Noting that regulation of rock crushers through the existing permit by rule had potential issues with enforceability and determination of compliance, TCEQ announced a draft Standard Permit on Feb. 15, 2008. The draft Standard Permit would replace the existing permit by rule authorizing eligible permanent rock crusher and certain concrete crusher facilities. The draft permit addresses concerns regarding nuisance dust, ambient air quality, and potential adverse health impacts associated with these operations. It includes requirements for compliance recordkeeping, updated technical requirements and preconstruction notice, as well as setback requirements and opacity and visible emissions limits. TCEQ will hold a public meeting on March 18, 2008 and it has set a March 21, 2008 deadline to receive comments on the draft Standard Permit.

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