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Municipal Liquid Waste Processing

If you accept municipal liquid waste for processing, you must obtain a permit or registration unless the activity is conducted at a permitted landfill. Links to forms and guidance.

 

Registration or Permit for Fixed Processing Facility

Operations Requiring a Registration

A municipal solid waste processing facility that processes only grease trap waste, grit trap waste from commercial car washes, or septage or a combination of these wastes may do so under a registration according to Title 30, Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC) Chapter 330, Section 330.9(f) Exit the TCEQ, if any of the following conditions are met:

  • The facility attains a 10 percent recovery of material for beneficial use from the incoming waste
  • The processing facility is located within the permit boundaries of a commission-permitted Type I landfill
  • The processing facility is located at a manned public wastewater treatment facility permitted to discharge at least one million gallons per day

Facilities meeting any of these exemptions may obtain a registration by following the procedures in 30 TAC 330.57 through 330.73 Exit the TCEQ and meeting the operational standards established in Chapter 330, Subchapter E Exit the TCEQ.

Operations Requiring a Permit

All other fixed liquid waste processing facilities must apply for a permit under 30 TAC 330.57 Exit the TCEQ.

Registration for Mobile Processing Unit

Under 30 TAC 330.9(g) Exit the TCEQ, a registration is required for a mobile liquid waste processing unit that processes grease trap waste, grit trap waste from commercial car washes, or septage or a combination of these wastes. Mobile liquid waste processing units must obtain a registration by following the applicable rules in 30 TAC 330.9(g) Exit the TCEQ and 330.57 through 330.65 Exit the TCEQ and meeting the operational standards in 30 TAC Chapter 330, Subchapter E Exit the TCEQ.

Processing at a Permitted Landfill

Under 30 TAC 330.11(d) Exit the TCEQ, a separate permit is not required for the storage or processing of grease trap waste, grit trap waste, or septage that contains free liquids if the waste is treated or processed at a permitted Type I MSW landfill, provided the landfill facility complies with the notification requirements of 30 TAC 330.11 (a) through (c) Exit the TCEQ. The notification requirement may be satisfied by submitting a permit modification, with notice, addressing the rule requirements in 30 TAC 305.70(e) Exit the TCEQ. The permit modification should address the applicable rules in 30 TAC 330.63 Exit the TCEQ, 330.65 Exit the TCEQ, and 30 TAC Chapter 330, Subchapter E Exit the TCEQ (such as waste acceptance, waste management unit design, unit closure, and unit operating procedures).

Registration for Experimental Processing Facilities

Under 30 TAC 330.9(h) Exit the TCEQ, a permit is not required for an MSW Type VI facility that demonstrates new management methods for processing or handling grease trap waste, grit trap waste from car washes, or septage or a combination of these three liquid wastes. Facilities meeting this exemption must obtain a registration by following the procedures in 30 TAC 330.57 through 330.73 Exit the TCEQ and meeting the operational standards established in 30 TAC Chapter 330, Subchapter E Exit the TCEQ.

Applying for a Registration or Permit

To apply for a registration or permit for a municipal liquid waste processing facility:

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