Texas Underground Injection Wells: What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
Injection Well Act, Texas Water Code (TWC) 27
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Solid Waste Disposal Act, Texas Health and Safety Code (H&SC) 361
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Texas has specific rules relating to underground injection control (UIC) and provides permits for certain classes of wells in appropriate geologic locations. The state standards generally include the federal standards and include more specific standards and state applications and fees for application and operation of underground injection wells. See the national section UNDERGROUND INJECTION WELLS for more information on federal UIC permitting requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. The TCEQ and the RCT share the responsibility for permitting and enforcing the UIC standards.