Governing Law and Regulations
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Office of Waste
Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC)
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 underground storage tank (UST) regulations are similar to the federal requirements. Texas has stricter notification, registration, and certification requirements, as well as UST installer registration and licensing rules and fees.
Note: Special rules apply to owners or operators installing, repairing, or replacing tanks in the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone. For details, see 30 TAC 213.5.
Texas has also implemented rules requiring ...