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 Amendments Adopted
- account for the 2006 AP-42 emission factors;
- address 24-hour particulate matter less than or equal to 2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5), as well as annual PM2.5; and
- includes engine requirements as promulgated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
The amendments to the standard permit will be effective for standard permits issued on or after December 21, 2012.
Applicants for renewals issued in the period between December 21, 2012 and December 22, 2014 will register for the 2012 amended concrete batch plant standard permit (CBPSP), but will not be required to comply with the new CBPSP requirements until December 22, 2014.
Applicants for renewals issued after December 22, 2014 will be required to register and comply with the 2012 amended CBPSP.
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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