Registration permits are issued to sources where equipment similarities and simplicity remove the need for in-depth site-specific review. Additionally, these permits contain the same emission limits and monitoring requirements as the construction and operating permit for that source category.
Advantages to Registration Permits
- A standardized permit providing consistency
- Dual permitting process – construction and operating permit combined
- No construction permit P.E. signature required for registration permits
- Simplified application and permit issuance
- Flexibility to construct or modify equipment without a construction permit
- Pre-determined equipment and emission limit for specific Permit categories
Existing permitted and new sources may request coverage under a registration permit if the permit criteria are met. The BAQ will grant the registration permit to your facility upon your certifying qualification for and agreeing to the conditions and terms of the registration permit applicable to similar sources. Your facility will be subject to enforcement action for operation without a valid permit if the facility is later determined not to qualify for the conditions and terms of the registration permit.
Below is a description of each of the registration permits, a link to the list of the current facilities that have been granted coverage, a copy of each registration permit, and the associated criteria, forms, and other information for each registration permit.
A qualifying crematory operation may be eligible to receive a registration permit if it contains the following sources, besides exempt equipment, at the facility: crematory incinerator(s), processing station, and sources specific to the cremation process.
The crematory incinerator must be one such that most of the necessary equipment required for cremation is sold in one package. Field assembly should be minimal; the unit should be pre-tested, pre-plumbed, and pre-wired at a factory. The unit shall be of the controlled atmosphere design, consisting of a primary chamber, controls, and burners. The unit may also consist of a secondary chamber and refractory lined stacks. Details of the unit’s volumes, dimensions and other requirements shall be accessible through manufacturer’s data, maintenance manuals and/or operating instructions.
A crematory incinerator located at an agricultural facility and used solely for agricultural cremation does not qualify for coverage under this registration permit.
If the operations covered by construction permits are located in one of the eight coastal counties of the Coastal Zone under DHEC-OCRM's jurisdiction (Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry and Jasper), then a coastal zone consistency certification may be required.
For more information please contact the Bureau of Air Quality at (803) 898-4123 or by email.