1. Instructions: LPA/CPA Consolidation doc format of Consolidation of Previous Plan Approvals Instructions
pdf format of cnsldins.pdf

  2. Form: LPA/CPA Consolidation doc format of Consolidation of Previous Plan Approvals Form
pdf format of Consolidation of Plan Approvals Form & Instructions

  3. Transmittal Form & Number for Permit Application & Payment


Fact Sheet 

  1. What is the purpose of the consolidated plan approval?

    The purpose of issuing the consolidated plan approval is to enhance the compliance efforts of the owner/operator of a regulated facility. In many instances, there are numerous applicable requirements for an emission unit or pollutant at a facility; and at times there can be duplicative requirements. An owner or operator now has the option to apply to the Department to streamline their facility’s emission unit’s requirements.
  2. Who must apply?

    An application for a consolidated plan approval under 310 CMR 7.02(12) is voluntary.
  3. What other requirements should be considered when applying for a consolidated plan approval?

    None.
  4. What is the application fee?

    See:   Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule pdf format of Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule
     

  5. Where do I send my completed consolidated plan application?

    Your completed consolidated plan application must be submitted in duplicate to the appropriate MassDEP Regional Office for review and, if merited, approval. Upon approval, MassDEP will stamp the second copy of the plan application and return it you so both you and the agency will have identical copies of the consolidated plan approval.

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  6. What is the annual compliance fee?

    See: Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule pdf format of Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule
     
  7. How long is the consolidated plan approval in effect?

    The consolidated plan approval is in effect until the emission unit(s)/facility covered by this action is substantially reconstructed or altered. If the owner or operator wishes to include additional emission units in the issued consolidated plan approval, (s)he must apply for a new consolidated plan approval. If a new applicable requirement is identified for an emission unit/facility currently in the consolidated plan approval, either the owner shall submit a consolidated plan application pursuant to 310 CMR 7.02(12).
  8. How can I avoid the most common mistakes made in applying for a consolidated plan approval?
    • Answer all questions on the application form and indicate "N/A" (not applicable) where appropriate.
    • Submit two copies of the application to the regional office for review.
    • Submit one copy of the MassDEP Transmittal Form to:

Department of Environmental Protection
P. O. Box 4062
Boston, MA 02211

  1. What are the regulations that apply to these plan approvals? Where can I get copies?

    These regulations include, but are not limited to:
      1. Air Pollution Control Regulations, 310 CMR 6.00 to 8.00.
      2. Timely Action and Fee Provisions, 310 CMR 4.00.
      3. Administrative Penalty Regulations, 310 CMR 5.00.

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