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Hot Topic June 10, 2016: Request for Public Comments and Hearing Announcement on Air Curtain Incinerator General Operating Permit 518

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is providing an opportunity for public comment and a notice and comment hearing (hearing) on the draft Air Curtain Incinerator (ACI) General Operating Permit (GOP) Number 518. In addition to the federally required renewal, the draft GOP contains revisions based on recent federal and state rule changes, which include updates to the requirements tables; the addition of new 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 63, Subpart ZZZZ engine requirements tables; and revisions to the terms made to be consistent with other General Operating Permits. This renewal also corrects typographical errors, and updates language for administrative preferences.

Draft Air Curtain Incinerator GOP

Comments may be mailed 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. Comments may be emailed to becky.southard@tceq.texas.gov. All comments should reference the draft Air Curtain Incinerator General Operating Permit (GOP). Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on July 13, 2016.

A public hearing on the draft GOP will be held in Austin on July 7, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in Building E, Room 201S, located at 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin. The public hearing will be structured for the receipt of oral or written comments by interested persons. Open discussion within the audience will not occur during the hearing; however, a TCEQ staff member will be available to discuss the draft GOP 30 minutes prior to the hearing and will also be available to answer questions after the hearing.

Questions? We Can Help

If you have questions regarding the draft GOP, or the public hearing please contact Ms. Becky Southard at 512-239-1638. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al 800-687-4040.


On October 15, 2015, the TCEQ issued renewed Oil and Gas General Operating Permits (GOPs) Numbers 511, 512, 513, and 514. The renewed GOPs were proposed on March 6, 2015, and the public comment period closed on April 7, 2015. No substantive changes were made to the GOPs as a result of public comment.

Current permit holders are required to submit an application for a new authorization to operate (ATO) no later than January 13, 2016 if any of the emission units, applicability determinations, or the basis for the applicability determinations are affected by the revisions in the renewed GOPs. If the revisions in the GOPs do not affect your site, a new ATO is not required. For information on how to submit an application for an ATO under GOPs 511, 512, 513, and 514, please refer to the GOP Guidance.

The GOPs contain revisions based on recent federal and state rule changes, including updates to the requirements tables; the addition of terms under 30 TAC Chapter 101, Subchapter H, Division 6 for Highly-Reactive Volatile Organic Compound Emissions under the Cap and Trade Program; the addition of 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart CCCCCC terms for area source gasoline dispensing facilities; the addition of 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart OOOO terms for crude oil and natural gas production, transmission, and distribution facilities; revisions to terms for 30 TAC Chapter 111, Subchapter A, Division 1; revisions to terms for 30 TAC Chapter 117, Subchapters B and D; and revisions to 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart HH. This renewal also corrects typographical errors and updates language for administrative preferences.

Any person affected by this action may petition the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to make an objection; petitions must be filed no later than December 14, 2015.

For additional information about these GOPs, please contact the Air Permits Division at (512) 239-1250.

Topics Under this Category

Air GOP No. 511: Oil and Gas General Operating Permit
Information and documentation pertaining to Air Oil and Gas General Operating Permit No. 511.
Air GOP No. 512: Oil and Gas General Operating Permit
Information and documentation pertaining to Air Oil and Gas General Operating Permit No. 512.
Air GOP No. 513: Oil and Gas General Operating Permit
Information and documentation pertaining to Air Oil and Gas General Operating Permit No. 513.
Air GOP No. 514: Oil and Gas General Operating Permit
Information and documentation pertaining to Air Oil and Gas General Operating Permit No. 514.
Air GOP No. 517: Municipal Solid Waste Landfill General Operating Permit
Information and documentation pertaining to Air Municipal Solid Waste Landfill General Operating Permit No. 517.
Air GOP No. 518: Air Curtain Incinerator General Operating Permit
Information and documentation pertaining to Air Curtain Incinerator General Operating Permit No. 518.
Air Permits Awareness Initiative: Expiration and Renewal of Title V Permits
Information and documentation pertaining to all air permits awareness initiative.
Assistance for Applicants Revising or Renewing a General Operating Permit
Provides aid to permit holders, and attached documents have been designed to provide assistance for applicants revising or renewing a GOP.
Find an Application’s Notices and Letters
Learn how to use the Commissioners’ Integrated Database to find an application’s public notices and other correspondence.
General Operating Permit (GOP) Information
Information and documentation pertaining to all Air General Operating Permits
Title 30 TAC Chapter 122 GOP Procedural Requirements
Index page with links to each General Operating Permits, providing language and necessary forms and guidance.