Air Quality

Transfer of Permit Ownership

Transfer of Permit Ownership Procedures

The Air Quality & Climate Division  requires an amendment of an existing Air Pollution Control Permit whenever there is a change in ownership of a facility. The procedures that must be followed in amending the Permit depend on the degree of changes that will occur at the facility as a result of the change in ownership.

Permit Fees

The Air Permitting & Engineering Section of the Air Quality & Climate Division currently assesses permit application fees for issuance of Permits to Construct and Transfers of Permit Ownership.  No permit application fees are assessed for issuance of Permits to Operate unless modifications to the facility are proposed that require a Permit to Construct in which case the Permit to Construct fees then apply.  These fees are set forth in 3 V.S.A. 2822(j)(1)(A).

Source Categories

These pages are intended to provide overviews on regulatory concerns and requirements for specific source categories. They are not intended to provide a complete, detailed review for each category. Those seeking more specific information  are encouraged to contact the  AQCD Permits & Engineering Section.

National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)

The Clean Air Act, which was last amended in 1990, requires EPA to set National Ambient Air Quality Standards for pollutants considered harmful to public health and the environment. The Clean Air Act established two types of national air quality standards. Primary standards set limits to protect public health, including the health of "sensitive" populations such as asthmatics, children, and the elderly.

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is a cooperative effort by nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to limit greenhouse gas emissions. The nine states participating in RGGI -- Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont -- are implementing the first mandatory cap-and-trade program in the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Reduction Efforts

While there remains much to be done in controlling air pollutants, Vermont has been proactive in developing and implementing programs to reduce hazardous air pollutant emissions. These programs include:

What You Can Do

While there are many threats to clean air, there are many things individuals can do to help keep air clean. The list that follows offers some clean air tips.

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