A flexible permit allows an operator more flexibility in managing their operations by staying under an overall emissions cap or individual emission limitation. The applicant is allowed to structure the flexible permit to best serve his needs. Some basic rules of flexible permits are:
- Facilities are limited to one flexible permit per plant site or account; however, the applicant can choose which facilities to include.
- The applicant can choose to establish caps or individual emission limitations for certain pollutants with not all pollutants emitted from the source(s) included in the flexible permit.
- The final permit may contain an overall emission cap for all sources per pollutant, combination of multiple emission caps that cover groups of facilities, and/or individual emission limitations for individual facilities.
- The flexible permit is not restricted to grandfathered sources. The applicant may choose to combine grandfathered, existing permitted, and newer facilities to maximize flexibility at the site.
Tools for This Permit
- Form: PI-1 General Application Form and Instructions
- Guidance: Flexible Permit Guidance Document - Under Review
- Rule: 30 TAC § 116
- Fees: Fund 151 (Clean Air) Fee Rates: Old vs. New
Historical Data Pertaining to Flexible Permits
- Flexible Permits and the Plantwide Applicability Limit (PAL)
- Draft - FNSR Applicability for Flexible Permits
- Permit Renewals During Flexible Permit Reviews
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