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Air Regulatory Compliance Assistance

Technical guidance for compliance with regulations on air quality.

This page has been set up to give interested readers, especially industry, a place to review technical guidance and stay up to date with current issues in air quality regulations.

For further assistance, you can call the Small Business and Local Government Assistance toll-free hot line at (800) 447-2827 or check the region directory to find a compliance-assistance specialist for your specific industry or business. Staff is located throughout the state to assist you.

Title V Forms Update Project: Deviation Report and Permit Compliance Certification Forms

The guidance document for Title V Deviation Reporting and Permit Compliance Certification has been updated, effective November 2012.

All of the Forms, Instructions, and Guidance can be accessed on our Compliance Forms Index Page.

Emissions Evaluation and Stack Test Information

NELAC Accreditation:

All analytical data generated by a mobile or stationary laboratory to support the compliance with an air permit must be obtained from a NELAC (National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference) accredited laboratory. For additional information regarding the laboratory accreditation program, please see the following Web site with included the accreditation and exemption information: Environmental Laboratory (NELAC) Accreditation

Stack Test Resources:

APTD-0576 AND -0581Exit the TCEQ

Emissions Measurement FAQExit the TCEQ

Conditional Test MethodsExit the TCEQ

Guidance for Accepting Data in Lieu of Test (DILOT) for New and Relocated Hot Mix Asphalt Plants

Useful portions of the TCEQ Sampling Procedures Manual

Various TCEQ documents refer to the TCEQ Sampling Procedures Manual, which currently is an internal document. However, there are some portions our customers need readily accessible, and are ready for use:

Guidelines for Stack Sampling Facilities (PDF) (Formerly Chapter 2 of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Sampling Procedures Manual), provides guidance information cited by 30 TAC Chapter 116, §116.111(a)(2)(B): "The proposed facility will have provisions for measuring the emission of significant air contaminants as determined by the executive director. This may include the installation of sampling ports on exhaust stacks and construction of sampling platforms ..."

New Information Chapter 14 (PDF) provides information required by some New Source Review permits that spell-out sampling reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

Finally, Appendix P (PDF) outlines the requirements of the Air Stripping Method (Modified El Paso Method) for Determination of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Water Sources. This method has been cited in various documents, including some recent federal regulations to characterize emissions from cooling towers.

Emission Events Streamlining Project (Effective October 19, 2006) (PDF)

GasFind IR Use Protocol (Effective October 3, 2006) (PDF)

Guidance Specific to Oil & Gas Production, Gathering, and Processing Sites for TAC 101 Subchapter F Emissions Events and Scheduled Startup and Shutdown Activities (Effective May 25, 2006) (PDF)

Guidance for Opacity Reporting and Demonstration Review (Effective August 2, 2005) (PDF)

Guidance for Determining Maximum Allowable Operating Rates for an Emission Performance Test and Requesting a Retest (Effective February 21, 2005) (PDF)

Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) Investigation and Enforcement Protocol (Effective May 24, 2006) (PDF)