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Industrial and Hazardous Waste Registration and Reporting Overview

Explains the role of TCEQ staff in the Industrial and Hazardous Waste Registration and Reporting Program. Links to relevant guidance documents.

HOT You can now check the status of your IHW submission sent by fax or mail. Get information about faxed submissions 1-2 business days after sending or mailed submissions 3-5 business days after sending.

TCEQ enters information submitted by industrial and hazardous waste transporters, receivers, and generators into a database that tracks industrial and hazardous waste generation and management activities within the state.

We also convey the data to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Resource Conservation Recovery Act Information System (RCRAInfo). RCRAInfo is an EPA database designed to track hazardous waste inspections, violations, enforcement actions, permit assignments, and EPA identification numbers.

TCEQ coordinates and manages information obtained through the monthly waste receipt summary (MWRS) and the annual waste summary report (AWS) in order to compile the biennial report to the EPA. The biennial report is based on annual waste summary information from large quantity generators and monthly waste receipt summary information from treatment, storage, and disposal facilities.

Staff frequently update and clarify notification and reporting forms to help ensure that TCEQ collects information required by EPA, that our customers understand the requirements, and that we are not regulating companies or facilities not covered by TCEQ rules.

For additional guidance, we offer the following publications: