Texas Hazardous Waste Transporters regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Texas Hazardous Waste Transporters: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Solid Waste Disposal Act, Health and Safety Code (H&SC) 361.001 to 361.754

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Hazardous waste transporters:

Transporter definition: 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 335.1

Transporter Notification: 30 TAC 335.92

EPA ID Number: 30 TAC 335.92

Manifests and recordkeeping: 30 TAC 335.10, 30 TAC 335.11, and 30 TAC 335.14

Discharges or spills: 30 TAC 335.93

Hazardous waste transfer facilities: 30 TAC 335.94

Regulatory Agency

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

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.

State Requirements


Transporter Definition

30 TAC 335.1

The Texas regulations define "transporter" more broadly than do the federal rules. A transporter is defined as ...

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