Companies that have been issued an air pollution control permit to operate by the Department may be required to submit various reports to the Department.
If you have been issued a Permit to Construct or Permit to Operate, please address questions to your facility's state Compliance Manager (see Permit Portal for your state contact).
Questions may be addressed to the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality at 701-328-5188, or email AirQuality@nd.gov.
Each facility is assigned a DEQ AQ staff member for handling compliance questions and reporting review. In CERIS-ND, under
Permits> Agency Contact you will see your DEQ AQ permit manager and under
Submissions you will see your DEQ AQ compliance manager.
Notifications, reports, etc. can be submitted through CERIS-ND for your site(s) using the
Submissions> Air Part 60 NSPS Compliance Report, Air Part 61 NESHAPS Compliance Report, or Air Part 63 MACT/GACT Compliance Report. Note: There are some specific reports that have their own forms, see list on our CERIS-ND page for reports available for electronic submission. Emissions testing and RATAs required for any reason (permit or federal rule) have their own electronic forms (see our Testing page.
Required notifications, reports, etc. should be submitted through CERIS-ND for the site(s) that are submitting.
Note: compliance schedules, notification forms, test forms are submitted and tied to the active permit that requires the report, notification, or test. Once logged into CERIS-ND go to
Submissions, here you will see a list of compliance forms you can submit.
Available CERIS-ND Compliance Reports, Notification, Etc. Forms
Certifier Approval Required (Y/N)?
|Air Part 60 NSPS Compliance Report
|Submit any NSPS Compliance Report or Notifications where there isn't a specific CERIS-ND form
|Air Part 61 NESHAPS Compliance Report
|Submit any NESHAP Compliance Report or Notifications where there isn't a specific CERIS-ND form
|Air Part 63 MACT/GACT Compliance Report
|Submit any MACT/GACT Compliance Report or Notifications where there isn't a specific CERIS-ND form
|Air General Compliance Report
|Submit any General Communication, Report or Notifications where that isn't an NSPS, NESAHP, MACT/GACT requirement or where there isn't a specific CERIS-ND assigned form
|Air Title V Annual Compliance Certification Report (Moved from ERIS)
|Submit an Air Title V Annual Compliance Certification Report
|Air Title V Semi-Annual Report (Moved from ERIS)
|Submit an Air Title V Semi-Annual Report
|Air Quarterly Excess Emission Report
|Used to submit Air Quarterly Excess Emission Reports
|Air Stack Testing Report
|Submit the results of an Air Emissions Stack Test
|Air RATA Test Report
|Submit the results of an Relative Accuracy Test Audit (RATA)
|Air Stack/RATA Test Protocol Submission
|Submit the a test protocol and test notification for an Air Emissions Stack Test or Relative Accuracy Test Audit (RATA)
|Air 40 CFR 60, Subpart OOOOa Annual Report (§60.5420a(b))
|Submit an Air Subpart OOOOa Annual Report per §60.5420a(b)
|Air Annual Production Report - Asphalt Plants (SFN 11828)
|Submit an Air Annual Production Report - Asphalt Plants (electronic version of SFN 11828)
|Air Annual Production Report - Rock, Sand & Gravel Plants (SFN 51113)
|Submit an Air Annual Production Report - Rock, Sand & Gravel Plants (electronic version of SFN 51113)
|Air Annual Production Report - Synthetic Minor Sources
|Submit an Air Annual Production Report - Synthetic Minor Sources
|Air Asphalt Plant Change of Status Notice
|Submit an Air Asphalt Plant Change of Status Notice
|Air Fuel Supplier Certification for Distillate Oil (NSPS Dc)
|Submit an Air Fuel Supplier Certification for Distillate Oil (NSPS Dc)
|40 CFR 60.5420(2)(i) - Notification of Well Completion
|Submit a 40 CFR 60.5420(2)(i) Notification of Well Completion for NSPS OOOOa
Pro tip: If you have an active Operating Permit, filter the available forms by "AOP" (air operating permit) in the list of schedules to submit the compliance report or testing report tied to the active permit to operate. If you are submitting an initial testing report or initial notification required by a Permit to Construct (ACP) then find the ACP permit number for your preconstruction permit and submit using that schedule form.
The Department has completed rulemaking to take primacy of NSPS OOOO and OOOOa (Quad-O/Oa) as directed by House Bill 1024 (HB1024 from the 66th Assembly). For information about the Department's implementation of these Subparts and how to submit Quad-O/Oa reports and notifications to the Department see our Quad-O/Oa page.
For some regulations, the EPA and not the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality is the implementation and reporting agency. For reporting emissions and other records to EPA contact EPA Region 8 at:
Director, Air & Radiation Program (8P-AR)
U.S. EPA - Region 8
1595 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202-1129
More information, including EPA's on-line reporting systems can be found through the EPA'sTechnology Transfer Network Clearinghouse for Inventories & Emission Factors and through EPA's Central Data Exchange (CDX) .
The Title V Annual and Semi-Annual Reports been migrated to CERIS-ND and are no longer accessible through ERIS.
The report is submitted annually within 45 days after December 31 by facilities operating under a major (Title V) permit to operate. The emissions units to be listed are identified by specific monitoring requirements by air contaminant, emission limit, monitoring method, and reporting requirements as listed in the permit to operate.
Once logged into CERIS-ND go to
Apps, Requests and Reports>New and Draft Assigned Forms>AOP-[permit number] - Title V Reporting - Air Title V Annual Compliance Certification Report.
The report is submitted semi-annually within 45 days after June 30 and December 31 by facilities operating under a major (Title V) permit to operate. The report lists deviations from monitoring requirements, and deviations from emission limits or parameters set by the operating permit during the reporting period. For facilities subject to compliance assurance monitoring (CAM), the report will list any CAM excursions or deviations for affected emission units.
Once logged into CERIS-ND go to
Submissions >AOP-[permit number] - Title V Reporting - Air Title V Semi-Annual Monitoring Report.
For sources that need to submit Quarterly Excess Emission Reports these reports may be submitted in CERIS-ND
Once logged into CERIS-ND go to
Submissions>AOP-[permit number] - QEER - Air Quarterly Excess Emission Report.
At the beginning of each year, the Department will send letters to the company AEIR contact person responsible for submitting emission inventory reports. The reports will address operations during the previous year (January 1-December 31) and are due by March 15 unless a later date is specified in the permit.
Annual Production Reports are included in the AEIR reporting program.
Emission data are used to determine compliance with regard to emission limits and/or permit conditions; to identify emission levels, patterns, and trends; to serve as the basis for modeling of predicted pollutant concentrations in ambient air; to provide input for human health risk assessment studies; and to serve as a basis for determining annual permit-to-operate fees.
Emission inventories should be as accurate and complete as possible. Emission data should be included for each significant unit/activity listed on the Air Pollution Control Permit to Operate for the installation. The following methodologies can be used to determine emissions:
The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality has transitioned to an online annual emissions inventory report (AEIR) submittal process. The State and Local Emissions Inventory System (SLEIS), is exclusively being used to submit, review, and process AEIRs. This system allows facilities to electronically edit and submit their AEIR, view Department changes, and view their annual fee. This system is now used by all facilities holding a Title V or minor source permit.
Minor Sources (i.e. Non-Title V): For reporting emissions, minor sources may still use the PDF forms and attach them to the SLEIS report submission. Forms can be found below under the AEIR Forms section.
To Access and Use SLEIS:
- Complete the Subscriber Agreement (SFN 61755) and mail it to the Department. Please allow two weeks
to authorize and activate your account. You will receive an email when your account has been activated.
Subscriber Agreement forms which are submitted that do not contain the "wet" signature (e.g. photocopied, faxed or scanned and emailed) or are incomplete will be returned.
SLEIS Help Document
SLEIS User Help Documents
Annual Emissions Inventory Report Forms
|Fuel Supplier Certification for Distillate Oil
(40 CFR 60, Subpart Dc)
|Hazardous Air Pollutant
|Incinerators or Flares
|Incinerators & Flare Stack Sulfur Dioxide-
Natural Gas Processing Plants
|Manufacturing or Processing Equipment
|Oil Seed Processing Equipment
|Volatile Organic Compounds Storage Tank
|Fuel Burning Equipment Used for Indirect Heating
Annual Production Report Forms
|Rock, Sand and Gravel Plants
|Synthetic Minor Source
Title V Compliance Reporting Forms
|Title V Annual Compliance Certification Report (.pdf)
|Title V Program
|Title V Annual Compliance Certification Report (.doc)
|Title V Program
|Certificate of Representation
|Title V Semi-Annual Monitoring Report
|Title V Program
To submitt Title V Annual and Semi-Annual Complaiance and Monitoring Reports electronically use CERIS-ND.
Annual Fee Schedule for Minor Sources
(True Minor, Synthetic Minor, & General)
|State/Local Government fee for a Permit to Operate
Annual Fee Schedule for Major Sources
(Title V- for bills issued July 2023 & scheduled to be issued July 2024)
|Minimum fee for a Permit to Operate
|Fee for Criteria Pollutants (PM102, SO2, NOx, & VOCs) Emitted
|Fee for Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) Emitted
Emissions up to 4,000 tons per contaminant per source and for boilers greater than 250 MMBtu/hr.
emissions are counted in PM10
- The rules exempt state and local government-owned facilities from fees.
- Small Businesses under the Clean Air Act may petition for exemption from annual fees. For more information about small businesses see the Small Business Assistance Program.
Each boiler with a heat input greater than 250 MMBtu/hr will be assessed fees on an individual basis and independent of the fees associated with the rest of the installation.
Major source fee rate/ton may be increased annually based on 12-month Consumer Price Index (CPI) ending August 31 each year. Note: The August 2023 12-month CPI rate was +3.7%.
General Information Concerning the Air Pollution Control Permit Fee System (01-2022)
Title V Annual Adjustment to Major Source Permit to Operate Fees Memo (09-2023)
Fees for Construction Permits, Operating Permits, and Oil & Gas Well Registrations are detailed in Chapter 33.1-15-23.
Last Updated: 12/12/2023