TCEQ Permit By Rule Program

Due to technical difficulties the first 8 minutes of the webinar was not recorded.  We apologize for the inconvenience. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ’s) “Permit by Rule” (PBR) program allows the regulated community to efficiently design, construct, start-up, and operate a substantial number of differing types of air emission facilities. Based in over 100 standardized permits delineated in Title 30 of the Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC), they can cover everything from hand grinding of metal to natural gas liquefaction.  They enable sites to construct new emission facilities or make modifications to existing, previously permitted facilities. There are several different paths through the PBR process determined by a number of different factors. Some must be approved/authorized by the TCEQ, others do not require administrative review and approval.  While PBRs are efficient in terms of authorizing new emissions, they are also very prescriptive and very seldom open to interpretation
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