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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.
  • Air Emissions Fee Rates
  • Air Inspection Fee Rates

Questions? Contact the Fee Program Staff

If you have any questions pertaining to the applicability of the Air Emissions Fee or the Air Inspection Fee rule or how the fees are assessed, please give us a call. To determine the Fee Program staff assigned to your affected account, please refer to the table below. You can call the fee program staff handling your account or send e-mail inquiries to Airfees@tceq.texas.gov, to the attention of the relevant staff.

Fee Program Contacts by Company Name

First Letter or Number of the Company Name Contact Person Phone Number
0–9, A-E, and G-J Darron Blackburn 512-239-1727
K – Z Mark Chambers 512-239-1880
F Richard Taglienti 512-239-1461

Annual Air Fees Email Listserv

To receive air emissions/inspection fee updates and announcements, please subscribe to the Annual Air Fees email listserv. This listserv has been specifically created to distribute information and updates related to the annual air emissions fee and inspection fee. To subscribe, you will need to create a profile with the TCEQ’s distribution service, GovDelivery.com,Exit the TCEQ so that you can add and manage your subscriptions. Add the 'Annual Air Fees' topic from the Air Quality group.

Important Dates to Remember

  • April 2: Fee 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 notification letter.
  • 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.

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