Air Quality Permitting

Permitting Section

The Permitting Section handles the issuance, renewal, and modification of air quality permits in North Carolina. Currently, we work with more than 2,000 facilities in the state.

Online Access to Air Quality Permits

Modifying or Applying for an Air Quality Permit

Download forms and instructions to apply for or modify an air quality permit, including:
  • Title V and Non-Title V Facilities
  • General Permits for specific industries
  • Minor Modifications
  • Instructions for changes not requiring a permit, including 502(b)(10) and changes under 15A NCAC 02Q .0318
  • Small facilities seeking registration in lieu of an Air Quality Permit under 15A NCAC 02Q .0102(e)
  • Tax certifications
  • Registration for New Renewable Energy Facilities under Senate Bill 3
  • Permit Fees Schedule


Emissions Inventories

Forms and other information concerning estimation of potential emissions for permit applications.

Emissions Estimation Spreadsheets 

Spreadsheets to aid in the calculation of emissions and perform control device analysis.

Emissions Reduction Credits

This program provides for the creation, banking, transfer, and use of emissions reduction credits for NOx, VOC, SO2, PM2.5 and NH3.

Title V Email List 

The North Carolina Division of Air Quality Permitting Section maintains an email list for the dissemination of permitting information to interested parties. These emails include public notices with draft permits and application reviews. Final permits will be distributed through this email list as well. Please note that only permitting actions that are processed through the public notice procedures will be distributed. To have your email address added to the list of recipients, please send a request to Mark Cuilla.

Annual Compliance Certification Form

Forms: (.pdf) OR  (.xls)
Annual compliance certification is required under 40 CFR 70.6(c), 15A NCAC Sections 2Q.0508(t) and 2Q.0508(bb), and Section 3-General Condition P of the Title V Operating Permit.

Industry-Specific Permitting Actions and Information

Intent to Construct

Detailed information on construction activities that may be undertaken prior to securing an air permit.

Modeling and Meteorology

Get assistance with meteorological modeling as related to obtaining an air quality permit.

Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials (NHSM) Determinations

View DAQ Determinations related to NHSM and CISWI

NSR Permitting

Current applications, recent permits & reviews, and guidance on permits issued under NSR regulations.

North Carolina Air Toxics

Permitting Procedures Memos and Guidance

View DAQ permitting memos and guidance documents.

112(j) Permitting Program

Obtain detailed information about who is subject to the NCDAQ 112(j) permitting requirements including permit application requirements.


Mark Cuilla 
Chief, Permitting Section 

Rahul Thaker 
Title V Permitting Branch Supervisor 

Booker Pullen 
New Source Review Branch Supervisor 

Mark Yoder 
Air Quality Analysis Branch Supervisor