Governing Law and Regulations
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Office of Waste Permitting and Registration Support Division
TCEQ Office of Waste Remediation Division
Texas State Fire Marshal's Office
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), with limited exceptions. 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 HAZARDOUS WASTE 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 ...