The University operates under a Title V/Synthetic Minor, Operating Permit issued by the Kentucky Division of Air Quality (DAQ) under authority granted by the US EPA. This permit authorizes the operation of facilities such as the boilers and generators for heat and emergency electrical service. Permit conditions require monitoring of operating hours for some equipment, evaluation of fuels, and extensive recordkeeping. Periodic reports are filed with the DAQ certifying University operations are in accordance with permit conditions. The Title V permit is renewable every five years through an application and review process.