Air Quality Permitting and Support

The Clean Air Act requires many facilities to obtain an air quality operating permit before commencing operation. Depending on the regulatory agency, any facility or operation with an emission source may be required to obtain an air quality operating permit. Nevada statutes define an emission source as “any property, real or personal, which directly emits or may emit any air contaminant.”

Poor air permitting management can lead to compliance issues, which can subsequently lead to operational limitations, expensive construction and/or operational delays, potential violations, and considerable monetary penalties. McGinley has experience working with clients and air quality regulatory authorities to develop solutions-oriented paths forward that assist in streamlining the air quality permitting process and navigating through complex regulatory and compliance matters.


Air Permit Application Preparation and Support

  • Permit Determination Support
  • Minor Source and Title V Air Quality Operating Permits
    • New Permits, Renewals, Modifications
  • Surface Area Disturbance and Dust Control Permits/Plans
  • Nevada Mercury Control Program Permitting
  • Emission Inventory Development
  • Control Technology Assessment
  • Best Available Control Technology (BACT) Analysis

Air Dispersion Modeling

  • National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Demonstrations
  • Toxic Release Modeling and Health Risk Assessments
  • Accidental Chemical Release Hazard and Consequence Modeling

Source Testing Support

  • EPA Method 9 Visible Emission Testing (Opacity Testing)
  • Source Testing Coordination and Oversight

Compliance Support

  • Recordkeeping and Monitoring Support
  • Regulatory Compliance Reviews
  • General Compliance Support
  • Annual Emission Inventory and Reporting Support

NEPA Support

  • Greenhouse Gas Emission Evaluations
  • Project Emissions Characterizations
  • Air Quality Impact Assessment Reports
  • Agency Coordination and Support