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Radioactive Waste Disposal: Inspection, Enforcement and Complaints

Inspection requirements for sites licensed for radioactive waste. Agency enforcement requirements and how to make a complaint.
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Inspections

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Critical Infrastructure Division (CID), Homeland Security Section inspects each facility regulated by the TCEQ that is licensed to handle, process, store, or dispose of radioactive materials and permitted to conduct solution mining (i.e., Uranium and Sulfur mining). Depending on the operational status of the facility, inspections are conducted annually or every two years. Additional inspections are conducted as necessary. You may find each Radioactive Material License inspection report filed under the facility’s license number at the TCEQ Central Records, CID, or Radioactive Materials Division in Austin. Underground Injection Control (UIC) permit inspection reports related to the Class III Well Sites are filed under the facility's permit number at the TCEQ Central Records.

If the Radioactive Material License inspection reveals violations, license conditions and/or applicable rules are enforced as described in  Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 336. Exit the TCEQ  For violations found during UIC Permit inspections, Permit Provisions and/or applicable rules are enforced as described in Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 331. Find information about inspections in the TCEQ publication RG-344: The TCEQ Has Inspected Your Business. What Does This Mean to You?.

Enforcement

If you have any questions about the terms of a facility’s license or the related rules, contact us. If you have questions about a facility that is under formal enforcement, contact our Enforcement Division.

Complaints

Go to our Reporting an Environmental Complaint web page to register a complaint about radioactive waste, or any facility licensed by the TCEQ for the disposal of radioactive material. You may also complete an online form to register your complaint.