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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 101GENERAL AIR QUALITY RULES
SUBCHAPTER AGENERAL RULES
RULE §101.10Emissions Inventory Requirements

(a) Applicability. The owner or operator of an account or source in the State of Texas or on waters that extend 9.0 nautical miles from the shoreline meeting one or more of the following conditions shall submit emissions inventories or related data as required in subsection (b) of this section to the commission on media approved by the commission:

  (1) an account which meets the definition of a major facility/stationary source, as defined in §116.12 of this title (relating to Nonattainment and Prevention of Significant Deterioration Review Definitions);

  (2) any account in an ozone nonattainment area emitting a minimum of ten tons per year (tpy) volatile organic compounds (VOC), 25 tpy nitrogen oxides (NOX ), or 100 tpy or more of any other contaminant subject to National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS);

  (3) any account that emits 0.5 tpy or more of lead (Pb);

  (4) any account that emits or has the potential to emit 100 tpy or more of any contaminant, except for greenhouse gases as listed in §101.1 of this title (relating to Definitions) individually or collectively;

  (5) any account which emits or has the potential to emit 10 tpy of any single or 25 tpy of aggregate hazardous air pollutants as defined in Federal Clean Air Act (FCAA), §112(a)(1); and

  (6) any minor industrial source, area source, non-road mobile source, or mobile source of emissions subject to special inventories under subsection (b)(3) of this section. For purposes of this section, the term "area source" means a group of similar activities that, taken collectively, produce a significant amount of air pollution.

(b) Types of inventories.

  (1) Initial emissions inventory. Accounts, as identified in subsection (a)(1), (2), (3), (4), or (5) of this section, shall submit an initial emissions inventory (IEI) for any criteria pollutant or hazardous air pollutant (HAP) that has not been identified in a previous inventory. The IEI shall consist of actual emissions of VOC, NOX , carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur dioxide (SO2 ), Pb, particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to 10 micrometers (PM10 ), particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5 ), any other contaminant subject to an NAAQS, emissions of all HAPs identified in FCAA, §112(b), or any other contaminant requested by the commission from individual emission units within an account. For purposes of this section, the term "actual emission" is the actual rate of emissions of a pollutant from an emissions unit as it enters the atmosphere. The reporting year will be the calendar year or seasonal period as designated by the commission. Reported emission activities must include annual routine emissions; excess emissions occurring during maintenance activities, including start-ups and shutdowns; and emissions resulting from upset conditions. For the ozone nonattainment areas, the inventory shall also include typical weekday emissions that occur during the summer months. For CO nonattainment areas, the inventory shall also include typical weekday emissions that occur during the winter months. Emission calculations must follow methodologies as identified in subsection (c) of this section.

  (2) Statewide annual emissions inventory update (AEIU). Accounts meeting the applicability requirements during an inventory reporting period as identified in subsection (a)(1), (2), (3), (4), or (5) of this section shall submit an AEIU that consists of actual emissions as identified in paragraph (1) of this subsection if any of the following criteria are met. If none of the following criteria are met, a letter certifying such shall be submitted instead:

    (A) any change in operating conditions, including start-ups, permanent shut-downs of individual units, or process changes at the account, that results in at least a 5.0% or 5 tpy, whichever is greater, increase or reduction in total annual emissions of VOC, NOX , CO, SO2 , Pb, PM10 , or PM2.5 from the most recently submitted emissions data of the account; or

    (B) a cessation of all production processes and termination of operations at the account.

  (3) Special inventories. Upon request by the executive director or a designated representative of the commission, any person owning or operating a source of air emissions which is or could be affected by any rule or regulation of the commission shall file emissions-related data with the commission as necessary to develop an inventory of emissions. Owners or operators submitting the requested data may make special procedural arrangements with the Emissions Assessment Section to submit data separate from routine emission inventory submissions or other arrangements as necessary to support claims of confidentiality.

(c) Calculations. Actual measurement with continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) is the preferred method of calculating emissions from a source. If CEMS data is not available, other means for determining actual emissions may be utilized in accordance with detailed instructions of the commission. Sample calculations representative of the processes in the account must be submitted with the inventory.

(d) Certifying statements.

  (1) A certifying statement, required by FCAA, §182(a)(3)(B), is to be signed by the owner(s) or operator(s) and shall accompany each emissions inventory to attest that the information contained in the inventory is true and accurate to the best knowledge of the certifying official.

  (2) A certifying statement, required by Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.0215(f) is to be signed by the owner(s) or operators(s) required to submit an emissions inventory and shall be submitted with each emission inventory if no emissions events were experienced at the site during the reporting year to the best knowledge of the certifying official.

(e) Reporting requirements. The IEI or subsequent AEIUs shall contain emissions data from the previous calendar year and shall be due on March 31 of each year or as directed by the commission. Owners or operators submitting emissions data may make special procedural arrangements with the Emissions Assessment Section to submit data separate from routine emission inventory submissions or other arrangements as necessary to support claims of confidentiality. Emissions-related data submitted under a special inventory request made under subsection (b)(3) of this section are due as detailed in the letter of request.

(f) Enforcement. Failure to submit emissions inventory data as required in this section shall result in formal enforcement action under Texas Water Code, Chapter 7.


Source Note: The provisions of this §101.10 adopted to be effective October 1, 1992, 17 TexReg 6452; amended to be effective January 27, 1995, 20 TexReg 221; amended to be effective December 23, 1999, 24 TexReg 11494; amended to be effective April 17, 2014, 39 TexReg 2875; amended to be effective July 28, 2016, 41 TexReg 5428

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