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2023 Amendment to the Concrete Batch Plant Standard Permit

On January 24, 2024, TCEQ issued amendments to the Air Quality Standard Permit for Concrete Batch Plants. The amendments were based on an updated Air Quality Analysis for the standard permit. This page provides information on the stakeholder and public comment process that TCEQ followed for this project, and information on the adopted amendments to the standard permit.

Public Notice of the Proposed Standard Permit

Notice of the draft standard permit was 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. Newspaper notices were published in English and Spanish.

Notice of the draft standard permit: English and Spanish

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 were accepted in person at the May 18, 2023, public meeting, or in writing. An extended 60-day public comment period was provided, which ended on June 14, 2023.

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

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 provided 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

Documents for the Adopted Amendments

Timeline and Key Dates

Below is the timeline for this project.

  • 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 24, 2024
  • Adoption Publication (Notice of Issuance) – February 9, 2024
  • Effective Date – January 24, 2024

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