Relocating a Facility with a Portable Air Permit
Portable permits are designated with a portable permit number, portable registration number, or portable account number. Older portable permits can be designated by an Account Identification Number which begins with a 9 (ex: 94-1234-X) instead of the alphabetic nomenclature (XY-1234-Z) used to designate permanent facilities. These portable permits also contain "relocation conditions" which typically contain control requirements and future site authorization instructions for seeking approval from the appropriate regional office and distance limitations. If these conditions cannot be met for a particular site, facility owners are required to submit a "change of location" permit application to the Air Permits Division (APD) in Austin for review of Best Available Control Technology (BACT), site impacts, and compliance history. The relocation conditions and review process has been revised to resolve many of the outstanding issues and concerns regarding relocations and change of locations of permitted facilities. These policies and practices apply to concrete batch plants, asphalt concrete plants, and crushing/material handling operations.
Tools for This Permit
- Form: PI-1 General Application Form and Instructions PDF or DOC
- Guidance for BACT
- Rules: 30 TAC Chapter 116, Section 20 (Portable Facilities Definitions and Section 178 (Relocation and Change of Location of Portable Facilities).
Historical Data Pertaining to Portable Facilities Relocations and Change of Locations
- Portable Incinerators Burning Process and Used Motor Oil Filters (Text document)
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