Governing Law and Regulations
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Office of Waste
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Texas has adopted by reference the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) contingency plan requirements for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs) and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs).
• Administration and enforcement. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's Office of Waste administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Texas.
30 TAC 335.153(2) and 30 TAC 335.113(2) (interim status)
In addition to complying with the federal requirements for immediate notification, TSDFs and LQGs must immediately notify:
- The TCEQ according to the procedures set forth in The State of Texas Oil and Hazardous Substances Spill Contingency Plan and
- The State of Texas Spill-Reporting Hotline at 1-800-832-8224.
Note: Prior to any emergency, it would be a good idea to confirm with the TCEQ as to which notification procedures specified in the several-hundred-page The State of Texas Oil ...