Industrial and Hazardous Waste: Rules and Regulations for Small-Quantity Generators
For many small businesses in Texas, the hardest part of complying with environmental laws is understanding what the laws mean and knowing what to do. When it comes to waste, the rules and regulations can be very perplexing. There are federal laws and rules set forth by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); there are state laws and rules enforced by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC); there are exemptions for certain amounts of waste, special requirements for others. 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 need help understanding federal and state hazardous waste management rules, this handbook was designed for you. Each chapter provides you with a general overview of a specific aspect of the law, followed by an explanation of pertinent rules and regulations. Appedices provide supplementary information, including a list of acronyms and terms (Appendix F) that you will encounter in waste management regulations.