Texas PCB Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Texas PCB Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) regulated polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) wastes: 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 3.30

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Classification of wastes: 30 TAC 335.508

Site operating plan: 30 TAC 330.127

Regulatory Agencies

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Office of Permitting, Remediation, and Registration Industrial and Hazardous Waste Division

Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) Oil and Gas Division

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In addition to the federal regulations governing PCBs and PCB wastes, Texas has additional regulations governing the classification and disposal of such wastes. See the national section PCB MANAGEMENT for additional information.

Administration and enforcement. EPA is responsible for enforcing the PCB regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Depending on their source and their hazardous waste status, PCB wastes generated in Texas are also subject to the regulations of RRC or TCEQ.

State Requirements


16 TAC 3.30

Nonhazardous wastes directly associated with the production, processing, and transportation of crude oil, natural gas, or geothermal resources are under the jurisdiction of RRCT and are regulated by RRCT rules. The transportation wastes subject to the jurisdiction of the RRC include wastes from pipeline compressor or pressure stations and wastes from pipeline hydrostatic pressure tests and other pipeline operations. These wastes include wastes contaminated with PCBs (including transformers, capacitors, ...

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