Governing Law and Regulations
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Office of Compliance and Enforcement
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. At present, Texas has three commercial landfills that accept hazardous waste for disposal. They are located in the cities of Andrews, La Porte, and Robstown, TX. These facilities also accept Class 1 industrial solid waste for disposal, as do facilities located in Anahuac and Conroe, TX. The state's rules for hazardous waste landfills include the federal rules and more stringent state requirements. The state's more stringent rules cover: liner design and construction, run-on and runoff control systems, container disposal, and facility permits and fees.
Solid (nonhazardous) wastes. Texas has its own rules for solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills. In addition, the federal solid waste landfill requirements apply in Texas. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.
• Administration and ...