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Air Quality Standard Permit for Oil and Gas Handling and Production Facilities

Links to the rule and detailed information on the Standard Permit for Oil and Gas Handling and Production Facilities.

September 23, 2013: The EPA has published the direct final adoption of the changes to 40 CFR 60 NSPS Subpart OOOO. NSPS OOOO Exit the TCEQ


Introduction

The standard permit applies to all stationary facilities, or groups of facilities, at a site which handle gases and liquids associated with the production, conditioning, processing, and pipeline transfer of fluids or gases found in geologic formations on or beneath the earth’s surface including, but not limited to, crude oil, natural gas, condensate, and produced water.

The requirements of the new non-rule standard permit and associated general requirements Exit the TCEQ is authorized under Texas Health and Safety Code section 382.05195 Exit the TCEQ and only new projects and dependent facilities located in the Barnett Shale are applicable. For all other new projects and dependent facilities Title 30, Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC) Sections 116.601-615 Exit the TCEQ, and (30 TAC) Section 116.620 Exit the TCEQ apply.

Applicability

Authorization under Standard Permit

For all new projects and dependent facilities not located in the Barnett Shale counties.

  • The current standard permit Section 116.620 is applicable
  • For projects located outside the Barnett Shale counties which are constructed or modified on or after April 1, 2011, companies may voluntarily register under the new requirements in (a)-(k).

For all new projects or modifications to site located in Barnett Shale counties (Counties included in the Barnett Shale area are Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hill, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise counties).

  • Projects constructed or modified on or after February 27, 2011 but before April 1, 2011, the current standard permit Section 116.620 is applicable.
  • For projects located in one of the Barnett Shale counties which are constructed or modified on or after April 1, 2011 subsections (a)-(k) of the non-rule standard permit apply. More information.

How to claim the Standard Permit:

Whether registering for the new non-rule standard permit for a Barnett Shale project, or the 116.620 standard permit for anywhere else in the state, a registration for and oil and gas standard permit should contain certain items. For a list of important registration content. In addition, unless electronically filing a new Barnett Shale project, a PI-1S Form, Core Data form, and all supporting documentation must be submitted.

Fees

Tools

In conjunction with the oil and gas rule development, the oil and gas team has assembled several tools to assist in completing PBR and standard permit registrations and determine compliance. The TCEQ is always seeking comment and input on improving or clarifying guidance and tools. Please feel free to send any questions and comments to airog@tceq.texas.gov.

What do I do if the site does not qualify for the Standard Permit?

Background Information on Recent Changes

Other information and resources for Oil and Gas:

Historic Information

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 3, 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 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 15, 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 e-mail airog@tceq.texas.gov.

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.

If you have questions about this or any other Standard Permit, contact us:
e-mail: airog@tceq.texas.gov
phone: 512-239-1250
fax: 512-239-2101

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