Governing Law and Regulations
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Federal rules governing the combustion of hazardous waste in boilers and industrial furnaces have been promulgated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Clean Air Act. Applicable boilers and industrial furnaces must comply with the RCRA standards and the source-specific NESHAP, also known as the maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standard, for hazardous waste combustors. Texas has adopted by reference both the RCRA and MACT standards. For further information, see the national section BOILERS AND INDUSTRIAL FURNACES.
• Administration and enforcement. TCEQ administers and enforces the BIF and hazardous waste combustor rules in Texas.
For information on the handling and disposal of used oil in Texas, see the state section USED OIL MANAGEMENT.
PERMITS FOR OTHER BOILERS
The installation of a commercial, industrial, or institutional boiler or a process furnace at a facility that does not burn hazardous waste typically requires an air quality permit. See the state section AIR EMISSIONS PERMITS for more information.