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Exemptions for Transporters of Hazardous or Industrial Waste

Outlines conditions under which no permit or registration is needed for the transport of industrial or hazardous waste.

Less than 90 Days’ Storage

See Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Section 335.69(a)(1) Exit the TCEQ

A permit is not required for the storage or processing of hazardous waste generated on-site if the waste is stored in tanks, in containers, in containment buildings, or on drip pads, provided that storage is for less than 90 days, and that the unit meets the requirements of 30 TAC 335.69Exit the TCEQ

A storage period of 180 days is allowed without a permit for a small-quantity generator as defined in 30 TAC 335.2Exit the TCEQ Where a small-quantity generator must transport his or her waste more than 200 miles for disposal, a 270-day storage period is allowed without a permit.

The TCEQ may grant a one-time 30-day extension to store hazardous waste without a permit beyond the allowed accumulation time. Such extensions are granted on a case by case basis if hazardous wastes must remain on-site due to unforeseen, temporary, and uncontrollable circumstances.

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Emergency Response Cleanup

See 30 TAC 335.41(d)(2) Exit the TCEQ

A permit is not required for treatment or containment activities during the immediate response to a discharge of a hazardous waste, an imminent and substantial threat of a discharge of hazardous waste, or a discharge of a material that, when discharged, becomes a hazardous waste.

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Municipal Solid Waste Management Facilities That Also Manage Hazardous Waste from a CESQG

See 30 TAC 335.41(e)(2) Exit the TCEQ

A hazardous waste permit is not required for the owner or operator of a facility permitted, licensed, or registered by the state to manage municipal or industrial solid waste, if the only hazardous waste the facility treats, stores, or disposes of is excluded from regulation under Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 261.5Exit the TCEQ “Special requirements for hazardous waste generated by conditionally exempt small quantity generators.”

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Transfer Facilities

See 30 TAC 335.94 Exit the TCEQ

A permit is not required for the storage of manifested shipments of hazardous waste in containers meeting the requirements of 40 CFR 262.30 Exit the TCEQ (packaging requirements), provided storage is for 10 days or less at a transfer facility that is properly registered with the TCEQ.

Note: A transfer facility is not a satellite storage facility. It is only a legitimate transfer facility if it is used for temporary storage of waste which is in transit. This exemption also applies to nonhazardous waste as stated in 30 TAC 335.2(d)(5). Exit the TCEQ

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Certain Solid Waste Disposal Facilities

See 30 TAC 335.41(e)(2) Exit the TCEQ

A hazardous waste permit is not required for disposal facilities that handle waste exclusively from conditionally exempt small quantity generators.

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