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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. In addition to the stakeholder meetings held in November, we are providing an opportunity for public comment and will conduct a formal public meeting to receive testimony. We will also hold an informational meeting to discuss the proposed amendment and answer questions.

(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

Stakeholder Meetings

Stakeholder meetings were held in Austin, Houston, and Arlington throughout November 2022. These meetings were 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 comments received during these meetings were reviewed, formal responses will not be provided.

Stakeholder Meeting Presentation

Submit Formal Comments

Formal comments on the proposed amendment can be submitted in person or virtually during the public meeting or in writing during the extended 60-day public comment period, which ends on June 14, 2023.

Individuals may present oral statements when called upon in order of registration. To register, please email by Tuesday, May 16, 2023, and provide the following information: your name, your affiliation, your email address, your phone number, and whether or not you plan to provide oral comments during the meeting.

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 Electronic comments may be submitted at: . All comments should reference Non-Rule Project No. 2022-033-OTH-NR.

Public Meeting

Thursday, May 18, 2023, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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

Informational Meeting

Houston – May 22, 2023, 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

  • The meeting will provide the public an opportunity to learn about the specific amendments being proposed to the standard permit and ask TCEQ staff questions on the proposed amendments.
  • Informational Meeting Presentation

Alternative Language and Accommodations

Documents for the Proposed and Adopted Amendment

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 – April 14, 2023
  • Extended 60-day Public Comment Period – April 14, 2023 – June 14, 2023
  • Public Meeting (Formal Comments) – May 18, 2023
  • Informational Meeting
    • Houston – May 22, 2023
  • Adoption Public Meeting (Commission Agenda) – January 10, 2024
  • Adoption Publication (Notice of Issuance) – January 26, 2024
  • 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 or 512-239-1250

Request an alternative language (meetings will be held in English and Spanish):
Michael Wilhoit, Air Permits Division, at or 512-239-1222

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.