State of Nevada
Division of Environmental Protection
  Bureau of Air Pollution Control
  901 So. Stewart St., Suite 4001 • Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (775) 687-9349 • FAX: (775) 687-6396
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Compliance and Enforcement

The purpose of the Bureau of Air Pollution Control's (BAPC) Compliance and Enforcement Branch is to prevent deterioration of the air quality by ensuring that all sources operate in compliance with all applicable Federal and State air quality rules and regulations.

The Compliance and Enforcement Branch conducts unannounced inspections of the permitted sources, observes and reviews source test data, excess emission reports, compliance certification reports, and investigates air quality complaints to determine compliance with the applicable air quality regulations.

When it has been determined a source is out of compliance, appropriate enforcement actions are taken. Enforcement actions include warnings, corrective action measures, compliance orders, stop orders, and notices of alleged violations (NOAV). Any enforcement actions with penalties are negotiated in a consistent manner utilizing the BAPC penalty policy and are ratified by the State Environmental Commission (SEC).

The State does not regulate or permit facilities in Washoe or Clark Counties with the exception of specific power generation facilities.

Violations and Fee Structure


Major Violations - Class 1 Sources
NAC 445B.281

Except as otherwise provided in NAC 445B.001 to 445B.395, inclusive, any violation of the provisions of those sections is classified as a major violation. Up to $10,000 per day per violation
All minor violations become major violations upon the occurrence of the fourth violation of the same section within a period of 60 consecutive months.


Minor Violations - Class 2 Sources
NAC 445B.281

 

First Offense

Second Offense

Third Offense

NAC 445B.22037, fugitive dust

$500

$1,000

$2,000

NAC 445B.22067, open burning

$250

$500

$1,000

NAC 445B.2207, incinerator burning

$250

$500

$1,000

NAC 445B.22087, odors

$250

$500

$1,000

Subsection 3 or 4 of NAC 445B.232, reporting of excess emissions

$250

$500

$1,000

Subsection 8 of NAC 445B.252, testing and sampling reporting

$250

$500

$1,000

Subsection 2 of NAC 445B.265, reporting of monitoring systems.

$250

$500

$1,000

Paragraph (e) of subsection 1 of NAC 445B.275,recordkeeping, monitoring, reporting or compliance certification

$250

$500

$1,000

NAC 445B.331, change of location

$250

$500

$1,000


Download Compliance Forms


Title V Annual Compliance Certification, Semi-Annual Compliance Deviation Report and Monitoring Summary, and Excess Emissions Fax Forms are available for download from the BAPC download page.