Fuel Combustion Operations
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.
Fuel Combustion Operations
Facilities that have the following sources: boilers, generators (emergency and non-emergency), storage tanks, ethylene oxide sterilizer (if located at a hospital), and sources exempt as outlined in S.C. Regulation 61-62.1, Sections II(A)(1)(b) and II(B).
Emergency generators that are < 150 kilowatt rated capacity are exempt from obtaining a permit. The emergency generators are still subject to and must comply with S.C. Regulations 61-62.63 and 40 CFR 63, Subpart ZZZZ. These generators may be subject to and shall comply with S.C. Regulations 61-62.60 and 40 CFR 60, Subparts IIII and JJJJ.
Emergency generators that are > 150 kilowatt rated capacity designated for emergency use only, and are operated total of 500 hr/yr or less for testing and maintenance are exempt from obtaining a permit. These generators must have a method to record the actual hours of use such as an hour meter. The emergency generators are still subject to and must comply with S.C. Regulation 61-62.63 and 40 CFR 63, Subpart ZZZZ. These generators may be subject to and shall comply with S.C. Regulations 61-62.60 and 40 CFR 60, Subparts IIII and JJJJ.
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.