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Air PBR 106.352: Oil and Gas Handling and Production Facilities

This page provides links to the rule and detailed information on the PBR for Oil and Gas Handling and Production Facilities.

All permits must be submitted online via STEERS as of February 1, 2018. Further information can be found at Guidance for STEERS.


All stationary facilities, or groups of facilities, at a site which handle gases and liquids associated with the production, conditioning, processing, and pipeline transfer of fluids or gases found in geologic formations on or beneath the earth's surface including, but not limited to, crude oil, natural gas, condensate, and produced water that satisfy the general conditions of Title 30, Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC), Section 106.4 , and the specific conditions of 30 TAC Section 106.352 are permitted by rule. The commission also has available rule language in an easy-to-read format for the permit by rule.


Authorization under PBR

Registration for PBR

When filing electronically for a Barnett Shale project, a registration for an oil and gas PBR should contain certain items. List of important registration content.

Certification for PBR

In certain cases, a PBR registration or claim should be certified. List of issues related to needing to certify a claim or registration.



In conjunction with the oil and gas rule development, the oil and gas team has assembled several tools to assist in completing PBR and standard permit registrations and determine compliance. The TCEQ is always seeking comment and input on improving or clarifying guidance and tools. Please feel free to send any questions and comments to

What do I do if the site does not qualify for the PBR?

Background Information on Recent Changes

Other information and resources for Oil and Gas

Historic Information

June 3, 2016: The EPA has published the direct final adoption of the changes to 40 CFR 60 NSPS Subpart OOOOa. NSPS OOOOa

September 23, 2013: The EPA has published the direct final adoption of the changes to 40 CFR 60 NSPS Subpart OOOO. NSPS OOOO

March 12, 2013: The Commission has approved proposal of the Oil and Gas Maintenance, Startup, and Shutdown (MSS) Permit by Rule (PBR).

December 4, 2012: A shorter NSPS OOOO Well Completion/Flowback Notification form is now available.

November 20, 2012: Amendments to Section 106.352, Oil and Gas Handling and Production Facilities and the Air Quality Standard Permit for Oil and Gas Handling and Production Facilities

On October 31, 2012 the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) adopted amendments to the permit by rule and standard permit for oil and gas handling and production facilities. The amendments removed Archer, Bosque, Coryell, Clay, Comanche, Eastland, Shackelford, and Stephens counties from the applicability of 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Section 106.352(a) - (k) and from the non-rule air quality standard permit. 30 TAC Section 106.352(l) will apply to PBR facilities in the removed counties constructed on or after November 22, 2012. The standard permit in 30 TAC Section 116.620 will apply to standard permit facilities in the removed counties constructed on or after November 8, 2012.

Additionally, the amendments extended the deadline for the historical notification requirement in Section 30 TAC 106.352(f) from January 1, 2013 to January 5, 2015. This historical notification requirement applies to facilities located in Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hill, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise counties.

August 28, 2012: EPA has published the final version of new 40 CFR 60 NSPS SubPart OOOO and revisions to 40 CFR 63 NESHAP SubParts HH and HHH which affect many parts of the oil and gas industry. Additional information is available .

If you have questions about this or any other PBR, contact us:
phone: 512-239-1250
fax: 512-239-2101