Under Title V, major sources are those with a potential to emit:
- 100 tons per year or more of any one regulated pollutant (PM10; nitrogen oxides; sulfur dioxide;
carbon monoxide; volatile organic compounds; and lead).
- 10 tons per year or more of any one hazardous air pollutant (HAPs), or
- 25 tons per year or more of any two or more hazardous air pollutants.
Note: U.S. EPA currently lists 188 HAPs in Section 112 of the 1990 Clean Air Act.
Ohio's Title V rules can be found in the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-77
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Title V Permit Terms and Conditions and Log of Prior Changes
Guidance for Incorporating Facility Changes into a Title V Permit (3/9/05)
Decision Tree "A" for Incorporating Facility Changes into a Title V Permit
Decision Tree "B" for Incorporating Facility Changes into a Title V Permit
Decision Tree "C" for Incorporating Facility Changes into a Title V Permit
Letter from Bob Hodanbosi, Chief, Ohio EPA DAPC to Cheryl Newton, Acting Director, U.S. EPA Region V Air and Radiation Branch regarding Inclusion of Clean Air Act Section 112(r) Requirements in Title V Permits (4/28/03)
To read about the Title V Permitting Process, click here.
Annual Title V Compliance Certification
Note: Air Services is the required mechanism for submitting the Certifications to Ohio EPA. USEPA still requires a hard copy to be sent to USEPA Region 5.
A copy of the Title V Compliance Certification must also be submitted (i.e., post marked by the filing date indicated in your Title V permit) to:
Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency c/o Director
Air and Radiation Division
U.S. EPA Region 5
77 W. Jackson Blvd., R-19J
Chicago, Illinois 60604.
Sample cover sheet that can accompany the hard copy you send to U.S.EPA ( [DOC], PDF).
As an Air Services user, you can either take advantage of the online Air Services form, or complete the Microsoft Word version provided below and electronically attach it to the Air Services Compliance Certification submission (note, the RO does not need to sign the MS Word version, PINing the submission constitutes their signature/certification). You also now have the option to have the RO sign a downloadable attestation document that can be signed, scanned, and uploaded as part of submitting the Compliance Certification via Air Services. See a short video showing how to accomplish this at the Ohio EPA Answer Place topic ID 1638.
Please direct any permit specific questions to your District Office or Local Air Agency representative. All other questions concerning completion of the form can be sent to Mike Ahern.
Title V Compliance Certification Form and Instructions ( [DOC], PDF )
Title V Compliance Certification Form Example 1 (PDF)
Title V Deviation Reporting Form and Instructions (WordPerfect, MS-Word, PDF )
Title V facility responsible officials are required to submit quarterly and semi-annual deviation reports for all deviations from applicable requirements contained in the final Title V permit for the facility. A framework for deviation reporting is provided above based on requests from Title V responsible officials. Ohio EPA will also post other deviation report formats that are acceptable if responsible officials agree to our posting their report format on this web page.
Title V Emissions Fee Reporting
Important: Information on Reporting and Invoicing Sources of Condensible and Filterable
Particulate Matter Emissions .
The 1990 federal Clean Air Act Amendments established new permitting and reporting requirements for air polluting facilities. Under Title V of the amendments, facilities that have the potential to emit certain amounts of air pollution are required to apply for and obtain a state-federal operating permit and pay emission fees. The Title V permit program is administered by each state's environmental agency which uses the fees for air pollution monitoring, inspections and for providing technical assistance. The emissions fee rules are contained in OAC chapter 3745-78 and Division 3745.11 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Fees are assessed on the actual amount of emissions of particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, organic compounds and lead. The fee for reporting year 2011 is $45.55/ton. Fees are calculated based on a base fee of $25/ton in 1989 dollars. This fee is subject to annual increases as measured against 1989 Consumer Price Index.
Each Title V facility needs to submit a fee emission report annually to the Ohio EPA. Title V fee reports are due annually by April 15 and contain the facility's actual emissions of particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, organic compounds, nitrogen oxides and lead for the previous calendar year. Fee reports for reporting years 1996 and beyond must be compiled using DAPC's Air Services.
Administrative questions or questions concerning Title V fee report invoices should be sent to Elisa Thomas (614) 644-3621.
Submitting Title V Applications
Title V and Synthetic Minor Title V facilities are required to use the eBusiness Center for all Title V application submissions.
Title V Permit Renewals
Title V Renewal applications must be filed between six and eighteen months prior to expiration of the current Title V permit. Answer Place Topic ID 2276 identifies information used by Ohio EPA district offices and local air agency staff in reviewing Title V renewal applications. Click here to go to the Answer Place topic.
Original Title V Application Deadlines
To phase in the new Title V permitting program, application deadlines were staggered depending on a
facility's location. Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3745-77-04 contains the deadlines for each county
or ZIP code location. The deadlines were:
Appendix A (with 90 day extension) - February 27, 1996
Appendix B - March 28, 1996
Appendix B (with 90 day extension) - June 26, 1996
Appendix C - Monday, September 30, 1996 - this deadline was extended from the original deadline of Sunday, September 29, 1996)
Facilities that meet the major source threshold after the initial appellation deadline are required to file an
initial Title V application within the twelve months after the source becomes subject to the Title V permit program.
Memo from USEPA regarding extension of deadline for Two-Year Transition facilities as specified in Engineering Guide #61 (09/5/96)
Ohio EPA supports U.S. EPA White Paper (02/16/96)
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Final Approval of Ohio EPA's Title V Program appeared in the August 15, 1995 Federal Register [TXT] or [PDF]
Ohio State Implementation Plan, Provided by U.S. EPA Region V Office