Regulations Applicable to Environmental Cleanup
Code TX Citation Fed Citations UTA Policy Name of Regulation Description of Regulation Task Definition Contact Person Trigger Date Deadline Date
EC-1 30 TAC 333.3 THSC 361.602   Land recycling and environmental remediation standards act Establishes environmental remediation standards and provides for cleanup liability protection The four cornerstones of the land recycling program are uniform cleanup standards based on health and environmental risks, standardized review procedures, releases from liability, and financial assistance.
This Act establishes environmental remediation standards to provide a uniform framework for cleanups. The three types of cleanup standards are background, statewide health standards, and site-specific standards.
This Act provides releases from liability for owners or developers of a site that has been remediated according to the standards. Also the liability protection can be extended to financiers, such as economic development agencies, lenders, and fiduciaries. These provisions are intended to reduce the liability concerns that may inhibit involvement with contaminated or abandoned sites.
Financial Assistance Act establishes the Industrial Sites Cleanup Fund that is designed to help innocent persons conduct voluntary cleanups. Grants or low-interest loans are provided to cover up to 75 percent of the cost of completing an environmental study and implementing a cleanup plan.


Environmental Manager; Storm Water Safety Specialist; Chemical Safety Specialist Ongoing N/A
EC-2 30 TAC 333.1 CERCLA - Sec. 9609   Fees Fees are required for resubmission of reports for an Act 2 remediation.  Fees are identified in Act 2 Resubmission of a cleanup plan, remedial investigation, risk assessment or final report will require payment of the appropriate fee identified in the act for each resubmission.
The Department will disapprove a plan or report that is submitted without the appropriate fee.
Environmental Manager; Storm Water Safety Specialist; Chemical Safety Specialist Ongoing N/A
EC-3 30 TAC 333.1 THSC 361.609   Final reports Requirements for final reports for remediation to Act 2 standards The Final Report Summary (FRS) is a brief report consisting of set of data required in addition to the Final Report. The summary is used in part as a reference to the Final Report Approval Letter which conveys liability relief to the remediator and other applicable persons. With the inclusion of this summary information, progress can be tracked in many specific ways, including identification of individual chemical constituents, and the mass treated, removed or managed safely in place. Environmental Manager; Storm Water Safety Specialist; Chemical Safety Specialist Ongoing N/A
EC-4 30 TAC 335.1 THSC 361.609   Attainment requirements Requirements for attainment of remediation in an environmental media The Land Recycling Program encourages, not discourages, the recycling and redevelopment of old industrial sites. It sets standards, by law for the first time, that are protective of human health and the environment, but which consider future use. It provides potential developers with clear cleanup standards based on risk, not a moving target in a negotiated agreement, and provides an end to liability when that cleanup standard is achieved. Environmental Manager; Storm Water Safety Specialist; Chemical Safety Specialist Ongoing N/A
EC-5 30 TAC 333.1 THSC 361.609   Statewide health standard tables Cleanup standards for listed contaminants in environmental media Uniform cleanup standards are established in Land Recycling Act, which establishes environmental remediation standards to provide a uniform framework for cleanups. The three types of cleanup standards are background, statewide health standards, and site-specific standards.
Land Recycling Act describes the submission and review procedures to be used at sites using each of the three types of cleanup standard, thus providing a uniform process for all sites statewide. Uniformity will make it easier for companies and consultants to prepare submissions and follow through the steps necessary to remediate a site.
Environmental Manager; Storm Water Safety Specialist; Chemical Safety Specialist Ongoing N/A