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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.

Use these workbooks to help you prepare your NSR permit application. The workbooks will help you create a complete application, which will streamline the review process and reduce permit processing timeframes.

Advantages of using the workbooks:

  1. Guides you to provide complete and accurate information in your permit application.
  2. Creates a consistent format to present required information. This allows us to check the details of the application more easily and more quickly.
  3. Reduces data entry requirements (for you and APD staff).

We will be developing additional workbooks. Please check this page regularly for the latest updates.

Please note: the workbooks are compatible with Excel 2013 and newer. You can create a free Microsoft account Exit the TCEQ to access the free online version of Excel if you are utilizing an older version that is not compatible. The online version is compatible with our workbooks and allows you to save the created files to your desktop.

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.

NSR Application Workbook

At this time, you can submit applications using the PDF or word forms, but we strongly encourage you to start using this workbook now to improve your permitting timeline. It will be required starting on June 1, 2019. At that time, the PDF and word versions of the PI-1 and Table 1(a) will no longer be available.

There are three versions of the workbook available to accommodate different numbers of Facility Identification Numbers (FINs) in a permit. The versions are otherwise the same.

Revision date: March 18, 2019. If the version date does not match the date listed, please clear your browser cache or refresh your screen.

    NSR Application Workbook - 25 FIN version Microsoft Excel Document
    NSR Application Workbook - 100 FIN version Microsoft Excel Document
    NSR Application Workbook - 400 FIN version Microsoft Excel Document

This workbook combines several existing forms and includes additional features to help you create a complete application. Items in the NSR Permit Application Workbook include:

  • Data previously provided using the Form PI-1
  • Data previously provided using the Table 30
  • Data previously provided using the Table 1(a)
  • Public notice applicability
  • BACT Tier I requirements
  • Minimum monitoring requirements

Electronic Modeling Evaluation Workbook (EMEW)

At this time, you can submit a modeling summary following the Initial Modeling Summary for Minor New Source Review Projects Adobe Acrobat PDF Document guidance document, but we strongly encourage you to start using the EMEWs now to benefit from an efficient modeling audit process. Starting on June 1, 2019, all minor projects utilizing modeling to complete an impacts analysis must include an EMEW with the application submittal.

A summary of updates to the EMEWs can be found here: Updates on EMEWs Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Please send all feedback on the EMEWs to ADMod@tceq.texas.gov and include “Feedback” in the subject line of the email.

    Revision Date: March 18, 2019
    EMEW for SCREEN3 Microsoft Excel Document If the revision date does not match the date listed, please clear your browser cache or refresh your screen.

This workbook provides direct guidance on SCREEN3 impacts reviews for Minor New Source Review projects. The workbook identifies information required for the initial air quality modeling submittal and provides guidance on key information required for a complete air quality submittal. Examples of items in the Emission Modeling Evaluation Workbook for SCREEN3 include:

  • Downwash Information
  • Source Parameters and Emission Rates
  • Volume Source Calculations
  • Monitor Tables
  • Secondary PM2.5 Analysis
  • Results Tables
    Revision Date: March 18, 2019
    EMEW for Non-SCREEN3 Microsoft Excel Document If the version date does not match the date listed, please clear your browser cache or refresh your screen.

This workbook provides direct guidance on impacts reviews for Minor New Source Review projects which use AERMOD, AERSCREEN, or ISC/ISCPrime. The workbook identifies information required for the initial air quality modeling submittal and provides guidance on key information required for a complete air quality submittal. Examples of items in the Emission Modeling Evaluation Workbook for AERMOD, AERSCREEN, and ISC/ISCPrime include:

  • Flare Effective Diameter Calculations
  • Source Parameters and Emission Rates
  • Volume Source Calculations
  • Monitor Tables
  • Secondary PM2.5 Analysis
  • Results Tables

Industry Specific Workbooks

  • Coatings - Paint Emission Calculation and Impacts Analysis Spreadsheet Microsoft Excel Document
    The Painting Spreadsheet is available now. We strongly encourage you to start using this workbook to start benefiting from a streamlined permitting process. All enclosed painting projects are required to submit this workbook with their application.
  • Concrete Batch Plants - Emission Calculations Microsoft Excel Document
    Latest Revision Date: 02/19/19 - 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.
  • 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: 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.

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If you have questions about NSR application tools, please contact us.