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Spills: Information for the Follow-up Report Required within 30 Days

What to report and who to report it to.

Within 30 working days of the discovery of a reportable discharge or spill, the person responsible must submit written information to the appropriate TCEQ regional office describing the details and supporting the adequacy of the response. The documentation must contain one of the following:

  1. Information from the initial notification, and a statement that the response to the discharge or spill has been completed and a description of how the action was conducted.
  2. A request for an extension of time to complete the response, along with the reasons for the request, and a projected work schedule outlining the time required to complete the response action. Proceed according to the projected schedule unless otherwise notified by the appropriate TCEQ regional director.
  3. A statement and explanation that the discharge or spill response has not been, and is not expected to be, completed within the maximum allowable extension (six months from the date of the discharge or spill), along with a projected work schedule.

Additional information to include:

Response Chronology—A chronology, listing times and dates, of the responses by the responsible person, as well as:

  • Nature of the responses, along with name, address, and phone number of the response contractor, along with a contact name, if different from the responsible person
  • Date and time of the first containment actions and name of the individual(s) or company conducting these activities
  • Detailed description of the containment equipment and personnel used and description of the effectiveness of the initial response actions; etc.

Meteorology—Describe weather conditions during the incident and include a discussion of how the weather may have helped or hindered the cleanup

Reported Injuries—Describe any injuries or fatalities

Remediation of Contamination—Describe actions taken to remove or neutralize the substances discharged or spilled including:

  • Amounts of substances recovered and contained
  • Amounts of substances lost to the environment
  • If soil was affected, the amounts of substances removed. Include a scaled map indicating the lateral and vertical extent of excavation.
  • The disposition of any excavated substances, any recovered substances, and any additional wastes generated from the cleanup, including any on-site or off-site storage, processing, or treatment. If the material is stored off-site, the responsible person must give the name, physical address, and phone number for the storage facility.

Sampling and Analysis—Description of all sampling activities, including:

  • List of the persons collecting samples
  • Scaled map indicating the lateral and vertical location of the sampling locations
  • Tabulation of the analyses performed and the analytical methods used
  • Name and address of the laboratory conducting the analytical work
  • Name and address of the supplier of the sample containers
  • Copy of the analytical results as reported by the laboratory to the responsible person

Waste Classification and Disposal—List the U.S. EPA and TCEQ waste-classification and waste-code numbers, along with:

  • Copies of any analytical results used to obtain the waste classifications, plus any correspondence from TCEQ
  • List of any temporary generator or transporter numbers used, if applicable
  • Copies of manifests for the shipment of the wastes
  • Name, address, and phone number of facility receiving the waste


30 TAC 327 .1-5

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