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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