Fall 2020 - Industrial and Hazardous Waste (I&HW) Highlights

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I&HW Quarterly Highlights

Waste Permits Division News

We would like to announce that Earl Lott has been named the new Deputy Director of the Office of Water.  Charly Fritz has been named the new Division Director for Waste Permits Section.  Charly joined the TCEQ in 2006 as a Water investigator in the San Antonio Regional Office. Since moving over to the Waste Permits Division in 2013, Charly served in a variety of supervisory roles including Team Leader, Section Manager, and Assistant Director.


New Report Format

The Industrial and Hazardous Waste (I&HW) Permits Section requests that you follow a specific format when writing Closure Certification Reports and the Construction Certification Reports. Previously, we introduced the Groundwater Detection Monitoring (GWDM) report format. This change ensures complete and consistent submittals which result in timely reviews and approvals.

Submit future reports using the following:

Comprehensive Performance Test (CPT) Plan Common Deficiencies

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When you submit your CPT Plan make sure you address these examples of common plan deficiencies, as well as all other relevant items in the CPT Plan Review checklist.


Submitting Sensitive Information

Be prudent in designating information submitted as confidential. Unnecessarily marking routine documents as confidential will create delay and undue burden on the agency. The Commission has a responsibility to provide responsive information to other agencies and to interested persons upon request and to safeguard facility confidential materials from becoming public knowledge. 

All confidential documents submitted to agency through mail/courier must be submitted separately in a sealed folder and marked “confidential”. The individual pages of the documents shall also be marked confidential.

For additional information on submitting confidential information, see instructions in Part B application form.    

In addition, if confidential documents are submitted electronically, the documents must be sent in a separate standalone email or must be in a standalone folder marked confidential in any cloud storage platforms or servers. Each page shall be marked confidential to claim confidentiality and subject line shall include materials as confidential. Routine facility business confidential disclaimers included in the email may not be sufficient to claim the confidentiality of the information submitted. 


Public Notifications

Need the latest list of interested parties? Contact the Office of the Chief Clerk for a current interested parties list when notifying parties of modifications.

It is a good practice to do this periodically since the list can change at any time.

Search for TCEQ public notices for information about notices mailed by TCEQ.

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Electronic File Submittals

As required by state laws, TCEQ has implemented standards, procedures, and minimum requirements for managing electronic records. For all electronic documents submitted to TCEQ, the documents must meet the following requirements.

  • All electronic files submitted must not be encrypted or locked/Password protected. This applies to all file formats.
  • Documents must be imaged at 300 DPI.
  • Files must be Optical Character Recognition (OCR) capable.
  • File Documents are preferred in PDF format.
  • Other formats such as Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) can be submitted.
  • Audio and Visual electronic files must be submitted in .WAV (sound file) or .AVI (video file).

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