Texas Leak Detection regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Texas Leak Detection: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste landfills: 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 335.152(a)(12)

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Hazardous waste surface impoundments: 30 TAC 335.152(a)(9)

Hazardous waste storage tanks: 30 TAC 335.152(a)(8)

Hazardous waste containers: 30 TAC 335.152(a)(7)

Underground storage tanks (USTs): 30 TAC 334.50

Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): 30 TAC 334.129

Solid waste landfills: 30 TAC 330.419

Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs): 30 TAC 321.38(g) and 30 TAC 321.46

Regulatory Agencies

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

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. Pollution control rules in Texas include leak detection standards as a safeguard to preventing spills, releases, and unnecessary contamination. The specific leak detection system standards vary, depending on the type of unit or facility.

Texas has adopted the federal leak detection rules and added requirements for landfills, land treatment facilities, and surface impoundments. See the national section LEAK DETECTION for a review of general and federal leak detection requirements.

All hazardous waste landfills and surface impoundments must have a leak detection system as part of their liner system. Texas's liner requirements for hazardous waste landfills and surface impoundments follow the federal requirements with an additional standard for hazardous waste. The additional standard requires that the liner minimize the rate of migration of wastes out of the landfill to the adjacent subsurface soil, groundwater, or surface water to prevent a substantial present or ...

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