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EPA Information

In order to operate a Burn-Off Oven, most states require the operator to obtain an Air Permit. Pollution Control Products Co. will assist you in obtaining your Air Permit by supplying you with all the necessary application forms for you5r state. All of the emission information pertaining to the furnace is already filled in on the forms. Once you send your application in to the state, Pollution Control Products Co. will be happy to answer any questions from your state officials concerning the oven. Permit fees vary from state to state.

If you are purchasing a new oven, the Air Permit Application Package can be supplied before an order is placed for the oven.

Some states provide Air Permit Exemptions for operating this type of equipment. A list of these states is shown below:

List of States That Presently Exempt Controlled Pyrolysis® Cleaning Furnaces From Their Air Pollution Permitting Process

Throughout its 35+ year history, this type of equipment has shown conclusively that it emits such tiny amounts of particulates and other contaminants that many authorities now feel the impact on air quality is so negligible that such sources can be exempted from the usual permitting process. Many state air pollution departments are finding that the expense of completing and processing permits for such sources is not cost-effective to the state and is an unnecessary regulation and expenditure for the user. Some states require "registration" of such equipment, but this is usually just a simple form to be completed by the user.

Alabama Department of Environmental Management
Letter 01/10/1986
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
Telephone Conversation with Bureau of Air Management on 09/24/2002. Burn-Off Furnaces are exempt as long as their emissions, based on operating 8760 hours per year, are less than 15 tons per year.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Georgia Department of Natural Resources Air Quality Rule 391-3-1-03 (6) (e) (17), "Devices used exclusively for cleaning metal parts or surfaces by burning off residual amounts of paint, varnish, or other foreign matter, provided that such devices are equipped with afterburners," are exempt from permitting requirements.
States Not Requiring PermitsSource of Regulation
Alabama Department of Environmental Management Letter 01/10/1986
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Telephone Conversation with Bureau of Air Management on 09/24/2002. Burn-Off Furnaces are exempt as long as their emissions, based on operating 8760 hours per year, are less than 15 tons per year.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources Georgia Department of Natural Resources Air Quality Rule 391-3-1-03 (6) (e) (17), "Devices used exclusively for cleaning metal parts or surfaces by burning off residual amounts of paint, varnish, or other foreign matter, provided that such devices are equipped with afterburners," are exempt from permitting requirements.
Hawaii Department of Natural Resources Telephone Conversation with Mr. Mike Medson on 09/26/2006. Burn-Off Qvens are exempt as long as their gas input is less than 1,000,000 BTUs per hour.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources Letter 09/05/1995, Rule IAC 567-22.1 (2) e. (Units rated at less than 25 pounds per hour refuse burning capacity).
Kansas Department of Health and Environment Email of 09/12/2002 from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Maine Department of Environmental Protection; Bureau of Air Quality Chapter 115, Section 1 C (2) "Major and Minor Source Air Emission Regulations.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Application Forms Master List "Total Facility Application and General Instructions", Page 3, Step 2 "Facilities whose potential to emit are below certain threshold levels."
Montana State Air Quality Bureau Letter / Yellowstone County; Ref: Pending Regulations.
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection; Bureau of Air Quality Rule NAC 445B.288.3(d); "Insignificant Activities"; (Units rated at less than 25 pounds per hour burning capacity).
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources North Carolina Administrative Code, Subchapter 2Q - "Air Quality Permit Procedures", Section .0102, "Activities Exempted From Permit Requirements" (J), (i) and (iii), and (E) (ii); Electric Motor Burn-Off Ovens, Burn-Off Ovens for Paint Line Hangers, and any facility whose emissions for certain pollutants are less than 5 tons per year are exempt.
Oklahoma Telephone Conversation with Max O. Price on 09/24/1994.
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Telephone Conversation on 04/26/1996 with Mr. Doug McVeigh at the State of Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.
South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources South Dakota Codified Law 74:36:04:03 (10) "Permit Exemptions" -- Units that have the potential to emit less than two tons per year of any criteria pollutant.
Tennessee Department of Conservation Note: Customer must still file permit application forms with the State. APCB Regulations -- Rule 1200-3-9-.04 (4) (kk).
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission Standard Exemption List, Page 33, Exemption 87.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources