Air Regulatory Compliance Assistance
This page has been set up to give interested readers, especially industry, a place to review technical guidance and stay up to date with current issues in air quality regulations.
For further assistance, you can call the Small Business and Local Government Assistance toll-free hot line at 800-447-2827 or check the region directory to find a compliance-assistance specialist for your specific industry or business. Staff is located throughout the state to assist you.
Many files linked from this page are in Portable Document Format (PDF). (Help with PDF.)
Title V Forms Update Project: Deviation Report and Permit Compliance Certification Forms
The guidance document for Title V Deviation Reporting and Permit Compliance Certification has been updated, effective November 2012.
All of the Forms, Instructions, and Guidance can be accessed on our Compliance Forms Index Page.
Emissions Evaluation and Stack Test Information
All analytical data generated by a mobile or stationary laboratory to support the compliance with an air permit must be obtained from a NELAC (National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference) accredited laboratory. For additional information regarding the laboratory accreditation program, please see the following Web site with included the accreditation and exemption information: Environmental Laboratory (NELAC) Accreditation
Stack Test Resources:
Updated Emission Evaluator Territory Regional Map coming soon! For assistance please contact your local TCEQ Regional Office.
Useful portions of the TCEQ Sampling Procedures Manual
Various TCEQ documents refer to the TCEQ Sampling Procedures Manual, which currently is an internal document. However, there are some portions our customers need readily accessible, and are ready for use:
Guidelines for Stack Sampling Facilities (PDF) (Formerly Chapter 2 of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Sampling Procedures Manual), provides guidance information cited by 30 TAC Chapter 116, §116.111(a)(2)(B): "The proposed facility will have provisions for measuring the emission of significant air contaminants as determined by the executive director. This may include the installation of sampling ports on exhaust stacks and construction of sampling platforms ..."
Chapter 14 (PDF) provides information required by some New Source Review permits that spell-out sampling reporting and recordkeeping requirements.
Finally, Appendix P (PDF) outlines the requirements of the Air Stripping Method (Modified El Paso Method) for Determination of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Water Sources. This method has been cited in various documents, including some recent federal regulations to characterize emissions from cooling towers.