Air GOP No. 517: Municipal Solid Waste Landfill General Operating Permit
General Operating Permit (GOP) No. 517 is currently undergoing renewal. On the date this renewal is issued, the procedures for submitting an application for an authorization to operate (ATO) under GOP 517 will change. TCEQ will no longer be using the checklists below for an application for the ATO under the GOP No. 517. Guidance on how to submit an ATO application.
Due to a change in procedures, any ATO application submitted after the GOP renewal date should follow the GOP Guidance, and the application should include all GOP index numbers at the site submitted on the Unit Attribute forms and Form OP-REQ1 (provided this has not already been submitted). An application is required no later than 90 days after the issuance of the GOP.
For additional information concerning GOP 517 ATO submittals, please call 512-239-1250.
Until the GOP is renewed, the existing procedures, as outlined below, may still be used.
For information regarding the Municipal Solid Waste Landfill and Transfer Station Permits by Rule under Section 106.534 , or the Standard Permit under Section 330.981 , refer to Air Quality Standard Permit for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills webpage.
The TCEQ has amended and is adopting a new streamlined approach to MSWLF preconstruction and federal operating permit requirements. As a part of this process, and to meet federal requirements, the only sites able to use the MSWLF General Operating Permit (GOP) No. 517 in the future will be those who can meet 30 Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC) Chapter 106 Permits by Rule under Section 106.534 , or the Standard Permit under Section 330.981 . See the Guidance for additional information on the various air authorizations and requirements.
To further assist MSWFL operators in determining whether their site needs a GOP, the TCEQ has developed a GOP Checklist (TCEQ Form-20297) available in or and a NSPS WWW GOP Applicability checklist (TCEQ Form-20301) available in or which may show the need for a GOP. Once it is determined that a GOP is needed, an application needs to be submitted (or updated if previously submitted). The GOP Application Form is combined with the Standard Permit Certification (TCEQ Form-20296) available in or and must be submitted by the landfill’s Responsible Official (RO) or Duly Authorized Representative (DAR). No fee is required with a GOP application. When you apply or update information for a GOP, the submittal must demonstrate how and why you are subject to meet various state and federal requirements of the GOP. To make this demonstration easier, the TCEQ has developed the following checklists:
- MSWLF GOP Checklist for Flares (TCEQ Form-20298) or
- MSWLF GOP Checklist for Stationary Engines (TCEQ Form-20319) or
- MSWLF GOP Checklist for Storage Tanks (TCEQ Form-20320) or
- MSWLF GOP Checklist for Loading and Unloading Operations (TCEQ Form-20312) or
- MSWLF GOP Checklist for Process Heaters (TCEQ Form-20329) or
- MSWLF GOP Checklist for Boiler/Steam Generation (TCEQ Form-20330) or
- MSWLF GOP Checklist for Turbines (TCEQ Form-20315) or
- MSWLF GOP Checklist for Process Vents (TCEQ Form-20310) or
- MSWLF GOP Checklist for Surface Coating (TCEQ Form-20317) or
- MSWLF GOP Checklist for Air Curtain Incinerators (TCEQ Form-20311) or
- MSWLF GOP Checklist for Water Separators (TCEQ Form-20313) or
- MSWLF GOP Checklist for Existing Sites under Chapter 113 (TCEQ Form-20314) or
- MSWLF GOP Checklist for Asbestos Handling (TCEQ Form-20316) or
- MSWLF GOP Checklist for Degreasers (TCEQ Form-20318) or
Current Requirements and Authority
- Cover Letter
- Tables , large file
- Statement of Basis
- Compliance Assurance Monitoring
- Periodic Monitoring
Title V Guidance Documents and Forms
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