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Oil and Gas Stakeholder Group

Announcements, meetings, schedules, agendas, and minutes of past meetings for this open-participation group that discusses issues related to the oil and gas industry.

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New Information

September 10, 2013: The Oil and Gas Maintenance, Startup and Shutdown (MSS) permit by rule 106.359 is now effective. Compliance deadline for the authorization of MSS emissions is January 5, 2014. The preamble, rule language, and response to comments are available on the 106.359 website.


July 26, 2013: The Oil and Gas Maintenance, Startup and Shutdown (MSS) permit by rule 106.359 has now been adopted. Adobe Acrobat PDF Document


April 29, 2013: TCEQ is inviting stakeholder participation in the upcoming development of guidance and tools for the proposed O&G MSS PBR. There are three ways to participate:

  • Share ideas: Suggest guidance and tools the agency should develop by emailing Joe Shine at joe.shine@tceq.texas.gov.
  • Help develop guidance: Stakeholders who want to participate more actively in the development of guidance and tools can contact Joe Shine at (512) 239-6595 or joe.shine@tceq.texas.gov. Stakeholders that request to participate will need to be available to provide additional information on industry practices and review certain guidance and tools before they are posted to the website.
  • Provide feedback on draft guidance: As guidance and tools are developed and posted to the website, there will be an initial opportunity for feedback from all stakeholders.

March 12, 2013: Commission has approved proposal of the Oil and Gas Maintenance, Startup, and Shutdown (MSS) Permit By Rule (PBR)

Read the preamble and proposed rule. Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

July 26, 2013 – Anticipated date Commissioners will consider adoption.


November 20, 2012: Amendments to Section 106.352, Oil and Gas Handling and Production Facilities and the Air Quality Standard Permit for Oil and Gas Handling and Production Facilities.

On October 31, 2012 the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) adopted amendments to the permit by rule and standard permit for oil and gas handling production facilities. The amendments removed Archer, Bosque, Coryell, Clay, Comanche, Eastland, Shackelford, and Stephens counties from the applicability of 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Section 106.352(a)-(k) and from the nonrule air quality standard permit, 30 TAC Section 106.352(l) will apply to PBR facilities in the removed counties constructed on or after November 22, 2012. The standard permit in 30 TAC Section 116.620 will apply to standard permit facilities in the removed counties constructed on or after November 8, 2012.

Additionally, the amendments extended the deadline for the historical notification requirement in Section 30 TAC 106.352(f) from January 1, 2013 to January 15, 2015. This historical notification requirement applies to facilities located in Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hill, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise counties.

If you have questions, call (512) 239-1250 and ask to speak to someone in the Rules and Registration Section, or e-mail airog@tceq.texas.gov.

August 28, 2012: EPA has published the final version of new 40 CFR 60 NSPS Sub Part OOOO and revisions to 40 CFR 63 NESHAP SubParts HH and HHH which affect many parts of the oil and gas industry. Additional information is available Adobe Acrobat PDF DocumentExit the TCEQ.

About This Advisory Group

The Oil and Gas Stakeholder Group was formed for the purpose of receiving comments and suggestions on Title 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 106.352 permit by rule and the non-rule standard permit for oil and gas facilities.

The purpose of the stakeholders meetings is for TCEQ to obtain stakeholder views on rules impacting the oil and gas industry. The information received by the TCEQ will be considered as the Agency does rulemaking to ensure emissions are protective of public health and welfare. Meetings are intended to provide an opportunity for open dialogue and exchange among all participants.

Participating in This Stakeholder Group

The Oil and Gas Stakeholder Group is open to the public; anyone who wishes to join may attend the meetings. We anticipate that the group will include representation from the oil and gas production industry, consultants associated with the oil and gas industry, environmental groups, public interest groups, and individual citizens.

Upcoming Meetings

For more information or questions about the proposed rule, please contact Tasha Burns at (512) 239-5868.

Agenda and Minutes from Past Meetings

Meetings were held in the fall of 2012 regarding proposed rulemaking to create a new permit by rule as an option for the oil and gas industry to authorize emissions from maintenance, startup and shutdown activities (MSS). The rulemaking is on track to provide applicants an MSS authorization mechanism prior to the January 5, 2014, deadline.

Agenda for the MSS Meetings Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Meeting minutes for MSS Meetings Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Attendees for MSS Meetings Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Meetings were held in the spring of 2011 regarding amendments to the Oil and Gas Permit-by-Rule (PBR) and Standard Permit for Oil and Gas Handling and Production facilities that were adopted by the commission on January 26, 2011.

Agenda for the previous meeting Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Meeting Minutes for previous meeting Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Staff Contact

Questions? We Can Help

For further information, please contact Anne Inman at 512-239-1250 or by e-mail at airog@tceq.texas.gov.