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TCEQ Pollution Prevention Waste Management Workshop – Registration Now Open!

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requires Pollution Prevention plans for the following facilities in Texas: Large Quantity Generator of hazardous waste. Small Quantity Generator of hazardous waste. Facility that submits the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Form R Report.…

One-Time Waste Shipment Program in Texas

The regulations of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) divide Texas waste generators into two categories:  industrial and non-industrial.  TCEQ regulates the hazardous waste generated by both industrial and non-industrial facilities and the non-hazardous waste generated by an industrial…

State and Federal Surplus Property Available for Eligible Organizations

The Bullet: Eligible organizations may take advantage of the availability of surplus property acquired by the State of Texas and by the Federal Government.  Property is available for a small processing fee which is usually much less expensive than purchasing…

The 2015 Environmental Trade Fair and Conference Presented by the TCEQ is Approaching!

I can’t recommend enough the annual Environmental Trade Fair and Conference (ETFC) presented by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).  These two days are a conference, convention, expo, network-building, customer/client interaction, relationship building, skill improving, knowledge enhancing…great time, deep…

Former Texas Logistics Company Manager Sentenced for Falsifying Shipping Documents

The Bullet: The deliberate falsification of HazMat shipping papers by a company official led to conviction and sentencing in a criminal court. Who: The Defendant is Mr. Ryan Thomas, former Logistics Manager for CES Environmental Services in Houston, Texas. The…

The Identification of Solid Waste in Texas

Though very similar to those of the USEPA, as a state with an authorized hazardous waste program under RCRA, Texas waste regulations – created and enforced by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) – have their own state-specific nuances.…

Pioneer Natural Resources in Amarillo, TX is Awarded the Texas Environmental Excellence Award

By taking an innovative approach to its pigging operations Pioneer Natural Resources earned for itself a 2014 Texas Environmental Excellence Award (TEEA). Using a three-tiered approach, Pioneer was able to reduce its operational emissions by 90 percent.  For its efforts,…

Stay Informed of the Activities of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality: Subscribe to TCEQ Rules e-Mail Updates

As a state authorized to create and enforce its own regulations, Texas has taken distinctive measures to protect its air, land, and water resources from the impacts of the regulated industry within its borders.  From my limited scope of the…

Recycling Industrial Waste (both Hazardous and Non-Hazardous) and Non-Industrial Hazardous Waste in Texas

A generator of any waste in Texas must take care to ensure compliance with the regulations of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).  The first step is to determine if the waste generated is an industrial solid waste or…

The Identification of Industrial and Non-Industrial Waste in Texas

As a state that operates its own hazardous waste program under the authority of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Texas has its own unique requirements for the regulation of both hazardous and non-hazardous waste.  An essential requirement of…