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. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires Texas (and all states) to use the federal form of manifest: the standardized Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (EPA Form 8700-22) and its continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A). These forms replace the Texas Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest and its continuation sheet. The state has revised its manifest regulations as a result of the requirement to use the federal form and because EPA also revised various regulations relating to the manifest (e.g., rules concerning manifest discrepancies and rejected shipments). Texas's rules for hazardous waste manifest preparation and use are now the same as the federal rules, and waste handlers should go to the national section MANIFESTS for guidance. Texas has additional state requirements concerning manifest exemptions and exception reports. Generators, transporters, and hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) must continue to use a hazardous waste manifest for shipments of ...