Governing Law and Regulations
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Texas has developed its own regulations for preventing general nuisances and for controlling fugitive particulate matter emissions, visible emissions, and fugitive volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from specific sources and specific areas of the state.
In addition, facilities in Texas must comply with the federal New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), some of which have been incorporated by reference into the Texas regulations. Many of the federal standards contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive emissions. See the national section FUGITIVE EMISSIONS for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. TCEQ is ...