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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Oil and Gas Industry. An Overview. TCEQ Regulates:. Air Waste Water Construction. Processing Treating. Exploration Production Texas Railroad Commission. X. Air. Permits by Rule Chapter 106 25 tpy of VOC or SO 2 or PM 10

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tceq regulates
TCEQ Regulates:
  • Air
  • Waste
  • Water
  • Construction
  • Processing
  • Treating
  • Exploration
  • Production

Texas Railroad Commission

X

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Air
  • Permits by Rule
    • Chapter 106
    • 25 tpy of VOC or SO2 or PM10
    • 250 tpy of CO or NOx
  • Standard Air Permits
    • Concrete Batch Plants, etc.
  • State Permits
    • PSD (Prevention of Significant Deterioration)
  • General Operating Permits – Federal
  • Site Operating Permits - Federal
nsr and title v perspective
NSR and Title V Perspective

NSR Title V

DM

Minor

PBR

GOP

Standard Permit

State Permit

SOP

NNSR & PSD Federal Permit

upset conditions
Upset Conditions
  • Emission Events
    • Must notify regional office within 24 hours of discovery
    • For “affirmative defense” must include all information required in a timely manner
    • Submit “Final” report within 2 weeks
    • Some emission events result in enforcement action, depending on the cause and or quantity of the release.
emission inventories
Emission Inventories
  • Point sources
    • reported emissions by Industry
  • Area sources
    • TCEQ developed (Painting, gas stations, dry cleaners, etc.
  • Mobile sources
    • TCEQ developed (On-road and non-road)
  • Biogenic sources
    • TCEQ developed (trees, eatc.)
point sources
Point Sources
  • Major or minor source under §116.12 (New Source Review)
    • Dependent on potential to emit (PTE) PTE and actual emissions thresholds for regulated pollutants
    • Location of source
      • Attainment vs Non-attainment
    • Boilers and Heaters
    • Flares
    • Fugitives
    • Loading Operations
permits by rule
Permits by Rule

Chapter 103.261/262 pertaining to Oil and Gas Facilities is currently being re-written to become more specific with regard to day-to-day operations

  • Topics to include:
    • Blowdowns
    • Degreasing, Lubrication
    • Tank Cleaning
    • Thief hatches
common air violations
Common Air Violations
  • Failure to obtain authorization for equipment that requires permitting or Permit By Rule registration
  • Failure to operate the equipment as registered
  • Failure to submit reports in a timely manner
waste
Waste
  • O&G waste generated on the drilling site is RRC jurisdiction
  • Industrial Hazardous waste
    • Solvents, etc.
  • Universal waste
    • Fluorescent light bulbs
    • Paint and paint related waste
    • Batteries
    • Mercury – containing Equipment
    • Pesticides
common waste violations
Common Waste Violations
  • Notification
    • Hazardous waste identification (Class 1,2 &3)
    • Generator Status
    • Annual waste Summary
  • Hazardous Waste Management
    • Tanks
    • Container Storage Area
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Paperwork Violations
    • Hazardous waste determinations
    • Manifests
    • Annual waste summaries
    • Inspections
      • Container Storage Areas – weekly
      • Tanks- daily
  • Safety
      • Fire and Spill Equipment
      • Internal Communications or Alarm System
      • Letters to Police, Fire and Hospitals
      • Personnel Training
      • Emergency Reporting
water
Water
  • Public Water Systems
    • Serve 25 or more for at least 60 days per year
  • Waste water discharges
    • Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR)
    • NetDMR highly encouraged (replaced eDMR)
  • Multi-Sector General Permit
    • May be required if you have had a reportable spill at the site in the last 10 years
common water violations
Common Water Violations
  • Microbiological Sampling
  • Inadequate or Non-Submittal of Disinfectant Level Quarterly and monthly Operating Reports
  • Inadequate Cross Connection Program
  • Non-Submittal of new facilities plans
water violations con t
Water violations, con’t
  • No annual inspection of storage tanks (including pressure tanks)
  • Disinfectant residual (lots of issues)
  • Low distribution water pressure
  • Un-locked facility fencing
  • Water Wells
  • Storage tanks
storm water construction permits
Storm Water Construction Permits
  • EPA – National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
    • Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • TCEQ – Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) or Construction Storm Water Permit
    • O&G Processing and Treating
    • TXR150000
sw construction permits
SW Construction Permits
  • Large construction site (>5 acres)
    • Require Notice of Intent
    • Storm water pollution prevention plan
    • Includes <5 acre sites that are part of a larger common plan of development
  • Small construction sites (<5 acres)
    • Require Storm water pollution prevention plan
  • Less than 1 acre, not regulated
compliance assistance
Compliance Assistance
  • Small Business (<100 employees)
    • SBLGA Hotline 1-800-447-2827
    • Site Visit Program
    • Environmentor Program
  • Large Businesses
    • Pollution Prevention and Education
    • SAV+
    • Clean Texas Program
    • Environmental Management Systems
    • 512-239-3100
other programs
Other Programs
  • Dam Safety
    • PE required for drilling <500 ft. from dam
  • Portable “facilities”
    • Use registered sludge transporter
  • Water Rights (surface water)
    • Temporary permits <1 acre-foot. One year
    • Regional approval, not renewable
region 7 counties
Andrews

Borden

Crane

Dawson

Ector

Gaines

Glasscock

Howard

Loving

Martin

Midland

Pecos

Reeves

Terrell

Upton

Ward

Winkler

Region 7 counties
contact information
Contact information

TCEQ Region 7

3300 N. “A” St. Bldg 4 Ste. 107

Midland, TX 79705

432 570-1359

Fax 432 570 4795

  • Jeff Bertl, Regional Director
  • Alice Cone, Air Section Work Leader
  • Michael, Waste/Water Section Work Leader
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Contact Information

Janet Prim

  • Compliance Specialist
  • Small Business and Local Government Assistance
  • 432-620-6116
  • jprim@tceq.state.tx.us
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Contact Information

Christine Hammit, PG

IHW Investigator

  • Midland Regional Office
  • (432) 570-1359
  • chammit@tceq.state.tx.us