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My Site Might be Contaminated. What Do I Do?

Information on determining whether a site is under the jurisdiction of TCEQ remediation programs.

Review these documents and see the Remediation Program Descriptions web page to help determine which program may have jurisdiction over your site.

Determining Which Releases Are Subject to TRRP
Use these procedures to determine whether a release is subject to the Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP) rule. Note that the report transmitting the excavation results (determination process results) must be submitted to the TCEQ within 60-days from the date the release is discovered. At 60 days, elect to use TRRP without using the screening process, document that the release has passed the screen and therefore is not subject to TRRP, or indicate that the screen failed and the release is subject to TRRP.

Investigating and Reporting Releases from Petroleum Storage Tanks (PSTs)
Use this guidance to determine if a release from an underground or aboveground storage tank is considered a Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank (LPST) site.

Spills, Emergency Response

Refer to the Emergency Response web pagefor information on reporting and cleaning up spills.

Unit Closures

Refer to the Industrial and Hazardous Waste page for information on closing solid waste management units.

Required use of SW-846 Method 5035

New Information

Beginning January 1, 2016, the TCEQ Remediation Division will require the use of United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) SW846 Method 5035A, Purge-and-Trap and Extraction for Volatile Organics in Soil and Waste Samples, as amended, for the collection and preparation of solid samples for volatile organic compound (VOC) analysis using purge-and-trap technology.

The TCEQ Remediation Division guidance on Method 5035 has been updated and is available.