Texas Manifests regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Texas Manifests : What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste generator manifest requirements: 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 335.10, 30 TAC 335.13, and 30 TAC 335.54

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Hazardous waste transporter manifest requirements: 30 TAC 335.11 and 30 TAC 335.14

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) manifest requirements: 30 TAC 335.12 and 30 TAC 335.15

Generators:

Completing the manifest: 30 TAC 335.10(c)

Manifest exemptions: 30 TAC 335.10

Regulatory Agency

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

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires Texas (and all states) to use the federal form of manifest: the standardized Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (EPA Form 8700-22) and its continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A). Waste handlers in Texas should go to the national section MANIFESTS for guidance on how to prepare the manifest form and how to deal with related manifest issues such as manifest discrepancies and rejected shipments. Texas has additional state requirements concerning manifest exemptions.

Administration and enforcement. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) Office of Compliance and Enforcement administers and enforces the manifest rules in Texas.

State Requirements

GENERATORS

Completing the Manifest

30 TAC 335.10

All manifests for hazardous waste must include the Texas Waste Codes for each waste itemized on the manifest (30 TAC 335.10(a)(1)). When itemizing Class 1 waste on the manifest, use the TCEQ solid waste registration numbers in place of the EPA identification (ID) number and the Texas waste code in place of the EPA waste code (30 TAC 335.10(c)(1)). When both hazardous and Class 1 waste are ...


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