 days) for the
draft permit, and (b) deadline for requesting a public hearing on the draft permit. The notice
is published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area where the source is located. The
mail notices of USGPA, CARB, and other air agencies within 50 miles of the facility and all
persons who have requested to be on a mailing list.
draft permits to persons who have requested to be on a mailing list.
The notice includes:
- the name of the facility, the name and address of the permittee and the permitting a agency;
- activities covered by the draft permit;
- any emissions change involved in the permit action;
- who to contact for more information, including a copy of the draft permit and supporting materials;
- how to submit comments; time/place of any hearing already scheduled;
- how to request a hearing if one has not already been scheduled.
4. Send the proposed permit to EPA for its 45-day review. This is usually done concurrently with the public notice step.
5. Issue permit.