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TRRP Protective Concentration Levels

Provides information on cleanup standards for the Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP).

The TRRP Tier 1 protective concentration levels (PCLs) are the default cleanup standards in the Texas Risk Reduction Program.

November 2014 PCL and Supporting Tables

Following are the November 2014 Tier 1 PCL and supporting tables. (Print only version in PDF) First save the file to your computer then open it in the application.

October 2015 Human Health and Aquatic Life Surface Water RBELs

TPH Spreadsheets

Use this spreadsheet to assist in the calculation of TPH PCLs. The spreadsheet was updated in June 2015.

Tier 2 PCL Equations

A person has the option of using Tier 2 PCLs. These PCLs are calculated using site-specific inputs in the Tier 2 equations.

Older PCL Tables

Download these files if you still need previous versions of the Tier 1 PCL tables (see the help file on self-extracting zipped files).

Additional Guidance

Refer to this November 21, 2002 memo for information on implementing the revised arsenic MCL.

See this document for COCs for which Calculation of a Human Health PCL is not Required (revised March 30, 2007).

If your COC is not listed in the Tier 1 PCL table, you may obtain COC chemical and physical properties information by following the procedure on the How to Request Tier 1 PCLs, Chemical/Physical Properties, and Toxicity Values for COCs page.

As part of the TRRP rule, the agency developed state-wide background concentrations for metals. You may use these values in place of site-specific background concentrations. The Texas Specific Median Background concentrations are found in the TRRP rule at §350.51(m), and are available here for your convenience.

Refer to this guidance on Chromium.

Use of Software Programs for TRRP

Read this information on using software for TRRP.

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.