Governing Law and Regulations
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Office of Compliance and Enforcement
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) and added a notification requirement.
• Administration and enforcement. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's (TCEQ) Office of Compliance and Enforcement administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Texas.
30 TAC 335.69(a)(4)(C), 30 TAC 335.153(2), and 30 TAC 335.113(2) (interim status)
In addition to complying with the federal requirements to immediately notify either the government official designated as the on-scene coordinator for that geographic region or the National Response Center of a fire, explosion, or other release that could threaten human health or the environment outside the facility, TSDFs and LQGs must immediately notify the TCEQ reporting line at 800-832-8224.