Concrete Batch Plants: Compliance Resources
- Permits by Rule - If you operate under a former standard exemption/permit by rule, you may continue to do so if:
- you do not increase production
- your plant’s emission characteristics do not change
- you make no equipment modifications.
- 2012 Standard Permit for Concrete Batch Plants - The air quality standard permit amendment for concrete batch plants became effective on December 21, 2012. This requires you to:
- comply with the updated 2006 AP-42 emission factors
- meet engine authorization requirements
- utilize up-to-date filters
- maintain record-keeping requirements.
- Review the amended standard permit and entire summary and analysis of comments.
- Complete the concrete batch plant checklist to make sure that your plant complies with the relevant conditions of this standard permit.
- Standard Permit for Concrete Batch Plant with Enhanced Controls - If you operate under the standard permit with enhanced controls, you may continue to do so if you can still meet the requirements of that standard permit. Once the permit expires, you must amend the standard permit with enhanced controls or obtain approval from us to operate under the 2012 concrete batch plant standard permit.
- New Source Review Authorization - If you cannot qualify for one of the above standard permit authorizations, then you must apply for a new source review air quality permit under 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 116.
- Annual Inspection Fees - Concrete batch plants are subject to annual inspection fees articulated in 30 TAC 101.24(f).
- Nonattainment Areas: Engine Requirements
- State Requirements:
- 30 TAC 117: Control of Air Pollution from Nitrogen Compounds
- 30 TAC 117.100 Subchapter: Combustion Control At Major Industrial, Commercial, And Institutional Sources In Ozone Nonattainment Areas
- 30 TAC 117.2000 Subchapter D: Combustion Control at Minor Source in Ozone Nonattainment Areas
- Federal Requirements:
- Storm Water Permit Information
- Rules for Storm Water Discharges from Industrial Facilities
- Water Discharges from Concrete Production: Am I Regulated?
- TPDES General Permit TXG110000 Requirements for Water Discharges from Concrete Production
- Water: What is my source?
- What to do with Used Oil, Batteries, Antifreeze, or Used Tires
- Industrial and Hazardous Waste: Rules and Regulations for Small-Quantity Generators (RG-234)
- Classification and Coding of Industrial and Hazardous Waste (RG-022)
- Waste Designation Decision Matrix
- Hazardous Waste: There IS An Easier Way
- Hazardous and Industrial Wastes: Am I Regulated?
- Nonhazardous Industrial Waste Storage, Treatment, Or Disposal: Am I Regulated?
- Petroleum Storage Tank Registrations: Am I Regulated?
- Aboveground Storage Tank Registrations (RG-475n)
- Petroleum Storage Tank Registration and Technical Assistance
Where can I find more information and assistance?
The TCEQ's Small Business and Local Government Assistance Section offers free, confidential help to small businesses and local governments working to comply with state environmental regulations. Call us at 800-447-2827 or visit our Web page at TexasEnviroHelp.org.