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Air Permits

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Forms for Permits by Air Pollution Control Program

Complete Permit Name Short Name         
Radon testing application          Get Applicaiton
Compliance Certification – Method of Compliance     Form CCM     Get form
Compliance Certification/Compliance Plan Form     Form CC/CP     Get form
Emissions Summary Form Get form
Emissions Unit Description for Fuel Combustion Sources Form EUDFC Get form
Emissions Unit Description for Process Units Form EUDP Get form
Emissions Unit Description for VOC Emitting Sources Form EUDVOC Get form
Standard Application Form Form S Get form
Standby Generator Short Form Get form
Burning Permit Application Issued by GFD Get form

Information about Specific Permits

Standby Generator Permits

Certain sizes of generators, boilers and incinerators require a Standby Generator Permit. This includes generators 85 horse power or more.

Air Pollution Source Construction and Operating Permits

All air pollution sources or facilities being constructed must obtain an Air Pollution Source Construction Permit. Construction permits are issued to ensure that facilities are built using the best available technologies. This ensures the least amount of pollutants possible are affecting our air.

Some of the sources and activities that require Construction and Operating Permits. Some of these sources include:

  • standby electric generators (>80 hp),
  • sandblasting and spray painting facilities,
  • rock quarrying and processing facilities (batch plants),
  • incinerators,
  • boiler units,
  • foundries, and
  • dry cleaning facilities.

Air pollution permits are issued by the expected amount of dry weight pollutant to be emitted from a facility during a year. This amount of pollution classifies a source as either minor or major. The limits outlined below define new or existing air pollution sources as being major or minor sources:

Major Air Pollution Source Operating Permit

  • More than 100 tons per year of Criteria Pollutant
  • More than 250 tons per year of Criteria Pollutant*
  • More than 10 tons per year of any Hazardous Air Pollutant*
  • More than 25 tons per year of any combination of two or more Hazardous Air Pollutant*

*requires review and approval by both Guam EPA and U.S. EPA

Minor Air Pollution Source Operating Permit

All other facility source which fall below the Major Source thresholds are considered minor sources. There are six Criteria Pollutants to determine Minor Source pollutant

  • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  • Particulate Matter (PM10)
  • Sulfur Dioxide (SO)
  • Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)
  • Ozone (volatile organic compounds, VOC)
  • Lead (Pb)

There are 189 listed Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) published under Section 112 of the 1990 Clean Air Act, as amended.

Open Burning

Open Burning Permits are no longer issued by Guam EPA. In October 1996, the Agency reorganized the burning permit procedures to transfer issuing authority to village Mayors or the Guam Fire Department.

Links to Guam EPA laws

Links to Guam EPA regulations

Links to Guam EPA permits