Natural Minor Permit Fee Initiative

In late 2019, the DNREC Division of Air Quality presented a proposal to increase fees for Natural Minor (Regulation 1102) permits. The idea was well-received by the regulated community, however, the proposal was postponed in early 2020. Work on the initiative has resumed and includes further workshops, presentations and discussion.

The current fees cover about 25 percent of the costs of the Natural Minor (Regulation 1102) program. They have not been adjusted since they were set in 1991.

DNREC has continuously monitored the program needs and considers it essential to reevaluate this proposal and potentially reintroduce stand-alone legislation to increase the Natural Minor air permitting fees.

Crucial to that evaluation is direct contact and communication with Natural Minor permit holders.

Outreach and Communication

The Division of Air Quality held virtual workshops in March of 2021 to reach out to, and gather feedback from, the regulated community.

The Division offered a presentation regarding the proposed changes to the fee program in a virtual workshop on Feb. 1, 2022.

To ask questions or provide comments, please send an email to

Related Links

Natural Minor (Regulation 1102) Permits

Small Sources (Area Sources)

Current Fees