The Illinois EPA has initiated a new air permitting program for Smaller Sources of air emissions. The program is called ROSS, which stands for the Registration of Smaller Sources.

Under this program, facilities that currently have Lifetime Operating Permits and emit small amounts of air pollution are likely eligible to register as a “Smaller Source”:

  • Registered Smaller Sources are no longer required to have an Illinois EPA air permit.
  • In addition, they are no longer required to complete the Annual Emission Report or obtain a Construction Permit to add new equipment.
  • An annual fee of $235 will still be due.

The Illinois EPA is planning to mail out information and the registration form to eligible facilities in early January 2012. Watch for the information to arrive in the mail.

Admiral can complete the registration form for you, which includes the calculation of annual emissions to certify eligibility. Registration can be competed as soon as you receive the information from the Illinois EPA. This will be an annual registration and re-certification.

If you would like Admiral to evaluate your operation to determine the applicability under this regulation, please give me a call. You can also contact me at

Todd P. Hedlund
Environmental Engineer

PS: Registration under this program is mandatory for eligible sources. The intent of the program is to free up the Illinois EPA manpower and resources to focus on the big emitters in the state, and not on the smaller sources.

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