Governing Law and Regulations
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Office of Waste
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 hazardous waste tank regulations. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use tanks for hazardous waste storage or treatment must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees. The state's more stringent permit standards and fees are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.
• Administration and enforcement. TCEQ's Office of Waste administers and enforces the hazardous waste tank requirements in Texas.