IDNR issued a request for interested parties to join a stakeholder group to review air quality voluntary operating permits (VOP) for minor sources. The group will make recommendations to increase efficiency and streamline the VOP process for minor sources. IDNR is reviewing the VOP program for possible elimination. Since a VOP addresses the entire facility, air construction permits may be a more efficient way to establish enforceable limits which could be below Title V operating permit thresholds.
For more information on the group and how to join, visit IDNR's website.