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FileTRRP: Toxicity Factors and COC Properties
Addresses how changes in human toxicity factors will be handled, schedule for updating human toxicity factors table, and procedure for requesting toxicity factors and chemical/physical parameters for COCs not listed on Tier 1 PCL tables.
FilePrimary and Secondary Operators Under the Construction General Permit for Storm Water Discharges (TXR150000)
Helps individuals, businesses, and governments determine if they are a primary or a secondary operator under the construction stormwater general permit.
FilePublic Utility Receiverships and Temporary Management: A Guide for Receivers and Temporary Managers of Water and Wastewater Utilities
For temporary managers or receivers of water and wastewater utilities. Provides information on the following tasks: getting started, managing and operating the utility, and dissolving the receivership or temporary management.
FileProcess Control Tests for Domestic Wastewater Treatment Facilities
A guide with four tables listing the recommended process control tests that should be performed to effectively operate the most common type of domestic wastewater treatment facility.
FileGuidelines for Identifying and Protecting Aquifer Recharge Features
This document provides guidance on identifying and certifying the presence of recharge features and discusses best management practices that protect aquifers from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
FileToxics Release Inventory Reporting Fee
Answers questions related to this reporting fee.
FileUsed Oil Recycling Handbook: Guidance for Used Oil Handlers
Guidance for used oil handlers on state and federal regulations on recycling used oil and notifying the TCEQ about their activities.
Water District Financial Management Guide
Monthly Testing and Reporting at Surface Water Treatment Plants
Penalty Policy
Surface Water Quality Monitoring Procedures, Volume 1: Physical and Chemical Monitoring Methods for Water, Sediment, and Tissue
2004 Emissions Inventory Guidelines
Complying with the Edwards Aquifer Rules: Technical Guidance on Best Management Practices
Surface Water Quality Monitoring Procedures, Volume 2: Methods for Collecting and Analyzing Biological Assemblage and Habitat Data
Floodplain Management 101 Workbook
FileGuidance on the Texas Environmental, Health, and Safety Privilege Act
Discusses legislation under which certain documents and information gathered as part of an environmental self-audit are privileged from disclosure, and which offers exemption from certain penalties.
FileBuying or Selling a Property with Underground Storage Tanks
A guide for owners and operators of UST systems explaining rules and procedures about tanks when property is bought or sold.
FileInstalling a New or Replacement Underground Storage Tank
A guide for current or prospective owners and operators of underground storage tanks on rules and procedures for installing or replacing one, including rules that took effect at the beginning of 2009.
FileLicensed Underground Storage Tank Contractors
A guide for selecting the proper contractor to perform work on a UST system.
FilePetroleum Storage Tank Registration and Self-Certification
A guide for owners and operators of underground storage tanks on why and how they should register and self-certify their USTs.
FileProtecting Petroleum Storage Tanks Against Corrosion
A guide to preventing oxidation (such as rust) of underground storage tanks using noncorrodible material, electrical isolation, or secondary containment.
FileRelease Detection and Inventory Control for Petroleum Storage Tanks
Methods for underground storage tanks and product piping. Part of Super Guide.
FilePST Super Guide: A Comprehensive Guide to Compliance in Texas
A comprehensive guide to issues relating to PSTs, divided by subject into 15 modules.
FilePreventing Petroleum Storage Tank Spills and Overfills
A guide to preventing releases of product from PST systems
FileSuspected Releases from Petroleum Storage Tanks
A guide for owners and operators of underground storage tanks explaining when to suspect a release and what to do if one is suspected.
FileFinancial Assurance for Petroleum Storage Tanks
A guide for owners and operators of underground storage tanks on how they can demonstrate their ability to pay for a cleanup of a leak or release.
FileGasoline Stage I and II Vapor Recovery
A guide for owners and operators of underground storage tanks on two control strategies under the Texas SIP for capturing fuel vapors during delivery to tanks and fueling of vehicles.
FileWho Regulates Petroleum Storage Tanks?
A guide to the agencies that regulate ASTs and USTs.
FileTemporarily Removing Petroleum Storage Tanks from Service
A guide for owners and operators of underground storage tanks on reasons and procedures for their temporary removal from service.
FilePermanently Removing Petroleum Storage Tanks from Service
A guide for owners and operators of underground storage tanks on their permanent removal, filling with inert material, or conversion to another use.
FileAboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks
A guide for owners and operators of ASTs explaining applicable rules and procedures.
PST Super Guide: A Comprehensive Guide to Compliance in Texas
A comprehensive guide to issues relating to PSTs, divided by subject into 14 modules.
FileA Public Water System Guide to Responding to a Backflow Incident
Detailed instructions for dealing with backflow for water districts, water supply corporations, municipalities, etc.
FileA Public Water System Guide to Preparing a Backflow-Incident Emergency-Response Plan
A guide for public water systems to use to prepare an emergency response plan in order to be prepared for a possible backflow incident. The TCEQ recommends the preparation of an emergency response plan as a best management practice.
FileCompliance Guide for Dry Cleaners
Advice to dry cleaners on state and federal rules that apply to their facilities, and on how to obtain assistance from SBLGA.
FileNew Technology Research and Development Program, Guidelines for Grants
Eligibility and application requirements for NRTD grants; grant administration and reporting.
FileVolume-to-Weight Conversion Factors for Waste Handlers
Converts quantities of known volume to weights. Includes metric equivalents.
FileAddendum #1 to the Basic Water Manual
Addendum to the Basic Water Operations for Small Public Water Systems training manual
FileCommon Questions on Empty Waste Containers
A guidance document with answers to questions about the proper disposal of empty containers, which includes information about RCRA-empty requirements, disposal and recycling options, and requirements for industrial generators.
FileEmergency and Temporary Use of Wells for Public Water Supplies
Rules and procedures for converting wells to temporary use to supply the public when other sources are unavailable.
FileDisposal of Exempt Waste That Contains Radioactive Material
Discusses cases in which a radioactive waste may be exempt from the usual reporting and permitting requirements.
FileSurface Coating Facilities
How coaters may comply with air-quality regulations and permits, including permits by rule.
FileConstruction of Facilities: Timely Approvals
A guide discussing reimbursements to developers for the construction of facilities.
FileDistrict Funding of Excavation Costs
Information about the portion of excavation costs that districts will be allowed to fund.
FileEstablishing and Managing an Effective Cross-Connection Control Program
Implementation and management of cross-connection control programs. Intended for personnel of public water systems and the public.
FileDistrict Funding of Leased Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
Guidance for water districts related to the leasing of water and wastewater facilities.
FileDirectives for Districts to Escrow or to Not Expend Funds
Guidance that discusses when a water district will be directed to escrow bond funds versus not to expend them.
FilePurchase of Facilities by a District
Guidance on when a water district is required to have a pre-purchase inspection and what type of documentation is needed before purchasing a facility.
FileUnauthorized Discharges and Sanitary Sewer Overflows
A guide that clarifies the TCEQ's requirements for reporting unauthorized discharges and overflows from sanitary sewers.
FileAccuracy Testing of Gauges used for Testing of Backflow Prevention Assemblies
General guide to testing differential-pressure gauges used in testing backflow-prevention assemblies. Explains differences between accuracy testing and calibration.
FileThe Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Area Minor Source Rule. Is My Boiler, Process Heater, Stationary Engine, or Turbine Regulated under the Minor Source NOx Rule?
Determine whether your equipment is regulated. Questionnaire, worksheet, charts, instructions.
FileThe Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Area Minor Source Rule. What Are the Operating, Monitoring, Testing, and Emission-Calculation Requirements of the Minor Source NOx Rule?
Emission standards and other requirements for regulated equipment. Includes multiple worksheets.
FileThe Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Area Minor Source Rule. What Are the Record-Keeping and Reporting Requirements of the Minor Source NOx Rule? (Boilers, Process Heaters, Stationary Engines, and Turbines)
What records to keep and what to report.
FileClosure of Waste-Management Units Subject to TRRP
A guide for the regulated community and environmental professionals on regulation and administration of such closures.
Notice: Landscape Irrigators Must Be Licensed!/Aviso: Los Irrigadores de Paisasjes Deben Estar Certificados!
A brochure summarizing the licensing requirements for landscape irrigators, inspectors, and technicians./Un folleto resumiendo los requisitos de licencia para irrigadores de paisajes e inspectores y técnicos de irrigación.
FileRV Parks: Am I Regulated?
This guide is intended to inform owners of recreational vehicle (RV) parks that some of their activities may be regulated by the TCEQ, and how to maintain compliance with the applicable rules and regulations.
FileRegistration Requirements for Wastewater Operations Companies
Intended for operators of wastewater treatment facilities, this publication is designed to provide quick-reference information pertaining to registration requirements and procedures.
Penalty Policy
These documents describe our policy on computing and assessing administrative penalties. They do not address when an enforcement action is initiated, but rather how we evaluate violations for the purpose of calculating administrative penalties.
FileCommon Environmental Requirements for Regulated Oil and Gas Operations
Explains agency regulations on oil and gas exploration and production. Not a comprehensive review of such regulations.
2011 Emissions Inventory Guidelines
2011 Guide to the Emissions Inventory for industrial facilities that produce air emissions and must report their annual emissions to the TCEQ.
FileBest Management Practices for Quarry Operations
A guide to complying with the Edwards Aquifer rules pertaining to quarries.
FileTraining for Underground Storage Tank Operators: A guide for owners and operators of USTs
Details who must be trained by August 8, 2012. Requirements for class A, B, and C operators.
FileFees, Standards, and Reporting Requirements for Public Water Systems
This publication contains the rule language found in 30 TAC 290 Subchapter E (fees), Subchapter F (requirements for drinking water quality), and Subchapter H (requirements for Consumer Confidence Reports).
FileRules and Regulations for Public Water Systems
A guide containing the rules from 30 TAC 290 Subchapter D for designing, operating, and maintaining water systems that supply potable water.
FileYou're a PWS...Now What?
A guide for rules and regulations that apply to public water systems, especially for those who may have recently learned they own a PWS.
FileClean Water Certification Program
Brochure about self-certification for owners of boats with marine sanitation devices and owners of pump-out stations.
FileRainwater Harvesting: A Guide for Public Water Systems
Regulations and principles for PWSs that collect and treat rainwater and distribute it as potable water.
FileEmergency Control of Mosquitoes: Texas Requirements
Common questions from local governments about the emergency application of pesticides to control health risks and how to comply with the Pesticides General Permit TXG870000.
FileHow to Apply for Regulatory Flexibility
Requirements and processes for participation in a program exempting participants from state regulations on pollution control or abatement.
2012 Emissions Inventory Guidelines
2012 Guide to the Emissions Inventory for industrial facilities that produce air emissions and must report their annual emissions to the TCEQ.
FileRequirements for Used and Scrap Tire Generators
Card that briefly describes rules that scrap-tire generators must follow.
FileGuidance for Requesting a Water Balance Alternative Final Cover for a Municipal Solid Waste Landfill
Requirements for MSW landfills considering a water balance or evapotranspiration alternative final cover system.
FileAir Quality for Permitted Facilities: Responding to Hurricanes
For owners and operators of facilities with air permits, information on issues such as disaster debris, facility repairs, emissions reporting, facility maintenance, and who to contact for more information.
FilePublic Drinking Water Systems: Responding to a Disaster
For operators of public water systems, answers to questions about responding to natural disasters including information on who to contact in TCEQ regional offices and other resources.
FileWaste Management for Authorized Facilities: Responding to Hurricanes
For operators of municipal solid waste, petroleum storage tank, and industrial hazardous waste facilities, answers to questions about responding to hurricanes.
FileWastewater Treatment Plants: Responding to Disasters
For owners and operators, answers to questions about handling damages and accidental discharges in the event of a natural disaster, including contact information for TCEQ regional offices.
FileBasics of Industrial Stormwater Regulations
Permitting and authorization for discharge of stormwater from industrial facilities.
FileDetermining Representative Concentrations of Chemicals of Concern for Ecological Receptors
Determining representative concentrations, defining exposure areas, and evaluating potential hot spots.
FileTransporting Sludge Wastes in Texas: A Step-by-Step Guide to Registration, Operating, and Reporting
Explains state environmental rules for transporters of sewage sludge, domestic septage, chemical toilet waste, grease-trap waste, grit-trap waste, sludge from drinking water treatment plants, and similar wastes in Texas.
2013 Emissions Inventory Guidelines
Folder for 2013 publication.
FileWater Rights in Texas: How to Report a Change in Ownership
When and how to notify the TCEQ of a transfer in ownership of water rights, for example after a sale or inheritance.
FileConsequences of Criminal Convictions for Occupational Licensing
Intended for holders of or applicants for occupational licenses that are administered by the TCEQ, this guide outlines the consequences of having a criminal conviction on their ability to have a license, and their responsibilities in this regard.
FileTransporting Waste in Texas - A Guide to Regulations
Whether you transport waste in Texas or hire a waste transporter, this publication will help you decide if the waste to be hauled is regulated, who regulates it, how to contact that agency, and what the important requirements are for many of the wastes.
FileManaging Debris from Declared Disasters
Information on properly disposing of debris when cleaning up after a hurricane, flood, tornado, wildfire, or other natural disaster.
FileManaging Small Public Water Systems: Introduction
Introduction to five-part series helping owners, managers, or operators of small water utilities understand and comply with rules and develop tools to for planning and operation. Discusses other modules; resources and information on ordering materials.
FileManaging Small Public Water Systems: Asset Management
Module A of five-part series helping owners, managers, or operators of small water utilities understand and comply with rules and develop tools to for planning and operation. System inventory and prioritization; planning; budgeting.
FileManaging Small Public Water Systems: Source Assessment and Planning
Module B of five-part series helping owners, managers, or operators of small water utilities understand and comply with rules and develop tools to for planning and operation. Assessing and protecting sources; best management practices; planning.
FileManaging Small Public Water Systems: Operations and Maintenance
Module C of five-part series helping owners, managers, or operators of small water utilities understand and comply with rules and develop tools to for planning and operation. Operation, maintenance, documentation.
FileManaging Small Public Water Systems: Compliance
Module D of five-part series helping owners, managers, or operators of small water utilities understand and comply with rules and develop tools to for planning and operation. Compliance; enforcement; monitoring, reporting, and record keeping.
FileManaging Small Public Water Systems: Resources
Module E of five-part series helping owners, managers, or operators of small water utilities understand and comply with rules and develop tools to for planning and operation. Training, assistance, and resources.
FileManaging Small Public Water Systems
This is a compilation of six publications dealing with managing small public water systems.
Managing Small Public Water Systems
Folder containing index page for RG-501 series.
FileNew Technology Implementation Grants: Guidelines for Grants
Eligibility, application, administration, reporting, and closeout procedures for NTIGs.
FileGroundwater Monitoring and Reporting for LPST Sites
Guidelines for registered corrective action specialists and licensed corrective action project managers on groundwater monitoring and reporting for leaking petroleum storage tank sites in Texas.
FileI Just Received a Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant—Now What?
Managing a grant that reimburses switching to gas-powered equipment. Reimbursement, disposition, usage, monitoring.
FileWaste from Grease Traps, Grit Traps, and Septic Tanks: Questions and Answers
Guide to help local officials and local governments in Texas address common issues related to waste and illegal dumping.
FileHow Public Water Utilities Can Report Water Shortages
Guide for water utilities to assessing the quantity of remaining water, and reporting when reasonably sure the supply is less than 180 days.
FileTERP: Guidelines for the Drayage Truck Incentive Program
Explains the standards for the DTIP grants for replacement of older drayage trucks operated at seaports and rail yards in the state’s nonattainment areas with newer model vehicles in order to improve air quality in and near those facilities.