Texas Fugitive Emissions regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Texas Fugitive Emissions: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

New source performance standards (NSPS): 40 CFR 60 and 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 101.20

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National emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP): 40 CFR 63 and 30 TAC 113

General nuisance: 30 TAC 101.4

Traffic hazard: 30 TAC 101.5

Fugitive particulate matter emissions: 30 TAC 111.141 to 111.149

Permits by rule: 30 TAC 106

Visible emissions: 30 TAC 111.111

Fugitive volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions:

Gregg, Neuces, and Victoria counties: 30 TAC 115.322 to 115.329

Ozone nonattainment areas: 30 TAC 115.352 to 115.359

Highly reactive VOC (HRVOC) in the Houston/Galveston area: 30 TAC 115.780 to 115.789

Petroleum dry-cleaning systems: 30 TAC 115.552

Voluntary supplemental leak detection program: 30 TAC 101.150 to 101.155

Regulatory Agency

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. Texas has developed its own regulations for preventing general nuisances and for controlling fugitive particulate matter emissions, visible emissions, and fugitive volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from specific sources and specific areas of the state.

In addition, facilities in Texas must comply with the federal New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), some of which have been incorporated by reference into the Texas regulations. Many of the federal standards contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive emissions. See the national section FUGITIVE EMISSIONS for more information.

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Texas Fugitive Emissions Resources

Type Title
Forms Visible Emissions Observation Form (SFN-8441)
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