Air permit forms and online submittals

Available below are permit application forms, compliance reporting forms and other air quality forms to meet air quality requirements. Forms are available in PDF and Microsoft Word versions.

Online services

Individual permit holders can electronically apply for an administrative amendment or a reissuance. At this time online services are not available for registration, capped, or general permit holders. To use this service, go to the MPCA's e-Services webpage.  Starting May 1, 2018 individual permit holders must use e-Services for administrative amendments.  After that date, paper applications submitted will be denied.

Choose one of the following topics for information on setting up an e-Service account, getting access to a facility in e-Services, to see help content for each service, and to determine which data you’ll need to have ready for each service.

If you have questions or comments, please send us a note.

Instructions for air permit applications

Complete applicable application forms for your permit or amendment type. Instructions are included with each form. If you need assistance, call the MPCA at 651-296-6300 or 800-657-3864.

Submit your application on paper or on CD.

  • If on paper, submit two copies.
  • If on compact disc (CD), the application forms need to be in a “pdf” format and the emission calculations need to be included in an editable spreadsheet. You must still submit a paper copy of any signed form and a check for any required fees.

Submit your application to:

MPCA — Fiscal Services
520 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-4194

If you are requesting construction authorization

Permits authorizing construction have a 150-day goal for issuance. Your permit may require more than 150 days if it involves:

  • PSD permitting;
  • Air dispersion modeling for criteria air pollutants or air toxics;
  • Environmental Review. Use the PDF icon Environmental Review Pre-Screening Form to determine if environmental review is required [an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) or Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)].
  • Air Emissions Risk Analysis (AERA);
  • An otherwise complex technical or regulatory analysis; or
  • A potentially controversial change.

The MPCA offers an expedited permit process for certain types of projects. If you need a permit issued faster than the 150-day goal, contact Steve Pak at 651-757-2633.

If you are conducting air modeling

The final modeling results will need to be included in the permit application. Before you submit your application, you will need MPCA approval of your modeling protocol. See the Air Quality Dispersion Modeling webpage for forms and information on pre-application approvals. If you have questions about the air modeling forms and process, please contact Ruth Roberson at 651-757-2672.

If you are conducting an AERA

The final Air Emissions Risk Analysis (AERA) results will need to be included in the permit application. Before you submit your application, you will need MPCA approval of the AERA protocol. The AERA forms and information are located at Forms and Deliverables - AERA. If you have questions about the AERA forms and process, please contact Ruth Roberson at 651-757-2672.

If you are requesting confidentiality

If your application includes confidential information, submit two versions of the application. One version with the confidential information and one public version with the confidential information redacted. If you are using the electronic submittal option, your public and confidential versions need to be on separate CDs.

If you are located in the city of Minneapolis

You will need to determine if your facility is subject to requirements under Minn. Stat. 116.07, subd. 4a. For more information, go to Cumulative Impacts Air Permitting in South Minneapolis.

If you need to submit a mercury reduction plan

If your facility is a “mercury emission source” as defined in Minn. R. 7005.0100, subp. 23b and emits more than 3 lbs. of mercury (or 5 lbs. for Industrial boilers), you need to determine whether you must submit a mercury reduction plan under Minn. R. 7007.0502. Facilities that are not ferrous mining or processing must submit a plan by June 30, 2015. If you need to prepare and submit a Mercury Reduction Plan to comply with Minn. R. 7007.0502, please use the Microsoft Office document icon Mercury Reduction Plan Submittal.

More information about mercury reductions is available on the MPCA's plan to reduce mercury releases by 2025 webpage.

If you need to assign new designation numbers

The following principles apply to item numbering in applications:

  • Permitted items must be numbered consecutively. New items must use the next number after the last one used in your current permit or in the most recent MPCA Emission Inventory.
  • In permits issued prior to November 1, 2015, items will be designated EU, CE, SV, GP, MR, DA, CM, FS, or TK. In permits issued after November 1, 2015 items will be designated EQUI, TREA, STRU, FUGI, or COMG.
  • Continue to use the designations used in your current permit.
  • You may not re-number items already listed in a permit or Emission Inventory.
  • A number used for an item that will be retired, removed, or replaced is no longer available to use.

If you have questions about what designation number (EUxxx, CExxx, SVxxx, etc. or EQUIxxx, TREAxxx, STRUxxx, etc.) to use for new equipment at an existing facility, contact the Air Quality Permit Writing Assistant at beckie.olson@state.mn.us and provide the following:

  • Facility name and ID number (8-digit portion of the permit number);
  • What you want to know (e.g., the next available EU or EQUI number, the next available CE or TREA number, etc.); and
  • If you have submitted an unprocessed permit application and whether that application involves removing, replacing, or adding equipment.

If you need assistance

Visit the All About: Permits page for information about

  • who needs a permit;
  • determining the appropriate permit type for your facility;
  • descriptions of the types of operating permits;
  • the types of permit amendments and when they are needed; and
  • how the permit process works.

The Small Business Environmental Assistance Program has a variety of resources available to many businesses. SBEAP cannot provide an official determination of whether a permit is needed, or what type of permit to apply for. They can, however, show you how to find information needed to make those decisions.

If you would like to see any permit on public notice

Visit the Public Notices page

If you would like an official MPCA determination

Complete and submit Form CH-16 (available below, under section 2) to obtain an official agency determination on whether you need a permit or permit amendment, or how a specific rule applies. Include all information and forms requested in the form.

Completeness review

Your application will be reviewed for completeness. You will receive information about the status of your application after the completeness review.

If mandatory fields are left blank in your application forms, the application will be deemed incomplete and returned.

MPCA staff use the following checklists for the completeness review. Do not submit a completeness checklist with your application or applicability request.)

1. Total Facility Permit application forms

Individual forms for the Total Facility Permit Application are listed below and are available as either MS Word files (.doc or .dot) or Adobe Acrobat (pdf).

A. Miscellaneous

B. General information forms

C. Compliance data forms

D. Emission calculations forms

See the MPCA webpage, Emissions Calculations.

E. Monitoring equipment forms

F. Modeling information forms

G. EMS permit qualifications

2. Change/modification application forms (includes New Source Review forms)

The "CH" series of forms below replaces all of the previous "MOD" series of forms. Forms for the Change/Modification Application are listed below.

3. Registration Permit application forms

All the individual forms for the Registration Permit are listed below and are available as either MS Word files (.doc or .dot) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf).

  • Registration Permit Handbook. This document is being updated to reflect changes in applicable rules. Please check back at a future date for the revised version of the handbook.

4. General Permit application forms

A. Non-Metallic Mineral Processing General Permit

B. Part 70 Manufacturing General Permit (October 2014)

The Part 70 Manufacturing and Fiberglass General Permits were combined into a single Part 70 General Permit. Application forms are available by email as this webpage is being updated. If you have any questions, contact Rachel Yucuis at 651-757-2863.

C. Part 70 Low-Emitting Facility General Permit (January 2015)

Forms and other related documents are on the Part 70 Low-Emitting Facility General Permit webpage.

5. NESHAP notifications and recordkeeping forms

A. Drycleaners

B. Halogenated solvent cleaners

C. Chrome electroplating

D. Miscellaneous Major- and Area-source NESHAP notifications

6. Compliance record keeping, submittals and reporting forms

7. Miscellaneous requests and notifications

8. Expedited permit request forms

Use the following forms to request expedited review of a permit application or stack test results. The forms may be emailed directly to Expedited Air Permit. For questions about the expedited review process, contact Jeff Hedman at 651-757-2416.

9. Mercury

10. Capped permit application forms

These forms may be used by sources electing to apply for the capped permit.

11. Part 70 Reissuance application forms

The following forms are to be used only when applying for reissuance of an expiring Part 70 permit. To use these forms, you will also need facility-specific information from MPCA's permitting database. To obtain this information, send an email to Pt70Info  with the subject line “Request for Reissuance Materials.” Include all of the following information:

  • Existing facility permit number
  • Date of expiration of the existing permit
  • Name, phone number, and email of facility contact person (such as the designated permit contact person or Responsible Official - this is not the facility's consultant)

The necessary information will be emailed to the facility contact person, in Portable Document Format (pdf), typically within 5 business days.

Section 12. Checklists for federal New Source Performance Standards

13. Greenhouse gas emissions

  • None at this time

14. Waste combustor certificates