Statement on EPA's proposal to approve flexible permit program
"We are pleased that the TCEQ and EPA have been able to reach an agreement for EPA to propose conditional approval of the Texas flexible permit program, and that the EPA now understands why the program is legal and effective. Although TCEQ and industry representatives successfully challenged EPA’s 2010 disapproval of the program, today’s action provides a resolution to implement both the court’s opinion and the necessary legal requirements for EPA approval. At its February 12 agenda, TCEQ commissioners will consider proposing rule amendments to address the condition for EPA full approval later in 2014."
—Chairman Bryan W. Shaw, Ph.D., P.E.