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Air Quality

Frequently Asked Questions

 

1.      How do I know if my business requires an air quality permit? 

Answer: If your business vents air pollution to the outdoors through a stack or other type of venting system, you should contact the Air Quality Program at 605-773-3151 to discuss potential permitting needs. 

2.      Where can I obtain air quality permit application forms? 

Answer: Air quality permit application forms can be obtained by calling the Air Quality Program at 605-773-3151 or click here to download the application forms. 

3.      How long does it take to get or modify an air quality permit? 

Answer: It takes anywhere from 90 to 180 days to issue or modify an air quality permit. Remember that an air quality permit must be issued or modified before installing the equipment or operation. 

4.      I live next to a business whose operation generates a strong odor that is offensive or makes me nauseous. Is there anything the Air Quality Program can do? 

Answer:  Currently, there is no state or federal regulations that regulate odors. You should check with your local government to determine if there are any local ordinances which address odors. 

5.      I live next to a gravel road that generates a lot of dust. Is there anything the Air Quality Program can do? 

Answer:  Currently, there is no state or federal regulations that regulate dust from gravel roads. You should check with your local government to determine if they can do something to control dust from the gravel road. Dust control options include watering, using a dust suppressant, or paving the gravel road. 

 

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