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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Texas follows the federal biennial reporting requirements. Large quantity generators (LQGs) and hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) in Texas must file the federal biennial report with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) by March 1 of every even-numbered year for waste activities during the preceding calendar year. The federal biennial report requirements and form are described in the national section BIENNIAL REPORT.
In addition, Texas requires LQGs and small quantity generators (SQGs) to submit annual reports and TSDFs to file monthly reports with TCEQ.
• Administration and enforcement. TCEQ's Office of Waste administers and enforces the state's biennial report, annual report, and monthly report requirements in Texas.
Texas requires LQGs and SQGs to submit an annual report that details the management of each hazardous and Class 1 waste generated or managed on-site in the previous calendar year. TCEQ refers to the annual report as an Annual Waste Summary. The report is submitted on the state form TCEQ-0436B.