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Radioactive Waste

Requirements for the disposal of radioactive waste in Texas.
Applying for a Radioactive Material License
Licensing review process, public notice, and forms to be used by all persons or businesses who wish to handle, process, store radioactive waste, or recover source material in Texas.
Compact LLRW Disposal Rate
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is charged with establishing Texas Compact low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) disposal fees by rule.
Contacting the TCEQ about Radioactive Material
Address, phone, and fax numbers for staff in the Radioactive Materials division.
Disposing of X-Ray Equipment in Texas
Instructions for disassembling X-ray equipment, checking components for PCBs, and properly disposing of the components.
Radioactive Material Disposal: Mixed Waste
Defines "mixed waste" that contains both radioactive and hazardous waste components (in the context of rules for radioactive waste) and summarizes requirements for its disposal in Texas.
Radioactive Material Processing and Storage
Application forms and guidance for applying for a license to process or store radioactive substances.
Radioactive Material: Rules and Statutes
Links to rules and statutes that are relevant to the management of radioactive material in Texas.
Radioactive Waste Disposal: Inspection, Enforcement and Complaints
Inspection requirements for sites licensed for radioactive waste, agency enforcement requirements, and how to make an environmental complaint.
Radioactive Waste Disposal: Low-Level Radioactive Waste
Defines "low-level radioactive waste" and summarizes the responsibilities of various federal and state agencies with respect to disposal.
Radioactive Waste Disposal: Materials That Are Exempt or Below Regulatory Concern
Information about materials that are radioactive but do not require special handling, care, or are subject to regulations. Links to related web pages and contacts at the appropriate agencies.
Radioactive Waste Disposal: Options for Disposal
Options to dispose of radioactive wastes generated in Texas. Includes links to facilities that handle radioactive waste and to radioactive waste brokers licensed to transfer radioactive waste to waste disposal or treatment facilities.
Radioactive Waste Disposal: Tailings Impoundments
List of the three uranium mill tailings impoundments in Texas, the operators, and the county where each is located. These sites are classified as disposal sites for by-product material.
Radioactive-Waste Disposal: NORM Disposal
Defines "naturally occurring radioactive material" and provides links to TCEQ rules and guidance relevant to the disposal of NORM in Texas.