Texas Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Texas Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) contingency plan rules: 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 335.152(a)(3), 30 TAC 335.153, 30 TAC 335.112(a)(3), and 30 TAC 335.113 (interim status)

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Large quantity generator (LQG) contingency plan rules: 30 TAC 335.69(a)(4)(A) and 30 TAC 335.69(a)(4)(C)

State rules for emergency coordinators: 30 TAC 335.153 and 30 TAC 335.113 (interim status)

Immediate notification: 30 TAC 335.153(2) and 30 TAC 335.113(2) (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

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. Texas has adopted by reference the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) contingency plan requirements for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs) and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs).

Administration and enforcement. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's Office of Waste administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Texas.

State Requirements


30 TAC 335.153(2) and 30 TAC 335.113(2) (interim status)

In addition to complying with the federal requirements for immediate notification, TSDFs and LQGs must immediately notify:

  • The TCEQ according to the procedures set forth in The State of Texas Oil and Hazardous Substances Spill Contingency Plan and
  • The State of Texas Spill-Reporting Hotline at 1-800-832-8224.

Note: Prior to any emergency, it would be a good idea to confirm with the TCEQ as to which notification procedures specified in the several-hundred-page The State of Texas Oil ...

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