IHW Highlights Spring 2022

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Spring 2022

TRade Fair 2022

2022 Environmental Trade Fair and Conference

May 10-11, 2022

The ETFC hosted by TCEQ is back at the Austin Convention Center. We invite you to attend the Industrial and Hazardous Waste (IHW) workshops on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

Workshops                                                                      Time

IHW Rule update Feb 2022 – What Changed?                       8:30-9:30 am

Universal Waste Overview                                                  10:30-11:30 am

Review of Hazardous Waste Combustion                              1:00–2:00 pm

IHW Public Participation and Permit Application Updates        2:30-3:30 pm

Hazardous Waste Permit Application Review Guidance           3:45-4:45 pm


Register now! More information can be found at the ETFC webpage.  

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IHW Fees Stakeholder Meeting Announcement

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) will be hosting the Industrial and Hazardous Waste (IHW) Fees Stakeholder Group Meeting on May 12, 2022 at 10:00 AM (CDT) to receive comments and information on the various industrial and hazardous waste fees administered by the agency. This meeting will include a presentation of information from TCEQ staff, a question-and-answer period regarding the IHW Fees, and then a stakeholder comment period. The IHW Fees Stakeholder Group is open participation, meaning anyone can attend the meeting and submit comments. The meeting will be hosted in-person and virtually. If you are interested in attending virtually, you may fill out our registration form to receive an invite link. The in-person meeting location will be at the TCEQ Agenda Room, Bldg. E Room 201S on the second floor (map). Meeting attendance is not required to submit comments but is recommended.

Questions regarding the stakeholder group and the upcoming meeting, or comments regarding the IHW fees can be sent to IHWFees@tceq.texas.gov. More information is available on our IHW Fees Stakeholder Group Webpage.

Public Notice Updates


The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is implementing new rule requirements in Title 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 39 relating to public notice requirements. Additionally, TCEQ is in the process of implementing the Agency’s Language Access Plan and Public Participation Plan to meet requirements in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.

This implementation impacts all permit applications subject to the Chapter 39 public notice requirements that are administratively complete on or after May 1, 2022. As a result of this implementation, the applicant must:

  • Provide Plain Language Summaries required as part of all applications subject to 30 TAC Chapter 39
  • Provide TCEQ with Alternative Language Translations of the Notice of Receipt and Intent to Obtain Permit (NORI), Notice of Application and Preliminary Decision (NAPD), and Plain Language Summary, if subject to alternative language requirements in 30 TAC § 39.426.

Detailed information for your specific permitting program may be found on the TCEQ Permits and Registrations webpage.

For more information about TCEQ’s efforts to comply with Title VI, visit the TCEQ Title VI Compliance webpage.


New and Updated IHW Application, Forms, and Guidance  



Managing Paint and Paint-Related Waste Under the Universal Waste Rule, RG-370


Commercial Class 1 Non-Hazardous Waste Management Fees, TCEQ-20542

Commercial Hazardous Waste Management Fees, TCEQ-20543

Non-Commercial Hazardous Waste Management Fees, TCEQ-20544


Visit the IHW program Forms and Guidance webpage to download the latest applications, forms and guidance.

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New and Updated IHW Web Pages 


Updates for recent Industrial Solid Waste and Municipal Hazardous Waste 30 TAC Chapter 335 Rule Update

IHW Registration and Reporting Overview:


Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Management


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