Our Clean Air Tracking System (CATS) allows users to process new applications, renewals, amendments and all other air permit related actions. If you are already registered, Login to CATS. If you would like general Air Quality Information, visit Air Quality.
New applicants must register for an account in CATS. To get started, download the Steps to Register as a General User (Owner/Agent/Licensed Professional). If you are a licensed Professional (PE, RA, LMP or LOBI); proceed with process to register for a Professional Role.
Users can conduct an Air Permit information search for a property using a: DEP application ID; Borough, Block and Lot; or Premise Address.
CATS Filing Instructions for Fossil Fuel Burning Boilers and Water Heaters
If a new Boiler Registration II application is not submitted by a registered Professional Engineer, then the PE Certification Letter for CATS filing is required
If an amendment for Boiler Registration II is not submitted by a registered Professional Engineer, then the PE Certification Letter for Amendment is required
Boiler Related Forms and Documents
As of August 1, 2017, DEP will no longer accept new equipment acceptance applications. Download the Equipment Approval Directive.
A Boiler and Burner Compliance Certification is submitted by the filling PE to certify equipment (bare boiler, burner, assemblies, custom installation and control) not accepted by DEP will comply with all applicable regulations.
A Custom Equipment Compliance Certification is submitted by the filing PE to certify equipment not accepted by DEP will comply with all applicable regulations.
Draft calculations are required for a new boiler, induced draft fan or chimney and in accordance with the procedures in 2009 ASHRAE Fundamentals Chapter 21 and 2012 ASHRAE Systems and Equipment Chapter 35.
All boilers that are equal to or greater than 2.8 million Btu/hr must have annual tune-ups and records of the tune-up using these forms must be retained for a minimum of 5 years.
Owners need to provide a Letter of Authorization when changing a Professional Engineer, Registered Architect or Installer.
Installer must submit the Installer Statement when the installer is not named on the Work Permit Application form or the owner changed the Installer.
Fuel Equivalency Forms
CATS Filing Instructions for Industrial Processes/Generators
If you require require assistance in determining which application process you should follow, please download and submit an Industrial Process Questionnaire.
For procedures for filing a registration for:
For procedures for filing a Gas Station Registration, download the Gas Station Registration.
For Procedures for filing a generator, engine or other combustion source registration, download the Combustion Registration.
For filing requirements for engines and generators, download Engines, Generators, Turbines Determination of NYC DEP Filing Requirements. Units below the listed thresholds do not need to be filed.
Method 9 Opacity Certification is required for all generators regardless of their EPA Tier. This form should be completed and attached with an Inspection Request for original and triennial renewals through CATS. First time filing of EPA Tier 4 or equivalent generators do not need an opacity certification. Generators permitted as a registration must conduct an opacity test but do not need to submit the results to DEP.
Learn procedures for filing an Inspection Request (Original and Renewal) to obtain a Certificate of Operation.