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How to Research a Title V Facility
Title V is a federal program designed to standardize air quality permits and the permitting process for major sources of emissions across the country. Title V only applies to “major sources.”  EPA defines a major source as a facility that emits, or has the potential to emit (PTE) any criteria pollutant or hazardous air pollutant (HAP) at levels equal to or greater than the Major Source Thresholds (MST).

ECHO: Learn about inspections, violations and enforcement actions for individual’s sources. You can search by zip code.

NYS DEC InfoLocator: Through this digital mapping tool you can find links to permits, reports and other official documents for all DEC regulated facilities. Zoom to the area where the facility is and turn on the appropriate layer through the menu on the left. Check out our tutorial blog post for a walkthrough.

Office of Hearings and Mediation Services Docket Management System: This website provides information about the Office of Hearings docket and hearing outcomes, including Decisions and Orders by the Commissioner, as well as Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) rulings and hearing reports. The list of Decisions, Orders, rulings, and hearing reports dates from 1992, and is reported to be updated regularly.

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI): TRI is a database containing data on disposal or other releases of over 600 toxic chemicals from thousands of U.S. facilities and information about how facilities manage those chemicals through recycling, energy recovery, and treatment. The TRI database was established by Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986. This information is self-reported from companies.