Texas Hazardous Waste Determination regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Texas Hazardous Waste Determination: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste classification definitions: 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 335.1

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Identification and classification rules: 30 TAC 335.501 to 335.521

Hazardous waste determination: 30 TAC 335.504

Waste type classifications:

Primary solid waste classifications: 30 TAC 335.1

Municipal solid waste: 30 TAC 335.1

Industrial solid waste: 30 TAC 335.1 and 30 TAC 335.505 to 335.508

Process knowledge: 30 TAC 335.511 and 30 TAC 335.513

Exclusions: 30 TAC 335.1(146)

State waste codes: 30 TAC 335.503 and 30 TAC 335.521(c) Appendix 3

Contained-in policy: 30 TAC 335.504(1)

Special waste: 30 TAC 330.3(148)

Listed hazardous wastes: 30 TAC 335.1(69) and 30 TAC 335.504(2)

Characteristic wastes: 30 TAC 335.1(69) and 30 TAC 335.504(3)

Delisting petitions: 40 CFR 260.20 and 40 CFR 260.22

Regulatory Agencies

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Office of Compliance and Enforcement

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 has adopted the federal rules for identifying and classifying hazardous waste, including the federal conditional exclusions from the definitions of solid and hazardous waste as they apply to cathode-ray tubes and solvent-contaminated wipes, the hazardous waste exclusion for carbon dioxide streams in geologic sequestration activities, and the solid waste exclusion for hazardous secondary materials, known as the 2015 Definition of Solid Waste rule.

However, unlike the federal rules, the state categorizes hazardous waste as either "hazardous industrial waste" or "municipal hazardous waste." In addition, Texas ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
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