Eleven-step air permit process
All new, modified, reconstructed, relocated or replaced air pollutant sources (unless exempt) are required to obtain a construction permit from the Department of Natural Resources. The facility, DNR and the public all have a role in the construction permitting process. The diagram below is an interactive illustration of the construction permit process.
The shape of each step shows who has the key role at that phase of the process: a cloud (oval) represents the facility; a rectangle represents the DNR Bureau of Air Management; a star represents the public. This overview provides only a summary of the construction permit process and requirements. Please refer to the Wisconsin Statutes and Wisconsin Administrative Code for the specific language and requirements for construction permits.
If you move your curser over each step in the flowchart below, the text will enlarge and appear below the chart. You can also click on each shape in the diagram, which opens a new window containing detailed information about the step.
- 11 Step Process
- 1. Facility Defines Project
- 2. Is A Permit Required?
- 2b. Facility Proceeds Without Permit
- 3. Facility Submits Permit Application to DNR
- 4. DNR Determines if Application is Complete
- 5. DNR Conducts Technical Review
- 5a. DNR Conducts Case-by-case Review
- 5b. DNR Models Emissions to Evaluate Health Impacts
- 6. DNR Makes Preliminary Determination: Can a permit be issued?
- 7. DNR Issues a Draft Permit and Publishes a Public Notice
- 7a. Start of 30-day Public Comment Period
- 7b. DNR May Hold Public Hearings(s)
- 7c. DNR Reponds to Comments
- 8. DNR Makes Permit Decision
- 8b. Facility is Not Permitted to Construct Project as Proposed
- 9. DNR Issues Final Permit
- 10. Facility Constructs Project
- 11. DNR Inspects Facility and Reviews Reports for Compliance