Texas Land Treatment regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Texas Land Treatment: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Land treatment rules: 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 335.152(a)(11), 30 TAC 335.171 and 30 TAC 335.172;30 TAC 335.112(a)(12), and 30 TAC 335.121 to 335.123 (interim status)

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Run-on and runoff control systems: 30 TAC 335.171

Interim status facilities:

Recordkeeping requirements: 30 TAC 335.122

Regulatory Agency

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

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Owners and operators of land treatment facilities in Texas must comply with both the federal land treatment rules and state run-on and runoff control system standards. The state standards for run-on and runoff control systems must be complied with during the closure and post-closure of a land treatment facility as well. See the state section CLOSURE AND POST-CLOSURE PLANS for more information. Texas sets forth additional recordkeeping requirements for interim status facilities, and facility owners and operators 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 Compliance and Enforcement administers and enforces the land treatment facility requirements in Texas.

State Requirements


30 TAC 335.121 and 30 TAC 335.171

Run-on. The owner or operator must design, construct, operate, and maintain a run-on control system capable of preventing flow onto the treatment zone during peak discharge ...

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