Reminders for renewal applications for Industrial and Hazardous permits and more!

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Industrial and Hazardous (I&HW) Permits Section says Thank you!

On March 16, 2020 TCEQ staff received notice that a transition to telework was to begin immediately. Within a week the entire agency was operating fully via telework.

I&HW Permits Section quickly adapted to working remotely. One element to our success has been the regulated community accommodating our request to make all hardcopy submittals available online for download on their webpages and submit them via email for lower tier submittals. This small change allowed us to seamlessly continue to distribute documents to project managers for review and to have applications available to the public.

To ensure uninterrupted and effective work we ask that in addition to the mailed hardcopy submittals, please also email them to to allow for immediate access to project managers.

If you have any questions, please email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and cooperation doing this unprecedented time.

To stay up to date, the TCEQ has created a webpage dedicated to TCEQ regulatory guidance related to COVID-19.

I&HW Permits Section News

With 24 years under his belt with the TCEQ, Bob Patton retired from the agency on June 30th. Although we will miss him, he has more than earned the right to spend some more time with his loved ones!

We would like to announce that Gulay Aki has been named the new Section Manager for I&HW Permits Section. Gulay started her career with TCEQ in 2008 as an Engineer in the Municipal Solid Waste Permits Section. Gulay has been serving as a team leader in I&HW Permits Section since November 2019. Gulay holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and master degrees in Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering. Gulay has been a licensed professional engineer since 2005 in the State of Texas. Gulay has been a project manager at the Texas Department of Transportation and an environmental consultant in the private sector prior to joining to TCEQ. Please help us welcome Gulay to her new role!


Coal Combustion Residuals Waste Management

TCEQ recently adopted under Title 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 352 Coal Combustion Residuals Waste Management regulations. These rules became effective May 28, 2020.

Visit Coal Combustion Residuals webpage for more information.

Submitting a Report for a Comprehensive Performance Test or Stack Test?

The Comprehensive Performance Test Notice of Compliance Data Forms are now available on the I&HW webpage!

All Combustion Report Analytical and Field Data must be submitted using these forms.

This will help I&HW improve reviews of Combustion Reports.

For questions, comments, or feedback, email us at

Renewal Application

Pre-application meeting with TCEQ

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Before submitting your renewal application, schedule a pre-application meeting with I&HW. We mail Permit Renewal Application Call-In notice letters 18 months prior to permit expiration date. You can schedule virtual pre-application meetings and other meetings throughout the renewal application preparation process.

During the meeting we will communicate any program updates, discuss the permit renewal process, introduce your application review team, and answer any questions. We are here to assist you with tools and answers as you prepare your application.

We also recommend that you schedule a pre-application meeting with I&HW before submitting a Major amendment or Class 3 modification.

Here’s how you prepare:

The best, easiest and quickest permitting outcomes start with an effective pre-application meeting! Schedule yours today. Not sure who your IHW Project Manager is?  Email

Part A and Part B Application Preparation

Use the most recent Part A and Part B application forms and ensure the application follows the Format of the Hazardous Waste Permit Application Instructions.

Incorporated Changes to the Permit Renewal Application

  1. Incorporate any previously approved modifications/amendments since the original or last permit renewal issuance into the Modification/Amendment Table and submit with the renewal application, as an attachment to Section I. See example below:


    Permit Application Chronology Table

    Please submit a chronological table starting from the date of the latest facility’s permit application incorporated in your current permit.]

    Permit Application Submittal Type

    Application Date/ Revision Date1

    Issuance Date

    Description of Change

    [New or Renewal Application]

    [Application Date/ Revision Date]

    [Permit Issuance Date Ex.]

    New Permit Application or Renewal Permit Application with Amendment

    Class 1-1

    [Application Date/ Revision Date]

    [Modification Issuance Date]

    [Changes in Procedures for decontamination of facility]

    Class 2

    [Application Date/ Revision Date]

    [Modification Issuance Date]

    [Modification or addition of tank units resulting in up 25% increase]

    1 Part B signature page date

  2. For any new changes you propose within a section, report, table, attachment, etc. in the permit renewal application, provide a redline/strikeout version of the changes if possible. If not possible (for example, the Microsoft Word version of the original application is not available), identify the changes by other means; e.g., describe and include the changes as an addendum to each affected applicable section.
  3. Ensure you provide updated land use map and adjacent landowners list.

Common deficiencies in I&HW permit renewal applications

In an effort to reduce deficiencies and complete our timely review of the permit renewal applications, we are providing examples of some frequent deficiencies we identified during the review of previously submitted applications. When you submit your permit renewal application, please ensure that you address the items as well as other items required in the Hazardous Waste Part A and Part B application forms, the Part B Administrative and Technical Evaluation Checklist (Excel), and the permitting rules. Review the Common I&HW Application Deficiencies document.

RCRA Part B Compliance Plan Common Deficiencies

Before submitting a Renewal Application with Compliance Plan materials, review the RCRA Part B - Common Compliance Plan Application Deficiencies document. This can ensure that you have all the correct materials for your Renewal Application as well as address any concerns prior to submitting. Contact the Industrial and Hazardous Waste Corrective Action Program at, if you have any questions.

When submitting a Renewal Application with Compliance Plan materials, please mail an additional copy of:

  • Part B Sections I, VI, IX, XI, and any applicable attachments; and,
  • Include an electronic copy of these materials on Compact Disk or USB.

The application materials identified above should be sent to the following address:

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Remediation Division: MC-130
Attention Maureen Hatfield/ Rachel Vander Nat
12100 Park 35 Circle
Austin, TX 78753

Do not forget these as well!

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Update to Facility’s Notice of Registration (NOR)

Ensure your NOR is current and accurately reflects the facility waste management units, including, but not limited to the permitted units. Inaccurate or outdated information will cause delays. For assistance in updating your NOR, contact Permitting Registration & Support at 512-239-6413.

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Update your maps and calculations!

Updating all maps, includes ensuring 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.

This change applies to new applications, amendments, and modifications, and affects facility surface water drainage reports, flood control measures, and designs for leachate and contaminated water management systems and Action Leakage Rate and Response Action Plan for landfills and surface impoundments.

Applicants will need to use updated precipitation data from the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Atlas 14 study for Texas, released in September 2018.

More information:

NOAA Atlas 14 Study:

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