Governing Law and Regulations
Texas Manufacturing Facility Community Right-to-Know Act, 6 Texas Health and Safety Code (H&SC) 505.001 to 505.016 and regulations at 25 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 295.181
Texas Public Employer Community Right-to-Know Act, 6 H&SC 506.001 to 506.017 and regulations at 25 TAC 295.182
Texas Nonmanufacturing Facilities Community Right-to-Know Act, 6 H&SC 507.001 to 507.013 and regulations at 25 TAC 295.183
Texas Hazard Communication Act, 6 H&SC 502.001 et seq. and regulations at 25 TAC 295.1 to 295.13
Hazardous waste facilities: 30 TAC 335.183
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Office of Compliance and Enforcement
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management (DEM)
Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)
Local fire departments
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Texas generally follows federal emergency planning and response regulations, with additional state requirements for hazardous waste facilities.
Texas follows the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) regulations, with additional reporting and fee requirements. For additional guidance, see the state section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW and the national section EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE.
Texas has adopted the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) contingency plan requirement for generators and hazardous waste ...