Title V

Introduction

Who is subject to the Title V Program?

How do I apply for a Title V permit?

What alternatives to a Title V permit are available?

More information

Downloadable forms and instructions


Introduction

Title V of the federal Clean Air Act requires major stationary sources of air pollution and a limited group of non-major sources to obtain operating permits that assure compliance with all applicable federal air pollution control requirements. APCD Rules 33 through 33.10 apply to sources in Ventura County that are subject to the Title V permit program.

 

Who is subject to the Title V Program?

Major stationary sources of air pollutants are subject to the Title V Program. A major source is one that has the potential to emit the following amounts:

 

  • 100 tons per year or more of any pollutant
  • 25 tons per year or more of either reactive organic compounds or nitrogen oxides
  • 10 tons per year or more of a single Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP)
  • 25 tons per year or more of a combination of HAPs

 

Any stationary source that is subject to the "acid rain" provisions of Title IV of the federal Clean Air Act is also subject to the Title V program. The only two "acid rain" sources in Ventura County are the Ormond Beach and Mandalay power plants.

 

Solid waste incineration units subject to a federal New Source Performance Standard adopted by US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) after November 15, 1990 are subject to the Title V Program.
Any other facility that is in a source category that is required to obtain a Title V permit pursuant to US EPA regulations is subject to the Title V Program.

 

There are currently 24 facilities in Ventura County that are subject to the Title V Program. You may view a list of the facilities in Ventura County that are subject to the Title V Program.

 

How do I apply for a Title V permit?

Contact Kerby Zozula at (805) 645-1421 for information concerning application for a Title V permit.

 

If you are familiar with the procedure for applying for a modification to an existing Title V permit, you can download the application forms and instructions.

 

What alternatives to a Title V permit are available?

A facility with the potential to emit major amounts of any air pollutant, but with actual emissions less than major amounts, can opt out of the Title V Program in one of two ways:

 

  • Obtain elective emission limits under APCD Rule 35 that limit permitted emissions to less than major amounts
  • Demonstrate that actual emissions are under the levels specified in APCD Rule 76, which are generally half of major amounts.

 

More information

For additional information concerning the Title V Operating Permit Program in Ventura County, e-mail or call Kerby Zozula at (805) 645-1421.