Auto Repair Shops: Compliance Resources
- Industry-Specific Permits by Rule for Auto Repair Facilities
- De Minimis—Determine if your site is covered under the De Minimis rule.
- Controlling On-Road Mobile Source Vehicle Emissions—Federal, state and local programs for motor vehicle fuel, inspection, and maintenance.
- Am I a Public Water System? If you have a private well, you may be a public water system.
- You're a Public Water System…Now What? (RG-496) – A guide for rules and regulations that apply to public water systems, especially for those who may have recently learned they own a PWS.
- Permitting a Septic System You must check with your local permitting authority, and you can use a septic system for toilet and kitchen wastewater only. Process water is prohibited.
- If you are connected to a sewer system, contact your local Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) before discharging to their system.
- If you are not connected to a POTW, you may containerize your wastewater for disposal, apply for an industrial re-use authorization, or apply for an individual permit.
- Instructions and Application to Use Industrial Reclaimed Water
- Industrial Wastewater Discharges: The Permit Process
- Edwards Aquifer Protection Program—If your facility is located over any portion of the Edwards Aquifer, you must comply with these rules.
- Industrial and Hazardous Waste Rules and Regulations for Small-Quantity Generators (RG-234)
- Hazardous Waste: There IS an Easier Way
- Common Questions on Empty Waste Containers (RG-480)
- Waste Designation Decision Matrix
- Petroleum Storage Tank Registrations: Am I Regulated?—Explains which petroleum storage tanks (PSTs) are regulated.
What to do with Used Oil, Batteries, Antifreeze, or Used Tires
Compliance Overview Tools
- Auto Repair Shop Compliance Checklist (PDF) (Help with PDF)
- An Environmental Guide for Texas Automotive Repair Shops (RG-308)
- Pollution Prevention for Auto Repair Shops
- Delinquent Fees
- Your business could be eligible for a free environmental compliance assessment. For more information, visit our Compliance Commitment (C2) Site Visit Program.
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.