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Permit By Rule


With implementation starting in 2017, Permit-by-Rule is a new, faster, and less expensive method of permitting from the TN Division of Air Pollution Control (APC). The Permit-by-Rule program will apply for “minor” sources of air emissions for specific source categories. The Permit-by-Rule program is now available for gasoline dispensing facilities (GDFs)  and stationary emergency internal combustion (IC) engines, and is under development for auto body refinishing. Additional categories of sources will be added to the Permit-by-Rule program in the future.


During the period of transition between the current permitting method and introduction of Permit-by-Rule, APC has initiated a Permit-by-Rule Transition Program. The Permit-by-Rule Transition Program is for facilities that have constructed and/or operated gasoline dispensing facilities (GDFs) and stationary emergency engines that area subject to federal air quality standards  without first having received an air quality permit.

For further Information

More information about Permit-by-Rule and the Transition Program can be found at the link below.