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Summer 2022

Updated Part B Application:
New Plain Language Summary

We've updated The Part B application form.  Updates include a substantive revision to include the new plain language summary requirement, and minor revisions throughout.  The plain language summary form and instructions are located on the IHW Program Forms and Guidance webpage.

Updated IHW Guidance

  • Guidelines for the Classification and Coding of Industrial and Hazardous Wastes, RG-022 
  • Can I Recycle Some of My Industrial or Hazardous Waste, RG-240  
  • Universal Waste Regulations for Hazardous Lamps in Texas, RG-377 

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

Waste Classification Basics

Ask Your Questions


Join us on Thursday August 18th, 2022 at 1:30 PM Central Time for an overview of Industrial and Hazardous Waste Classification in Texas.  Please register if you plan to join us.  Space is limited.  The registration link is on the Industrial and Hazardous Waste website.  

Combustion: Commonly Missed Items

Comprehensive Performance Test

Before you submit, check your plan for the following:

  1. Correspondence Coversheet (Form TCEQ-20714)
  2. Completed Comprehensive Performance Test Plan Coversheet
  3. Completed Comprehensive Performance Test Plan Review Checklist
  4. Quality Assurance Project Plan
  5. Redline/strikeout copy showing revisions made to the previous plan 
  6. Applicable portions of the Continuous Monitoring System Performance Evaluation Test Report

Comprehensive Performance Test Report

Before you submit, check your report for the following:

  1. Correspondence Coversheet (Form TCEQ-20714)
  2. Follow the CPT/RCRA Test Report Format 
  3. Field data and analytical data submitted using the Combustion Test Report Form  (Form TCEQ-20877)? 
  4. Completed Comprehensive Performance Test Laboratory Data Report QA/QC Checklist 
  5. Calculations for extrapolated metals feed rates
  6. Verify that metals feed rate values in the tables match values in the report text
  7. Detailed explanation for Automatic Waste Feed Cut-Off parameter triggers and settings
  8. Correct transcription errors for each test run by verifying the values reported are consistent with the related field data sheets  


Be sure to visit the Hazardous Waste Combustion Program Website for guidance. 

P.E. and P.G. Seal Requirements: Reminder

New or revised engineering or geology reports, groundwater reports, drawings, or calculations must be sealed, signed, and dated by a Texas Professional Engineer (P.E.) or a Texas Professional Geoscientist (P.G.), as applicable. 

Revisions may be submitted as either a stand-alone addendum to the original report or may be incorporated into the original report.  If submitted as a standalone addendum, the addendum must be properly signed, sealed and dated by a Texas P.E. or Texas P.G. as required.  If the revisions are incorporated into the original report, the entire report must be sealed, signed, and dated by a Texas P.E. or P.G., as applicable.  

Remember to include the Firm Registration number when sealing professional engineering or geoscience work.

Coal Combustion Residuals: Reminder for Unregulated Units

Coal stack with Coal Combustion Residual (CCR) abbreviation


If you have a unit managing Coal Combustion Residuals and determined that it did not need a registration under 30 TAC Chapter 352, keep supporting documentation on site.

Recent Additions to the Management Team

New Team Leader, Mario Perez

We are pleased to announce Mario Perez as the new Team Leader for IHW Permits Team 1. 

For the past few years, Mario served as an IHW permit writer. Prior to joining the IHW Permits Section, Mario was a project manager and work leader in the  Municipal Solid Waste Permits Section for 18 years.

Mario Perez


New Work Leader, Garrett Heathman

Help us welcome Garrett Heathman to the IHW team.  Garrett will be leading a work group within IHW Permits Team 1.

Garrett started his career at TCEQ in the Water Supply Division in 2015.  Since then, he served three years as a project manager in the Municipal Solid Waste Permits Section before moving to Waste Permits Division as a technical specialist in 2019.  He transitioned to the IHW Permits Section Work Leader position this July.

Garrett Heathman


You can find contact information for our Manager and Team Leaders on the Waste Permits Division Directory.