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Texas Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container management rules: 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 335.152(a)(7) and 30 TAC 335.112(a)(8) (interim status)

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Empty container standards: 30 TAC 335.41(f)(2), 30 TAC 335.508(2), and 30 TAC 335.513

Organic air emissions standards: 30 TAC 335.152(a)(17) to 335.152(a)(19) and 30 TAC 335.112(a)(19) to 335.112(a)(21) (interim status)

Classifying empty containers: 30 TAC 335.508(2) and 30 TAC 335.513

Regulatory Agency

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Office of Compliance and Enforcement

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 hazardous waste container regulations, including the empty container rules and the organic air emissions standards. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use containers for hazardous waste management must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees. The state's more stringent permit standards and fees are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.

Administration and enforcement. TCEQ's Office of Compliance and Enforcement administers and enforces the hazardous waste container requirements in Texas.

State Requirements

CLASSIFYING EMPTY CONTAINERS

30 TAC 335.508(2) and 30 TAC 335.513

Class 1 waste. A container that has held a hazardous substance (as defined in 40 CFR 302), a hazardous waste, a Class 1 waste, or a material that would be classified as a Hazardous or Class 1 industrial solid waste if disposed of, and is empty in accordance with 30 ...


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Texas Containers Resources

Containers Products

Hazardous Waste Container Management - Guide Book
This guide explains the federal hazardous waste container management rules applicable to both TSDFs storing hazwaste in containers and generators accumulating hazwaste on-site in containers. In addition to explaining the federal standards, the guide addresses the standards of all 50 states."
Hazardous Waste Container Management Guide - PDF
This PDF guide explains the federal hazardous waste container management rules applicable to both TSDFs storing hazwaste in containers and generators accumulating hazwaste on-site in containers."
Hazwaste Container Management
Special Report - Download

This special report will explain the federal container management rules applicable to both TSDF owners and operators storing hazardous waste in containers and to generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in containers. The report will address how to determine if a container is empty, the applicability of the air emissions control standards, and satellite accumulation by generators. "
Route Safety & Safe Driving Techniques-Spanish Training Video
This video covers route hazards and liability exposures, container hazards, overhead clearances, maneuvering in tight spaces, reporting hazards and damage, overloaded containers, unauthorized hazards, waste container accessibility, landfill driver and helper safety, dumping the load, inspecting the vehicle at landfill, and more. -Spanish Edition"
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