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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 106PERMITS BY RULE
SUBCHAPTER KGENERAL
RULE §106.261Facilities (Emission Limitations)

(a) Except as specified under subsection (b) of this section, facilities, or physical or operational changes to a facility, are permitted by rule provided that all of the following conditions of this section are satisfied.

  (1) The facilities or changes shall be located at least 100 feet from any recreational area or residence or other structure not occupied or used solely by the owner or operator of the facilities or the owner of the property upon which the facilities are located.

  (2) Total new or increased emissions, including fugitives, shall not exceed 6.0 pounds per hour (lb/hr) and ten tons per year of the following materials: acetylene, argon, butane, crude oil, refinery petroleum fractions (except for pyrolysis naphthas and pyrolysis gasoline) containing less than ten volume percent benzene, carbon monoxide, cyclohexane, cyclohexene, cyclopentane, ethyl acetate, ethanol, ethyl ether, ethylene, fluorocarbons Numbers 11, 12, 13, 14, 21, 22, 23, 113, 114, 115, and 116, helium, isohexane, isopropyl alcohol, methyl acetylene, methyl chloroform, methyl cyclohexane, neon, nonane, oxides of nitrogen, propane, propyl alcohol, propylene, propyl ether, sulfur dioxide, alumina, calcium carbonate, calcium silicate, cellulose fiber, cement dust, emery dust, glycerin mist, gypsum, iron oxide dust, kaolin, limestone, magnesite, marble, pentaerythritol, plaster of paris, silicon, silicon carbide, starch, sucrose, zinc stearate, or zinc oxide.

  (3) Total new or increased emissions, including fugitives, shall not exceed 1.0 lb/hr of any chemical having a limit value (L) greater than 200 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3 ) as listed and referenced in Table 262 of §106.262 of this title (relating to Facilities (Emission and Distance Limitations)) or of any other chemical not listed or referenced in Table 262. Emissions of a chemical with a limit value of less than 200 mg/m3 are not allowed under this section.

  (4) For physical changes or modifications to existing facilities, there shall be no changes to or additions of any air pollution abatement equipment.

  (5) Visible emissions, except uncombined water, to the atmosphere from any point or fugitive source shall not exceed 5.0% opacity in any six-minute period.

  (6) For emission increases of five tons per year or greater, notification must be provided using Form PI-7 within ten days following the installation or modification of the facilities. The notification shall include a description of the project, calculations, data identifying specific chemical names, limit values, and a description of pollution control equipment, if any.

  (7) For emission increases of less than five tons per year, notification must be provided using either:

    (A) Form PI-7 within ten days following the installation or modification of the facilities. The notification shall include a description of the project, calculations, data identifying specific chemical names, limit values, and a description of pollution control equipment, if any; or

    (B) Form PI-7 by March 31 of the following year summarizing all uses of this permit by rule in the previous calendar year. This annual notification shall include a description of the project, calculations, data identifying specific chemical names, limit values, and a description of pollution control equipment, if any.

(b) The following are not authorized under this section:

  (1) construction of a facility authorized in another section of this chapter or for which a standard permit is in effect; and

  (2) any change to any facility authorized under another section of this chapter or authorized under a standard permit.


Source Note: The provisions of this §106.261 adopted to be effective March 14, 1997, 22 TexReg 2439; amended to be effective December 24, 1998, 23 TexReg 12925; amended to be effective September 4, 2000, 25 TexReg 8653; amended to be effective November 1, 2003, 28 TexReg 9279

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