Texas Landfills regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Texas Landfills: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste landfill rules: 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 335.152(a)(12) and 30 TAC 335.173 to 335.176;30 TAC 335.112(a)(13) and 30 TAC 335.124 to 335.126 (interim status)

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Municipal solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill rules: 30 TAC 330

Construction quality assurance program: 30 TAC 335.152(a)(1) and 30 TAC 335.112(a)(1) (interim status)

Response action plan: 30 TAC 335.152(a)(12) and 30 TAC 335.112(a)(13) (interim status)

Liner design and construction: 30 TAC 335.173(a)(2)(B)

Run-on and runoff control systems: 30 TAC 335.173

Container disposal: 30 TAC 335.176

Deed recordation of waste disposal: 30 TAC 335.5

Regulatory Agency

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.

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