What are the Historical Authorization Options for Existing, Unchanged Oil and Gas Facilities?
An authorization is triggered as of the date of the start of construction. If a facility or site has not been modified, or additional facilities added, then a historical standard exemption (SE) or permit by rule (PBR) may be claimed. The TCEQ has developed a list (.xlsx) of available SEs and PBRs, typically historically used by the oil and gas industry.
OGS Historical Notification
For all existing sites located in the 15 counties of the Barnett Shale formation that have been operating unregistered, but have claimed authorization under the previous oil and gas PBR or historical SEs, ePermits notification requirements apply. Fill out the Historical Notification on the State of Texas Environmental Electronic Reporting system (STEERS) by January 1, 2015.
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