A new Aviation Facility Part 70 General Permit will be available on August 31, 2017 from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). Facilities whose operations include painting or refinishing aircraft or aerospace vehicles and are a major source as defined in Minn. R. 7007.0200 are eligible for this permit. After August 31, 2017, application forms for the general permit will be available on the MPCA website.
The new Aviation Facility Part 70 General Permit was developed in response to the MPCA identifying several facilities with painting operations which were constructed and operating without an air permit, often making them a major source. This new permit type will simplify the application process for these facilities and potentially streamline the process for new aviation facilities. If your facility includes aircraft painting or refinishing, you may want to look into this permit whether you already have a permit and might want to switch types, or if you don't currently have a permit but may need one.
For more information the new Aviation Facility Part 70 General Permit, and how this may impact your facility, please contact Alex Odom at (651) 275-9900 X-7.