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Air PBR 106.453: Washing and Drying of Glass and Metal

Equipment used for washing or drying products fabricated from metal or glass is permitted by rule under 30 TAC Section 106.453, provided no volatile organic materials are used in the process and no oil or solid fuel is burned. No registration or fee is required. Record-keeping requirements are discussed.

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Equipment used for washing or drying products fabricated from metal or glass is permitted by rule if it meets the condistions stated in Title 30, Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC), Section 106.453. Exit the TCEQ To qualify for this permit by rule (PBR), your facility must also meet the general conditions stated in 30 TAC Section 106.4. Exit the TCEQ

To find out whether your facility meets the general conditions stated in Section 106.4, complete our PBR Applicability Checklist, TCEQ Form - 10149.

Quick Screen

Before completing the checklist, consider these quick screens:

  • are any volatile organic materials used in the process
  • is any oil or solid fuel burned

If your facility cannot comply with the conditions of this PBR, see Types of New Source Review Authorizations for other options.


This PBR does not require you to register or pay a fee.

Record Keeping

Under 30 TAC Section 106.8, Exit the TCEQ 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.

Questions? We Can Help

If you have questions about this or any other PBR, contact us:
e-mail: airperm@tceq.texas.gov
phone: 512/239-1250