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Air PBR 106.416: Uranium Recovery Facilities

A uranium in-situ solution recovery facility producing yellowcake is permitted by rule if it meets the conditions stated in 30 TAC Sections 106.4 and 106.416. This PBR must be claimed before construction may begin. Recordkeeping requirements are discussed.

A uranium in-situ solution recovery facility producing yellowcake is permitted by rule if it meets the specific conditions stated in Title 30, Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC), Section 106.416 , and the general conditions stated in 30 TAC Section 106.4 .

Note: All PBR checklists that are made available to the public are optional and are not required forms. These checklists are provided for your convenience only.

To operate under this permit by rule (PBR), you must (1) submit a claim before construction begins and (2) keep records as described below.

Quick Screen

To determine whether your facility qualifies for this PBR, first consider this quick screen. The facility must be at least 1/4 mile from the nearest:

  • recreational area
  • residence, other than that of the facility owner, facility operator, or site owner
  • other structure, unless that structure is used by only the facility owner, facility operator, or site owner

If your facility complies with these limitations:

  • Complete our PBR Applicability Checklist, TCEQ Form - 10149, to find out whether your facility meets the general conditions for a PBR, and
  • to find out whether it meets the specific conditions for this PBR, complete our PBR 106.416 Checklist, TCEQ Form - 10134

If your facility cannot comply with the conditions indicated in these checklists, see Types of New Source Review Authorizations for other options.

Claiming a Permit by Rule

Registration of a facility under a PBR can be performed by completing a Form PI-7 "Registration for Permits by Rule" or a Form PI-7-CERT, "Certification and Registration for Permits by Rule."

A checklist has been developed by the TCEQ to assist staff in determining whether a facility or project meets all of the applicable requirements. The use of this checklist is not mandatory; however, it is the responsibility of each applicant to show how a facility being claimed under a PBR meets all of the general and specific requirements. If all PBR requirements cannot be met, a facility will not be allowed to operate under the PBR, and an application for a construction permit may be required under 30 TAC Chapter 116, Section 116.110(a). It is recommended that this checklist be used by applicants and a copy submitted with any registration to expedite review. If the checklist is used, check the most appropriate answer and include any additional information in the spaces provided. If additional space is needed, please include an extra page and reference the question number.


Under 30 TAC Section 106.8 , your records must identify the rules under which your facility is operating and demonstrate compliance for a rolling 12-month period. Be sure you keep at least these records:

These records must be kept on site and readily available on request for inspection by the TCEQ or any air pollution control program that has jurisdiction. If you have questions about the type of records you should keep, contact the Air Program in the TCEQ regional office that serves your county.

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