IHW Highlights - Winter 2022

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Winter 2022

Incinerator Backlog


We’re aware of the continuing backlog of hazardous waste needing incineration. EPA issued the following memo dated August 10, 2021 - Regulatory Options for Addressing the Temporary Backlog of Containerized Hazardous Waste Needing Incineration.

We will continue to consider consecutive 30-day storage extension requests if the request complies with our rules and practices. Please submit a completed and signed 0319 (using the newest version) form for each Texas Waste Code. We’ll need new forms for subsequent requests. Submit them electronically to ihwper@tceq.texas.gov

When completing the form, provide proof that you cannot ship your waste off-site in a timely manner, describe alternative options already explored, describe management of waste at the facility, explain any additional protective measures taken, and describe your plans and timeline for removal of waste from the facility.

Commercial Management Facilities for Hazardous and Nonhazardous Industrial Solid Waste, GI-225

We updated the list of Commercial Management Facilities for Hazardous and Nonhazardous Industrial Solid Waste in October 2022. This guidance document provides a directory of commercial management facilities, by region, and consists of facility contact information, type of facility, and waste types accepted. The GI-225 guidance is available here.

Industrial and Hazardous Waste Facility Viewer


The new Industrial and Hazardous Waste Facility Viewer is now available alongside other TCEQ Geographic Data Viewers. The IHW Facility Viewer is an interactive map that allows users to locate and find information about industrial and hazardous waste facilities in Texas. This map can be found at TCEQ Geographic Web Apps - Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - www.tceq.texas.gov


Upcoming Permit Renewals - Remember to Schedule your Pre-application Meeting with IHW.

The IHW Permits Section is expected to receive 23 permit renewals in calendar year 2023. Before submitting your renewal application, schedule a pre-application meeting with IHW. We mail Permit Renewal Application Call-In notice letters 18 months before permits are set to expire. You can schedule virtual pre-application meetings and other meetings throughout the renewal application preparation process. 

During the meeting, we 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 IHW 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. 

TCEQ Core Data Form (TCEQ-10400)

For all incoming applications for New, Renewal, Class 3 Permit Modification, Major Amendment, Minor Amendment, Class 1, Class 11, and Class 2 Permit Modifications, the TCEQ requires that a Core Data Form be submitted whether or not a change has occurred in the previously submitted form.

For more information regarding the Core Data Form, call 512-239-1575 or go to the TCEQ Web site at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/permitting/central_registry/guidance.html

RCRA Application Reminders

Signature Page 

Prior to submitting your application, please ensure that Part A and B signature pages of the permit application are properly signed and notarized. They must have:

  • Signature of the operator or an authorized representative for the operator, and
  • Notary Public information including signature and seal

Notice of Application and Preliminary Decision (NAPD) Radio Broadcast

Instructions for NAPD require applicants to broadcast the Radio Broadcast of the New, Renewal, or Major Amendment Hazardous Waste Permit Applications no later than 15 days from the NAPD newspaper publication date. 


Annual Inflation Adjustments for Cost Estimates


Active Industrial and Hazardous Waste permitted facilities, i.e., those that are not purely in post-closure care, are required to update their cost estimates for inflation each year on their scheduled anniversary date.

The inflation adjustment must be made using an inflation factor derived from the most recent annual Implicit Price Deflator for Gross National Product published by the United States Department of Commerce for the most recently completed year. The preliminary and final inflation factors are generally available by the first week of February and April of each year, respectively. Once the cost estimate has been adjusted, you must ensure that your financial assurance mechanism dollar amount sufficiently covers the revised cost estimate.

For a listing of the most recent published and historical inflation factors, please visit: https://www.tceq.texas.gov/agency/financial/financial-assurance/annual_inflation_factors.html