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Metal Finishers: Compliance Resources

Understanding the state and federal regulations for metal finishers.

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Compliance Overview Tools

Through cooperation with the Texas Association of Metal Finishers (TAMFExit the TCEQ), it has been shown that the following types of problems seem to affect the metal finishing industry more than others:

  • improper storage and incorrect labeling of hazardous wastes
  • hazardous material spills
  • incorrect or insufficient notification of the types of materials used and stored
  • unidentified containers
  • unauthorized discharges onto property
  • record keeping violations such as (among others) failure to submit a Toxics Release Inventory Report to the EPAExit the TCEQ and the TCEQ.

Where can I find more information and assistance?

The TCEQ's Small Business and Local Government Assistance Section offers free, confidential help to small businesses and local governments working to comply with state environmental regulations. Call us at 800-447-2827 or visit our webpage at

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