Air Quality Standard Permit for Electric Generating Units
The Air Quality Standard Permit for Electric Generating Units is authorized under Title 30, Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC) Sections 116.601-615.
To determine whether your facility qualifies for this Standard Permit, first consider this quick screen:
- Does your electric generating unit generate electricity for use by the owner or operator and/or to be sold to the electric grid?
If your electric generating unit cannot meet the conditions of this standard permit, see Types of New Source Review Authorizations for other options.
To Claim This Standard Permit:
- Complete the Form PI-1S, entitled "Registration Form for a Standard Permit."
- Pay a registration fee.
The 82nd Legislature passed House Bill No. 3268 relating to combined heat and power (CHP) and Senate Bill No. 365 relating to distributed generation. House Bill 3268 requires that TCEQ develop a permit-by-rule (PBR) or standard permit to authorize natural gas units equipped with CHP. TCEQ will implement this legislation through development of a new a PBR. Senate Bill 365 is self-implementing and does not require any changes to the Electric Generating Unit standard permit. Existing distributed generation facilities which are authorized by a case-by-case permit issued under §116.111 are not required to apply for a new authorization solely because of SB 365’s requirement that distributed generation facilities meet the emission limitations of a standard emissions permit.
- Complete Rule Package for Effective Date May 16, 2007
- Complete Rule Package for Effective Date June 1, 2001
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