General Permit Program

The Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) has developed model general permits-to-install (GP) and model general permits-to-install and operate for select sources in Ohio. The regulations for general permits can be found in OAC rule 3745-31-29.  General Permit Fact Sheet [PDF]

A general permit is the same as any permit-to-install or permits-to-install and to operate that DAPC issues except all the terms and conditions of the permit have been developed in advance. This is referred to as the model general permit. A potential applicant can review the model general permit qualifying criteria and terms and conditions and then complete the application and sign the qualifying criteria document if they believe they qualify for that model GP.

DAPC will review the applicant's information to confirm they meet the qualifications and then issue the model GP to the applicant. At that point it becomes the applicant's general permit. All the terms and conditions of the model general permit remain the same when it is issued as the general permit. The general permit will include a cover page that identifies facility and emission unit specific information.