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Air Regulatory Compliance Assistance

Technical guidance for compliance with regulations on air quality, including Title V deviation reporting, permit compliance certification, emissions evaluation, and stack testing.

Title V Post-Permit Compliance: Forms, Instructions, and Guidance
Find forms, instructions, and a link to guidance on deviation reporting and permit compliance certification.

Emissions Evaluation and Stack Test Information
Directions for sampling notifications and reports, and links to technical guidance on stack testing of emissions. Resources include stack test methodology and requirements for compliance and performance tests. Find information on Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS) and Predictive Emission Monitoring System (PEMS) certification, performance evaluation, Relative Accuracy Test Audits (RATAs), and performance specifications.

Investigations and Reporting Guidance

Emission Events Streamlining Project (RG-581: 2006)
This publication offers guidance about a standard process for emissions event investigations. It includes how investigators obtain information with reasonable but enforceable deadlines and provides questions investigators could ask to get that information from regulated entities.

Protocol for Optical Gas Imaging Camera Use (RG-588: Revised November 2020)
This publication provides protocol for and is the overarching policy document for TCEQ’s Optical Gas Imaging Camera Program. This technology is used for emissions detection during monitoring events, compliance investigations, and emergency response situations.

Report Guidance for Oil & Gas Production, Gathering, and Processing Sites: Air Emissions and Scheduled Startup and Shutdown Activities (RG-587: 2006)
This publication provides guidance in the form of examples of reporting air emissions and scheduled startup and shutdown activities per Title 30, Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC) Chapter 101.

Guidance for Opacity Reporting and Demonstration Review (RG-582: 2005)
This publication offers guidance for reporting the opacity of air emission events and evaluating these event reports as per Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Subsections 101.201 and 101.211, and Subsection 101.222.

Air Emissions Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR): Investigation and Enforcement Protocol (RG-583: Revised January 2021)
This publication offers guidance for evaluating facilities’ air emissions compliance with recordkeeping requirements, permit conditions, and monitoring and repairing leaking components.

Contact Us

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.