Controlling NOx Emissions from Utility Electric Generation in East and Central Texas
- Austin–Round Rock area (Rules apply in Bastrop and Travis counties)
- Corpus Christi area (Rules apply in Nueces County)
- Dallas–Fort Worth area (Rules apply in Parker County)
- Northeast Texas area (Rules apply in Gregg, Harrison, and Rusk counties)
- San Antonio area (Rules apply in Bexar County)
- Victoria area (Victoria County)
Description of Rules
- Reduce NOx emissions from utility electric power boilers and stationary gas turbines, including duct burners used in turbine exhaust ducts, that are used to generate electric energy for compensation.
- Apply to units placed into service before December 31, 1995.
- Monitoring, reporting, record-keeping, and testing requirements may apply depending on the size (British thermal units per year) of the unit and its particular use.
- Final control reports demonstrating compliance with the emission specifications may also apply.
The Chapter 117 rule history for utility electric generation in east and central Texas (PDF) gives information on revisions to the rules, including the rule proposal and adoption, the associated State Implementation Plan revision, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval.
- The Decision Support System can help you determine if you are subject to the Chapter 117 rules for utility electric generation in east and central Texas.
- Resources to help small businesses and local governments
- Emissions banking and trading program
- American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards
- EPA Test Methods
- EPA performance specifications for continuous emission-monitoring systems and CEMS quality-assurance procedures
- Protocol for predictive emission-monitoring systems referenced in 30 TAC 117.8100(b) (PDF)
- Stakeholder groups that help the agency with air quality issues
- State plan to meet the national ozone standard
- Air permitting and registration
- Tax relief for pollution-control property
- Point source emissions inventory