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Types of Authorization for Abrasive Blast Cleaning

Describes which authorizations may be applicable to Abrasive Blast Cleaning facilities.

The following list of permit authorizations is arranged in order of the time and effort required to obtain authorization.

  • DeMinimis Authorizations
  • Permits by Rule (PBRs) for Abrasive Blasting Operations. These links will take you to the specific PBR that may apply to your facility. Review the general information for qualifying and applying for a PBR. Contact air permitting staff regarding partial permitting policies.
    • Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Section 106.451 - Wet Blast Cleaning
    • Section 106.452 - Dry Abrasive Cleaning
  • Construction Permit - If you cannot qualify for another type of permit authorization, you must apply for a case-by-case construction permit under 30 TAC Chapter 116.

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