Title V Permit Fees
Stakeholder meeting are done via WebEx webinar. Click here for instructions on how to access WebEx.
*** No Current Webinar Scheduled ***
Archieved Presentations, Comments and Materials
|February 8 - APC Presentation - Fee Deadline Revisions|
|Comments from Public|
|May 11 & 15 - APC Presentation
|June 14th - Presentation to TCCI (not available)
|June 16 - APC Presentation
|Sept. 13 - APC Board Briefing Presentation
||Proposed Implemation Plan
|January 6 - APC Presentation
||Data Worksheet (excel file)
|March 9 - APC Presentation
|Data Worksheet (excel file)
|October 11 - Proposed Due Dates|
In 2016, the Tennessee Division of Air Pollution Control (APC) initiated a stakeholder process to assist in the development of revisions to our Title V fee regulations. The revisions were addressesd through a series of webinars and face-to-face meetings held over several weeks.
Title V permit fees are largely based on the amount of actual and allowed emissions from Title V sources. Due to a number of factors, including tighter air quality regulations, retirement of large emitters of air pollutants, and the general trend towards cleaner-burning fuels, actual and allowable emissions from sources in Tennessee have dropped significantly in recent years and will continue to do so for the next couple of years. Unfortunately, this drop in emissions does not equate to a similar reduction in workload required of the Division. As a result, APC is projecting a shortage in the revenue needed to fund Tennessee’s Title V program starting in fiscal year 2019. Both federal and state statutes and regulations require that the state’s Title V program be funded by Title V facilities. An increase in revenue is needed in the Title V fees that sources pay beginning in 2019. Therefore, the Division of Air Pollution Control solicited stakeholder's input on how a revised Title V fee system should be structured.
The schedule for the stakeholder process was as follows:
Kickoff Webinars – The purpose of the kickoff webinars was to provide background information to the stakeholders, explain the increase in revenue needed to satisfy expected Title V expenses, and to provide a tool that stakeholders can use to evaluate fee structure options. Both webinars covered the same material, so stakeholder's only needed to participate in one. These webinars were scheduled for Thursday, May 11th at 2:00 pm Central and Monday, May 15th at 2:00 pm Central. A WebEx invitation from Air Pollution Control was sent to stakeholders via email prior to the webinars which provide instructions for joining the meetings. Materials from these webinars are posted below.
Face-to-Face Meetings – We scheduled two face-to-face meetings for APC to receive feedback and suggestions from stakeholders on how the Title V fee structure should be revised to meet budgetary needs. A short amount of background information was repeated from the kickoff meetings, but the main purpose of the face-to-face meetings was for APC to hear from the stakeholders. We scheduled meetings in two different locations to reduce travel time for some stakeholders and provided scheduling options. Since APC was primarily receiving input from stakeholders at these meeting, it was not necessary for stakeholders to attend both meetings. The first face-to-face meeting was May 24, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation office located at 901 R.S. Gass Blvd., Nashville, TN, room 2.250. The second meeting was June 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Chattanooga Environmental Field Office, which is located at 1301 Riverfront Parkway, Chattanooga, TN.
Second Webinar – The purpose of this webinar was for APC to present a proposed option based on input from stakeholders. APC presented and answered questions about our proposal. Feedback on APC’s proposal was requested to be submitted by June 30, 2017. This webinar was scheduled for Friday, June 16th, at 1:00 pm Central. A WebEx invitation from Air Pollution Control was sent to stakeholders via email prior to the webinar which provided instructions for joining the meeting. Materials from that webinar are posted below.