Pursuant to the Division of Air Quality (DAQ) regulatory requirements, microturbines or other electric generating devices with individual capacities of less than 500 kW are not deemed to be significant sources of emissions providing that applicable standards as described at N.J.A.C. 7:27-8.2(f)1 are satisfied. DAQ operating permit requirements will be waived for a small capacity power generating device that is classified as “not a significant source”. However, pursuant to the regulatory requirements, receiving such a classification would require a third party verification of the device’s performance claims through a NJDEP approved verification process in accordance with the Energy and Environmental Technology Verification (EETV) Act at N.J.S.A. 13:1D.
To satisfy the intent of the EETV Act, SAGE works collaboratively with the New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology (NJCAT) and DAQ to use acceptable analytical method(s) for testing the respective devices and analyzing the performance data to demonstrate compliance with the specific emission limits of the NJDEP regulations. Upon successful completion of the verification process and submittal of a verification report to the NJDEP by NJCAT, DAQ will issue a letter to an applicant confirming that the respective generating device does not require an air permit for operation in New Jersey.
For more information on small capacity generators, please contact SAGE at (609) 341-2183 or DAQ’s Bureau of Preconstruction Permit at (609) 292-9258.