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Remediation Standards

About cleanup levels for remediation programs.

Topics Under this Category

Analytical Methods and Sampling Guidance
Provides information on TPH methods 1005 and 1006, and on Method 5035. Also provides information on sampling.
Assessment and Remediation Technology
Provides links to sources of guidance and training outside the TCEQ.
Drinking Water Survey Reports
Provides information on complying with Texas Water Code 26.408.
E-mail Updates on Remediation Topics
Join our e-mail list to receive updates on remediation-related topics.
Examples of Successful Redevelopment from the Brownfield Site Assessment Program
Assessments that led to successful redevelopment of formerly contaminated sites under the Brownfield Site Assessment Program.
OLDRemediation: Cleaning Up Contaminated Sites
Provides information on the programs in the Remediation Division.
Remediation Guidance
Included here are links to program-area guidance in the Remediation Division.
Spills: Cleanup and Waste Management
Cleanup objectives and the TRRP rule. Management of spill waste.
TRRP Guidance Committee
Provides information on the Texas Risk Reduction Program advisory group that assists the agency in development of guidance for TRRP.
Texas Environmental Data System (TEDS)
TEDS is a data management system for TCEQ remediation programs.
Various TCEQ-Supervised Cleanups
Details of individual sites being cleaned up under TCEQ supervision, including ASARCO, Encycle Facility and W. CR 112, Midland.
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.