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Waste Record Keeping

Guidelines and rules for keeping records about industrial and hazardous waste.

Guidelines to follow:

  • Records must be kept for at least three (3) years from the due date of the report.
  • Records can be kept in any format, including electronic, but they must be easy to retrieve and copy.
  • The retention period may be extended by the TCEQ Executive Director for enforcement actions.
  • Although not specifically required, it is a good idea to have a backup copy of all records.

Record keeping is required by Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 335 in the following sections: