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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Texas has been delegated authority by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement and enforce selected National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), including source-specific NESHAP, also known as maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards. The federal NESHAP rules have been incorporated by reference in Texas, and there are no additional state-listed hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). See the national section HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS for additional information.
Texas has also implemented regulations for highly reactive volatile organic compounds (HRVOCs) in the Houston/Galveston area, which may potentially impact a source of HAP emissions.
For information on handling certain mercury-containing wastes, see the state section UNIVERSAL WASTES.
• Administration and enforcement. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) administers and enforces the state rules ...