Governing Law and Regulations
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Office of Permitting, Remediation, and Registration Water Quality Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Texas has established regulations for establishing priority management areas for groundwater, as well as for protecting groundwater sources of drinking water through a certification program. A groundwater management plan must be submitted to the administrator. If there is a conflict between a district management plan and the state water plan, it can be resolved through mediation.
Texas groundwater monitoring requirements are generally the same as the federal requirements for hazardous waste facilities, except that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) may request additional monitoring and sampling information, and quarterly or annual monitoring reports will be required for each facility. The ...