Akron Regional Air Quality Management District

Permitting Program

Permitting: Sources of air pollution in Ohio require a permit to install and operate prior to commencing construction and operation. The Engineering Section prepares and issues permits to stationary and portable sources of air pollution including foundries, manufacturing plants, mulch grinders, incinerators, dry cleaners and other fixed and portable sources of air pollution within Summit, Medina and Portage counties.   ARAQMD permit engineers receive and review facility permit applications in an effort to ensure all applicable Federal, State and Local air pollution control regulations are included in the permit.

Compliance and Enforcement: Once the permit is issued permit ARAQMD engineers track compliance and conduct periodic inspections to ensure facilities are operating in compliance with their air pollution control permit.  Compliance tracking includes reviewing reports, monitoring operational restrictions, reviewing record keeping, emission reports and annual compliance reports /certifications.  On occasions when companies are found to be operating in violation of applicable law or outside the parameters of the air permit terms and conditions, ARAQMD Engineers will pursue enforcement in an effort to bring the facility back in to compliance with all requirements.


What’s New, News and Updates:

Air Pollution Permit Application Forms:
Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (Small Business Compliance Assistance)

Regulations for Gasoline Stations, Auto Body Shops, and Dry Cleaning Facilities:
Ohio EPA Engineering Guides:
Ohio Administrative Code concerning Air Pollution Control:

Electronic Code of Federal Regulation, Title 40 Protection of Environment

Alphabetical Listing of NESHAP (MACT) Standard Source Categories
View Electronic Copies of Issued Permits:



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