Governing Law and Regulations
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
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.
NON-TITLE V OPERATING PERMITS
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.
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 ...