Texas Corrective Action regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Texas Corrective Action: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Corrective action rules for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management units: 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 335.158 to 335.167

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Financial assurance for corrective action of hazardous and nonhazardous industrial solid waste facilities: 30 TAC 335.7 and 30 TAC 337.6021

Rules for corrective action management units (CAMUs), temporary units (TUs), and staging piles: 30 TAC 335.152(a)(14)

Point of compliance rule:

Federal rule: 40 CFR 264.95

Texas rule: 30 TAC 335.161

Risk-based corrective action (RBCA)/Texas Risk Reduction Program rules: 30 TAC 350.1 to 350.135

Regulatory Agency

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 corrective action regulations for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste units with additional state provisions, including those in connection with groundwater and point of compliance requirements at treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). The state's point of compliance requirements for the TSDFs are more stringent than the federal rules. TSDF owners and operators in Texas must comply with Texas's point of compliance definition.

Texas has adopted by reference the rules, revised by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency in 2002, for corrective action management units (CAMUs), temporary units (TUs), and staging piles. The state's adoption of the 2002 CAMU rules includes the less stringent federal provision regarding placement of CAMU-eligible wastes in off-site hazardous waste landfills. See the national section CORRECTIVE ACTION


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