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New Industrial and Hazardous Waste Rules Effective

February 2022 - TCEQ adopted the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Industrial and Hazardous Waste (IHW) rules and revised Title 30, Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC), Chapter 335.

The new rules went into effect February 3, 2022. These updates include the:

  • Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule.
  • Pharmaceutical Waste Rule.
  • Definition of Solid Waste Rule.
  • Foundry Sands Exclusion.
  • Aerosol Cans Waste Rule.
  • Electronic Manifest Fee Rule.

TCEQ hosted webinars about the new rules. Watch our recording New Proposed Industrial and Hazardous Waste Rules YouTube logo and review the Proposed IWH Rules Webinar Presentation.

See TCEQ's Executive Summary and  30 TAC Adoptions for more information. Visit our IHW Compliance Resources webpage for more guidance for IHW generators.

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Small Business and Local Government Assistance

TCEQ’s Small Business and Local Government Assistance section offers free, confidential help to small businesses and local governments working to follow state environmental regulations. Call us at (800) 447-2827 or visit our webpage at