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Announcements for Title V Operating Permits

Announcements of meetings, regulatory changes, and other significant information from the Air Permits Division. List includes all announcements for approximately the last five years.

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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 30, 2021: Renewal and Revision of Air Curtain Incinerator General Operating Permit Number 518

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) issued renewed and revised General Operating Permit (GOP) Number 518, effective April 30, 2021. The renewed and revised GOP was proposed on December 4, 2020, and the public comment period closed on January 7, 2021. No comments were received. Current permit holders are required to submit an application for a new authorization to operate (ATO) no later than July 29, 2021 if any of the emission units, applicability determinations, or the basis for the applicability determinations are affected by the revisions in the renewed GOP. If the revisions in the GOP do not affect your site, a new ATO is not required. If you have questions about your permit, please contact the Air Permits Division.


NEW February 1, 2021: Revisions to Oil and Gas General Operating Permits Numbers 511, 512, 513, and 514.

The revised Oil and Gas General Operating Permits (GOPs) Numbers 511, 512, 513, and 514 were proposed on November 13, 2020, and the public comment period closed on December 16, 2020. One positive comment was received. Please refer to the Statements of Basis for these permits for a detailed description of the revisions and the comment.

Current permit holders are required to submit an application for a new authorization to operate (ATO), if any of the emission units, applicability determinations, or the basis for the applicability determinations are affected by the revisions in the GOPs. If the revisions in the GOPs do not affect your site, a new ATO is not required.

Read more about the revisions at General Operating Permits.

NEW December 4, 2020: Request for Public Comments and Hearing Announcement on Air Curtain Incinerator General Operating Permit Number 518

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is providing an opportunity for public comment and a notice and comment hearing (hearing) on the draft Air Curtain Incinerator (ACI) General Operating Permit (GOP) Number 518. In addition to the federally required renewal, the draft GOP contains revisions resulting from amended federal rules. The GOP also contains revisions to correct typographical errors, and to update language for administrative preferences.

Draft Air Curtain Incinerator General Operating Permit Number 518

  • Cover Letter
  • Terms
  • Tables
  • Statement of Basis

Comments

Comments may be emailed to becky.southard@tceq.texas.gov. All comments should reference the draft Air Curtain Incinerator General Operating Permit (GOP). The comment period begins on December 4, 2020 and ends January 7, 2021.

Hearing

The commission will hold a public hearing on the draft GOP on January 5, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. by conference call. To listen or participate, dial 1-877-820-7831 and enter pass code 721683# (International: 1-720-279-0026).

If you would like to provide oral comments during the hearing or want to have your attendance be on the record, please register 1-4 days prior to the hearing. To register for the hearing, submit the following information to becky.southard@tceq.texas.gov:

    1. Subject: Register for GOP 518
    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

The public hearing will be structured for the receipt of oral comments by interested persons. Open discussion within the audience will not occur during the hearing; however, a TCEQ staff member will be available to discuss the draft GOP 30 minutes prior to the hearing and will also be available to answer questions after the hearing.

Persons who have special communication or other accommodation needs who are planning to attend the hearing should contact (800) RELAY-TX (TDD). Requests should be made as far in advance as possible.

If you have questions regarding the draft GOP, or the public hearing, please contact Ms. Becky Southard at 512-239-1638. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al 800-687-4040.

November 13, 2020: Request for Public Comments and Hearing Announcement on Oil and Gas General Operating Permits Numbers 511, 512, 513, and 514

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is providing an opportunity for public comment and a notice and comment hearing (hearing) on the draft Oil and Gas General Operating Permits (GOPs) Numbers 511-514. The draft GOPs contain revisions based on recent federal rule changes, which include updates to 40 Code of Federal Regulations Part 60, Subpart OOOOa published in the September 14, 2020 and September 15, 2020 Federal Register. The revisions also correct typographical errors and update language for administrative preferences.

Draft Oil and Gas General Operating Permits Numbers 511, 512, 513, and 514

511

  • Cover Letter
  • Terms
  • Tables
  • Compliance Assurance Monitoring
  • Periodic Monitoring
  • Statement of Basis

512

  • Cover Letter
  • Terms
  • Tables
  • Compliance Assurance Monitoring
  • Periodic Monitoring
  • Statement of Basis

513

  • Cover Letter
  • Terms
  • Tables
  • Compliance Assurance Monitoring
  • Periodic Monitoring
  • Statement of Basis

514

  • Cover Letter
  • Terms
  • Tables
  • Compliance Assurance Monitoring
  • Periodic Monitoring
  • Statement of Basis

Comments

Comments may be submitted to Ms. Melanie Nelon, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of Air, Air Permits Division, MC 163, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, or emailed to melanie.nelon@tceq.texas.gov. All comments should reference GOPs 511-514. The written comment period begins on November 13, 2020 and ends on December 16, 2020.

Hearing

The commission will hold a public hearing on December 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. by conference call. To listen or participate, dial 1-877-820-7831 and enter passcode 721683# (International: 1-720-279-0026) during the hearing’s scheduled time.

If you would like to provide oral comments during the hearing or want to have your attendance be on the record, please register 1-4 days prior to the hearing. To register for the hearing, submit the following information to melanie.nelon@tceq.texas.gov:

    Subject: Register for GOPs 511-514
    Your Name
    Title
    Whom you represent (self or company/client)
    Mailing Address
    Phone Number
    Whether you wish to provide official testimony

The hearing will be structured for the receipt of oral comments by interested persons. Open discussion will not be permitted during the hearing; however, commission staff members will be available to discuss the draft GOPs 30 minutes prior to the hearing and will also be available to answer questions after the hearing.

Persons who have special communication or other accommodation needs who are planning to attend the hearing should contact (800) RELAY-TX (TDD). Requests should be made as far in advance as possible.

For questions regarding the draft GOPs or the public hearing, please contact Ms. Nelon at melanie.nelon@tceq.texas.gov or (512) 239-1350 and leave a voicemail (the call will be returned promptly). Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al 800-687-4040.

October 15, 2020: Renewals to Oil and Gas General Operating Permits 511, 512, 513, and 514.

The renewed GOPs were proposed on April 24, 2020, and the public comment period closed on May 27, 2020. Six written comments were received. Please refer to the Statement of Basis for these permits for a more detailed description of the revisions and responses to these comments.

Current permit holders are required to submit an application for a new authorization to operate (ATO), if any of the emission units, applicability determinations, or the basis for the applicability determinations are affected by the revisions in the renewed GOPs. If the revisions in the GOPs do not affect your site, a new ATO is not required.

To view archived announcements for Title V 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/titlev_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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