Governing Law and Regulations
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Texas follows the federal rules for hazardous waste recycling but has adopted several more stringent state rules. See the national section RECYCLING to review the federal rules. Texas also requires manufacturers to offer computer and television take back and recycling programs. The state has adopted specific rules that apply to the recycling of nonhazardous industrial solid waste.
Texas has adopted the federal rule that conditionally excludes cathode-ray tubes (CRTs) from the definition of solid waste. The exclusion applies to CRTs that are recycled or reused in accordance with the federal regulations and will facilitate the recycling and reuse of this electronic component. See the national section HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) for more information.
• Administration and enforcement.