Timeline of Potentially Required Permits, Notifications, and Actions

Below is a timeline of permits, notifications, or actions that may be required at your facility. This is not necessarily a complete list.  It gives when the most common or generally required applications or notifications should be submitted prior to construction or certain events.

Number of days prior to beginning construction

Division

Permit application or Notification required

90 days

Air

Air Pollution Control traditional Construction permit (See Permit-by-Rule for additional options)

90 days

Water

Aquatic Resources Alteration Permit (ARAP) if it affects a wetland or stream in some way

30 days

Water

Notice of Intent for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) for Stormwater Construction permit if construction is 1 acre or more in size.

15 days UST

Pre-Installation Notification for Underground Storage Tanks

7 Days Air

Submit Notice of Intent for authorization through Permit-by-Rule

 

Within a number of days following construction

Division

Permit application or Notification required

When construction is complete

Water

Notification of Termination for General ARAP coverage (if an ARAP was needed)

Within 15 days of installation of UST

UST

Notification for Underground Storage Tanks

Within 30 days of startup

Air

Air Pollution Control traditional Operating Permit (See Permit-by-Rule for additional options)

Within 60 days of startup

Air

Notification on Compliance Status to APC and EPA Region IV (GDFs with greater than 10,000 gal./month

 

These are the basic timelines that will likely be needed for a new facility. Whenever a facility is modified or reconstructed, it may need several permits just as if it were a new facility, as well as potentially having other requirements. In addition to those above, they may also need:

Some other notification time periods

Division

Notification or Actions

60 days prior to any performance test on Stage I or II

Air

Notification of Performance Test to APC

30 days prior to any discharge

Remediation

Underground Storage Tank Remediation NPDES permit

30 days prior to closing a tank

UST

Tank Closure packet (See UST web page)

30 days after closing a tank

UST

Notification for Underground Storage Tanks

Within 30 days of changing ownership

UST

Seller’s Notification for Underground Storage Tanks


Within 30 days of changing ownership
UST

Notification for Underground Storage Tanks (from the Buyer)


Within 30 days of changing ownership
Air

Letter or email to APC. Can also supply a Notice of Intent for Permit-by-Rule or use Facility Identification (APC 100) depending on permitting option. See also Permit and Notification Information for Existing Facilities

Within 120 days of any new requirements affecting the GDF

Air

Initial Notification to APC and EPA Region IV

If a well is needed

Water

Contractor needs a Well Drillers or Installer License

Within 72 hours of a suspected leak

UST

Notify Environmental Field Office UST contact