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On May 23, 2017, a stakeholder meeting was held by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to solicit informal input on the adoption of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (U.S. EPA) 2015 Underground Storage Tank (UST) Regulations into Title 30, Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC). TCEQ staff were specifically interested in comments on the management of potentially contaminated water resulting from the clean-out of sumps and required hydrostatic testing (e.g., the reuse, recycling, accumulation, and disposal of test water).

This required rulemaking will update 30 TAC Chapter 334 to incorporate federal rules that include:

  • Periodic operation and maintenance requirements for UST systems to conduct walkthrough inspections and test UST system components;
  • New requirements to annually test specific release-detection equipment; and
  • Changes to comply with existing U.S. EPA release-detection requirements to monitor at least every 30 days, instead of every 35 days.

To find out more on what the rulemaking will address and what this meeting included, click here.

Informal stakeholder comments on the proposed rulemaking are due by June 2, 2017 and may be submitted to TCEQ via fax, mail, or online.

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