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  • Writer's pictureTom Petersen

Title V Operating Permit Renewal

Updated: Aug 28, 2023

Many U.S. manufacturing facilities are in the process of renewing their Title V Operating Permits (as required by the 1990 Clean Air Act). The renewal process is an excellent time to evaluate your current permit and determine what changes to make for the permit renewal. Some things to consider during this process include the following:

  • Is the list of air pollution emission sources included in your current permit representative of current operations?

  • Do you anticipate any equipment modifications or additions in the near future?Are any of the current permit conditions overly restrictive?

  • Have you submitted any permit modification applications to the state agency in the recent past?

  • Are there any new or proposed state or federal air pollution regulations that apply to your operations?

One significant example of new air pollution regulations are the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), also known as MACT standards (Maximum Achievable Control Technology). NESHAP regulations have been issued for various industries and may affect your Title V renewal. If you have older operations, there may be minimal impact. However, if you have new sources in operation, or planned, you may have to make some changes in your raw materials, processes, process controls and/or air pollution controls. Among the latest MACT standards are the following:

Environmental and Engineering Solutions, Inc. (EES) has the expertise to help you sort through the requirements of the recent standards, and help keep your company compliant. We offer a wide range of consulting services such as site surveys, emissions inventories, and Title V permitting. We can also help you select the best controls for your operations.

Cumulative Trauma Injuries

What is the most costly Workers Compensation Injury on your OSHA 300 log? If your company is like many others, your most costly injuries are cumulative trauma injuries. These injuries are insidious in nature because they appear to happen suddenly, with debilitating results. These injuries range from carpal tunnel syndrome to tendonitis to back, neck and shoulder pain. Cumulative trauma injuries can be avoided by implementing programs that incorporate simple ergonomic checklists.

We at EES have completed over 300 workstation evaluations. Our recommendations have successfully eliminated these injuries, or further aggravation of the conditions in almost all cases. We can either teach your people how to evaluate and fix workstations, or we can come to your facility and perform a survey and/or evaluation.

Further information on ergonomics.

Contact Tom Petersen of EES at (215) 704-1506 or



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