Industrial Permit Process

Any industrial operation that has the potential to emit 5.5 pounds per day or 1 ton per year of any regulated air pollutant is required to obtain a permit from Pinal County Air Quality. The application material on this page must be completed and submitted in order to obtain a permit. A permit must be obtained prior to beginning construction.

PCAQCD Legal Authority

A.R.S. § 49-402 indicates that PCAQCD has jurisdiction over all stationary air pollution sources in Pinal County with the exception of the following:

  • Smelting of metal ore.
  • Petroleum refineries.
  • Coal-fired electrical generating stations.
  • Air pollution by portable sources.
  • Air pollution by mobile sources.

Permit Application Requirements:

  • Detailed process description
  • Process flow diagrams for emission units
  • List of equipment and their capacities
  • List of applicable federal requirements (NSPS and NESHAP Standards)
  • Emission calculation spreadsheets

Permit Issuance Timeframes (Including Public Notice and EPA Review)

  • Class I/Title V Permits - 9 months to a year
  • Class II Minor/Synthetic Minor Permits - 6 to 9 months
  • Class III Minor Permits - 3 to 4 months

Fees (after the application is determined to be complete)

  • Application fee $100 - $1,000 depending on the class/type of permit
  • Permit processing fee - $111.05 per hour
  • Annual administrative fee - due at the first-anniversary date of the issuance of the permit and varies according to permit class/types
  • Emissions fees - $19.78/ton of regulated pollutant (applicable to Class I/Title V sources only)

  • Check for administrative completeness (entity name, address, parcel #, etc.)
  • Application entered in the database and assigned a permit number
  • Application assigned to an engineer

Additional Documents