Industrial and Hazardous Waste: Rules and Regulations for Small-Quantity Generators



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Texas Commission on Environmental Quality


For many small businesses in Texas, the most difficult part of complying with environmental laws is understanding what the laws mean. The rules and regulations regarding waste can be perplexing. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets federal laws and rules, while the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) enforces state laws and rules. Adding to these laws, there are exemptions or exclusions for certain amounts and types of waste and special requirements for other amounts. If you produce any amount of waste—regardless of whether you store, recycle, or throw it away—you are subject to state and federal regulations. If you need assistance with federal and state rules on hazardous waste management, this handbook was designed for you. Each chapter provides a general overview of a specific aspect of the law, followed by an explanation of pertinent rules and regulations. Appendixes provide supplementary information, including a list of acronyms and terms that you will encounter in waste management regulations.


45 pages; available for download at the link below.


hazardous waste disposal