Title V is a federal program designed to standardize air quality permits and the permitting process for major sources of emissions across the country. The name "Title V" comes from Title V of the 1990 federal Clean Air Act Amendments which required that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) establish a national operating permit program. Accordingly, EPA adopted regulations [Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 1, Part 70 (Part 70)], which required states and local permitting authorities to develop and submit a federally enforceable operating permit programs for EPA approval. As a result, the State of Delaware developed 7 DE Admin. Code 1130.
Title V only applies to "major sources." EPA defines a major source as a facility that emits, or has the potential to emit (PTE) any criteria pollutant or hazardous air pollutant (HAP) at levels equal to or greater than the Major Source Thresholds (MST). The MST for criteria pollutants may vary depending on the attainment status (e.g. severe, serious, extreme) of the geographic area and the Criteria Pollutant or HAP in which the facility is located.
Title V also required that facilities subject to the program pay an annual fee sufficient to cover all reasonable direct and indirect costs associated with administering the Title V permit program. Within the State of Delaware, the fees are covered under 7 Del. Code §6095. These fees must be reviewed every three calendar years.
This page provides information about development of the Title V Fee schedule for calendar years 2018 through 2020. It will contain meeting dates, times, and locations, as well as downloadable meeting agendas and handouts. Minutes from past meetings will also be posted. In addition, historical information can be accessed via the archived information link.
For additional information regarding the Title V Fee committee, or to request information be posted on this page, please contact Paul Foster at (302) 323-4542 or Paul.Foster@state.de.us.
The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) Title V fee schedule is set to expire in calendar year 2017. As a result, the DAQ must develop a draft Title V fee schedule for CYs 2018-2020 to present to the Delaware Legislature for approval. For more information regarding the Title V Fee schedule, see 7 Del. Code §6095. For additional information about the Title V fee schedule history, click here.
A series of meetings will be held to discuss the Title V fee schedule. Please see the schedule below for meeting dates, locations, and meeting materials.
Click on the Title V Fee Committee to learn more about committee members. For more information, please contact:
Engineering and Compliance
715 Grantham Lane
New Castle, DE 19720