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Controlling VOC Emissions from Cutback Asphalt

Rules in Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 115 for controlling emissions of volatile organic compounds from cutback asphalt. These rules are part of the State Implementation Plan strategy to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone.

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Rule Citation

30 TAC Chapter 115, Subchapter F, Division 1

Description of Rules

  • Control requirements reduce VOC emissions from the use of cutback asphalt.
  • Limit the average annual usage of asphalt to 7.0% for paving roadways, driveways, or parking lots.
  • Restrict the use or sale of cutback asphalt from April 16 to September 15 in any year.
  • Include testing, monitoring, and recordkeeping requirements to demonstrate compliance with the control requirements.

Rule History

The Chapter 115 rule history for cutback asphalt discusses revisions to the rules, including their and adoption, the associated State Implementation Plan revision, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval.

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