Announcements for Title V Operating Permits
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.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)
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.