Texas Financial Responsibility regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Texas Financial Responsibility: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Financial assurance: 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 37.1 to 37.9265

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Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 30 TAC 37.301 to 37.671, 30 TAC 37.6001 to 37.6041, 30 TAC 335.7, 30 TAC 335.178, and TAC 335.179

Solid waste:

Asbestos transporters: 25 TAC 295.56

Municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLFs): 30 TAC 330.63, 30 TAC 330.125, 30 TAC 330.501 to 330.509, 30 TAC 37.1 to 37.381, and 30 TAC 37.8001 to 37.8071

Industrial solid waste management facilities (ISWMFs): 30 TAC 335.7, 30 TAC 335.594, 30 TAC 37.1 to 37.381, and 30 TAC 37.6001 to 37.6041

Scrap tire sites: 30 TAC 328.71, 30 TAC 37.1 to 37.381, and 30 TAC 37.3001 to 37.3031

Medical waste transporters: 30 TAC 37.9060 to 37.9085

Used oil facilities: 30 TAC 324.22 and 30 TAC 37.2001 to 37.20121

Underground injection wells (UIWs): 30 TAC 331.15 and 30 TAC 37.7001 to 37.7051

Underground storage tanks (USTs): 30 TAC 334.8, 30 TAC 334.301, and 30 TAC 37.801 to 37.895

Regulatory Agencies

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC)

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Texas generally follows the federal financial responsibility requirements, with additional requirements for solid waste facilities, medical waste transporters, used oil facilities, underground injection wells (UIWs), underground storage tanks (USTs), and hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). Texas has various specific regulations under 30 TAC 37 that outline specific financial assurance standards and requirements, including specific wording for financial responsibility mechanisms.

Administration and enforcement. The TCEQ is ...


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