Standard Permit for Concrete Batch Plants
The Air Quality Standard Permit for Concrete Batch Plants is authorized under the Texas Health and Safety Code Section 382.05195 , which authorizes the commission to issue this standard permit for many similar facilities.
Concrete Batch Plant Standard Permit Public Notice Changes
On December 7, 2016, the TCEQ adopted revisions to the public notice rules for initial registrations for the Air Quality Standard Permit for Concrete Batch Plants. The rule change consolidates the publication of the first and second public notices into a single notice. Public comments, requests for public meetings, and requests for contested case hearings will be accepted for 30 days after publication of the consolidated notice. Applications to register for the Concrete Batch Plant Standard Permit received on and after January 1, 2017, will be subject to the consolidated notice rules. Renewal applications for the standard permit were not affected by the rulemaking. Instructions for public notice are sent to applicants.
If your facility meets the conditions of this standard permit, you should be able to answer “Yes” to each of these questions:
- If a batch plant, does your facility manufacture no more than 300 cubic yards of concrete per hour?
- If a batch plant, does your facility manufacture no more than 6,000 cubic yards of concrete per day?
- If a specialty plant, does your facility manufacture no more than 30 cubic yards of concrete per hour?
- Does your batch plant use a suction shroud at the central mix drum or truck drop point?
- Is the suction shroud vented to a central fabric filter baghouse with a flow rate of at least 5000 actual cubic feet per minute (acfm)?
If your facility complies:
- Review the standard permit and its criteria for your situation, specifically, whether you are planning a temporary, specialty, or permanent plant.
- Complete the concrete batch plant checklist to make sure that your plant complies with the relevant conditions of this standard permit. If it does, you may claim this standard permit.
If your planned concrete batch plant 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.
- Pay a registration fee (a temporary plant that is in support of a public works project and will be sited contiguously with the right of way of that project is exempt from this fee).
- Complete Table 20 (Concrete Batch Plant) and Table 11 (Fabric Filters) for each dust collector.
- Complete the Concrete Batch Plant Standard Permit Checklist.
- Submit the appropriate plot plan, maps, and process descriptions as detailed in the PI-1S.
- Complete Standard Permit Issuance Package for Effective Date December 21, 2012
- Complete Standard Permit Issuance Package for Effective Date July 10, 2003
- Complete Standard Permit Issuance Package for Effective Date September 1, 2000
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