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Announcements for New Source Review

Announcements of meetings, regulatory changes, and other significant information from the Air Permits Division. List includes all announcements for approximately the past six-months.

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NEW February 20, 2024: Update of the Form PI-1 General Application

The Air Permits Division has released Version 6.1 of the Form PI-1 General Application. The associated tips sheets and list of changes have also been updated. Version 6.0 will continue to be accepted.

The Form PI-1 and associated documents are available at the New Source Review Application Tools page.

NEW January 24, 2024: Amendments to Non-Rule Air Quality Standard Permit for Concrete Batch Plants & Updated PI-1S-CBP Workbook

Effective January 24, 2024, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or commission) issued amendments to the non-rule air quality standard permit for concrete batch plants (CBPs). The amendments to the standard permit reflect the results of an updated Air Quality Analysis (AQA). The amendments include the addition and revision of definitions, revisions to operational requirements and setback requirements, improved best management practices, and other minor corrections and edits. These amendments were adopted under the Texas Clean Air Act, Texas Health and Safety Code, Section 382.05195, Standard Permit; and 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 116, Subchapter F, Standard Permits.

More information on the amended standard permit, including the technical background document and registration materials, may be obtained from the following commission webpages:

To reflect the amended standard permit, the Air Permits Division has updated the application workbook, Form PI-1S-CBP, for concrete batch plant standard permit registrations. PI-1S-CBP Version 6.0 has been released. The workbook is available on the Standard Permit for Concrete Batch Plants webpage. The PI-1S-CBP Version 6.0 is required for all registration applications for the Standard Permit for CBPs submitted on or after January 24, 2024.

(The updated workbook is also available on the Standard Permit for Concrete Batch Plants with Enhanced Controls webpage. Registration applications for CBPs with Enhanced Controls received on or after January 24, 2024, must use Version 6.0.)

NEW December 11, 2023: RAP Workbook Updates Now Available

The Air Permits Division has released workbook updates to all RAP workbooks: Simple Cycle Turbine, Engine Power Generation, Compressor Station, Tanks and Loading Increases, and Marine Loading. All patches of the same version number will continue to be accepted (e.g., versions 2.0 and 2.1 of RAP: Marine Loading will be accepted).

The updated workbooks and additional information can be found on their respective webpages, which can be accessed through the Readily Available Permits: Air New Source Review webpage.

NEW September 11, 2023: Aggregate Processing Operations Workbook Available for Chapter 106, Subchapter E

This covers Permit by Rules (PBRs) under Sections 106.141, 106.143, 106.144, 106.145, 106.146, 106.148, 106.149, and 106.150.

The workbook is to be used in conjunction with STEERs and includes general information, checklist items not included in STEERs, calculations, emission summaries, and general guidance.

As of January 1, 2024, the Aggregate Processing Operations Workbook is required to be submitted with all Chapter 106 Subchapter E registrations.

The workbook can be found on the Section 106.141, 106.143, 106.144, 106.145, 106.146, 106.148, 106.149, and 106.150 permit by rule webpages.

NEW August 1, 2023: Electronic Modeling Evaluation Workbook (EMEW) Required

Effective October 1, 2023, the Rule Registrations Section will require an Electronic Modeling Evaluation Workbook (EMEW) to be submitted with projects utilizing modeling other than SCREEN3 to complete an impacts analysis.

The EMEW can be found on the New Source Review Application Tools webpage along with step-by step guidance videos for completing the EMEW.

May 19, 2023: Standard Permit Incomplete Process

Effective September 1, 2023, the TCEQ may not accept certain Standard Permits applications that do not include a Table 1(a) or equivalent emission summary table, emission calculations, or a process/project description. This applies to the following Standard Permits:

  • Standard Permit for Air Quality Pollution Control Projects
  • Standard Permit for Animal Carcass Incinerators
  • Standard Permit for Boilers
  • Standard Permit for Electric Generating Units
  • Non-Rule Air Quality Standard Permit for Marine Loading Operations
  • Standard Permit for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
  • Standard Permit for Oil and Gas Handling and Production Facilities

If an application is not accepted, the company will be notified, and the application can be resubmitted within six months at no additional cost.

May 19, 2023: Updated Oil and Gas Fixed Roof Storage Tank Workbook (Version 3.1)

The Air Permits Division has updated Form 20897 PBR 106.352 Oil and Gas Fixed Roof Storage Tank workbook. Minor changes, including accessibility updates, were made to the workbook. Although we encourage applicants to use the most current version, 3.0 will continue to be accepted at this time. The workbook can be found on the Air Permit By Rule 106.352 webpage.

April 14, 2023: Proposed Amendments to Non-Rule Air Quality Standard Permit for Concrete Batch Plants

The TCEQ is providing an opportunity for public comment and will conduct a public meeting to receive formal comment regarding amendments to the non-rule air quality standard permit for concrete batch plants (CBPs). The TCEQ will also hold an informational meeting in Houston during the public comment period to discuss the proposed amendments to the standard permit and answer questions from the public.

The proposed amendments to the non-rule air quality standard permit for CBPs will update the standard permit to include an updated Air Quality Analysis (AQA). The proposed amendments also include the addition of definitions, revisions to operational requirements and setback requirements, improved best management practices, and other minor corrections or edits.

For additional information, go to 2023 Amendment to the Concrete Batch Plant Standard Permit.

April 14, 2023: Updated 106.261 and 106.262 Workbooks (Version 4.1)

The Air Permits Division has released version 4.1 of the 106.261 and 106.262 single and multiple project workbooks. Minor changes were made to the workbooks. Although we encourage applicants to use the most current version, 4.0 will continue to be accepted at this time. The workbooks can be found on the Section 106.261 and Section 106.262 permit by rule webpages.

January 20, 2023: Updated 106.261 and 106.262 Workbooks (Version 4.0)

The Air Permits Division has updated the 106.261 and 106.262 workbooks. The 106.261 and 106.262 Single and Multiple project workbooks Version 4.0 has been released and is required to be submitted beginning March 1, 2023. As of April 1, 2021, the Section 106.261/Section 106.262 workbook is required to be submitted with all Section 106.261 and Section 106.262 registrations. The workbooks can be found on the Section 106.261 and Section 106.262 permit by rule webpages.

December 15, 2022: New Version of the Form PI-1 General Application

The Air Permits Division has released Version 6.0 of the Form PI-1 General Application. The associated tips sheets and list of changes have also been updated. Version 5.0 will be accepted through January 15, 2023. Applications received on or after January 16, 2023, must use Version 6.0 or its associated patch numbers.

The Form PI-1 and associated documents are available at the New Source Review Application Tools page.

December 2, 2022: Updated PI-1S-CBP for Concrete Batch Plants and Concrete Batch Plants with Enhanced Controls and PI-1S-MLO for Marine Loading Operations

The Air Permits Division has updated the PI-1S-CBP for concrete batch plant standard permit registrations (Standard Permits 6004 and 6008). PI-1S-CBP Version 5.2 has been released and no longer includes latitude and longitude data request. The workbook is available on the Standard Permit for Concrete Batch Plants and the Standard Permit for Concrete Batch Plants with Enhanced Controls pages.

The PI-1S-MLO for marine loading operations standard permit registrations (Standard Permit 6021) has also been updated. Updates to PI-1S-MLO Version 2.0 include the revised nonattainment classification for HGB nonattainment area. This updated version must be included in all applications submitted on and after December 23, 2022. The PI-1S-MLO is available on the Standard Permit for Marine Loading Operations page.

November 29, 2022 - New Meteorological Datasets are available for use with AERMOD

The Air Dispersion Modeling Team has updated the pre-processed meteorological data for the state of Texas using AERMET version 22112. These meteorological datasets are replacing the pre-processed meteorological datasets processed with AERMET version 19191. The meteorological data sets and technical justification can be downloaded at Meteorological Data for Refined Screening with AERMOD.

November 16, 2022: PI-E and RAP Workbook Updates Now Available

The Air Permits Division has released workbook updates to Form PI-E (Version 1.2), RAP: Marine Loading (Version 2.0), RAP: PowerEngine (Version 2.0), and RAP: Tanks and Loading Increases (Version 4.0). Versions 1.0 and 1.1 of Form PI-E will continue to be accepted. RAP applications received on or after December 1, 2022, must use the current posted version.

The updated workbooks and additional information can be found on their respective webpages: PI-E for Changes to Qualified Facilities under Senate Bill 1126, RAP: Marine Loading, RAP: Engine Power Generation, and RAP: Tanks and Loading Increases.

November 2022: Notice of Stakeholder Meetings on Proposed Amendment to the Non-Rule Air Quality Standard Permit for Concrete Batch Plants

The Air Permits Division will conduct three stakeholder meetings in November 2022 to provide information and solicit informal comments on proposed amendment to non-rule air quality standard permit for concrete batch plants.

A formal public meeting and comment period will occur on a date following the stakeholder meetings. For more details, go to 2023 Amendment to the Concrete Batch Plant Standard Permit.

October 3, 2022: Updated Fugitive Workbook (Version 3.0) Now Available in New Source Review Applications Tools

The Air Permits Division has released Version 3.0 of the fugitive workbook. The new single workbook can now be used for all industry types. The workbook also contains a new section to compute emissions from greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, etc.). Applications received on or after January 1, 2023 must use Version 3.0.


To view archived announcements for New Source Review Permits:

  1. Go to Archive of TCEQ Website Content;
  2. Select the time period you are interested in;
  3. In the web address link at the top, enter this link: https://www.tceq.texas.gov/permitting/air/nav/nsr_news.html and leave All selected; and
  4. Click on the link to the date when the information was archived to view it.

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