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Title V Operating Permit Program

The 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act created the Operating Permit Program under Title V of the Act. State or Tribal-issued Title V operating permits are often called “Part 70″ permits because the regulations that establish the standards for them are found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 40 CFR Part 70. EPA-issued Title V permits are often called “Part 71″ permits because the regulations that establish the standards for them are found in the Code of Federal Regulations at 40 CFR Part 71.

Title V operating permits are legally enforceable documents issued to stationary sources after the source has begun to operate. Operating permits include a listing of all air pollution regulatory requirements that apply to the source. The program does not allow for the addition of new emissions control requirements, but rather clarifies the air pollution control obligations of major sources by compiling in one document all of a source’s compliance requirements. The intent is that by including all applicable requirements in one permit it will be easier for the source owner, the regulatory agency, and the public to determine if the source is in compliance. The permits contain monitoring, record keeping and reporting requirements designed to ensure that the source knows when it is and is not in compliance. Owners of sources with operating permits must certify that the source is in compliance each year, and the permits must be renewed every five years. Each operating permit that is issued is subject to Public Comment and offers the public an opportunity for a hearing.

Who Needs to Obtain a Title V Permit?

A Title V source of air pollution is a source that emits or has the potential to emit:

  • 100 tons per year or more of any regulated air pollutant,
  • 10 tons per year or more of any one hazardous air pollutant (HAPs), or
  • 25 tons per year or more of any combination of hazardous air pollutants.

Please review RAC §2-104 for further details on permitting applicability.

Tribe’s Part 70 Operating Permit Program

On March 2, 2012, the United States Environmental Protection Agency approved the Tribe’s Part 70 Program application. This means that the Tribe has full authority to implement and administer its 40 CFR Part 70 Operating Permit Program for Title V sources within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation from this date forward.

Federal Register Notice

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe/State of Colorado Environmental Commission’s Reservation Air Code contains the Tribes Title V regulations that apply within the exterior boundaries of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Reservation.

Reservation Air Code

On July 8, 2013, the EPA approved delegation to the Southern Ute Tribe to implement and enforce National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants and New Source Performance Standards as a direct final rule. This rule is effective on September 6, 2013.

July 8, 2013 Federal Register Notice

9/6/13 Letter of Automatic Delegation for CAA §§ 111 and 112 Requirements on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation

Requirements for Existing Sources with EPA-Issued Part 71 Permits

The Southern Ute Tribe must transition all existing EPA-issued Part 71 permits within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation to Tribe-issued Part 70 permits. This transition process will take place over a three year period. For more information about the transition schedule, please see the following document:

Transition Plan (Updated May 2013)

Forms

The following forms are used to prepare initial Part 70 permit applications, and subsequently, to submit other required information. The forms are provided in two formats: Adobe Acrobat (PDF) and Microsoft Word (DOC).

Initial Application Forms

General Information and Summary (GIS) doc pdf
Emission Unit Description for Internal Combustion Sources (EUD-1) doc pdf
Emission Unit Description for External Combustion Sources (EUD-2) doc pdf
Emission Unit Description for Dehydration Units (EUD-3) doc pdf
Emission Unit Description for Process Sources (EUD-4) doc pdf
Emission Unit Description for VOC Emitting Sources (EUD-5) doc pdf
Insignificant Emissions (IE) doc pdf
Emission Calculations (EMISS) doc pdf
Potential to Emit Summary (PTE) doc pdf
Fee Calculation Worksheet (FEE) xlsx pdf
Initial Compliance Plan & Compliance Certification (I-COMP) doc pdf
Certification of Truth, Accuracy, and Completeness (CTAC) doc pdf

Forms Used After Permit Issuance

Prompt Deviation Report (PDR) doc pdf
6-Month Monitoring Report (SIXMON) doc pdf
Fee Calculation Worksheet (FEE) xlsx pdf
Annual Compliance Certification (A-COMP) doc pdf
Certification of Truth, Accuracy, and Completeness (CTAC) doc pdf

Prompt Deviation Reporting

Deviations may be reported by email, telephone, or fax at the following address/numbers:

Email: airquality@southernute.nsn.gov
Telephone: 970-563-4705 extention 2206
Fax: 970-563-0384

Consumer Price Index Adjusted Emissions Fee

Calendar Year 2013 Emissions Fee Fee Memo

Part 70 Operating Permits Issued by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Listed are the current Part 70 operating permits issued by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. In cases where the Tribe is in the process of revising or renewing a currently effective permit, the contact information for the permit writer is included in place of the permit documents.

Company Facility Expires Statement
of
Basis
Permit
BP America Production Company Dry Creek Central Delivery Point 3-12-2019 SB Permit
BP America Production Company Florida River Central Delivery Point 9-23-2019 SB Permit
BP America Production Company Four Queens Central Delivery Point 9-13-2018 SB Permit
BP America Production Company Iron Horse Central Delivery Point 3-12-2019 SB Permit
BP America Production Company Treating Site #1 Central Delivery Point 4-2-2019 SB Permit
BP America Production Company Treating Site #2 Central Delivery Point 4-2-2019 SB Permit
BP America Production Company Treating Site #4 Central Delivery Point 4-2-2019 SB Permit
BP America Production Company Treating Site #6 and Southern Ute 32-9; 8-4 Wellsite 8-25-2019 SB Permit
BP America Production Company Treating Site #7 9-23-2019 SB Permit
El Paso Natural Gas Company LLC Bondad Compressor Station 3-12-2019 SB Permit
Northwest Pipeline LLC La Plata B Compressor Station 7-11-2019 SB Permit
Public Service Company of Colorado (Xcel Energy) Tiffany Compressor Station 9-13-2018 SB Permit
Red Cedar Gathering Company Animas Compressor Station 9-13-2018 SB Permit
Red Cedar Gathering Company Bondad Compressor Station 9-23-2019 SB Permit
Red Cedar Gathering Company Capote Compressor Station 9-13-2018 SB Permit
Red Cedar Gathering Company Coyote Gulch Treating Plant 3-12-2019 SB Permit
Red Cedar Gathering Company Diamondback Compressor Station 3-12-2019 SB Permit
Red Cedar Gathering Company Elk Point Compressor Station 9-13-2018 SB Permit
Red Cedar Gathering Company Homestead Compressor Station 3-12-2019 SB Permit
Red Cedar Gathering Company La Posta Compressor Station 3-12-2019 SB Permit
Red Cedar Gathering Company Pump Canyon Compressor Station 3-12-2019 SB Permit
Red Cedar Gathering Company Ponderosa Compressor Station 5-25-2019 SB Permit
Red Cedar Gathering Company Spring Creek Compressor Station 9-27-2019 SB Permit
Red Cedar Gathering Company Trail Canyon Compressor Station 3-12-2019 SB Permit
Red Cedar Willow Production Company 33-9 #22 Central Delivery Point 9-23-2019 SB Permit
Samson Resources Company Howard Salt Water Disposal Facility 3-12-2019 SB Permit
Samson Resources Company Worford Ridge Compressor Station 3-12-2019 SB Permit
Transit Waste LLC Bondad Recycling Center and Depository 3-12-2019 SB Permit
Transwestern Pipeline Company La Plata A Compressor Station 3-12-2019 SB Permit

Public Notice of Proposed Title V Operating Permits

Company Facility End of Public
Comment Period
Statement
of
Basis
Permit

Public Notices

Title V Staff

  • Brenda Jarrell, Air Quality Program Manager: (970) 563-4705 ext. 2246
  • Danny Powers, Air Quality Scientist: (970) 563-4705 ext. 2265
  • Michael Freeman, Air Quality Compliance Specialist: (970)-563-4705 ext. 2201.
  • Mark Hutson, Air Quality Technical Manager: (970) 563-4705 ext. 2206
  • Oakley Hayes, Air Quality Analyst/MSP: (970) 563-4705 ext. 2202

Mailing Address

Southern Ute Indian Tribe Air Quality Program P.O. Box 737 MS#84 Ignacio, Colorado 81137