Texas Release Notification regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Texas Release Notification: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous substance releases: 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 327.1 to 30 TAC 327.5

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Reportable quantity (RQ): 30 TAC 327.4

Notification: 30 TAC 327.3

Report: 30 TAC 327.5

Underground storage tank (UST) and aboveground storage tank (AST) releases: 30 TAC 334.72 and 30 TAC 334.75

Solid waste: 30 TAC 305.145

Notification: 30 TAC 335.113 and 30 TAC 335.153

Air pollutants: 30 TAC 101.1

Transporter releases: 30 TAC 312.146

Regulatory Agencies

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

Railroad Commission of Texas (RRT)

Texas General Land Office (GLO)

Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)

Local fire and police departments

Spill Reporting (24 hours):800-832-8224
Non-Spill Emergencies:888-777-3186
National Response Center800-424-8802http://www.nrc.uscg.mil/report.htm

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Texas's release notification rules follow the federal regulations, with a few state specific additions for releases from storage tanks and spills associated with the exploration, development, and production of oil, gas, or geothermal activities. All spill reports can be made to the state's toll-free Environmental Emergency Hot Line at 1-800-832-8224.

Administration and enforcement. The TCEQ is generally the state's lead agency for responding to spills of hazardous substances. However, the GLO is the lead agency for responding to crude oil spills that enter or threaten to enter coastal waters, and the RRT is the lead agency for spills or discharges from all activities associated with the exploration, development, or production, ...

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Texas Release Notification Resources

Type Title
Checklists CERCLA Release Reporting Checklist
Forms Spill/Release Report Form
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