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Tribal New Source Review Implementation Manual (May 2012)

The EPA developed the Tribal New Source Review (NSR) Implementation Manual as a resource tool to support understanding and implementation of the Federal Indian Country Minor NSR rule. It is a comprehensive, informational and instructional document developed to guide you and the EPA regions in working collaboratively and in facilitating a transparent process. In an attempt to promote a common understanding of the NSR process, we have included some general information on air quality, explanations of specific rules, related processes and template materials. These materials are intended to assist you and the EPA regions in implementing the Federal Indian Country Minor NSR rule. The document is a living document that may be revised periodically without public notice. While we have done our best to ensure that the information contained within the document is factually accurate, in the event that information provided is inconsistent with relevant regulatory and/or statutory provision(s), the regulatory and/or statutory provision(s) are the guiding authorities. Below is the complete manual for downloading.  

Appendices Table of Contents

  • Section 1 - Background

    Plain English Guide to the CAA
    40 CFR Part 49 and 51
    40 CFR Parts 9, 35, 49, 50 and 81
    4 FR DOI BIA Federally Recognized Tribes 

  • Section 2 - NSR 101

    NSR 101
    Tribal NSR Fact Sheet
    Tribal NSR Implementation Training
    Tribal Brochure Minor Rule
    What is New Source Review Fact Sheet
    Overview - Tribal NSR Presentation

  • Section 6 - Permits

    Permits Cover
    New Source General Application Synthetic Minor Limit Application
    Auto Questionnaire
    Auto Body GP Application
    Auto Body Permit Draft
    Dry Clean Questionnaire
    Dry Cleaner Application
    Dry Clean Permit Draft
    GDF Questionnaire
    GDF Application
    GDF Permit
    HMA Questionnaire
    HMA Application
    HMA Permit Draft
    Rock Crushing Questionnaire
    Rock Crushing Application
    Rock Crushing Permit Draft
    Table of Thresholds
    Sample Navajo Nation's Operating Permit Regulations

  • Section 7 - Education, Training and Resources

    Education, Training and Resources Cover
    Statement of Tribal Capacity
    Sample Resolution
    Resolution Tribal Certified
    Sample Tribal Resolution TAS
    Sample Tribal Request for Approval of TIP
    TAS Application Sample
    Sample Eligibility Determination Title V from Region
    TAS Sample Eligibility Determination from the Region
    Sample Eligibility Determination TIP Section 110 from Region
    TAS Sample Written Approval Notification to Tribe from Regions
    CAA Compliance Guide for Indian Country
    CAA Requirements for Air Pollution Sources in Indian Country
    Community Benefits of Green Gas Stations
    Delegation Checklist
    Education and Training Resources
    Information on Criteria Pollutants
    Informational Resources
    Public Notice in Newspaper, Air Quality Program
    Resolution to Implement TIP
    Sample Draft Delegation Agreement
    Sample EPA Response, Eligibility Determination for Minor Source
    Permitting Program
    Sample Ltr from RO, Notice of (TAS) Application for Newspaper
    Sample Ltr from Tribal Ldr to RA, Formal Delegation Request

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