Texas Superfund regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Texas Superfund: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous substance facilities assessment and remediation: 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 335.341 to 335.351

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State Superfund program:

Listing procedure: 30 TAC 335.341

Potentially responsible parties (PRPs): 30 TAC 335.342(14)

Settlement agreements: 30 TAC 335.351

Hazardous and Solid Waste Remediation Fee Account: Texas Health & Safety Code (H&SC) 361.133

Risk reduction standards: 30 TAC 335.551 to 335.569

Regulatory Agency

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Office of Permitting, Remediation, and Registration Remediation Divisions Superfund Cleanup Section

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Texas has its own Superfund law, which follows federal law. The state must comply with federal guidelines in administering the state Superfund program, but EPA's approval of state Superfund actions is not required.

Administration and enforcement. TCEQ administers and enforces the state Superfund rules in Texas.

State Requirements

OVERVIEW

The state Superfund program mission is to remediate abandoned or inactive sites within the state that pose an unacceptable risk to public health and safety or the environment, but which do not qualify for action under the federal Superfund program.

The Texas Voluntary Cleanup Program provides incentives for properties with real and perceived contamination (commonly called Brownfields) to be investigated, cleaned, and redeveloped. See the state section BROWNFIELDS for more information.

STATE PROGRAM

Unlike the federal law, which applies to sites contaminated by hazardous substances, Texas's Superfund program ...


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