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February 25, 2009: Policy Memo on Enforcement Discretion for Certain Refinery MSS Permits

New Policy Memo on Enforcement Discretion for Certain Refinery MSS Permits

The Field Operations Support Division and Air Permits Division have issued a guidance memo (PDF) regarding enforcement discretion for certain refinery MSS (maintenance, startup, and shutdown) permits. The purpose of the memo is to provide guidance to Regional Air Section and Air Permits Division staff on the enforcement and permitting procedures related to refineries. The memo also discusses internal procedures for Air Permits staff to notify Field Operations staff of applicants eligible for the enforcement discretion. The guidance memo became effective on February 12, 2009.

For further information, please contact Dana Poppa Vermillion, P.E., at 512-239-1280 or by e-mail at dpoppa@tceq.texas.gov.