Governing Law and Regulations
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.
STORAGE FACILITY PERMITS AND FEES
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 ...