Governing Law and Regulations
Industrial solid waste and municipal hazardous waste laws and rules: Solid Waste Disposal Act, Texas Health and Safety Code (H&SC) 361.001 to 361.912., and regulations at 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 33, 30 TAC 39, 30 TAC 305, 30 TAC 281.5, and 30 TAC 335
Solid (nonhazardous) waste laws and rules: Solid Waste Disposal Act, H&SC 361.001 to 361.912; Solid Waste Resource Recovery Financing Act, H&SC 362.001 to 362.043; Comprehensive Municipal Solid Waste Management, Resource Recovery, and Conservation Act, H&SC 363.001 to 363.145; County Solid Waste Control Act, H&SC 364.001 to 364.058, and regulations at 30 TAC 305, 30 TAC 328, 30 TAC 281.5, 30 TAC 330, 30 TAC 332, 30 TAC 335.1 to 335.31, 30 TAC 335.501 to 335.521, and 30 TAC 335.580 to 335.594
Underground storage tank (UST) laws and rules: Texas Water Code 26.341 to 26.363 and regulations at 30 TAC 334
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Office of Compliance and Enforcement
TCEQ Office of Permitting and Registration Permitting and Registration Support 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. Texas waste management rules include many of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) rules as well as more stringent state requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management and USTs. In Texas, solid and hazardous wastes are subsets of the state's two waste categories: industrial solid waste and municipal solid waste. See the state section HAZWASTE DETERMINATION ...