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Point Source Emissions Inventory

Information on emissions from large industrial sources.

Emissions Inventory Extracts for Electronic Reporting

This page houses the extract files used by customers to electronically submit their 2021 Emissions Inventory.

Annual Air Emissions and Inspection Fees

This page provides information on the Air Emissions Fee and the Air Inspection Fee. The TCEQ assesses and collects these two fees annually. If a site is subject to both the emissions and inspection fee, only the higher of the two fees is assessed.

Background

  • The Air Emissions Fee is based on the tons of pollution emitted during the last full calendar year. The authority to collect this fee is granted under Texas Health and Safety Code Section 382.0621Exit the TCEQ and the administration of this fee is described in Title 30, Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Section 101.27Exit the TCEQ The emissions fee is collected to cover the direct and indirect costs of operating the Title IV and V programs related to the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.
  • The Air Inspection fee is based on the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code at an affected regulated entity. The authority to collect this fee is granted under Texas Health and Safety Code Section 382.062Exit the TCEQ, and the administration of the fee is described in 30 TAC 101.24Exit the TCEQ The inspection fee is collected to recover the costs of the TCEQ air programs.
  • A site that is applicable to either fee must report a complete fee basis form on an annual basis.

You are required to complete and submit the Fee Basis Form if:

Current Fee Rates

  • The air emissions fees and the air inspection fees are annually adjusted to account for the change in the Consumer Price Index as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Fee amounts for both programs are updated mid-September of every year. Select one of the following fee links to view the current rates.
  • application/pdfAir Emissions Fee Rates
  • application/pdfAir Inspection Fee Rates

Questions? Contact the Fee Program Staff

Please send inquiries to Airfees@tceq.texas.gov. We look forward to hearing from you.

Annual Air Fees Email Lists

To receive updates and announcements related to the annual air emissions and inspection fee, please subscribe to the “Annual Air Fees” email listExit the TCEQ under the “Air Quality” heading. Don’t worry, you can unsubscribeExit the TCEQ at any time.

Important Dates to Remember

  • April 2: application/pdfFee Basis Forms are mailed to those sites that may be applicable to either the emissions fee or inspection fee.
  • June 1: The TCEQ must receive your completed fee basis form by June 1 or 60 days from the date of the application/pdfnotification letter.Exit the TCEQ
  • September: By mid-September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the average Consumer Price Index (CPI) for August. The 12 month average CPI (September-August) is used in the calculation of both the emissions and inspection fees. As a result, the fee rates for emissions and inspection fees are not available until the late September time frame.
  • October: By late October, invoices for the air emissions and inspection fees are mailed and are dated October 31
  • November: By November 30, invoices must be paid in full to avoid any late fees.

Helpful Documents and Websites

Point Source Emissions Inventory

Summary data and other information related to the TCEQ's Point Source Emissions Inventory.

The Point Source Emissions Inventory is an annual survey of chemical plants, refineries, electric utility plants and other industrial sites that meet the reporting criteria in the TCEQ emissions inventory rule (30 TAC §101.10Exit the TCEQ ).

This Web page provides point source emissions inventory data along with tools and information of use to companies completing their annual Emissions Inventory questionnaires.

Completing and Submitting a Point Source Emissions Inventory

Many of the documents linked from this page are in Portable Document Format (PDF) or in Excel (xls) format, among others. (Help with PDF.)

YouTube logo Web-based EI Reporting Instructions now available on the TCEQ YouTube Channel

2017 EI Revisions for El Paso County Due February 11, 2022

2019 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, Dallas Fort-Worth, and Bexar County Point Source EI Revisions Due July 9, 2021

Important Documents and Information Related to the Point Source Emissions Inventory

Point Source Emissions Inventory Trends

The table below provides point source emissions data for the last five completed calendar years, including information on routine industrial emissions in tons per year (tpy) for the sources that met the reporting requirements of Rule 101.10 and submitted an emissions inventory for that year. It lists the following pollutants: volatile organic compounds (VOC), nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and particulate matter less than ten microns in diameter (PM10). Note that Inventory Trends are rounded to the nearest thousand.

Pollutant
(tpy)
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
VOC 98,000 90,000 89,000 90,000 91,000 88,000
NOX 259,000 251,000 250,000 248,000 240,000 217,000
SO2 335,000 319,000 353,000 282,000 215,000 191,000
CO 251,000 270,000 288,000 246,000 223,000 212,000
PM10 46,000 44,000 46,000 41,000 41,000 38,000
PM2.5 33,000 32,000 33,000 30,000 30,000 29,000
Total (does not include PM2.5 to avoid double counting particulate matter) 989,000 974,000 1,026,000 909,000 811,000 747,000

Point Source Emissions Inventory Email and Text Updates

Get email or text updates and announcements for completing a point source emissions inventory. Visit our subscription pageExit the TCEQ and choose “Point Source Emissions Inventory” under the “Air Quality” heading. Don’t worry, you can unsubscribeExit the TCEQ at any time.

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Detailed Data from the Point Source Emissions Inventory

Point source emissions inventory data is stored in our State of Texas Air Reporting System (STARS). Only those sites whose emission rates exceed the reporting applicability levels found in( 30 Texas Administrative Code 101.10Exit the TCEQ ) are tracked. Currently, there are approximately 2,000 industrial sites updating emissions annually.

Site level summary emissions data is available in MS Excel format for inventory years 2014 through 2020: Download the file 2014-2020statesum.xlsx (1533K). The emissions are represented in tons per year during routine operations.

To obtain site specific emissions inventory reports such as: 1) Path List 2) Contaminant Summary Report 3) Emissions Inventory Questionnaire 4) Actual History Report and 5) Air Emission Inventory, follow the instructions listed under the application/pdfEmissions Inventory ReportsExit the TCEQ.

Customize data extracts are available and may require a fee. To request customize data extracts, complete the application/pdfEmissions Data Request Form (PDF) and email to: psinvent@tceq.texas.gov, to the attention of the relevant staffer.

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Tools for Completing the Point Source Emissions Inventory Questionnaires

The following information is for the benefit of those companies submitting an annual emissions inventory report under 30 TAC §101.10Exit the TCEQ .

Help with completing the inventory may also be obtained by calling 512/239-1773 during regular business hours.

Point Source Emissions Inventory Tools

Form/File Description Sample Form/Instructions
application/pdfPath Deactivation FormExit the TCEQ Use the Path Deactivation Request form to unlink an active FIN from the EPN.
TCEQ-20737 (10/23/2015)
application/pdfPath Deactivation Sample Form and InstructionsExit the TCEQ
application/pdfName Revision RequestExit the TCEQ This form should be used to summarize changes in FINs, Control device Identification Numbers (CINs) and/or Emission Point Numbers (EPNs.)
TCEQ-20041f (10/01/2008)
application/pdfFIN, CIN, EPN Revision Request Forms and InstructionsExit the TCEQ
application/pdfAbatement Device InformationExit the TCEQ This form may be used to add an abatement device to an account.
TCEQ-20037 (11/10/2011)
application/pdfAbatement Device Sample Form and InstructionsExit the TCEQ
application/pdfEmissions Factors for Equipment Leak Fugitive ComponentsExit the TCEQ
Addendum to RG 360-A (January 2008)
Contaminants (xls)Exit the TCEQ A list of contaminant (pollutant) names and codes used in the emissions inventory.

Emissions Inventory Contaminant Summary Reports

This page lists the contaminant summary reports for reporting year 2021. These reports are used to verify the final site-level emissions from facilities. The TCEQ will email the facility when the emissions are final and ready for verification. At that time, facilities can download their report from the link included in the table below. Note that table columns are sortable.

2020 Emissions Inventory Guidelines

Guide to the Emissions Inventory for industrial facilities that produce air emissions and must report their annual emissions to the TCEQ.

2021 Emissions Inventory Guidelines

Guide to the Emissions Inventory for industrial facilities that produce air emissions and must report their annual emissions to the TCEQ.