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Capped Air Emission State Permit


This webpage contains information related to the state permit option, called "capped emission permit." A capped emission permit restricts a facility's emissions below federal permitting thresholds and requires the facility to comply with all applicable requirements. The facility is allowed to make changes as long as emissions remain below the facility-wide thresholds and the facility can demonstrate continued compliance with all requirements.

The rule (Minn.R.7007.1140 to 7007.1148) creating this permit option was effective on December 6, 2004. The Statement of Need and Reasonableness (SONAR) for the rulemaking provides explanation of the proposed rules:

As of January 24, 2011, greenhouse gas emissions are limited under the capped permits. For more information about this change, see the GHG Rulemaking web page.

Application forms are available on the Air Quality Forms web page. If you've previously submitted an application for a different type of permit or currently hold an air emissions permit, contact the MPCA at 651-296-6300 or 1-800-657-3864 prior to filling out the capped application forms to obtain information about your facility from the MPCA's database to simplify your application process

    Ambient Air Quality Assessment Resources

    Part 7007.1148 of the rule requires a facility to conduct an ambient air quality assessment when demonstrating initial eligibility for a capped permit or a state permit with environmental management system provision, or when required to do a pre-change analysis under part 7007.1146, subpart 3 of the rule. A facility is allowed to use the method in subpart 2 (CAPS spreadsheet) or subpart 3 (SCREEN3) of part 7007.1148 for each pollutant standard. The tools available for a facility to conduct this assessment are:

        Compliance Resources

            Public Participation

            E-mail Sign Up

            The MPCA Capped Permit Notice listserv sends e-mail notices when an application for a capped permit has been received by the agency. Visit the MPCA's GovDelivery Capped Permit Notice subscription page to sign up to receive e-mail updates.

            Public Comments

            Listed below are capped permit applications received and capped permits issued by the MPCA.

            The conditions for eligibility and compliance requirements for a capped state permit can be found in Minn. R. 7007.1140 to 7007.1148. Exit to Web

            Persons interested in commenting have 30 days from the date the application is posted on this Web site. Comments are due by 4:00 p.m. on the comment period end date. During the comment period, an interested person may submit written comments on the eligibility of the applicant for the capped permit. A person who submits comments under this item shall include:

            • a statement of the person's interest in the permit application and any information related to a facility's eligibility for the capped permit;
            • a statement of the action the person wishes the agency to take; and
            • the reasons supporting the person's position, stated with sufficient specificity as to allow the commissioner to investigate the merits of the person's positions.

            Submit your comments to: Carolina Schutt, Permit Supervisor, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 520 Lafayette Road North, St. Paul , MN 55155. Or by e-mail: carolina.schutt@state.mn.us.

            The MPCA hopes to issue capped permits within 60 to 90 days after the application is received.

            Actual emissions from existing facilities for prior years can be viewed on the MPCA Environmental Data Access page, and the Hazardous Air Pollutants Web page.

            Capped Permit Applications Received and Issued

            Capped Permit Applications — Open for Comments

            Facility Name

            City/County

            New Facility or Existing

            Option 1 or 2

            Date Application Posted

            Date
            Comment Period Ends

            SIC Code

            Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc

            Roseville

            Existing

            2

            8/7/13

            9/6/13

            2051

            Capped Permits Issued

            Facility Name

             SIC Code

            Capped Permit Number

            Issue Date

            Capped Permit Option
            (1 or 2)

            Anagram International Inc
            Eden Prairie, Hennepin County

            2759

            05300648-002

            3/19/07

            2

            Arctic Cat Inc - St Cloud
            St. Cloud, Stearns County

            3519

            14500175-001

            2/28/06

            2

            Big Lake Maintenance Facility
            Big Lake, Sherburne County

            4111

            14100068-001

            1/29/09

            2

            Central Bi-Products – Long Prairie
            Long Prairie, Todd County

            2048

            15300006-004
            15300006-005

            3/10/05
            7/29/05

            2

            Central Bi-Products – North Redwood
            Redwood Falls, Redwood County

            2048

            12700013-008

            8/3/11

            2

            Central Marble Products Inc.
            Rice, Benton County

            3088

            00900038-002

            4/12/06

            2

            Eveland's Inc
            Backus, Cass County

            3792

            02100022-001

            4/3/06

            2

            Genpak LLC – Lakeville
            Lakeville, Dakota County

            3081

            03700333-004

            12/7/11

            2

            Honeywell, Golden Valley
            Golden Valley, Hennepin County

            3822

            05300146-002

            3/28/06

            1

            Hutchinson Technology Inc -  Hutchinson
            Hutchinson, McLeod County

            3577

            08500032-009

            7/1/09

            1

            Industrial Rubber Applicators Inc
            Hibbing, St. Louis County

            3069

            13700336-002

            8/8/11

            2

            Interplastic Corp – Vadnais Hghts Plant
            Vadnais Heights, Ramsey County

            3087

            12300602-003

            4/12/06

            1

            Irathane Systems Inc
            Hibbing, St. Louis County

            3479

            13700327-001
            13700327-003

            10/11/06
            5/10/11

            2

            Kangas Enameling Inc
            Hopkins, Hennepin County

            3479

            05300774-004

            1/30/03

            2

            KPLOP – Moorhead Terminal
            Moorhead, Clay County

            4613

            02700013-002
            02700013-003

            5/25/06
            6/28/07

            2

            Northstar Balloons LLC
            Plymouth, Hennepin County

            2759

            05301239-001

            1/12/12

            1

            pinta acoustic inc
            Minneapolis, Hennepin County

            3086

            05301199-001

            2/25/08

            2

            Polar Semiconductor LLC
            Bloomington, Hennepin County

            3674

            05301141-002
            05301141-003
            05301141-004

            4/12/05
            8/24/05
            5/21/13

            2

            Southern Graphic Systems Inc
            Brooklyn Park, Hennepin County

            2796

            05301184-001
            05301184-002

            9/5/06
            9/24/07

            2

            Splash Products Inc
            St Paul, Ramsey County

            2842

            12300601-002
            12300601-003
            12300601-004

            12/5/06
            4/14/08
            4/25/12

            2

            STERIS Inc
            Coon Rapids, Anoka County

            3842

            00300209-002

            7/13/05

            2

            Taylor Corp – Mankato Campus
            Mankato, Blue Earth County

            2752

            10300024-003

            10/6/08

            2

            Valmont/Applied Coating Technology – 2
            Mendota Heights, Dakota County

            3479

            03700155-002

            8/9/05

            2

            Viracon Inc
            Owatonna, Steele County

            3211

            14700061-002

            5/26/05

            2

            Vision-Ease Lens – Ramsey
            Ramsey, Anoka County

            3851

            00300199-005

            9/25/06

            2

            Questions/Information

            Questions about capped permits can be addressed to the MPCA at 651-263-6300 or toll-free at 1-800-657-3864.

            Last modified on March 19, 2014 15:38