Air Quality Monitoring and Permitting

We provide registration operation air permits, air and construction exemptions, and fugitive dust control plans. We also offer onsite services including EPA method air monitoring for PM2.5 and PM10 and are dealers for air monitoring equipment. We also manage onsite monitor calibration services for new and existing units.

Air Quality Monitoring

At High Cliff Consulting we have the expertise to perform air quality sampling operations on your behalf to demonstrate compliance with applicable EPA standards.

We specialize in ambient particulate monitoring on industrial sites and can help you comply with collection of federal reference method sample collection and visible emission monitoring requirements.

To ensure conformance with your construction or operation permit your equipment will need to be properly calibrated.  We offer calibration and compliance audits for most brands of particulate sampling equipment.  Please feel free to request a quote for calibration on your equipment.  Whether your running a Partisol, Tisch, or another sampler we have you covered.

Air Quality Permitting

The EPA is the federal agency controlling air quality standards.  Most permitting related to EPA air quality rules is accomplished through state and local agencies.  Operating permits are issued under Title V of the Clean Air Act and require major sources, and certain other sources, of pollutants to obtain and operate under a permit and certify compliance with the applicable conditions of their permit  at least annually.

Sources typically subject to a Title V permit include:

  • Any Source with a Major Source Permit under the New Source Review Permitting Program
  • “Affected Sources” under Acid Rain Rules; – Regardless of Size
  • Solid Waste Incineration Units under Section 129 – Regardless of Size
  • Hazardous waste combusters
  • Portland cement manufacturers
  • Mercury cell chlor-alkali plants
  • Secondary lead smelters
  • Carbon black production
  • Chemical manufacturing
  • Primary copper smelting
  • Secondary copper smelting
  • Nonferrous metals area sources: zinc, cadmium, & beryllium
  • Glass Manufacturing
  • Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) Steelmaking Facilities
  • Gold Mine Ore Processing and Production
  • Municipal solid waste landfills (design capacity ≥ 2.5 million mega-grams and 2.5 million m3)
  • National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) (MACT or GACT Standards)

Fugitive Dust Controls and Plans

Fugitive dust control is key to demonstrating compliance with federal, state, and local permit requirements. High Cliff Consulting can help you develop a site specific fugitive dust control plan, identify required corrective actions and controls, and organize the required records and inspections necessary to keep your project in compliance.