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Industrial and Hazardous Waste

Types of permits and requirements for permit holders. Activities that do not require a permit. Forms and other tools for applicants and consultants.

Current Topics in Industrial and Hazardous Waste Permitting

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General Information


Non-Permitted Activities

Exemptions from Industrial and Hazardous Waste Permitting
Guidance on whether a generated solid waste activity requires a permit.

Hazardous Waste Activities That Require Notifying the TCEQ
Activities that are exempt from permitting, but trigger a requirement to notify us at least 90 days before beginning the activity.


Permitted Activities

HOTApplicant-held pre-application public meeting [30 TAC 39Exit the TCEQ

A pre-application public meeting is required prior to submitting of the following applications:

  • New applications
  • Renewal applications with Class 3 Permit Modifications or Major Amendments
  • Major Amendment applications
  • The pre-application public meeting is not required for an application submitted for the sole purpose of conducting post-closure activities or post-closure activities and corrective action at a facility unless:
    • the application is also for an initial permit for hazardous waste management unit(s), or
    • the application is also for renewal of the permit, where the renewal application is proposing a significant change (Class 3 Permit Modification or Major Amendment) in facility operations (Note: per preamble to the related federal rule, the facility operations referenced herein exclude post-closure and corrective action activities)  

New Permit Application

How to apply for a permit for a new hazardous waste facility or convert your registration for an interim status facility to a full permit.

Renewal Permit Application

An overview of permitting process to renew a hazardous waste facility permit.

Transferring a Permit for Industrial or Hazardous Waste

Information related to the transfer of a hazardous waste storage, processing, or disposal facility.

Submitting a Permit Modification

An overview of the permitting process for modifying or amending an existing industrial or hazardous waste permit.

What class of modification do I need?

List of permit modification classes:


Waste Analysis

How to Classify Industrial and Hazardous Waste

Requirements for those who generate or manage hazardous waste in Texas.


Hazardous Waste Combustion Program


Industrial and Hazardous Waste Highlight Bulletins

You can view previous bulletins through the following years: