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RADIUS Frequently Asked Questions
The purpose of this document is to provide answers to commonly asked questions about using the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s RADIUS software.

The questions are grouped into 10 sections listed below. Please browse through the appropriate section to locate the question and answer you are looking for. If you can not find an answer to your question or need further assistance in a topic area, you can click the E-mail hyperlink located at the end of each section.

Main topics of discussion in this FAQ document:

1. Introduction to RADIUS
2. How to get help on RADIUS
3. How to electronically submit an application on RADIUS disks
4. Importing and Exporting RADIUS documents
5. General Questions on the Preparation of Air Pollution Applications
6. How to prepare a Pre-construction Permit Application using RADIUS
7. How to prepare an Operating Permit Application using RADIUS
8. Error Messages in RADIUS
9. How to keep my RADIUS software current
10. Preparing a Compliance Plan by using the Permit Condition Library

For information about changes to RADIUS made with RADIUS 4.0, please read the User Guide  for Online RADIUS Submittals found at the Air Applications & Forms page: http://www.nj.gov/dep/aqpp/applying.html.  A recording of a webinar presented on December 13, 2012 announcing the new service is also available at this site. 


FAQ’s by Topic

1. Introduction to RADIUS

RADIUS Basics

1a. What does RADIUS stand for?
1b. How do I get RADIUS?
1c. What does RADIUS do?
1d. What are RADIUS advantages?
1e. How much does RADIUS cost?
1f. How can I determine which version of RADIUS I am running?
1g. Is the system just in place for Air permits?
1h. How can I submit a RADIUS application electronically (via Internet)?
1i. I sent in a check for my permit renewal, but I still haven’t received a new certificate. When will I receive the new certificate?
1j. I submitted the AIMS-099 form for a PIN number, why didn’t I receive anything from the Department?

How Do I Install RADIUS ?

1k. What are the minimum system requirements to use RADIUS?
1l. Can I install RADIUS to a network?
1m. Can I install RADIUS on any Windows Operating Systems?
1n. Can I install Radius to any other hard disk than my C: drive?
 
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2. How to get help on RADIUS?

2a. How do I get help using RADIUS?

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3. How to submit an applications using RADIUS

Procedural Requirements

3a. How do I submit an application on RADIUS?
3b. What are the minimum data that I need in order to successfully submit a RADIUS application?
3c. Whom do I mail the RADIUS disk to?
3d. How do I label the Diskette?
3e. What else do I need to include with my submittal?
3f. What is the fee for filing an application?
3g. Whom do I make the check out to and where do I send it?
3h. I have filed my application incorrectly as a BOP application? How do I correct this?
3i. I have two (2) facility ID numbers, which number do I use?

PIN Requirements

3j. What is a PIN code?
3k. Do I need a PIN number to submit an electronic application, RADIUS?
3l. How do I get a PIN code?
3m. Once I submit an AIMS-099 form will I receive anything back from the Department?
3n. Can two people at the same facility have the same PIN code?
3o. I have submitted an AIMS-099 form requesting a PIN code and have not heard back from the Department?
 
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4. Importing and exporting documents in RADIUS

4a. What do you mean by importing and how do I do it?
4b. What do you mean by exporting and how do I do it?
4c. How do I change the name of the exported file?
 
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5. General Questions on the Preparation of Air Pollution Applications

5a.

I need to permit a storage tank, and believe I can use the General Permit, but I am having a difficult time locating the forms.

5b. Where do I find the application forms that I need for and Emergency Generator?
 
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6. How to prepare a Pre-construction Permit Application using RADIUS

Please E-mail the NJDEP with any specific questions on the preparation of Pre-construction permit applications using Radius.
 
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7. How to prepare an Operating Permit Application using RADIUS

Procedural Requirements

7a. How can I get general help on how to apply for a Title V operating permit?
7b. When preparing an operating permit application, which facility ID number should be used?
7c. I recently heard of a "smart" permit. What is it and do I need one?
7d. Are there any hints or suggestions available on preparing an administratively complete operating permit application with RADIUS?

Reporting Sources and Emissions

7e. Is it possible to have both batch processes and emissions units within the same application for the operating permit?
7f. Should a piece of equipment which has a  Preconstruction permit and that has deminimis emission limit(s), be reported as an insignificant source in the Operating Permit application, or should it be reported as a significant source?
7g. There is a source at my facility that has five stacks. The Permit to Construct and the Certificate to Operate (Sub. 8 permit) and the Emission Statement reports show only one emission point for this source. How do I fill out the Title V application to show five stacks and use the same emission point numbers as the Emission Statement?
7h. How do I report emissions from an organic compound that is not listed in Table B of the Appendix in N.J.A.C. 7:27-22?
7i. Three tanks share a common stack, but two of the tanks are insignificant sources. How do I report these sources and their emissions in the Title V permit?
7j. My facility has no insignificant (IS) or fugitive emission (FG) sources so I did not enter any data for these source types. However, the AC check shows error messages, requesting that data be entered for these sources. What do I do?
7k. The operating permit application instructions states that the potential to emit (PTE) should be in tons/year, but the RADIUS screen does not allow this. Instead it is showing lbs/hr. How can I report tons/year emissions?

Compliance Plan

7l. How do I complete the compliance plan for emission units that are subject to MACT and NSPS?
 
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8. Error Messages in RADIUS?

We currently ask anyone using the RADIUS 2.1.2 or higher to call the RADIUS helpdesk at (609) 633-7259 and report any problems that you may be having so that we may post solutions for others.

8a. I receive an "Error Number 6" message when I try to open an existing application in Radius version 2.1.2.
 
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9. How to keep my RADIUS software current

9a. Can I get RADIUS on CD-ROM?
9b. What do I have to do to keep my RADIUS software current?
9c. What is the most current version of RADIUS?
9d. What is a patch or upgrade and how do I install it?
9e. What’s a reference table?
 
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10. Preparing a Compliance Plan and Using the Standard Permit Condition Library?

10a. What is the Standard Permit Conditions Library?
10b. Who, how, and why was the Standard Permit Conditions Library developed.
10c. What sources have conditions listed in the Library?
10d. When and how is the SPC Library updated?
10e. How can I get a list of the Compliance Plan codes, and what they stand for?
10f. In the Compliance Plan Screen, what is the text in the Applicable Requirement box that comes before the text of the condition?
10g. How do I revise the conditions that are pulled in from the Library?
10h.

What are the typical types of requirements that should be placed on each subject item?

 
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