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Top 10 Hazardous Waste Violations In Texas

Hazardous Waste Fines and Penalties Will Follow If Your Company Fails To Keep Up Here are the top 10 hazardous waste violations impacting Texas manufacturers which can result in major fines, penalties & disruptions: Failure to determine the company’s waste generator status (CESQ, SQG, LQG) Failure to create Waste Determinations to identify & characterize all waste streams Failure to properly label waste containers Failure to train employees on DOT hazardous materials shipping requirements Failure to create a Contingency Plan and Emergency [...]

By |2021-09-22T13:51:18-05:00August 2nd, 2021|Berg Environmental News, Government Regulation, Hazardous Waste Management, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas Hazardous Materials Regulations|Comments Off on Top 10 Hazardous Waste Violations In Texas

The Texas EHS Audit Privilege Act Explained

Texas manufacturers are required to implement and manage a long list of environmental and hazardous materials regulations mandated by TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) and/or EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). But this is much easier said than done due to, among other things, the volume & complexity of these regulations, not to mention the fact that they often change. Here is a list of some of the more common regulations: Storm Water Permit & Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan [...]

By |2021-09-22T13:52:46-05:00November 25th, 2019|Good To Know, Hazardous Waste Management, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas Hazardous Materials Regulations|Comments Off on The Texas EHS Audit Privilege Act Explained

Common Texas Environmental Compliance Requirements

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 very quick summary of some of the basic environmental and hazardous materials rules that apply to a typical Texas manufacturer. Environmental Permit Requirements Include: Hazardous Waste Management: Virtually all manufacturers generate some type of hazardous wastes, including spent chemicals, paints, batteries and more. Manufacturers must first complete Waste Determinations for all [...]

By |2021-09-22T13:51:45-05:00August 9th, 2016|Hazardous Waste Management, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas Hazardous Materials Regulations|Comments Off on Common Texas Environmental Compliance Requirements

SWPPP-Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Compliance in Texas

Texas TCEQ Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan/SWPPP Requirements Good practical observations and advice on how to stay in compliance with environmental SWPPP requirements in Texas: As I walk across the property with one of my clients, I point to a patch of exposed soil and say, “That may be a problem.”  In most cases, the client comes back with a look of disbelief, scoffs, or utters some form of profanity prior to yelling, “It’s just dirt!!”  Does this sound familiar? One of [...]

By |2021-09-22T13:52:09-05:00August 26th, 2015|Good To Know|Comments Off on SWPPP-Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Compliance in Texas