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Readily Available Permits: Air New Source Review

An air New Source Review application process that results in more efficient case-by-case permitting.

If your facility meets specific criteria, the TCEQ may be able to streamline your permit application. A Readily Available Permit (RAP) is a New Source Review (NSR) permit for an individual facility type based on emissions calculations, equipment variables, and site-specific parameters.

With those criteria in mind, TCEQ staff has developed a draft permit tailored to these facility types. This draft permit allows you to know what conditions will be included upfront before you submit an application, and for a traditional draft case-by-case permit to be prepared and ready for a consolidated public notice almost immediately upon submittal of the application.

Note: RAPs are case-by-case permits and, as such, are subject to change based on new developments such as best available control technology (BACT), federal requirements, and published emission factors.

In addition, RAPs are subject to the same public notice requirements as all NSR case-by-case permits regarding public comments, meetings, and hearing requests. However, applications determined to be technically complete within 15 days of receipt can complete a consolidated Notice of Receipt of Application and Intent to Obtain Permit and Notice of Application and Preliminary Determination per 30 TAC Chapter 39 Section 39.411 and Section 39.603.

Existing RAPs

To Apply for a Readily Available Permit

  • Review the specific instructions for the RAP type you are applying for.
  • Complete the applicable RAP workbook and submit through STEERS.
  • Submit all required attachments electronically through STEERS, email, or TCEQ FTPS.
  • Pay an NSR Permit fee via ePay during the STEERS submittal process (fee determined in the workbook).
  • Submit all completed application materials in accordance with the RAP workbook instructions.

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