Region 1: EPA New England

Title V Operating Permits

EPA regulates a group of very common air pollutants, called criteria pollutants, that are widely distributed all over the country. Air pollutants can have health and environmental effects, cause property damage and reduce visibility in national parks. These pollutants are released from stationary sources, or sources that stay in one place, such as power plants, paper mills, incinerators, gas stations, and even farms.

Congress established a program under Title V of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) to help find a solution to reduce this air pollution. Title V, the operating permit program, requires stationary sources to obtain permits that include information on which pollutants are being released, and what steps the source is taking to monitor or measure air pollution. The program is designed to make it easier for sources to understand and comply with control requirements, resulting in improved air quality.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Operating Permit Program...Who needs a Title V permit...What pollutants are being emitted...


Title V Policy and Guidance Database
A searchable database with over 230 EPA-issued policy and guidance documents

Links to Facilities' Title V Permits
New England state links to title V permits


EPA Regional Permit Contacts
EPA New England contacts

Federal Register Notice of State Program Approvals
Proposed and Final Approvals in New England


State Permit Contacts
State environmental agency contacts