Texas Security regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Texas Security: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Solid waste: 30 TAC 330.131 and 30 TAC 330.223

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Drinking water: 30 TAC 290.42

Raw water intakes: 30 TAC 290.41(e)(2)(C)

Water storage tanks: 30 TAC 290.43(e)

Chlorination of drinking water: 30 TAC 290.42(e)(4)(B) and 290.42(e)(5)

Wastewater: 30 TAC 217.328

Regulatory Agencies

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Division of Intelligence and Counterterrorism

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Texas's requirements concerning security for air toxics are covered in the state's accidental release prevention program, which follows the federal program. See the national sections RISK MANAGEMENT and SECURITY for more information.

Texas's rules for the security of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities, (TSDFs) incorporate by reference the federal requirements in connection with facility security during the life of the TSDF and during a disposal facility's post-closure care period. Texas also incorporates by reference the federal rules for storage of hazardous waste munitions and explosives. Similar to the federal rules for municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLFs), the owners and operators of Texas MSWLFs and solid waste storage and processing units must avoid unauthorized access with specific state requirements in connection with signage at the facility's entrance. The rules for the storage of solid waste military munitions are the same as the federal rules.

Public water suppliers in Texas must comply with the federal Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002. See the national section SECURITY for more information about the Act.

The state also has specific requirements to provide proper security at wastewater treatment facilities.

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