What are the basic requirements of the Air Permitting Program?

  • Recording of all fuel burning equipment in a master data base
    • REHS must keep a master record of all fuel burning equipment. Please contact Rich Bankowski whenever new fuel burning equipment is being installed
  • Permitting of all major equipment prior to installation (1 MMBTU/hr or greater fuel usage.

What needs an Air Permit (definition of major equipment)?

  • Any Fuel Burning Equipment rated at 1 MMBTU / hr fuel input or greater
    • Boilers (approximately 25 BHP = 1 MMBTU/hr))
    • Emergency Generators (approximately 90 KW = 1 MMBTU/hr)
    • Fuel Fired (Natural Gas) Clothes Dryers
    • Fuel Fired Water Heaters
    • Fuel Fired Ovens / Stoves etc.
  • Fuel Storage Tanks
  • Solid Material Storage
  • Other Misc.

When is the Permit required?

  • Prior to construction
    • Air permits are just like any other construction permit, you must obtain one before you install the equipment. (penalties average $2,000 per day for every day after a piece of equipment is installed until you obtain a permit)

How long does it take to receive an approved Permit?

  • 3 to 6 months, possibly longer.
    • Because of our size and the number of pieces of fuel burning equipment Rutgers owns, we have to go through the same permitting process as a large power plant, for most of our permits (even if we are just adding an emergency generator).

How do I get a Permit?

  • REHS will arrange for permits
  • REHS pays the fee

What information is required for the master data-base and or a Permit?

  • Location of equipment
  • Type of equipment
  • Manufacturer
  • Serial Number
  • Model Number
  • Heat (Fuel) input MMBTU/hr
  • Anticipated installation Date
  • Anticipated start-up date
  • Fuel type
  • Stack diameter
  • Height of stack
  • Distance to property line
  • Minimum exhaust temperature
  • Maximum exhaust temperature
  • Minimum exhaust flow (CFM)
  • Maximum exhaust flow (CFM)
  • Anticipated annual fuel usage
  • Anticipated annual hours of operation
  • For tanks
    • Dimensions
    • Vapor Pressure of liquid stored
    • Anticipated annual through-put

What happens after a Permit is issued?

  • All permits come with requirements that must be done on a routine basis in order to stay in compliance, such as recording fuel usage and submitting reports. When you receive a new permit, REHS will go over the requirements with you. If you are unsure of the requirements for any existing permits, please contact Rich Bankowski at REHS.

What needs to be done when a piece of equipment with an Air Permit gets replaced or modified?

  • Permit needs to be modified, resubmitted or amended (same process as obtaining a new permit)
  • Same information needed as for initial permit

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