A business should always be looking for ways to reduce the amount of waste it generates. Those generators that are the status of a large quantity generator or small quantity generator are subject to the requirements of the Waste Minimization Certification which mandates certain pollution prevention efforts.
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The state of Texas takes this one step further by including in the Texas Administrative Code a requirement for subject facilities to comply with the Pollution Prevention Planning regulations of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) at 30 TAC 335, subchapter Q.
Texas facilities subject to the Pollution Prevention Planning regulations are:
- Large quantity generators of hazardous waste and small quantity generators of hazardous waste that submit the Annual Waste Summary.
- All facilities that submit the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI).
I don’t intend to summarize all of the requirements of the P2 Planning regulations here. Instead I’ll direct you to two guidance documents from the TCEQ:
- RG-209 Complying with the Pollution Prevention Planning Law
- RG-409 A Guide to Pollution Prevention Planning
Too much? Need help? Don’t worry, that’s what the TCEQ is here for!
TCEQ is hosting a Pollution Prevention Waste Management Workshop on September 7, 2016 at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus, The University of Texas at Austin.
You can find more information and/or register for the workshop at the TCEQ event page: TCEQ Pollution Prevention Waste Management Workshop
What better way to learn the requirements of the P2 Planning regulations than the agency that enforces them?
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