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Electrostatic Precipitators

An Electrostatic precipitator removes fine particles from gas by using an electrostatic charge.  Electrostatic precipitators are used to control emissions from coal power plants and other industries such as refineries.

Who Needs a Permit?

  • A permit is required for all electrostatic precipitators that have the potential to emit 2 or more pounds per day, pursuant to Rule 201, section 122.

Permit Fees 

New Installations: 

  • Use Schedule 9 (see Rule 301, Section 308.10).     Use the Initial Permit Fee column for new installations or equipment not previously permitted.


  • For modifications, the fee shall be based on Rule 301, Section 306.2.

Equipment Installed Without an Authority to Construct: 

  • As per Section 302.1 of Rule 301, any person installing/operating regulated equipment without obtaining a permit from the Sac Metro Air District will be required to pay permit renewal back fees for each year of unpermitted operation, to a maximum of 3 years, in addition to the initial permit fee. 

 Permit Application Completeness Determination

An application will not be accepted for processing until it is deemed complete. The following will be required in order for the Sac Metro Air District to make a completeness determination.

  • Completed application Forms G100, G101, EP100, and HRA100 with the original signature of the owner/proprietor or responsible officer of the company.

  • The applicable permit fee in accordance with Rule 301.

  • Any additional information that may be requested in order to perform a health risk assessment or to better understand the process or the applicability of regulations.


 Documents / Forms

Related Rules

Rule Date Last Amended
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