Texas Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Texas Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground Storage Tanks (USTs): 2 Texas Water Code (TWC) 26.341 to 26.363, and regulations at 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 334 and 16 TAC 9.116

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Notification: 30 TAC 334.6

Seller's disclosure: 30 TAC 334.9

Installation: 30 TAC 334.8(a) and 30 TAC 334.46

Registration: 30 TAC 334.7 and 30 TAC 334.21

Delivery prohibition: 30 TAC 334.5

Self-certification: 30 TAC 334.8

Delivery fees: 30 TAC 334.19

Secondary containment: 30 TAC 334.45 to 334.50

Tanks located over aquifers: 30 TAC 214

LP-Gas Storage Tanks: 16 TAC 9.116

Financial responsibility: 30 TAC 334.8(b)


UST contractors: 30 TAC 334.407 and 30 TAC 30.315

On-site supervisors: 30 TAC 30.310

Corrective action project manager: 30 TAC 334.451 to 334.455

Operator training: 30 TAC 334.601 to 334.606

Release reporting: 30 TAC 334.72 to 334.76

Corrective action: 30 TAC 334.78 to 334.81

Petroleum Storage Tank Remediation (PSTR) Fund: 30 TAC 334.301 to 334.322

Recordkeeping: 30 TAC 334.10

Regulatory Agencies

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Office of Waste

Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC)

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. Texas underground storage tank (UST) regulations are similar to the federal requirements. Texas has stricter notification, registration, and certification requirements, as well as UST installer registration and licensing rules and fees.

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.

Texas has also implemented rules requiring ...

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