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2023 Amendment to the Concrete Batch Plant Standard Permit

TCEQ is amending the Air Quality Standard Permit for Concrete Batch Plants. We’re offering stakeholder meetings so you can learn about the proposal and provide input, and a public comment period on the proposed standard permit.

(Esta página en español./This page in Spanish.)

The proposed standard permit will include an updated Air Quality Analysis.

Public Notice of the Proposed Standard Permit

Notice of the draft standard permit will be published in the Texas Register, on this webpage, and in the newspapers of the largest general circulation in the following metropolitan areas: Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston.

How to Provide Input

Attend Stakeholder Meetings

Stakeholder meetings are an opportunity for the community to learn more about the proposed amendment from TCEQ staff and provide informal comments prior to the start of the formal standard permit process. While we will review all comments received, we will not formally respond to any informal comments.

Stakeholder Meeting Presentation

Stakeholder Meeting Locations and Dates

application/pdfAustin – Nov. 9, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – Noon

hybrid in-person and virtual meeting
TCEQ
12100 Park 35, Circle, Building E, Room 201S
Austin, Texas 78753

application/pdfHouston – Nov. 14, 2022, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

in-person meeting
East Aldine Management District, First Floor
2909 E. Aldine Amphitheatre Drive, Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77039

application/pdfArlington – Nov. 15, 2022, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

in-person meeting
City of Arlington Council Chambers
101 W. Abram Street
Arlington, Texas 76010

Alternative Language and Accommodations

Submit Formal Comments

Submit formal comments on the proposed amendment in writing or by attending the public meeting.

As we approach the public comment period, we will update this page with instructions for submitting written comments.

Public Meeting

Early 2023

TCEQ
12100 Park 35, Circle, Building E, Room 201S
Austin, Texas 78753
Alternative Language and Accommodations

Documents for the Proposed and Adopted Amendment

Documents will be posted here as they become available.

Timeline and Key Dates

Below is the anticipated timeline for rulemaking.

  • Stakeholder Meetings (Informal Comments)
    • Austin – Nov. 9, 2022
    • Houston – Nov. 14, 2022
    • Arlington – Nov. 15, 2022
  • Proposal Publication – Early 2023
  • 30-day Public Comment Period – Early 2023
  • Public Meeting (Formal Comments) – Early 2023
  • Adoption Public Meeting (Commission Agenda) – Mid 2023
  • Adoption Publication (Notice of Issuance) – Mid 2023
  • Effective Date – As specified in the final permit

Rulemaking Process for the Standard Permit

  • Initiate project
  • Review standard permit and determine changes to be made
  • Conduct air quality analysis
  • Seek public participation
    • Stakeholder meetings
    • Publish in the Texas Register and newspapers
    • Hold public meeting
    • Receive public comments
  • Respond to all public comments in the Background and Executive Summary Document, which is included in the final standard permit adoption package
  • Standard permit to commission agenda meeting for decision

Questions, Alternative Language Needs, and Accommodations

Ask general questions:
Air Permits Division at airperm@tceq.texas.gov or 512-239-1250

Request an alternative language (meetings will be held in English and Spanish):
Melanie Nelon, Air Permits Division, at melanie.nelon@tceq.texas.gov or 512-239-1350

Get assistance with special communication or other accommodations needed to provide comments:

  • Gwen Ricco, Office of Legal Services at 512-239-2678 or 1-800-RELAY-TX (TDD).
  • Please make requests as far in advance as possible to allow adequate time to set up accommodations.

Please check this webpage for updates on the rulemaking process.