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NSR Guidance for Painting Operations

Overview of air permitting requirements and options for new painting operations. Links to relevant rules, guidance, and forms.

This information is intended to be used by permit applicants to help ensure a complete application and expedited application review. We encourage applicants to use this information when preparing and submitting NSR applications to promote faster action by the agency.

Common Information

Potential Additional Sources

The following are additional facilities that are commonly permitted during a permit action for the facility:

  • Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Section 106.478 - Tanks, Storage and Loading
  • 30 TAC Chapter 115 - Control of Air Pollution from Volatile Organic Compounds
    • Subchapter B: General Volatile Organic Compound Sources
      115.112 Storage of Volatile Organic Compounds
  • 40 CFR 60 Subpart Kb - Volatile Organic Liquid Storage Vessels
  • Facility Checklists:
  • 106.183 - Boilers, Heaters, and Other Combustion Devices
  • Standard of Permformance for New Stationary Sources (NSPS)
  • Table 4 Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
  • Table 6 Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Best Available Control Technology (BACT)

The following tables contain information regarding the level of emissions control required or the amount of emissions allowed from the facility.

  • Current BACT Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
  • 10-Year-Old BACT Adobe Acrobat PDF Document - Some authorizations for qualified facilities allow for air pollution control methods that are at least as effective as the BACT that was required or would have been required 120 months, or 10 years, ago.
  • Current MSS BACT Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Boilerplate Conditions

The following are examples of permit conditions that may be applicable for this type of facility:

  • Adobe Acrobat PDF Document or Microsoft Word Document

Additional Information

  • Emission Calculations - Please contact the TCEQ Air Permits Coatings Section for information.
  • Current Policy Memos - Guidance regarding current Air Permits Division (APD) policies
  • Historical Policy Memos - Historical APD policies
  • Applicable Rules and Regulations - Specific state and federal rules and regulations that may pertain to this type of facility

  • Note: The sample documents below are in MS Word and Excel format.
  • Sample Application Process for Painting Operations
    • Application Microsoft Word Document
    • Emission Calculations Microsoft Word Document
    • New Coating Calculation Worksheet Microsoft Excel
    • Plot Plan Microsoft Excel
    • Process Flow Diagram Microsoft Excel
    • Table 1 Microsoft Excel
    • Table 1a Microsoft Excel
    • Table 19 Microsoft Excel
    • Table 20 Microsoft Excel
    • Table 21 Microsoft Excel

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