Governing Law and Regulations
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Office of Permitting, Remediation, and Registration Remediation Divisions Superfund Cleanup Section
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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.
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.
Unlike the federal law, which applies to sites contaminated by hazardous substances, Texas's Superfund program ...