Texas Pollution Prevention regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Texas Pollution Prevention: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Pollution prevention (P2) regulations: 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 335.471 to 335.480

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Pollution prevention policy: Texas Health & Safety Code (H&SC) 361.501 to 361.510

Waste minimization and source reduction: H&SC 361.502

Applicable facilities: 30 TAC 335.473

P2 plans: 30 TAC 335.474

Plan implementation: 30 TAC 335.475

Large quantity generators (LQGs) and Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporters: 30 TAC 335.474(1)

Small quantity generators (SQGs)/Non-TRI reporters: 30 TAC 335.474(2)

Annual progress reports: 30 TAC 335.476

P2 exemptions: 30 TAC 335.477

Confidentiality: 30 TAC 335.480

P2 assistance: H&SC 361.509

Property tax exemption: 30 TAC 17.1 to 17.25

Applicability: 30 TAC 17.4 to 17.6

Application: 30 TAC 17.10

Incentives for Environmental Management Systems: 30 TAC 90.30

Regulatory Agencies

Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Both state and federal rules exist in Texas for pollution prevention (P2) compliance. See the national section POLLUTION PREVENTION for more information about the federal rules.

Texas's P2 rules require almost all hazardous waste generators and hazardous substance users to develop and implement reduction plans and to report annually to the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on their progress (30 TAC 335.471 to 335.480). Texas also provides for an exemption from property taxation for pollution control equipment used for the control of air, water, or land pollution.

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
Guidance Documents