Governing Law and Regulations
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Office of Permitting, Remediation and Registration Registration, Review and Reporting Division
Texas State Fire Marshal's Office
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. In addition to federal laws that regulate aboveground storage tanks (ASTs), Texas has specific rules for ASTs containing petroleum products. Texas prohibits the storage of any flammable liquid at a retail gas station in an AST that has a gross capacity over 60 gallons (gal). Local ordinances should also be reviewed since some municipal laws may prohibit ASTs that store flammable liquids and other substances. For storage tanks containing hazardous wastes, see the state section HAZWASTE STORAGE AND TREATMENT TANKS for additional guidance.
Note: Special rules apply to owners or operators installing, repairing, or replacing tanks in the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone. For details, see 30 TAC 213.5.
• Administration and enforcement. The TCEQ administers ...