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Dirt, Sand, and Rock Quarries and Aggregate Processing Plants: Compliance Resources

If you own or operate a rock quarry, gravel pit, borrow pit, or similar aggregate production operation, use these resources to understand the environmental rules you must follow. These resources will also help you understand the rules for rock crushers, concrete crushers, and other aggregate processing operations.

APO Registration

30 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 342 requires commercial APOs to:

  • register with the TCEQ and renew registration annually;
  • pay registration fees; and
  • undergo inspection every three years.

For additional information on registering your operation, visit APO Registration. Exemptions from this rulemaking can be found in Chapter 342.1(1).

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Waste

Compliance Overview Tools

Where can I find more information and assistance?

The TCEQ's Small Business and Local Government Assistance Section offers free, confidential help to small businesses and local governments working to comply with state environmental regulations. Call us at 800-447-2827 or visit our Web page at TexasEnviroHelp.org.

Definitions

What is "aggregate"?

Under these rules, aggregate includes:

  • gravel
  • sand
  • dirt
  • soil
  • caliche
  • dimension stone
  • crushed or broken limestone, granite, or other stone

If you wonder whether your operation produces aggregate, check the aggregate production operations rule's definitions, 30 TAC 342.1.