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What Are Air Pollution Emissions?
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
Air Operating Permits (Title V)
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.
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:
What is Air Quality Compliance?
Air quality compliance refers to the adherence to regulatory standards and guidelines set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other state and local authorities in the United States. These standards are designed to protect public health, the environment, and overall air quality by limiting the emission of harmful air pollutants. Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), the EPA establishes the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for common air pollutants, such as ground-level ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and lead.
To achieve air quality compliance, organizations must obtain necessary permits for their stationary emission sources, like power plants and industrial facilities, and implement appropriate emission control technologies. Regular monitoring and reporting of emissions data to the EPA or state agencies is also required. Compliance with air quality regulations not only ensures a healthier environment but also minimizes the risk of fines, penalties, and other consequences associated with non-compliance. As a result, air quality compliance plays a crucial role in creating a cleaner and safer atmosphere for present and future generations.
WHY CHOOSE RSB ENVIRONMENTAL FOR YOUR TEXAS AIR PERMITTING NEEDS?
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is air quality compliance?
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.
What is the air quality standard?
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.
Who regulates air quality in Texas?
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.
Which US agency oversees air quality compliance?
The primary agency responsible for overseeing air quality compliance in the United States is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA sets and enforces air quality standards under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to protect public health and the environment from harmful air pollutants.
What are the key components of air quality compliance?
Air quality compliance involves meeting the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for common air pollutants, obtaining necessary permits for emissions from stationary sources (such as power plants and industrial facilities), implementing emission control technologies, and regularly monitoring and reporting emissions data to the EPA or state agencies. Organizations must also stay up-to-date with regulatory changes and ensure staff is trained on proper procedures and best practices.