MassDEP Air Quality Forms

Permit and plan approval applications, source registration and greenhouse gas reporting, emission restrictions and control plans, asbestos notifications, compliance certifications, and more.

Air Plan Approvals and Operating Permits

Emission Caps, Control Plans and Reduction Credits

Annual Reporting Requirements

Greenhouse Gas Programs

Compliance Certifications

Asbestos Notifications and Approvals

 

Air Plan Approvals and Operating Permits

Air Plan Approval Applications
Forms and instructions for a new emissions source, or changes to or replacement of an existing source, unless the project qualifies for an exemption or alternative compliance pathway.

Operating Permits
Any facility that is a major source of air pollution, has the potential to emit above certain thresholds, or falls into a specific category needs an Operating Permit, which consolidates all air pollution control requirements into one enforceable document.

Massachusetts Facilities with Operating Permits
Listed alphabetically by community, with links to their current Operating Permit documents.

Property Tax Exemption Application & Affidavit
A facility owner/operator who installs air pollution control equipment may be eligible for a local property tax exemption for the cost of the installation.

Emission Caps, Control Plans and Reduction Credits

AQ 18: Creation of Emission Reduction Credits
Form for certifying eligible emission reductions as credits that may be used in emission banking and trading transactions. These may be purchased by anyone wanting to build a new facility, expand production, or meet compliance obligations.

Emission Control Plans:
AQ 08: VOC/NOx RACT | AQ 22: Municipal Waste Combustor | AQ 30: CO2 Budget
Forms and instructions for demonstrating how and when a facility will use pollution control technologies to reduce air emissions.

Facility-Wide Emission Caps, Restrictions & Reporting
Facilities may operate with voluntary or imposed limits on air emissions, and need to comply with specific record-keeping, reporting, and notification requirements.

Property Tax Exemption Application & Affidavit
A facility owner/operator who installs air pollution control equipment may be eligible for a local property tax exemption for the cost of the installation.

Annual Reporting Requirements

Facility-Wide Emission Caps, Restrictions & Reporting
Learn about the record-keeping, reporting, and notification requirements that apply to facilities operating with voluntary or imposed limits on air emissions.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting
Registration and reporting forms for facilities subject to the MassDEP mandatory GHG emissions reporting regulation.

Output Reporting
Forms and instructions for owners/operators of facilities subject to MassDEP Ozone Season Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and/or Annual Carbon Dioxide (CO2) monitoring and reporting regulations.

Source Registration
Annual online filing information and instructions for facilities that exceed specific energy use or potential emission thresholds and are subject to Source Registration requirements.

Rideshare Program
Base year, update, summary of commute data and related forms and instructions for business and institutions that are subject to annual reporting requirements under the Massachusetts Rideshare Regulation.

Greenhouse Gas Programs

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reporting
Registration and reporting forms for facilities subject to the MassDEP mandatory GHG emissions reporting regulation.

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Budget Emission Control Plan
GHG-producing faclities are required to submit this emission control plan under 310 CMR 7.70.

CO2 Budget Trading Program Offsets
Regulated power plants may use greenhouse gas reductions or carbon sequestration achieved outside of the electricity sector to meet up to 3.3 percent of their compliance obligations.

Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) Emissions Reporting
Companies and municipalities that own, lease, operate, or control gas-insulated switchgear that contains SF6 and is located in Massachusetts are required to comply with 310 CMR 7.72.

Compliance Certifications

Commercial, Industrial or Institutional Boiler
Information, instructions, and forms for the installation and operation of a boiler rated at between 10 million and 40 million British Thermal Units per hour (Btu/hr).

Outdoor Hydronic Heater
Manufacturers need to document that their outdoor wood-fired boilers meet EPA new source performance standards (NSPS). Only MassDEP-certified units may legally be sold and installed in Massachusetts.

Stage I & II Vapor Recovery
Notification and certification forms and instructions for gas station and fleet fueling facility owner/operators, and vapor recovery system testing companies.

Stationary Engine or Turbine
Permitting and compliance certification information, instructions, and forms for generators, fire pumps, combined heat and power units, and non-road engines.

Asbestos Notifications and Approvals

MassDEP Asbestos & Construction/Demolition Notifications
Asbestos information, including forms and instructions for notifying MassDEP and the Department of Labor Standards (DLS) about asbestos abatement, construction and demolition projects.

Massachusetts Asbestos Project Lookup
Search for notifications filed with MassDEP by community, project address, and more.

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