Announcements for Title V Operating Permits
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.
Proposed revisions to and the renewal of the ACI GOP 518. Public hearing to be held January 27, 2012. Public comment to be received by 5 p.m. CDT February 6, 2012.
On February 22, 2011, the Air Permits Division will conduct a stakeholder meeting to receive comments on the revision and renewal of GOP Numbers 511-514. The GOPs are being revised and renewed to incorporate recent federal and state rule changes.
Review of revisions made to the Site Definition Guidance document.
Effective August 1, 2010, all vents constructed on or before January 31, 1972, must be identified in the Title V permit.
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.
Effective immediately, a copy of all SOP initial, renewal, minor revision, and significant revision applications and application updates must be submitted electronically to EPA.
Call for public comment on new air emissions fee rule, by August 11, 2009.
The U.S. Federal Courts have vacated several Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards. The TCEQ is posting two memorandums to provide guidance.
Proposed revisions to and the renewal of the Oil and Gas General Operating Permits (GOPs) 511-514. Public hearing to be held April 28, 2011. Public comment to be received by 5 p.m. CDT May 9, 2011.