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

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Meet our Assistant Deputy Director

Palo Duro Canyon, Texas, USA

We welcome our new Waste Permits Division Assistant Deputy Director, Gene Muller.

Gene began his career with the agency in 2000 as a Solid Waste Environmental Investigator in the Dallas/Fort Worth Region Office. He also served as San Antonio and Austin Region Offices IHW Environmental Investigator, Austin and Waco Region Offices Waste Section Work Leader and Voluntary Cleanup Program/Corrective Action Section Team Leader. Gene was the Business and Program Services Section Manager for the last 3 years.


Updates

Publicly Accessible Application Weblinks

Pending Permit Applications Website Page

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the public may not have access to a public library or other public places where an application can be viewed and copied. TCEQ still requires applicants to post their application in a public place but also, requests applicants to post their application online and submit its weblink with the permit and/or renewal application. A list of pending applications and their weblinks are posted on our TCEQ website Pending Permit Applications During COVID-19 Disaster. If you have any question about this request, email ihwper@tceq.texas.gov .


Technical Analysis Group - Contact update

On March 1, 2021, the Technical Analysis Group (TAG) Phone number (512) 239-6412 will be disconnected. Please direct questions to Waste Permit Division's main phone number at (512)-239-2335.


 
 

EPA Proposed Approval of the Partial Texas CCR Program

In May 2020, TCEQ adopted the Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Waste Management regulations (in Title 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 352). On December 3, 2020, the EPA declared the U.S. State of Texas Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Permit Program administratively complete. Pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve in part the Texas CCR program (30 TAC Chapter 352).

If approved, the Texas CCR program will operate in lieu of the federal CCR program (40 CFR Part 257). EPA is seeking comments on this proposal during a 60-day public comment period and will be holding a virtual public hearing on EPA’s preliminary approval of the Texas partial CCR program.

The hearing will convene on February 2, 2021 at 9 a.m. (ET) and conclude at 6 p.m. (ET).

For more information on this please visit EPA Coal Ash website. 


Updated Fee Monthly Summary and Payment Report Forms

Facility fee forms were revised 1-15-2021 to include updated notes. These forms should accompany your monthly payment(s) for:

The forms are available on the Industrial and Hazardous Waste Forms and Guidance webpage or by clicking on the form numbers above.


Teleworking Continues

The agency continues to work almost exclusively from home. To ensure uninterrupted and effective work, we ask that all hard copy submittals be posted online to allow for immediate access. Please include a link to the location of the submittal on the cover page or email it to ihwper@tceq.texas.gov with ‘IHW [Facility Number] – [Submittal Type]’ as the email subject. Please include a copy of your submittal and link.  If files are too large to transmit via email, use the free TCEQ FTPS service. For more information visit TCEQ FTPS (Secure FTP). Don't forget to complete and submit a Correspondence Cover Sheet (TCEQ-20714) with all Industrial and Hazardous Waste Permit Application and Report Submittals.


Submitting an Application?

Review our previous newsletters including Renewals Reminders

Part B Application with Screening Tool

Applications due on or after May 1, 2021 must use this application form.

The Part B Application with Screening Tool creates an application format and ensures that all relevant application materials are submitted. This tool is a PDF document that includes screening questions. Answering the screening questions customizes the application for your facility by indicating which sections of the application must be completed and which are not required (marked as reserved). Download a copy from the Industrial and Hazardous Waste Forms and Guidance webpage

If you have any questions or need to schedule a pre-application meeting, with I&HW staff, email IHWPER@tceq.texas.gov. Contact I&HW when preparing to submit a new, renewal, class 3, or any other permit application. This makes the review process easier. Review our Pre-application meeting checklist!

Application Tips and Tools

Secretary of State - Match it up for your application!

A common deficiency item in applications is related to information submitted from the Texas Secretary of State (SOS). Before submitting your application, make sure your information in SOS, and the TCEQ’s Central Registry, is correct. Visit the TCEQ Central Registry webpage to verify your application information.


River Basin and Segments Resources for Applicants 

Applicants for I&HW permits are required provide the name of the river basin and drainage segment, where the facility is or proposed to be located. I&HW Permits Section has compiled a list of resources to help applicants locate their river basin and drainage segments for their facility. 

TCEQ Surface Water Quality (Segments) Viewer 

TCEQ Hydrography Data and Map-Based Viewers 

Texas Water Development Board: