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New Source Review Application Tools

These workbooks will help you prepare a complete NSR permit application, resulting in a more efficient case-by-case permitting process.

NSR Workbooks

Our workbooks are comprehensive and interactive. As you answer questions, data fields adjust so that you only see sections that are applicable to your project.

The workbooks are assigned versions (the number before the decimal) and patches (the number after the decimal). New versions will be posted when something major has changed and the application materials would be inaccurate without the update. Patches will be posted for minor updates. When submitting your workbook, you can submit any workbook with the most recent version number, even if there are subsequent patch numbers.

Please note, the workbooks are compatible with Excel 2013 and newer and you can create a free Microsoft accountExit the TCEQ.

Form PI-1 General Application

The Form PI-1 General Application is required for all permit and action types below:

  • Minor NSR: Initial, Amendment, Renewal, Renewal/Amendment, Relocation/Alteration, Change of Location, Alteration, Extension to Start of Construction
  • Special Permit: Amendment, Renewal, Renewal/Amendment, Alteration, Extension to Start of Construction
  • De Minimis: Initial
  • Flexible: Initial, Amendment, Renewal, Renewal/Amendment, Alteration, Extension to Start of Construction
  • PSD: Initial, Major Modification
  • Nonattainment: Initial, Major Modification
  • HAP Major Source [FCAA Section 112(g)]: Initial, Major Modification
  • PAL: Initial, Amendment, Renewal, Renewal/Amendment, Alteration
  • GHG PSD: Initial, Major Modification

Submittal of a PI-1 through STEERS as an ePermit application is required for all permit and action types listed above submitted on or after January 1, 2021, with the following exceptions:

  • GHG PSD initial or major modifications not submitted concurrently with a minor NSR application
  • All HAP applications not submitted concurrently with a minor NSR application
  • All PAL applications not submitted concurrently with a minor NSR application
  • All De Minimis applications

Version 4.1 is the current version of the Form PI-1 General Application. We will accept Version 4.0, but use of the current version is highly encouraged. Changes made to each version and patch can be viewed here: Updates on Form PI-1 General Application

Important: the files posted below are Version 4.1. If this version number does not match the version number listed on the Cover sheet of the workbook, please clear your browser cache or refresh your screen.

There are three versions of the PI-1 available to choose from that accommodate different numbers of Facility Identification Numbers (FINs), and Emission Point Numbers (EPNs) in a permit. Select the file that is large enough to include all of the FINs and EPNs in the permit (not the project).

Tips for Completing the Form PI-1 General Application

Step-by-step guidance videos for completing the Form PI-1 General Application.

TCEQ may not accept incomplete applications. Please ensure that the application is submitted using the applicable workbook and includes completed information, attachments, and information required for public notice.

Electronic Modeling Evaluation Workbook (EMEW)

All minor projects utilizing modeling to complete an impacts analysis must include an EMEW with the application submittal.
We are currently accepting the March 2019 version (Version 2.0) and forward of the EMEWs. Changes made to each version and patch of the EMEWs can be viewed here: Updates on EMEWs

If the permit application is required to be submitted through STEERS, the EMEW or modeling protocol (if PSD review is triggered) and any supplemental attachments (except modeling files) must be submitted as an application attachment in STEERS. All modeling files accompanying an EMEW/modeling protocol should be submitted utilizing TCEQ FTPS (for initial submittal, share with apirt@tceq.texas.gov). Information accompanying an EMEW/modeling protocol should be submitted at the same time as the application submittal. Note modeling files are highly recommended but not required for application submittal.

There are two different EMEWs available: one for SCREEN3 and one for Non-SCREEN3.
Important: the files posted below are Version 2.3. If this version number does not match the version number listed on the General sheet of the workbook, please clear your browser cache or refresh your screen.

The workbook identifies information required for the air quality modeling submittal using SCREEN3 and identifies key information required for a complete air quality submittal.

The workbook identifies information required for the air quality modeling submittal using AERMOD, AERSCREEN, or ISC/ISCPrime and identifies key information required for a complete air quality submittal.

Step-by-step guidance videos for completing the EMEWs.

Please send all feedback or questions on the EMEWs to ADMod@tceq.texas.gov

Industry Specific Workbooks

  • Coatings - Paint Emission Calculation and Impacts Analysis Spreadsheet Microsoft Excel Document
    Version 1.1. If this version number does not match the version number listed on the Intro and Gen Instructions tab of the spreadsheet, please clear your browser cache or refresh your screen.
    The Painting Spreadsheet is available now. All enclosed painting projects are required to submit this workbook with their application.
  • Concrete Batch Plants - Emission Calculations Microsoft Excel Document
    Latest Revision Date: 02/19/20 - This file is in Excel format and shows example calculations for facility emissions. If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact the TCEQ Air Permits Mechanical/Coatings Section for information. If the Emission Calculations revision date does not match the date listed, please clear your browser cache or refresh your screen.
  • Rock Crushing Plants - Emission Calculations Microsoft Excel Document
    Latest Revision Date: 02/19/19 - This file is in Excel format and shows example calculations for facility emissions. If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact the TCEQ Air Permits Mechanical/Coatings Section for information. If the Emission Calculations revision date does not match the date listed, please clear your browser cache or refresh your screen.
  • Hot Mix Asphalt Plants - Emission Calculations Microsoft Excel Document
    Latest Revision Date: 02/19/19 - This file is in Excel format and shows example calculations for facility emissions. If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact the TCEQ Air Permits Mechanical/Coatings Section for information. If the Emission Calculations revision date does not match the date listed, please clear your browser cache or refresh your screen.
  • Cotton Gins - Emission Calculations Microsoft Excel Document
    Latest Revision Date: 03/18/19 - This file is in Excel format and shows example calculations for facility emissions. If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact the TCEQ Air Permits Mechanical/Coatings Section for information. If the Emission Calculations revision date does not match the date listed, please clear your browser cache or refresh your screen.
  • Fugitive - Emission Calculations - 25 Speciation Version Microsoft Excel Document
    Fugitive - Emission Calculations - 100 Speciation Version Microsoft Excel Document
    Revision Date: Version 1.0, 1/08/2021 - This file is in Excel format and shows example calculations for facility emissions. If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact the TCEQ Air Permits Chemical Section for information. If the Emission Calculations revision date does not match the date listed, please clear your browser cache or refresh your screen. The workbook is required for all New Source Review applications with fugitive emissions received on or after April 1, 2021.
  • NEW Fugitive – Emission Calculations – 25 Tab and 100 Speciation – Common Fug Microsoft Excel Document
    Fugitive – Emission Calculations - 25 Tab and 100 Speciation - Compound Specific Fug Microsoft Excel Document
    Fugitive – Emission Calculations - 25 Tab and 100 Speciation – Petroleum Marketing Terminal Fug Microsoft Excel Document
    Fugitive – Emission Calculations – 25 Tab and 100 Speciation – Oil and Gas Fug Microsoft Excel Document
    Latest Revision Date: Version 2.0, 4/01/2021 - This file is in Excel format. Selection of the appropriate fugitive workbook should be based on the facility type and follow the Fugitive Guidance (APDG 6422, June 2018). Each workbook has up to 25 active fugitive tabs to address multiple streams/LDAR programs/speciation groups. Unused tabs will be greyed out. Each tab allows 100 speciations and each tab includes the unique component section. The unique component section is designed to consider special permitting scenarios, which are not covered by the default LDAR programs. Multiple workbooks are acceptable for a project that need more than 25 active fugitive tabs. If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact the TCEQ Air Permits Chemical Section for information. If the Emission Calculations revision date does not match the date listed, please clear your browser cache or refresh your screen. The workbook is required for all New Source Review applications with fugitive emissions received on or after April 1, 2021.

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