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      Air emissions are emitted from point sources (large stationary such as fossil fuel fired power plants, smelters, industrial boilers, petroleum refineries, and manufacturing facilities) and non-point (area, on-road mobile, non-road mobile, and biogenic) sources. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) authorizes these types of emissions

       

      Permitting

      Types of New Source Review Authorizations

      Air Operating Permits (Title V)

      An owner/operator of a temporary source may apply for a TOP per 30 TAC Section 122.204. A temporary source is defined as a source which changes location to another site at least once during any five year period. A single permit may be issued authorizing similar operations by the same temporary source at multiple temporary locations. An affected unit subject to acid rain permit requirements pursuant to 40 CFR Part 72 will be permitted as a temporary source.

      A General Operating Permit (GOP) provides a streamlined application and permitting process for sites that are similar in terms of operations, emission units, and applicable requirements. These GOPs provide an alternative permitting mechanism under 30 TAC Chapter 122.

      Four Oil and Gas (SIC codes 1311, 1321, 4922 and 4923) General Operating Permits GOP 511, GOP 512, GOP 513 and GOP 514 were developed according to a given counties attainment/non-attainment status. GOP 517 (SIC code 4953) for municipal solid waste landfills covers all counties in the State of Texas. GOP 518 authorizes Title V major or minor, permanent and temporary source air curtain incinerators (both fireboxes and trench burners) used for the disposal of 100 percent wood waste, 100 percent clean lumber, or 100 percent mixture of only wood waste and/or clean lumber and that are authorized by the air curtain incinerator permit by rule (GOP 518).

      Sites authorized by case-by-case new source review (NSR) permits do not qualify for a GOP. To qualify for a GOP, sites need to be authorized by standard permits and/or permits-by-rule. Authorizations other than standard permits and/or permits-by-rule are considered case-by-case authorizations. Out of compliance services units do not qualify for a GOP. Other qualification criteria can be found in the GOPs. Additionally, from time to time, GOPs are revised, and, every five years, GOPs are renewed. GOP permit holders or owners/operators needing, and qualifying for, GOPs may need to submit a permit application to address changes due to revision or renewal of a GOP.

      A Site Operating Permit (SOP) is required for any site subject to the 30 TAC Chapter 122 and which does not qualify for GOP or TOP. Any site with an affected unit as defined in 40 CFR Part 72 subject to the Acid Rain Program is required to apply for a SOP.

      Project Experience:

      RSB has worked with multiple industries in Houston-Galveston area, helping them to obtain a first time permit or renewing current permits. One of our most recent projects relates to a facility located in Houston, SIC Code 3569 and 3559. The facility implemented a filter that captures 99.9% of the air pollutants that their operations emits. The system will be operating more hours that what was permitted in the current permit. RSB environmental help them to update the permit by a minor & renewal application. Some of the documents submitted are:

      RSB Environmental is industry leader when it comes to Air Quality Permitting in Texas. See below typical Texas Air Permits Work Flow:
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      RSB Environmental staff professionals have numerous years of expertise in providing the following services related to Air Quality Compliance/Permitting in Texas/Texas Air Permits/Air Emission Inventory/Greenhouse Gas Inventory :

      WHY CHOOSE RSB ENVIRONMENTAL FOR YOUR TEXAS AIR PERMITTING NEEDS?

      Here are a few of the many reasons to choose RSB Environmental:

      Our Service Areas

      RSB has conducted numerous Air Quality projects in the State of Texas. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-304-6517 or email at info@rsbenv.com to get a site specific price for your property.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      The Air Quality Compliance ensures that industry, businesses, institutions, and individuals follow the Agency of Natural Resources' air quality regulations and air pollution control permits. This is to meet that air quality standards.

       

      Air quality standards are levels of air pollutants that are prescribed by regulations and may not be exceeded during a specified time period in a defined area.

       

      Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in compliance with the original Texas Clean Air Act ("TCAA") which was enacted in 1965. The goal is to protect the state's air resources as well as the people's health, general welfare, and physical property. These mandates were then assigned to the Texas Air Control Board.

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