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Nonhazardous Industrial Waste Storage, Treatment or Disposal: Am I Regulated?

Requirements for anyone who treats, stores, or disposes nonhazardous industrial waste in Texas.

If you store, treat, or dispose of your own nonhazardous industrial waste on your own site you don't need a nonhazardous industrial waste permit, but you may be required to register.

If you receive nonhazardous industrial waste from off-site for storage, treatment, or disposal, you must obtain a permit. (There are some exemptions.)

Nonhazardous waste is waste that does not meet the EPA’s definition of hazardous waste. Waste is considered hazardous if it is found on the EPA’s list of hazardous waste or it exhibits one or more hazardous characteristics. For more information, read TCEQ publication RG-022, Guidelines for the Classification and Coding of Industrial and Hazardous Wastes.

Industrial waste is waste resulting from or incidental to operations of industry, manufacturing, mining, or agriculture. For example, wastes from power generation plants, manufacturing facilities, and laboratories serving an industry are considered industrial waste while wastes from schools, hospitals, dry cleaners, most service stations, and laboratories serving the public are not considered industrial waste. For more information on industrial waste and hazardous waste, read RG-022.

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