CPA-PROCESS: Comprehensive Plan Application for a Process Emissions Unit (AQ 02, 03)

Obtain this approval before beginning work on process equipment that emits ten tons or more per year of an air contaminant.

MassDEP Regional Contacts for Air Permits & Approvals

Online

MassDEP Regional Offices Find Your Region 
Central Region Permit Chief: Tom Hannah, 508-767-2845 thomas.hannah@mass.gov 
Northeast Region Permit Chief: Ed Braczyk, 978-694-3289 edward.braczyk@mass.gov 
Southeast Region Permit Chief: Tom Cushing, 508-946-2824 thomas.cushing@mass.gov 
Western Region Permit Chief: Marc Simpson, 413-755-2115 marc.simpson@mass.gov 

The Details of CPA-PROCESS: Comprehensive Plan Application for a Process Emissions Unit (AQ 02, 03)

How to apply CPA-PROCESS: Comprehensive Plan Application for a Process Emissions Unit (AQ 02, 03)

Apply Online via the EEA ePLACE Portal

If you are a new user, you will need to create an account first.

Next steps for CPA-PROCESS: Comprehensive Plan Application for a Process Emissions Unit (AQ 02, 03)

  1. Before You Apply

    Contact the appropriate MassDEP Regional Office to schedule a pre-application conference. This will help you prepare a better application, saving you time and likely resulting in faster review. If you apply without setting up a meeting, MassDEP may require one anyway before it can determine whether your application is administratively complete.

  2. Review the Instructions

  3. Prepare a Project Fact Sheet

    To help ensure that Environmental Justice (EJ) populations are notified that you are seeking an air permit with the potential to affect them, and are meaningfully involved in the agency review process, MassDEP is directing you to submit along with your Major or Non-Major CPA-PROCESS application a draft two- to four-page Fact Sheet providing details about your proposed project and neighboring communities.

    Please review the documents below to learn more about completing this step, and to review examples of previously submitted Fact Sheets.

  4. Submit Your Application

    Apply Online via the EEA ePLACE Portal

    Please Note:

    • If you are a new user, you will need to create an EEA ePLACE Portal account first.
    • When submitting your application online, please attach your EJ Fact Sheet (described in Step 3 above) as a supporting document. Select "Other" as the category and enter "Fact Sheet" in the description.

Contact for CPA-PROCESS: Comprehensive Plan Application for a Process Emissions Unit (AQ 02, 03)

Online
MassDEP Regional Offices Find Your Region 
Central Region Permit Chief: Tom Hannah, 508-767-2845 thomas.hannah@mass.gov 
Northeast Region Permit Chief: Ed Braczyk, 978-694-3289 edward.braczyk@mass.gov 
Southeast Region Permit Chief: Tom Cushing, 508-946-2824 thomas.cushing@mass.gov 
Western Region Permit Chief: Marc Simpson, 413-755-2115 marc.simpson@mass.gov 
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