Texas Title V: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Non-Title V Operating Permits: 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 116.10 to 116.176 and 30 TAC 116.310 to 116.765

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Synthetic minor operating permits: 30 TAC 122.122

Title V Operating Permits: 30 TAC 122.10 to 122.606

Applicability: 30 TAC 122.120

Application content: 30 TAC 122.132

Action on an application: 30 TAC 122.133 to 122.140 and 30 TAC 122.312 to 122.360

Compliance history: 30 TAC 122.162

Permit content: 30 TAC 122.142 to 30 TAC 122.148


Inspections fees: 30 TAC 101.24

Emissions fees: 30 TAC 101.27

Regulatory Agency

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In general, the state Title V operating permit program, known as the federal operating permit program, follows federal Part 70 rules. In addition, TCEQ evaluates an applicant's compliance history as part of the Title V operating permit application review.

Administration and enforcement. TCEQ administers and enforces the federal operating permit program requirements.

State Requirements


Texas provides one-stop permitting for nonmajor sources because the construction permits also provide the conditions under which the source is allowed to operate. See the state section AIR EMISSIONS PERMITS for information on construction permits.

Synthetic Minors

30 TAC 122.122

Major sources without any other federally enforceable emissions rate may limit potential emissions to below major source thresholds and avoid Title V applicability. Emissions limits are confirmed by maintaining a federally enforceable, certified registration of ...

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