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Idaho Geothermal Air Quality Assessment(15-ID)

Developers may be required to obtain an air quality permit for their project. Developers may have to obtain an Air Quality Permit to Construct or an Air Quality Permit to Operate.

Developers must obtain an Air Quality Permit to Construct from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) prior to the construction or modification of buildings, structures, and installations that emit or may emit pollutants into the air. IDAPA 58.01.01. Developers must meet with the DEQ at least two weeks prior to submitting their application to discuss the developer’s responsibilities and the information the developer must submit with their application. Developers may be exempt from Permit to Construct requirements under IDAPA 58.01.01.220 through 223. Developers must submit a Permit to Construct Application to DEQ for review. DEQ will issue a draft permit, publish notice, and allow for comment. Following review, DEQ will issue a Permit to Construct and notify the developer of their decision.

Developers must obtain a Tier II Operating Permit from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) if the DEQ determines that an air permit is necessary to comply with applicable rules or when a developer has requested an air permit. Most commonly, the DEQ issues Tier II Operating Permits to developers who have requested the permit in order to establish synthetic minor emission limits. Developers must submit a Tier II Operating Permit Application to DEQ for review. If the application is approved following review, then the DEQ will issue a Tier II Operating Permit to the developer. The permit has a term of 5 years.

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