Winter 2018-TCEQ Industrial and Hazardous Waste Quarterly Highlights

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Groundwater Detection Monitoring (GWDM) Report Format

The Industrial and Hazardous Waste (I&HW) Section finalized the GWDM report format. Submit your next GWDM report using this format: Groundwater Detection Monitoring (GWDM) Report Format

Rule Projects

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Coal Combustion Residual Rule (CCR)

The proposed CCR rule (rule project number 2017-037-352-WS) is currently being revised. The I&HW Section is preparing to propose the revised rule at the Commissioners’ Agenda meeting in 2019. For additional information and possible changes follow the TCEQ rule website.

Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule & Definition of Solid Waste

RCRA rulemaking, including the Hazardous Waste Generator Rule Improvements & the Revised Definition of Solid Waste regulations, will begin soon. We hope to receive approval to propose the RCRA rule package at the Commissioners’ Agenda meeting in the Fall of 2019. We anticipate receiving public interest for these rules. Check future I&HW Quarterly Highlights for information on how to participate.

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General Reminders

Including these in your report or application makes the review and approval process smoother.

Correspondence Cover Sheet (TCEQ-20714)

  • Complete and submit a Correspondence Cover Sheet (TCEQ-20714) with all Industrial and Hazardous Waste Permit Application and Report Submittals. Download a copy of Correspondence Cover Sheet (TCEQ-20714) from the I&HW Forms and Guidance webpage under Permit Applications.

Permit Renewal Application Call-In Notice

  • I&HW will mail Permit Renewal Application Call-In notice letters 18 months prior to permit expiration date.
  • Letter includes renewal application deadline; information on I&HW tools to help applicants; application instructions; and notice of required pre-application meeting scheduled no later than 1 year before the permit expiration date.

Preapplication Meeting

  • Schedule a preapplication meeting with I&HW staff when preparing to submit a New, Renewal, Class 3, or any complex permit application. This allows for staff and applicant to review regulatory requirements, checklists, timelines, and makes the approval process smoother.

Waste Minimization Certifications

  • No longer submitted to I&HW.
  • Keep them with facility operating records (40 CFR 264.73). 
  • This does not affect the Annual Source Reduction and Waste Minimization Report (30 TAC Chapter 335 Subchapter Q). 

Permit Modification Appearance

  • Facilities will begin seeing a new modification format. It includes important permit information and a table summarizing modification history.
  • Class 1 modifications will be sent by email. Print and keep a copy in the facility permit files.


  • The EPA Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest launched on June 30, 2018. Read more on the EPA website.


2019 Environmental Trade Fair and Conference (ETFC)

The annual ETFC hosted by the TCEQ is May 14-15, 2019. Registration opened November 7, 2018. Register now for savings! More information can be found at the ETFC webpage. 

2018 Autumn Environmental Conference and Expo-Waste Classification Workshop Presentations

Thank you for attending the TCEQ 2018 Autumn Environmental Conference and Expo. Presentations from the Waste Classification workshop are available online.