Governing Law and Regulations
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Office of Environmental Policy, Analysis, and Assessment
Texas General Land Office (GLO) Oil Spill Prevention and Response Department
Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC)
State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)
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 has established some state-specific spill prevention plan requirements in addition to the federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan requirements. See the national section SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN for more information on the federal requirements. In addition, Texas requires waterfront and offshore oil storage facilities to be certified by the state. Certification requirements include the development and implementation of a facility Discharge Prevention and Response Plan (DPRP).
The TCEQ specifies certain required actions when owners and operators respond to spills or discharges of hazardous substances, ...