Summer 2019-Industrial and Hazardous Waste Quarterly Highlights

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Preparing a Permit Renewal Application?

Ensure your Facility’s Notice of Registration (NOR) information is correct and current. Inaccurate or outdated information will cause delays. For assistance in updating your NOR, contact Permitting Registration & Support at 512-239-6413.

Ensure your application and all applicable calculations include the most recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) updated precipitation frequency estimates. The newly published values may affect portions of the renewal application such as: siting criteria, 100-year flood plain, engineering reports, closure plans/closure cost estimates, etc.

Planning a permit transfer and want a smooth, quick process?

Contact I&HW staff to schedule a pre-application conference call.  I&HW staff will involve the TCEQ Financial Assurance Section to ensure the new applicant’s financial assurance and capability requirements are identified and addressed prior to application submittal.

Rule Projects:

To follow the I&HW RCRA rule packages through the TCEQ rulemaking process, please visit the TCEQ Rules and Rulemaking page:

From this page you can sign up for email updates for all TCEQ rules, and track the official agenda milestones for the two RCRA rule packages. The rule project numbers will remain with the rule projects through adoption for tracking purposes. The associated rule project numbers and the contents of each rule package are as follows:

RCRA Rule Packages 1 & 2

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Rule Package 1:

Rule project number: 2019-085-335-WS

  • Vacatur of the Comparable Fuels Rule and the Gasification Rule
  • Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities
  • Imports & Exports of Hazardous Waste
  • Confidentiality Determinations for Hazardous Waste Export and Import Documents
  • Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System User Fee; Final Rule
  • Safe Management of Recalled Airbags
  • State initiated revisions
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Rule Package 2:

Rule project number: 2019-086-335-WS

  • Hazardous Waste Generator Rule Improvements
  • Revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste Response to Vacatur of Certain Provisions of the Definition of Solid Waste Rule
  • Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals
  • State initiated fee increase

The TCEQ will have a stakeholder meeting to seek informal input on Rule Project No. 2019-086-335-WS. The stakeholder meeting will be held on July 26, 2019. Follow the Stakeholder Meeting on RCRA Rule Package 2 webpage and sign up to receive notifications on Industrial and Hazardous Waste Topics. Please check Advisory and Stakeholder Groups and Committees webpage or future I&HW notices for updates.

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Coal Combustion Residual Rule (CCR)

The proposed CCR rule (rule project number 2017-037-352-WS) is currently being revised. For additional information and updates follow the TCEQ rule website.

You can help us improve our processes!

To improve our permitting processes, we want to better understand your hazardous waste permitting challenges. We value and appreciate your input.

Please let us know your thoughts by completing a survey.

2019 Environmental Trade Fair Presentations

Thank you for attending the TCEQ 2019 Environmental Trade Fair Conference. Presentations are available online. We look forward to seeing you at our next conference to be held May 12-13, 2020.