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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 September 22, 2021: Amended Non-Rule Air Quality Standard Permit for Concrete Batch Plant Operations

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality issued an updated non-rule air quality standard permit for concrete batch plant operations (CBPs) 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. The standard permit was updated to reinstate an exemption from emissions and distance limitations in 30 TAC Section 116.610(a)(1)Exit the TCEQ that was inadvertently removed during a previous amendment. The application workbook, Form PI-1S-CBP and additional information on the CBP standard permit may be obtained from the commission’s NSR Guidance for Concrete Batch Plants webpage.

NEW September 1, 2021: Updated PI-1S-MLO Registration Form for Marine Loading Operations

Form PI-1S-MLO Version 1.0 has been posted and the beta version will no longer be accepted. The updates include an increased number of emission sources, materials, and chemical species to accommodate a larger range of operations. The PI-1S-MLO is available on the Non-Rule Air Quality Standard Permit for MLO page.

NEW August 26, 2021: Updated Workbook

The Rule Registrations Section has released a new version of the following workbook.

The Oil and Gas Vertical Fixed Roof Tank workbook utilizes the most up to date version of AP-42 Chapter 7.1 and can be used voluntarily to calculate flash, working and standing losses for constituents typically authorized in the oil and gas industry. The following updates have been made to Version 2.1 of the workbook:

  • Days of the month added and incorporated into the calculations
  • Underground tank option added
  • Correction to worst-case temperatures based on APDG 6250

The workbook can be found on the Oil and Gas Handling and Production Facilities PBR webpage and the Air Quality Standard Permit for Oil and Gas Handling and Production Facilities webpage.

NEW August 25, 2021: Updated PI-1S-CBP Registration Form for Concrete Batch Plant Registrations

The Air Permits Division has updated the PI-1S-CBP for concrete batch plant standard permit registration applications (Standard Permits 6004 and 6008). The update includes the requirement to submit applications in STEERS, additional submittal instructions, and additional plot plan information required by recent statute changes.

The PI-1S-CBP is available on the Standard Permit for Concrete Batch Plants page and the Standard Permit for Concrete Batch Plants with Enhanced Controls page.

NEW June 30, 2021: Non-Rule Air Quality Standard Permit for Marine Loading Operations

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or commission) issued a non-rule air quality standard permit for marine loading operations (MLO) 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. The non-rule standard permit for MLO may be used to authorize stationary facilities, or groups of facilities, at a site that conducts MLO activities. The application, Form PI-1S-MLO-B (Beta Version), and additional information on the MLO standard permit may be obtained from the commission’s Non-Rule Air Quality Standard Permit for Marine Loading Operations webpage.

NEW May 28, 2021: Proposed Amendment to Non-Rule Air Quality Standard Permit for Concrete Batch Plants

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or commission) is providing an opportunity for public comment and will conduct a public meeting to receive testimony regarding an amendment to non-rule air quality standard permit for concrete batch plants (CBPs) proposed for issuance under the Texas Clean Air Act, Texas Health and Safety Code, Section 382.05195, Standard Permit; 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 116, Subchapter F, Standard Permits; and Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001, Subchapter B.

The proposed amendment to non-rule air quality standard permit for CBPs will add a previously included exemption from emissions and distance limitations in 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Section 116.610(a)(1) that was inadvertently removed during a 2012 amendment to the standard permit. Copies of the standard permit can be obtained from the commission's website.

On March 16, 2020, in accordance with Section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, Governor Abbott suspended various provisions of the Open Meetings Act that require government officials and members of the public to be physically present at a specified meeting location. Pursuant to that suspension, the public will not be able to attend this public meeting in person but may attend telephonically at no cost. To listen to or participate in the public meeting or the informal question-and-answer period prior to the meeting, members of the public should register as indicated below before 5:00 p.m. on June 27, 2021.

At 6:30 p.m. on June 28, 2021, members of the public may call, toll free, 1-877-820-7831 (International: 1-720-279-0026) and enter access code 181446#. The line will be open from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for members of the public to ask questions about the proposed standard permit. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., the line will be open only to receive official testimony from members of the public concerning the proposed standard permit.

Persons who have special communication or other accommodation needs who are planning to attend the meeting should contact Gwen Ricco, Office of Legal Services at (512) 239-2678 or 1-800-RELAY-TX (TDD). Requests should be made at least five business days prior to the scheduled date of the meeting.

To register, please email david.munzenmaier@tceq.texas.gov or call 512-239-6092 and provide the following information (please leave a voicemail):

    1. Subject: CBP SP Amendment Registration for 2021-016-OTH-NR
    2. Your Name
    3. Title
    4. Whom you represent (self or company/client)
    5. Mailing Address
    6. Phone Number
    7. Whether you wish to provide official testimony

Electronic comments may be submitted. File size restrictions may apply to comments being submitted via the eComments system. Written comments may be submitted to Gwen Ricco, MC 205, Office of Legal Services, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, or faxed to fax4808@tceq.texas.gov. All comments should reference Non-Rule Project Number 2021-016-OTH-NR. The comment period closes midnight on June 29, 2021. Please choose one of the methods provided to submit your written comments.

For further information, please contact Mr. David Munzenmaier, Air Permits Division, at 512-239-6092 (please leave a voicemail).

NEW May 14, 2021: New Public Notice Email Box

The Office of Chief Clerk has created a dedicated email box for applicants and their representatives to submit public notice documents. The email address is PROOFS@tceq.texas.gov. Applicants may submit their proofs of publication, affidavits of publication, and verification forms by email, by regular mail, or by hand delivery. Please note, it is not necessary for an applicant to send the documents via email and then also send original documents by another method. All notice documents submitted to the OCC should be emailed to PROOFS@tceq.texas.gov or mailed to: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105, Attn: Notice Team, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

NEW April 20, 2021: Updated Workbooks

The Rule Registrations Section has released a new version of the following workbooks.

The Oil and Gas Fixed Roof Tank workbook utilizes the most up to date version of AP-42 Chapter 7.1 and can be used voluntarily to calculate flash, working and standing losses for constituents typically authorized in the oil and gas industry. The following updates have been made to the workbook:

  • Horizontal tank emissions can be calculated with this workbook
  • Equation glossary has been updated to reflect horizontal tank calculations
  • Shreveport, LA climate data has been added for sites in East Texas

The workbook can be found on the Oil and Gas Handling and Production Facilities PBR webpage and the Air Quality Standard Permit for Oil and Gas Handling and Production Facilities webpage.

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 following updates have been made to the workbook:

  • All chemical dropdowns are now searchable
  • County selection dropdown is now searchable
  • Chemical lists have been updated to correct any clerical errors

The workbook can be found on the Section 106.261 and Section 106.262 PBR webpages.

NEW April 1, 2021: Updated Fugitive Workbooks (Version 2.0) Now Available in New Source Review Application Tools

The Air Permit Division has updated and released Version 2.0 of the fugitive workbooks. The Common Fug, Compound Specific Fug, Petroleum Marketing Terminal Fug and Oil and Gas Fug tabs within the fugitive workbooks (Version 1.0) have been split into four different workbooks. Additional tabs have been added to each workbook to address multiple streams/LDAR programs/speciation groups. The fugitive workbook is required for all New Source Review applications with fugitive emissions received on or after April 1, 2021 and is available at the New Source Review Application Tools website.

NEW March 5, 2021: Updated Application Workbooks for RAP: Single Cycle Turbine and RAP: Compressor Station

The Air Permits Division has updated the RAP: Single Cycle Turbine and the RAP: Compressor Station. Instructions in both application workbooks have been updated to include the January 1, 2021 requirement to submit applications through STEERS and to submit all application attachments electronically. Additional information on the RAP: SCT and RAP: Compressor Station webpages.

NEW March 1, 2021: Loading Operations Guidance Document

The Air Permits Division has updated the Loading Operations Guidance Document. The guidance has been updated to provide current emission rate calculation methods as well as Best Available Control Technology for various loading operations.

The updated document is available on the NSR Guidance for Loading Operations webpage.

NEW February 26, 2021: Updated Form PI-E and Application Workbook for RAP: Tanks and Loading Increases

The Air Permits Division has updated the Form PI-E and the RAP: Tanks and Loading Increases. Instructions in both application workbooks have been updated to include the January 1, 2021 requirement to submit applications through STEERS and the requirement to submit all application attachments electronically. Additional information can be found on the Form PI-E and RAP: Tanks and Loading Increases webpages.

NEW January 8, 2021: New Workbooks

The Air Permits Division has developed and released three New Source Review air permit workbooks to assist in streamlining the application process.

Version 1.0 of the Fugitive workbook has been released for use in New Source Review air permit applications. The workbook is required for all applications with fugitive emissions received on or after April 1, 2021 and is available in 25 speciation and 100 speciation versions at the New Source Review Application Tools website.

The O&G Vertical Fixed Roof Tank workbook utilizes the most up-to-date version of AP-42 Chapter 7.1 and can be used voluntarily to calculate flash, working and standing losses for constituents typically authorized in the oil and gas industry. The workbook can be found on the Oil and Gas Handling and Production Facilities PBR webpage and the Air Quality Standard Permit for Oil and Gas Handling and Production Facilities webpage.

The Permit by Rule General Facilities workbook will demonstrate rule compliance and assist in speciation demonstration with the Subchapter K Section 106.261 and Section 106.262 permit by rule (PBR) requirements. Effective April 1, 2021, the Permit by Rule General Facilities workbook will be required with any Section 106.261 or Section 106.262 registration. The workbook can be found on the Section 106.261 and Section 106.262 PBR webpages.

NEW January 4, 2021: New Version of the Form PI-1 General Application

The Air Permits Division has released Version 4.1 of the Form PI-1 General Application. Version 4.0 will continue to be accepted but use of the new patch is encouraged. The associated tips sheet and list of changes have also been updated. The PI-1 and its associated documents are available at the New Source Review Application Tools webpage.

Please note the change in submittal instructions. All applications must be submitted through STEERS unless listed below.

  • GHG PSD initial or major modification applications 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

Applications that cannot be submitted through STEERS, must be submitted by email to APIRT@tceq.texas.gov. Additionally, all application attachments must be submitted electronically. The only exception to this is the hard copy original signature needed for the permit and action types listed above. Refer to the Cover sheet of the PI-1 for more details on the updated submittal requirements.

December 18, 2020: Proposed Non-Rule Air Quality Standard Permit for Marine Loading Operations

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or commission) is providing an opportunity for public comment and will conduct a public meeting to receive testimony regarding a new non-rule air quality standard permit for marine loading operations (MLO) proposed for issuance under the Texas Clean Air Act, Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.05195, Standard Permit; 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 116, Subchapter F, Standard Permits; and Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001, Subchapter B.

The proposed non-rule air quality standard permit for MLO may be used to authorize stationary facilities, or groups of facilities, at a site that conducts MLO activities. Copies of the standard permit can be obtained from the commission's Standard Air Permits website.

On March 16, 2020, in accordance with Section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, Governor Abbott suspended various provisions of the Open Meetings Act that require government officials and members of the public to be physically present at a specified meeting location. Pursuant to that suspension, the public will not be able to attend this public meeting in person but may attend telephonically at no cost. To listen to or participate in the public meeting or the informal question-and-answer period prior to the meeting, members of the public should register as indicated below before 5:00 p.m. on January 20, 2021.

At 9:30 a.m. on January 21, 2021, members of the public may call, toll free, 1-877-820-7831 and enter access code 269684#. The line will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for members of the public to ask questions about the proposed standard permit. Beginning at 10:00 a.m., the line will be open only to receive official testimony from members of the public concerning the proposed standard permit.

Persons who have special communication or other accommodation needs who are planning to attend the meeting should contact Gwen Ricco, Office of Legal Services at (512) 239-2678 or 1-800-RELAY-TX (TDD). Requests should be made as far in advance as possible.

To register, please email stephanie.heath@tceq.texas.gov or call 512-239-5654 and provide the following information (please leave a voicemail):

  1. Subject: Register for NRPN 2020-030-OTH-NR
  2. Your Name
  3. Title
  4. Whom you represent (self or company/client)
  5. Mailing Address
  6. Phone Number
  7. Whether you wish to provide official testimony

Electronic comments may be submitted at: https://www6.tceq.texas.gov/rules/ecomments/. File size restrictions may apply to comments being submitted via the eComments system. Written comments may be submitted to Gwen Ricco, MC 205, Office of Legal Services, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, or faxed to fax4808@tceq.texas.gov. All comments should reference Non-Rule Project Number 2020-030-OTH-NR. The comment period closes midnight on January 22, 2021. Please choose one of the methods provided to submit your written comments.

For further information, please contact Stephanie Heath, Air Permits Division, at 512-239-5654 (please leave a voicemail).

November 20, 2020: Updated PI-1S-CBP Registration Form for Concrete Batch Plant Registrations

The Air Permits Division has updated the PI-1S-CBP for concrete batch plant standard permit registration applications (Standard Permits 6004 and 6008). The updates include new submittal instructions and fixes to correctly indicate when fees and public notice are required.

The PI-1S-CBP is available on the Standard Permit for Concrete Batch Plants page and the Standard Permit for Concrete Batch Plants with Enhanced Controls page.

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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