Texas Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Texas Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste storage facility rules: 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 335.151 to 335.183 and 30 TAC 335.111 to 335.128 (interim status)

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Storage facility fees: 30 TAC 335.324 and 30 TAC 335.328

On-site storage rules for generators: 30 TAC 335.69

Emergency notification by generators: 30 TAC 335.69(a)(4)(C) and 30 TAC 335.69(f)(5)(D)(iii)

Exemption from generator on-site storage rules: 30 TAC 335.69(i)

Regulatory Agency

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

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Texas has adopted the federal hazardous waste storage rules, including those for on-site storage by generators. Texas also requires generators to make an additional notification in the event of an emergency and requires storage facilities to comply with a general performance standard. In addition, and unlike the federal rules, Texas requires owners and operators of hazardous waste storage facilities to pay annual and monthly fees.

See the state sections TSDF PERMITS and TSDF RESPONSIBILITIES for more information on fees and the storage facility performance standard.

Administration and enforcement. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's (TCEQ) Office of Compliance and Enforcement administers and enforces the hazardous waste storage rules in Texas.

State Requirements


Texas's permit requirements for hazardous waste storage facilities include the federal standards plus the state's additional rules in connection with permit application requirements and several state permit and facility fees. See the state section TSDF PERMITS for more information on ...

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