What is an authority to construct (A/C)?

The Authority to Construct (A/C) is the first permit issued. A facility owner must file for the permit before construction begins to ensure compliance with all applicable District rules and regulations. This permit does allow changes during the planning stage, if it's necessary to alter the design to comply with the District's rules. A District engineer evaluates the project based on the information supplied in the permit application and any other equipment or process information made available. 

Applicants must demonstrate that they can operate in compliance with the District rules and regulations. When the District engineer is satisfied that the project will comply, an Authority to Construct/Temporary Permit to Operate is issued.

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1. What are stationary source permits?
2. Who needs a permit?
3. Why do I need a permit?
4. How does the permit process work?
5. What is an authority to construct (A/C)?
6. What is a permit to operate (P/O)?
7. How do I apply for an air quality permit?
8. What are the permit fees?
9. How are permits renewed?