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Industrial and Hazardous Waste Rule Updates

July 2020- An industrial and hazardous waste rule project became effective June 11, 2020.

This project:

  • Changes the definition of "solid waste" and waste management regulations to exclude the conversion of plastics and other recyclable material through pyrolysis or gasification.
    • As amended in Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC) Chapter 361 as a result of House Bill (HB) 1953.
  • Revises the rule for the safe management of recalled airbags.
  • Vacates the comparable fuels rule and the gasification rule.
  • Provides requirements for the disposal of coal combustion residuals from electric utilities.
  • Revises rules in Title 30 Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC) Chapter 335.

You can find more information on this Rule Project No. 2019-085-335-WS on TCEQ’s Rule Adoptions webpage.

A separate Rule Project No. 2020-006-305-WS will also implement HB 1953 within the municipal solid waste rules in 30 TAC Chapter 330.

See TCEQ’s Rules and Rulemaking webpage to follow the overall process. Or sign up to receive email or text updates on Industrial and Hazardous Waste topics, including this project.

If you have further questions, please call the Small Business and Local Government Assistance hotline at (800) 447-2827.