Accelerated Permit Processing
Arizona Administrative Code (AAC) R18-2-326 (I) provides for an accelerated processing of permits for those sources that request and are willing to pay for the actual cost of acceleration. As a result, ADEQ has established an Accelerated Permit Processing Program using outside contractors.
The permit applicants who wish to use this accelerated permit review process must inform ADEQ of the intent to submit a permit application under this program 60 days before submitting the permit application. This duration is needed to select the appropriate contractor and prepare the task assignment documents. The permit applicant needs to submit an application fee of $15,000 along with the request for accelerated processing. The permit application fee is applied towards the final cost of processing the permit.
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Guidance from EPA and FLM
ADEQ AERMET Pre-processed Meteorological Data
Meteorological data were processed with AERMET version 15181 along with AERMINUTE. A minimum wind speed threshold of 0.5 m/s was used to treat winds below the threshold as calms. Data is available for the five-year period of 2009-2013 except Page, Winslow, and St. Johns. For the three stations, data is available for the five-year period of 2009-2012 and 2014 because monthly 1-minute data are missing from June to December in 2013.
Model Related Web sites
Air Quality Monitoring Data
Standards and Guidelines
The Air Quality Permits Section follows the policy and guidelines of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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