Governing Law and Regulations
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The Texas regulations for transporters of hazardous waste generally follow the federal regulations with a few differences related to the definition of transporter, registration, manifests, recordkeeping, discharges, and hazardous waste transfer facilities.
The state regulations for hazardous waste transporters also apply to Class 1 industrial solid (nonhazardous) waste transporters. Refer to the state section HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) for a definition of Class 1 Waste.
Texas also has additional requirements for transporters of used oil. See the state section USED OIL MANAGEMENT for more information concerning these requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state hazardous and industrial waste program, including the regulations for transporters.
HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS
30 TAC 335.1
The Texas regulations define "transporter" more broadly than do the federal rules. A transporter is defined as ...