IS A GENERAL PERMIT VERSUS A GENERAL OPERATING PERMIT?
General Permit is a pre-approved permit and
certificate which applies to a specific class of significant
sources. By issuing a General Permit, the Department indicates
that it approves the activities authorized by the General
Permit, provided that the owner or operator of the source,
registers with the Department and meets the requirements
of the General Permit. If a source belongs to a class of
sources which qualify for a General Permit and the owner
or operator of the source registers for the General Permit,
the registration satisfies the requirements of NJAC 7:27-8.3
for a permit and certificate.
A General Operating Permit is a pre-approved permit to construct and operate for major facilities (subject to Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act), issued pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:27-22.14, for one or more types of similar sources at a facility. A major facility operator with a qualifying source may register for and operate under the conditions of the general operating permit, rather than submit a modification to the facility’s operating permit.
Please select which type of General Permit you wish to apply for: