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Permit-by-Rule (PBR) — An optional permit provision in the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) that applies only to a certain type of air pollution source or facility. It contains qualifying criteria, emission limitations, conditions for operation, and requirements for recordkeeping and reporting. Many of these requirements are similar to those found in traditional air pollution permits issued by Ohio EPA. This exempts the air pollution source from the formal Permit-to-Install and Operate (PTIO) process and effectively functions as both the installation and operating permit for the source.