Texas TSDF Permits regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Texas TSDF Permits: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Industrial solid waste and municipal hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) permit standards: 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 39, 30 TAC 335.2 and 30 TAC 335.41 to 335.47

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Standard permit rules: 30 TAC 335.2(o), 30 TAC 335.601, 30 TAC 335.602, and 30 TAC 305.650 to 305.661

Permit application process:

Permit required: 30 TAC 335.2(a)

Permit exemptions and notification: 30 TAC 335.2, 30 TAC 335.6, and 30 TAC 335.41

Permit application review process: Texas Health and Safety Code (H&SC) 361.063, 30 TAC 39.103, 30 TAC 39.503, 30 TAC 39.509, and 30 TAC 281.1 to 281.32

TSDF location standards: 30 TAC 335.180 and 30 TAC 335.201 to 335.206

Consolidated Permit System (CPS) rules: 30 TAC 39.351 to 39.425, 30 TAC 305.1 to 305.661, and 30 TAC 33.1 to 33.51


Permit application fee: 30 TAC 305.53

Annual facility fee: 30 TAC 335.324

Waste management fees: 30 TAC 335.325 and 30 TAC 335.328

Regulatory Agency

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Office of Waste Waste Permits Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Texas has adopted the federal permit requirements for industrial solid waste and municipal hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) including those for standardized permits (called "standard permits" in Texas), but has not included the federal permit provisions for remedial action plans. In addition, the state has added its own permit application requirements. The state's additional TSDF permit rules are part of Texas's Consolidated Permit System (CPS), an optional permitting application process ...

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