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Controlling VOC Emissions from Vent Gas

Rules in Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 115 for controlling emissions of volatile organic compounds from vents. These rules are part of the State Implementation Plan strategy to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone.

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Rule Citation

30 TAC Chapter 115, Subchapter B, Division 2 Exit the TCEQ

Rule Description

  • Rules apply to all sources not regulated in other divisions of Chapter 115.
  • Limit VOC emissions from vents and stacks on a wide variety of industrial sources.
  • Include monitoring, testing, and record-keeping requirements for affected sources.
  • The rules are among the oldest VOC regulations in Texas, originally developed in 1972.

Rule History

The Chapter 115 rule history for vent gas gives information on revisions to the rules, including the rule proposal and adoption, the associated state implementation plan revision, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval of the rules.

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