Texas TSDF Responsibilities regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Texas TSDF Responsibilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) management requirements: 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 335.1 to 335.47 and 30 TAC 335.111 to 335.128 (interim status)

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TSDF permit rules: 30 TAC 305.1 to 305.661 and 30 TAC 335.151 to 335.206

TSDF fees: 30 TAC 305.53 and 30 TAC 335.324 to 335.328

General performance standard: 30 TAC 335.177

Pollution prevention (P2) rules: 30 TAC 335.471 to 335.480

Financial assurance:

Applicability: 30 TAC 37.6001

Financial mechanisms: 30 TAC 37.301 to 37.381

Cost estimates for TSDFs: 30 TAC 335.127 and 30 TAC 335.178

Regulatory Agency

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Office of Compliance and Enforcement

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Texas's rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include the federal rules and some more stringent state requirements in connection with monthly waste receipt summaries; contingency plans; facility design, construction, and operation; closure and post-closure; groundwater; corrective action; permits and fees, financial assurance, and the Texas general performance standard.

Administration and enforcement. TCEQ's Office of Compliance and Enforcement administers and enforces the TSDF requirements in Texas.

State Requirements


TSDF owners and operators must prepare and submit to TCEQ a monthly waste receipt summary for all hazardous waste or Class 1 waste shipments received at the facility. See the state section BIENNIAL REPORT for information.


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