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Announcements for Title V Operating Permits

Announcements of meetings, regulatory changes, and other significant information from the Air Permits Division. List includes all announcements for approximately the last year.

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Hot Topic If you have questions about greenhouse gas Title V or PSD permitting in Texas, or obtaining a TCEQ-issued greenhouse gas Title V or PSD permit, please call the Air Permits Division at 512-239-1250.

November 10, 2014: Rules adopted by the commission to implement expedited air permitting in Texas will be effective on November 13, 2014.

To request expediting of an application, submit the TCEQ Form 20706 APD-EXP Adobe Acrobat PDF Document. Additionally, the Initial Implementation of the Expedited Permitting Program guidance document is now available. Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

For permits by rule (PBRs) and standard permits that do not require public notice, applicants are required to use the ePermits process to expedite the processing of the application. However, the ePermits system will not be available on November 13, 2014. TCEQ will not be accepting PBRs and standard permits without public notice expediting requests until the system is available. An announcement will be sent as soon as TCEQ and ePermits are ready to begin accepting expedited requests.

If you have questions about expediting an air permit in Texas, please call the Air Permits Division main phone line at 512-239-1250.

November 7, 2014: Request for Public Comments and Hearing Announcement on Municipal Solid Waste Landfill General Operating Permit

The TCEQ is requesting public comments on the renewal of the Municipal Solid Waste Landfill General Operating Permit Number 517. The public comment period for Municipal Solid Waste Landfill General Operating Permit Number 517 will close on December 8, 2014. During the comment period, any person may submit written comments on the draft general operating permit (GOP).

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; replacing 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 60, Subpart FFFF air curtain incinerator (ACI) terms with the new ACI terms as adopted under Title 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 113; revisions to Control of Vehicle Refueling Emissions (Stage II) at Motor Vehicle Fuel Dispensing Facilities terms under 30 TAC Chapter 115; updating 30 TAC Chapter 115 degassing terms; and the addition of 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart CCCCCC terms for area source gasoline dispensing facilities. This renewal also corrects typographical errors, and updates language for administrative preferences.

On the date this renewal is issued, the procedures for submitting an application for an authorization to operate (ATO) under GOP 517 will change. Guidance on how to submit an ATO application.

Copies of the draft Municipal Solid Waste Landfill (MSWL) GOP

Comments may be mailed to Ms. Mandolin Shannon, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of Air, Air Permits Division, MC 163, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. All comments should reference the draft General Operating Permit (GOP) Number 517. Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on December 8, 2014.

The Air Permits Division will conduct a notice and comment hearing (hearing) on December 4, 2014 to receive comments on this renewal. The hearing will be held at 2:00 p.m. in Room 201S, Building E of the TCEQ offices located at 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin.

The hearing will be structured for the receipt of oral or written comments by interested persons. Individuals may present statements when called upon in order of registration. 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 be available to answer questions after the hearing.

Persons who have special communication or other accommodation needs who are planning to attend the public hearing should contact the TCEQ at 512-239-4000. Requests should be made as far in advance as possible.

Questions? We Can Help

If you have questions regarding the draft GOP, or the public hearing please contact Ms. Mandolin Shannon at 512-239-6541. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al 800-687-4040.

October 22, 2014: Expedited permitting rulemaking

New sections 101.600-602 of 30 TAC Chapter 101, General Air Quality Rules were adopted, implementing Senate Bill 1756, 83rd Legislature, 2013, Regular Session, providing TCEQ with the authority to accept a surcharge from the applicant to cover the expenses incurred by expediting the processing of an application. Rules adopted by the commission to implement expedited air permitting in Texas will be effective on November 13, 2014.
The complete rule package is currently available on the Pending Rule Adoptions website.

If you have questions about expediting an air permit in Texas, please call the Air Permits Division main phone line at 512-239-1250. TCEQ staff is working to ensure detailed guidance is available by November 10th on the TCEQ website.

June 25, 2013: House Bill (HB) 788 authorizes TCEQ Permitting of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions

HB 788, 83rd Legislature, became law on June 14, 2013. This legislation gives Texas the authority to develop rules to authorize major sources of GHG emissions to the extent required by federal law. Texas is currently subject to a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP), which means that major sources of GHG emissions are required to obtain a GHG permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

In order to implement HB 788, several chapters in the Texas Administrative Code relating to air permitting and public notice will need to be amended. After the necessary rule changes are adopted by the TCEQ, they must be approved by EPA as part of the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) before TCEQ can begin reviewing applications and issuing permits for GHG emissions.

EPA will remain the permitting authority for GHG emissions in Texas until rulemaking is completed, EPA approves the SIP and then withdraws the FIP. TCEQ will be coordinating with EPA regarding the transition period for accepting and processing GHG applications, and will make that information available as it develops. If you have any questions about the permitting of GHG emissions by TCEQ, please contact Tasha Burns, Air Permits Division, at (512) 239-5868.

To get the latest information from TCEQ about GHG permitting, sign up for the email group "Greenhouse Gas: Announcements." TCEQ will use this email group to provide information on topics related to GHG including: rulemaking, permitting, policies, guidance, compliance information, and other announcements.

  • September 11, 2012: TCEQ Announces revisions to its SOP program related to the use of IBR of major NSR permits
  • June 22, 2010: Stationary Vents Subject to Section 111.111(a)(1)(A) exit.png

    Effective August 1, 2010, all vents constructed on or before January 31, 1972, must be identified in the Title V permit.

    Presently, vents subject to 30 TAC Chapter 111, Section 111.111(a)(1)(A) are not required to be identified on a unit specific basis and are covered by a site wide term and condition. In order to address one of EPA's concerns, APD will require that these vents be identified on the OP-SUM, OP-UA15, and OP-MON forms. These units will appear individually in the Applicable Requirements Summary table, Additional Monitoring attachment, and NSR Authorization by Emission Unit table. Please note vents subject to Section 111.111(a)(1)(B) can still be covered by a site wide term and condition.

    This change will need to be incorporated into any current project that has not gone to public notice by August 1, 2010. A permit revision is not required to be submitted to solely address this issue.

  • Title V Stakeholder Meetings - Meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes of past meetings of this open-participation group that meets periodically to discuss issues related to the Texas Title V program and receive input on associated rulemaking projects.