PBR – Permit By Rule Compliance in Texas

Many Texas manufacturers are unaware that they must manage certain air emissions through what’s called a Permit by Rule, or “PBR.”

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has 108 different PBRs that address a wide variety of air emissions, from welding, to surface coating, to electrical generators and many others.  Actually, PBRs can be industry or activity specific.  Keep in mind that some emissions require complete Air Permits, or what TCEQ calls New Source Review Air Permits or NSR.  The process of obtaining an NSR is much more costly and time-consuming than the PBR process.

The process of claiming and registering PBRs can be complicated and includes things like process diagrams, SDSs for affected chemicals/emissions, notifications to TCEQ, area maps, lab testing, meeting of deadlines and reviews, and the list goes on.

Once a PBR is claimed or registered, the company must track and calculate emissions to demonstrate their compliance with a particular PBR.  These calculations are part of TCEQs Record-Keeping requirements.  On a side note, many companies struggle to manage their emissions tracking obligations, which can lead to environmental violations and fines.  Many PBRs must also be approved prior to construction or operations, which is yet another common violation.  This air emissions compliance program has been in place for many years, yet many manufacturers are unaware and are thus out of compliance with these environmental regulations in Texas.

All of the Permits By Rule can be found in 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 106.  Some PBRs can be “claimed,” but others must be registered.  For those PBRs that need to be registered through STEERS, TCEQ has issued a new guidance document to help explain the process.  This document provides step by step instructions on how the entire process works.

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Manage TCEQ’s Permit By Rule Regulations

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PBR – Permit By Rule Compliance in Texas

Many Texas manufacturers are unaware that they must manage certain air emissions through what’s called a Permit by Rule, or “PBR.”

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has 108 different PBRs that address a wide variety of air emissions, from welding, to surface coating, to electrical generators and many others.  Actually, PBRs can be industry or activity specific.  Keep in mind that some emissions require complete Air Permits, or what TCEQ calls New Source Review Air Permits or NSR.  The process of obtaining an NSR is much more costly and time-consuming than the PBR process.

The process of claiming and registering PBRs can be complicated and includes things like process diagrams, SDSs for affected chemicals/emissions, notifications to TCEQ, area maps, lab testing, meeting of deadlines and reviews, and the list goes on.

Once a PBR is claimed or registered, the company must track and calculate emissions to demonstrate their compliance with a particular PBR.  These calculations are part of TCEQs Record-Keeping requirements.  On a side note, many companies struggle to manage their emissions tracking obligations, which can lead to environmental violations and fines.  Many PBRs must also be approved prior to construction or operations, which is yet another common violation.  This air emissions compliance program has been in place for many years, yet many manufacturers are unaware and are thus out of compliance with these environmental regulations in Texas.

All of the Permits By Rule can be found in 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 106.  Some PBRs can be “claimed,” but others must be registered.  For those PBRs that need to be registered through STEERS, TCEQ has issued a new guidance document to help explain the process.  This document provides step by step instructions on how the entire process works.

We’ve Helped Many Texas Manufacturers

Manage TCEQ’s Permit By Rule Regulations

And Would Like To Help Your’s Too,

Call 512-457-0374 or Click Below For A Free Consultation