Many small Texas manufacturers don’t necessarily understand which EPA and TCEQ environmental and hazardous materials compliance regulations apply to their operations, let alone how to manage them.

Here’s a quick summary of some of the basic environmental and hazardous materials rules that apply to typical Texas manufacturers.

Environmental Permit Requirements:

Storm Water Permit:

  • Triggered by SIC code
  • Must either qualify for No Exposure
  • If not, must develop and manage Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)

Air Permit:

  • Must determine if operations require New Source Review Air Permit
  • Or if company qualifies for Permit by Rule (PBR)

Hazardous Materials Requirements:

Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure Plan (SPCC):

  • Triggered by quantity of stored hydrocarbons

Tier II Reporting:

  • Triggered by quantity of stored hazardous chemicals

Visit our blog again soon to learn what can happen to companies who fail to implement and manage these regulations.

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