SPARS (State Permitting and Air Reporting System) Web is a web-based program designed to allow citizens, industry and the public access to a wide array of air pollution control information. SPARS Web provides the following features:
What SPARS can be used for:
- Fill out and submit construction and operating permit applications on-line via the Web.
- Update and submit Title V and Minor Source emission inventories.
- Reduce data entry by importing existing information in SPARS into permit applications and emission inventories.
- Enter consistent information easier via drop down lists for choices of valid information.
- Attach supporting documentation in TIF, Microsoft Office, HTML formats, etc.
- Maintain a current list of equipment and site information.
The Public can use SPARS (without password access) to:
- Track local permit applications and issued permits.
- Follow the DNR's permit application review via the Internet.
Facilities can use SPARS (password required) to:
- Download spreadsheets displaying emissions data submitted in Title V Forms 3.0 and 4.0 and in Minor Source Forms INV-3 and INV-4.
The DNR uses SPARS to:
- Receive consistent and valid information from applicants electronically.
- Maintain air quality data in database.
- Query data during permit reviews.
- Generate special reports for internal and external uses.
- Allow users to view data simultaneously.
The SPARS Advisory Committee provides recommendations to the DNR related to the current and future operations of SPARS.