Industrial and Hazardous Waste Permits - New Application
Information for preparing and obtaining a solid waste permit is found in 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §305.50. Processing a new application may take up to 450 days, or 540 days if the application involves hazardous waste combustion. The application forms referred to on this page may be found in Industrial and Hazardous Waste Forms and Other Permitting Information.
The TCEQ adopted amendments to 30 TAC Chapter 39, Public Notice, requiring newspaper notice in an alternative language for certain permit applications. These rule amendments were adopted on November 9, 2005, and became effective on November 30, 2005. Applications filed on or after November 30, 2005, will be subject to the alternative language notice newspaper publication requirements. A checklist for determining whether the alternative language notice requirement applies to a particular hazardous and/or industrial solid waste permit application is included in the TCEQ Part A and Part B hazardous waste permit applications. These forms, along with notice language templates translated into Spanish, and the Public Notice Verification Form are available in Industrial and Hazardous Waste Forms and Other Permitting Information.
Here is summary of the administrative process for a new permit. Application forms are available in Industrial and Hazardous Waste Forms and Other Permitting Information:
- As described under 30 TAC §335.391, we encourage you to hold a pre-application meeting with the public to allow both you and the public an opportunity to identify potential issues. You are also encouraged to hold a pre-application meeting with us and notify us of your intent to file a permit application;
- If appropriate (see 30 TAC 305 §42(d), §51(a), or §51(b)), complete an original updated Part A application form plus 3 full copies;
- Complete an original Part B application plus 3 full copies, consisting of, at a minimum:
- 6 additional copies of Section I: General Information of the Part B application;
- a map indicating the boundaries of all adjacent parcels of land with the names and mailing addresses of all the adjacent landowners and other nearby landowners who might consider themselves affected by the activities described by this application. The map should be a USGS map, a city or county plat, or another map, sketch, or drawing with a scale adequate enough to show the affected landowners;
- a completed Core Data Form. (Instructions for completing the Core Data Form);
- Prepare a mailing list identifying all persons specified in 30 TAC §39.13;
- Submit the mailing list, Part B application with a photostatic copy of the check and, the Part A application, if required, by certified mail or other means that establish proof of delivery to:
Waste Permits Division (MC-126)
PO Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087;
- At the same time you submit the permit application, send the check for payment (be sure to write your Solid Waste Registration Number on the check or submit the check with a copy of the Part B) of the application fee to:
Financial Administration Division (MC-214)
PO Box 13088
Austin, TX 78711-3088;
- The application will receive two reviews: administrative and technical;
- After the application is determined to be administratively complete, place a copy of the permit application and supporting documents in a location accessible to the public in the vicinity of the permitted facility;
- We will send notice that the application is administratively complete and available for public review by first-class mail to all persons listed in 30 TAC §39.13. Notice language for publication, and instructions, will be provided to the applicant by the agency;
- A public meeting will be held regarding an application for a new facility, in accordance with 30 TAC §39.503(e)(1). The meeting will be held during the technical review period;
- You must publish a notice in a major local newspaper of general circulation at least once each week during the 3 weeks before a public meeting which will be held in the county where the facility is located. Specific requirements of the notice are found in 30 TAC §39.5(g). Notice language will be provided to the applicant by the agency;
- We will send notice of the public meeting by first-class mail to all persons listed in 30 TAC §39.13;
- At the conclusion of the technical review, we will prepare a technical summary which sets forth the principal facts and the significant factual, legal, methodological, and policy questions considered in preparing the draft permit. We shall send this summary together with the draft permit to you, EPA, and on request, to any other person;
- After all comments regarding the initial draft permit are received, we will complete the final draft permit;
- Additional notice language for publication, and instructions, will be provided to the applicant by the agency within 10 working days of completion of the final draft permit. As set out in 30 TAC §39.503, publication of the notice opens a public comment period. We must also notify all persons all persons listed in 30 TAC §39.13; and
- Within 10 working days of determining the outcome of the final draft permit, we must notify all persons all persons listed in 30 TAC §39.13 and all persons who submitted written comments on the final draft of our decision to approve or deny the permit.
Contact us if you have any questions.