RULE §106.352 Oil and Gas Handling and Production Facilities


Published: 2015

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(a) Applicability. This section applies to all stationary
facilities, or groups of facilities, at a site which handle gases
and liquids associated with the production, conditioning, processing,
and pipeline transfer of fluids or gases found in geologic formations
on or beneath the earth's surface including, but not limited to, crude
oil, natural gas, condensate, and produced water with the following
conditions:
  (1) The requirements in subsections (a) - (k) of this
section are applicable only for new projects and related facilities
located in the Barnett Shale (Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath,
Hill, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell,
Tarrant, and Wise Counties) on or after April 1, 2011. For all other
new projects and related facilities in all other counties of the state,
subsection (l) of this section is applicable.
  (2) Only one Oil and Gas Handling and Production Facilities
permit by rule (PBR) for an oil and gas site (OGS) may be claimed
or registered for each combination of dependent facilities and authorizes
all facilities in sweet or sour service. This section may not be used
if operationally dependent facilities are authorized by the Air Quality
Standard Permit for Oil and Gas Sites, or a permit under §116.111
of this title (relating to General Application). Existing authorized
facilities, or groups of facilities, at an OGS under this section
which are not changing certified character or quantity of emissions
must only meet subsections (i) and (k) of this section (protectiveness
review and planned maintenance, startup, and shutdown (MSS) requirements)
and otherwise retain their existing authorization. Except for planned
MSS activities which must meet the requirements of subsection (i)
of this section, any combination of dependent facilities with a permit
under §116.111 of this title cannot also claim this section for
any new facility, or changes to an existing facility, which handles
(or is related to the processing of) crude oil, condensate, natural
gas, or any other petroleum raw material, product, or by-product.
  (3) This section does not relieve the owner or operator
from complying with any other applicable provision of the Texas Health
and Safety Code, Texas Water Code, rules of the Texas Commission on
Environmental Quality (TCEQ), or any additional local, state, or federal
laws or regulations. Emissions that exceed the limits in this section
are not authorized and are violations.
  (4) Emissions from upsets, emergencies, or malfunctions
are not authorized by this section. This section does not regulate
methane, ethane, or carbon dioxide.