Texas Environmental Protection Agency: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act, Texas Health and Safety Code Annotated (H&SC) 361.001 to 361.912

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Solid Waste Resource Recovery Financing Act, H&SC 362.001 to 362.043

Comprehensive Municipal Solid Waste Management, Resource Recovery, and Conservation Act, H&SC 363.001 to 363.145

Texas Toxic Chemical Release Reporting Act, H&SC 370.001 to 370.009

Texas Used Oil Collection Management & Recycling Act, H&SC 371.001 to 371.110

Texas Clean Air Act, H&SC 382.001 to 382.302

Hazard Communication Act, H&SC 502.001 to 502.020

Texas Community Right-to-Know Acts (TCRAs):

Manufacturing Facility Community Right-to-Know Act, H&SC 505.001 to 505.016

Public Employer Community Right-to-Know Act, H&SC 506.001 to 506.017

Nonmanufacturing Facilities Community Right-to-Know Act, H&SC 507.001 to 507.013

Underground and aboveground storage tank laws: 2 Texas Water Code (TWC) 26.341 to 26.367

Water quality control laws: TWC 26.001 et seq.

Wetlands mitigation laws: Texas Natural Resources Code (TNRC) 221.001 to 221.048

Coastal Public Lands Management Act of 1973, TNRC 33.001 to 33.663

Regulatory Agency

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. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has primary responsibility for implementing state laws that protect the state's land, water, and air from pollution. Other Texas agencies also share the responsibility of implementing the state's environmental laws, including the Texas General Land Office, Texas Railroad Commission, the Texas Department of Agriculture ...

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