1. Instructions: BWP AQ 08 doc format of Emission Control Plan Instructions pdf format of Emission Control Plan Form & Instructions

  2. Form: BWP AQ 08 doc format of Emission Control Plan Form pdf format of  Emission Control Plan Form

  3. Transmittal Form & Number for Permit Application & Payment


Permit Fact Sheet 

  1. What is the purpose of this permit?

    An ECP is a plan that demonstrates how and when a facility will comply with Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) regulations for emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) or Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx). Regulation 310 CMR 7.18(20) provides for an ECP for VOC emissions.

    Regulation 310 CMR 7.19(3) provides for an ECP for NOx emissions.

    The application material submitted to the MassDEP and the plan approval letter become the approved plan.
  2. Who must apply?

    In general, an ECP is required of VOC or NOx sources for which a standard has been set in the regulations, or sources that have the potential to emit 50 tons or greater of the pollutant. For specific information on who must apply for an ECP for VOC emissions, refer to those sources regulated in 310 CMR 7.18. For NOx emissions, refer to those sources regulated in 310 CMR 7.19.
  3. What other requirements should be considered when applying for this permit?

    None.
  4. What are the application fees?

    See: Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule pdf format of Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule
     
  5. What is the Primary Permit Location? What is the Reserve Copy Location?

    PRIMARY PERMIT LOCATION RESERVE COPY LOCATION

    Department of Environmental Protection
    _________* Regional Office
    Air Quality Control

    Department of Environmental Protection
    _________* Regional Office
    Air Quality Control

    * Find Your Region

    As indicated above, all completed application packages should be submitted in duplicate (one primary, one reserve copy) to the appropriate regional office for review and approval. Upon approval of the application,MassDEP stamps the photocopy and returns it to you for your records. In this manner, MassDEP and the applicant have identical copies of the approved submittal. You must use this form when filing for

    BWP AQ 08: BWP AQ 08-A Emission Control Plan – NOx emissions.
    BWP AQ 08-B Emission Control Plan - VOC emissions.

    In addition, this form is usually required when applying under BWP AQ 08-B:

    BWP AQ SFP-1 Supplemental Form for Paint Spraying and Surface Coating.

    Each form is included in this application kit. Additional supplemental forms may be necessary as circumstances dictate. Forms BWP AQ 08-A and BWP 08-B will indicate where such supplemental forms are necessary.
  6. Where can I get a copy of the timelines?

    See: Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule pdf format of Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule
  7. What is the annual compliance fee?

    See: Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule pdf format of Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule
  8. How long is this permit in effect?

    The permit is in effect until the facility approved in this plan is substantially reconstructed or altered, at which time a new approval may be required.
  9. How can I avoid the most common mistakes made in applying for this permit?

    a. Answer all questions on the application form and indicate “N/A” (not applicable) where appropriate.
    b. Be sure to have a legally responsible company official sign the application.
    c. Submit two copies of the application to the regional office (one of which must contain an original signature).
    d. Submit fee and one copy of the MassDEP Transmittal Form  http://mass.gov/dep/service/online/trasmfrm.shtml to:

    Department of Environmental Protection,
    P. O. Box 4062, Boston, MA 02211.
  10. What are the regulations that apply to this permit? Where can I get copies?

    These regulations include, but are not limited to:

    a. Air Quality Control Regulations, 310 CMR 6.00 - 8.00
    b. Timely Action and Fee Provisions, 310 CMR 4.00.
    c. Administrative Penalty Regulations, 310 CMR 5.00.

    These may be purchased online, in person, or by mail at the Massachusetts State Bookstore .