Texas Hazardous Air Pollutants regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Texas Hazardous Air Pollutants: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): 40 CFR 61, 40 CFR 63, and 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 113.1 to 113.1555

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Highly reactive volatile organic compounds (HRVOCs): 30 TAC 101.390 to 101.403, 30 TAC 115.10, and 30 TAC 115.720 to 115.789

Definitions: 30 TAC 115.10(18)

Cap-and-trade program: 30 TAC 101.390 to 101.403

Vent gas control: 30 TAC 115.720 to 115.729

Cooling tower heat exchange systems: 30 TAC 115.760 to 115.769

Fugitive emissions: 30 TAC 115.780 to 115.789

Regulatory Agencies

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Texas has been delegated authority by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement and enforce selected National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), including source-specific NESHAP, also known as maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards. The federal NESHAP rules have been incorporated by reference in Texas, and there are no additional state-listed hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). See the national section HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS for additional information.

Texas has also implemented regulations for highly reactive volatile organic compounds (HRVOCs) in the Houston/Galveston area, which may potentially impact a source of HAP emissions.

For information on handling certain mercury-containing wastes, see the state section UNIVERSAL WASTES.

Administration and enforcement. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) administers and enforces the state rules ...


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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements