Governing Law and Regulations
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Office of Compliance and Enforcement
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Texas follows the federal accumulation time rules that allow generators to accumulate hazardous waste on-site without a permit for specific periods of time. See the national section ACCUMULATION TIME to review the specific time periods applicable to each type of generator.
Generators should note that Texas requires generators to comply with on-site storage standards in addition to those required under federal law. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE for guidance on how to store hazardous waste on-site without a permit in compliance with the state's more stringent requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's Office of Compliance and Enforcement administers and enforces the generator accumulation time requirements in Texas.
To access the Request for 30-Day Extension to Store Hazardous Waste Without a Permit (TCEQ-0319) form, click here.