Air PBR 106.124: Pilot Plants
Any new or modified pilot plant is permitted by rule if it meets the conditions stated in Title 30, Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC), Section 106.124 as well as the general conditions in 30 TAC Section 106.4 .
To find out whether your facility meets the general conditions
stated in Section 106.4, complete our PBR Applicability Checklist,
TCEQ Form - 10149, to find out whether your facility meets the
general conditions for a PBR,
Before completing the checklists, consider these quick screens:
- Your pilot plant's total production design capacity-including product, coproduct, and byproduct-must not exceed 5 million pounds per year.
- Your pilot plant must be at least 500 feet from the nearest:
- recreational area
- residence, other than that of the facility owner, facility operator, or site owner
- other structure, unless that structure is used by only the facility owner, facility operator, or site owner
If your pilot plant cannot comply with these conditions or the conditions indicated in the checklists, see Types of New Source Review Authorizations for other options.
This PBR does not require you to register or pay a fee.
Under 30 TAC Section 106.8 , your records must identify the rules under which your facility is operating and demonstrate compliance for a rolling 12-month period. Be sure you keep at least these records:
- a copy of Section 106.4
- a copy of Section 106.124
- records documenting compliance with the above rules
These records must be kept on site and readily available on request for inspection by the TCEQ or any air pollution control program that has jurisdiction. If you have questions about the type of records you should keep, contact the Air Program in the TCEQ regional office that serves your county.
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