Proposed changes to air quality standard permit announced
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is proposing amendments to an air quality standard permit for concrete batch plants. Concrete batch plants consist of a concrete batch facility and associated abatement equipment, including, but not limited to: material storage silos, aggregate storage bins, auxiliary storage tanks, conveyors, weigh hoppers, and a mixer. Concrete batch plants can add water, Portland cement, and aggregates into a delivery truck, or the concrete may be prepared in a central mix drum and transferred to a delivery truck for transport. Concrete batch plants do not include operations that meet the requirements of 30 Texas Administrative Code § 106.141, Batch Mixers or 30 TAC § 106.146, Soil Stabilization Plants.
The proposed amendments to the standard permit will be effective for standard permits issued after December 21, 2012. Those plants still permitted using a concrete batch plant permit by rule will not need to register for a standard permit until there is a change in the facility that makes it no longer able to meet the requirements of the PBR. In this case, the facility would need to apply for a different method of authorization.
The commission will hold a public meeting on this proposal on October 3, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., at the TCEQ, Building E, Room 201E, 12100 Park 35 Circle, in Austin. Call the TCEQ Office of Air, Air Permits Division, at 512-239-1638 for copies of the proposed standard permit amendments for concrete batch plants or go to the TCEQ website.
Mail comments to Ms. Becky Southard, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of Air, Air Permits Division, MC 163, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, or fax them to 512-239-1070. Submit electronic comments. File size restrictions may apply to comments submitted using the eComments system. All comments should reference rule project number 2012-017-OTH-NR. The comment period closes on October 5, 2012. For further information, please contact Ms. Becky Southard at
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