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Oil and Gas News

News and updates on the oil and TCEQ air rules that affect gas industry.

March 12, 2013: The Commission has approved proposal of the Oil and Gas Maintenance, Startup, and Shutdown (MSS) Permit by Rule (PBR). Visit the Oil and Gas Stakeholder Group website for more information.

December 4, 2012: A shorter NSPS OOOO Well Completion/Flowback Notification form Adobe Acrobat PDF Document is now available. Additional Information.

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 and 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 5, 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 email

August 28, 2012: EPA has published the final version of new 40 CFR 60 NSPS SubPart 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