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Readily Available Permit: Marine Loading

This New Source Review initial or amendment action authorizes marine loading sites.

Sources included in this RAP are storage tanks, loading (marine, drum, tote, truck, and rail), control devices (flare, vapor combustion unit, vapor oxidizer, and carbon adsorption system), combustion units (boilers, heaters, and emergency engines), fugitives, and the associated maintenance, startup, and shutdown emissions for the project sources.

The application workbook contains step-by-step instructions, specific qualifying criteria, and technical information including emission calculations, the Best Available Control Technology, an impacts evaluation, and the draft Special Conditions.

Generalized special conditions for this RAP can be viewed at the following link: RAP: Marine Loading Generalized Special Conditions. This document shows all possible special conditions for this RAP. Whether a project is subject to a given special condition will be determined in the application workbook, not in this document.

If you cannot meet the qualifying criteria or do not agree with the technical representations in the workbook, you will receive notice that the application has been voided and you should seek a different type of authorization as appropriate. Refer to Types of New Source Review Authorizations.

Please note: The RAP: Marine Loading application workbook is only compatible with Excel for Microsoft 365, Excel for the web, and Excel 2019 or newer. To use with Excel for the web (free) or to subscribe to Microsoft 365, a free Microsoft account can be created hereExit the TCEQ.

To Apply for this Readily Available Permit

  • Complete a Core Data Form if needed
  • Complete the RAP: Marine Loading Workbook Microsoft Excel Document
  • Attach the following application materials:
    • Process Flow Diagram
      Current Area Map
      Plot Plan
      If the project involves tanks: storage tank emission calculations or output files from approved calculation software
      Vendor data (if used for emission factors)
      If using baseline emissions in the federal applicability determination: a printout from Emissions Inventory showing the baseline emission years for the units in the project.
  • Pay the applicable permit application fee (the amount is determined in the workbook).
  • Submit all completed application materials electronically to the Air Permits Initial Review Team at apirt@tceq.texas.gov or through STEERS.
  • A hard copy of the PI-1-MarineLoading sheet of the workbook with the original signature is also required unless submitted through STEERS.
  • Follow the instructions in the workbook for submitting copies of the application materials to other locations.

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