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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 335INDUSTRIAL SOLID WASTE AND MUNICIPAL HAZARDOUS WASTE
SUBCHAPTER NHOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTES
RULE §335.403General Requirements for Household Hazardous Waste Collections

(a) Except as provided in subsection (e) of this section, no person may collect or aggregate household hazardous waste that has been segregated from other solid waste, provide point of generation pick-up service, operate a mobile collection unit, operate a collection event, or operate a permanent collection center without having first submitted a current notification to the executive director, in accordance with subsection (b) of this section.

(b) On a form provided by the commission, an operator shall submit a signed notification to the executive director at least 45 days prior to conducting activities covered by this subchapter. For on-going collection programs, such as multiple collection events at a single location, point of generation pick-up services, and permanent collection centers, the notification must be resubmitted whenever the information provided in the notification changes. For multiple collection events and mobile collection units, each location where a collection will be held must be covered in a separate notification, but multiple collections at one location can be covered by a single notification if the same information other than dates applies to each collection. The notification must include the following information:

  (1) name and address of the operator;

  (2) name, address, and telephone number of an individual to be the contact person for the operator;

  (3) date(s) and times of the planned collection(s) or days and hours of operation of a permanent collection center, point of generation pick-up service, or mobile collection unit(s), including inclement weather dates if applicable;

  (4) for a collection event, permanent collection center or mobile collection unit, the address of the collection site and the part of the site that will be used for collections;

  (5) for a point of generation pick-up service or mobile collection unit, the address of the collection event, permanent collection center, or registered hazardous waste transporter's facility where collected wastes will be delivered, or a statement that the aggregated household hazardous waste will be transported to a hazardous waste processing, storage, or disposal facility by a registered hazardous waste transporter from the collection site;

  (6) the name of the person who owns the property where a permanent collection center is located, where a collection event will be held, or where a mobile collection unit will be used; a signed letter that clearly gives permission for the use of the property for the stated purpose must be attached to the notification;

  (7) areas that are planned to be covered by the collection effort, i.e., city, county, precinct, neighborhood, district, region, etc.;

  (8) the types by waste category of each type of household materials that will be collected;

  (9) permanent collection centers (including sites where household hazardous waste will be stored for 48 hours or longer) must include a properly completed TCEQ Core Data Form (Form TCEQ-10400) with the notification; and

  (10) the planned disposition of wastes that are received in the collection efforts, including the name(s), address(es), and United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identification number(s) of the transporter(s) to be used and the name, address, and EPA identification number of each recycling and hazardous waste facilities that is planned to receive the wastes collected.

(c) Along with the notification described in subsection (b) of this section, owners or operators of a permanent collection center shall submit an originally signed financial assurance mechanism acceptable to the executive director to provide for proper closure of the site(s). Prior to the notification, owners or operators must provide sufficient information to the executive director to allow the agency to determine an acceptable amount, format and type of financial assurance. Local governments as well as state and federal entities whose debts and liabilities are the debts and liabilities of a state or the United States are not subject to this subsection. Except for those operated by a local government or state or federal entity, a permanent collection center may not operate without obtaining and maintaining financial assurance acceptable to the executive director.

(d) In addition to the other requirements of this subchapter, an operator of a collection event, permanent collection center, point of generation pick-up service, mobile collection unit, or any combination of these:

  (1) shall develop and follow a complete operational plan as required in §335.405(a) of this title (relating to Operational Plans) and;

  (2) may not collect hazardous waste or Class 1 waste, as defined by this chapter, unless authorized under a permit or authorization issued under this chapter or Chapter 330 of this title (relating to Municipal Solid Waste);

  (3) shall ship, for proper processing or disposal, aggregated household hazardous waste only to a hazardous waste processing, storage, or disposal facility that is authorized to receive household hazardous waste and that has agreed to accept the waste, except in cases where aggregated household hazardous waste is shipped to a permanent collection center for the purpose of consolidating aggregated household hazardous waste;

  (4) shall have collected household hazardous waste transported in one of the following manners:

    (A) any aggregated household hazardous waste from a collection event or permanent collection center must be transported only by a registered hazardous waste transporter under a uniform hazardous waste manifest to a hazardous waste processing, storage, or disposal facility authorized to receive household hazardous waste that has agreed to accept the wastes or as universal waste if allowed under Subchapter H, Division 5 of this chapter (relating to Universal Waste Rule), except in cases where aggregated household hazardous waste is shipped to a permanent collection center for the purpose of consolidating aggregated household hazardous waste;

    (B) the operator may transport any household hazardous waste on a point of generation pick-up service or mobile collection unit to a permanent collection center, collection event, or registered hazardous waste transporter's facility; or

    (C) the operator may have any household hazardous waste collected by a point of generation pick-up service or mobile collection unit transported by a registered hazardous waste transporter under a uniform hazardous waste manifest to a hazardous waste processing, storage, or disposal facility authorized to receive household hazardous waste that has agreed to accept the wastes or as universal waste if allowed under Subchapter H, Division 5 of this chapter;

  (5) shall maintain records related to household hazardous waste collected and processed or disposed for one year after processing or disposal of the wastes; and

  (6) shall report annually to the executive director the amounts of household hazardous waste and household materials collected. The operator shall submit the report by April 1st of each year for the previous calendar year, using a form provided by the commission.

(e) Owners or operators of hazardous waste processing, storage, or disposal facilities who accept or intend to accept household hazardous waste directly from households are not subject to the requirements of this subchapter other than the reporting requirements in subsection (d)(6) of this section, provided that the acceptance of household hazardous waste is authorized by their operating permit.


Source Note: The provisions of this §335.403 adopted to be effective July 31, 2008, 33 TexReg 5947

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