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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

Air Permits

Title V Program Evaluations

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Background

EPA Headquarters directed its ten Regional offices to perform Title V program evaluations of state and local air pollution control agencies nationwide beginning in fiscal year 2003. This directive was in response to an audit conducted by the Office of Inspector General of a select number of state and local Title V operating permit programs. Region 9 committed to performing Title V program evaluations of ten of the largest permitting authorities in the Region by fiscal year 2008. The purpose of the program evaluations is to identify good practices implemented by the state/local agency, areas needing improvement within the state/local program, and ways in which EPA can improve its own oversight role.

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Final Evaluation Reports on this page:


Maricopa County's Correction of Program Deficiencies

At the end of the program evaluation of Maricopa County, Region 9 issued a Notice of Deficiency (NOD) to the County to ensure that the County’s Title V program meets regulatory requirements.  The Notice of Deficiency to Maricopa County was published in the Federal Register with an effective date of May 17, 2005.

On November 9, 2006, EPA announced that Maricopa County had corrected the deficiencies identified in the NOD, and EPA signed a Federal Register notice resolving the NOD. This notice was published in the Federal Register on November 20, 2006.


Final Evaluation Reports

Arizona

Permitting Authority Evaluated EPA Reports Report Issuance Date
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Final Report (PDF)
(159 pp, 5.5MB)
June 2, 2006
Maricopa County Environmental Services Department Final Report (PDF)
(147 pp, 1.5MB)
May 18, 2005
Pima County Department of Environmental Quality Final Report (PDF)
(116 pp, 1.2MB)
September 21, 2004

California

Permitting Authority Evaluated EPA Reports Report Issuance Date
Bay Area Air Quality Management District Final Report (PDF)
(156 pp, 1.3M)
September 29, 2009
Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District Final Report (PDF)
(158 pp, 2.9M)
September 28, 2012
San Diego County Air Pollution Control District Final Report (PDF)
(132 pp, 1.8M)
September 30, 2008
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Final Report (PDF)
(146 pp, 3.4M)
November 12, 2013

Hawaii

Permitting Authority Evaluated EPA Reports Report Issuance Date
Hawaii Department of Health/Clean Air Branch Final Report (PDF)
(104 pp, 2M)
Sept 28, 2010

Nevada

Permitting Authority Evaluated EPA Reports Report Issuance Date
Clark County Department of Air Quality
and Environmental Management
Final Report (PDF)
(109 pp, 4.5M)
July 30, 2007

Contact

Gerardo Rios (r9airpermits@epa.gov)
(415) 972-3974

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