Regional Resource Center for Environmental Information

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act- United States Environmental Protection Agency

Clean Air Act- United States Environmental Protection Agency

Clean Water Act- United States Environmental Protection Agency

Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter (§) 341, §343, §361, §362, §363, §364, §365, §368 and §371



Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR), Parts 240-281

Title 30 Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC) Chapter 330, Municipal Solid Waste Regulations$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=4&ti=30&pt=1&ch=335

30 TAC §305, general permitting rules for discharge from any point source, also lists conditions a landfill may put into effect Class 1 modifications with prior written approval from the agency-$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=3&ti=30&pt=1

30 TAC §312, Sludge Use, Disposal & Transportation

30 TAC §324, Used Oil Standards

30 TAC §328, Waste Minimization & Recycling

30 TAC §332, Composting

30 TAC §335, Industrial Solid Waste and Municipal Hazardous Waste

Tire transporter requirements for used or scrap tires

Other Information

Pertinent U.S. Census Data-Demographic and Economic Data

Decision Makers Guide to Solid Waste Management, Second Edition, EPA 530-R-95-023

Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste in the United States: 1998 Update, (at least the executive summary), EPA 530-R-99-021

Criteria for Solid Waste Disposal Facilities: A Guide for Owners/Operators, EPA, 530-SW-91-089:

Public Private Partnership for Environmental Facilities, A Self-Help Guide for Local Governments, EPA 20M-2003:

Public-Private Partnership Case Studies, Profiles of Success in Providing Environmental Services, EPA 20m-2005

Summaries of annual report data for permitted municipal solid waste facilities, TCEQ

Population estimates and projections for the state and by county, Texas State Data Center at the University of Texas San Antonio:

Other state publications and materials: A number of state agencies have available a variety of publications and materials pertaining to recycling and solid waste management. The COGs are encourages to visit the web sites of applicable state agencies to determine what materials are available for ordering or downloading from the web. Some of the agencies with data and publications that may be of interest to the region include:

a. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality:
b. Texas General Land Office:
c. Texas Department of Transportation:
d .Texas Water Development Board:
e. Texas State Comptroller of Public Accounts:
f. Texas Governor’s Office:
g. Railroad Commission of Texas:

The Regional Solid Waste Management Plan (Volume I & II) and the Closed Landfill Inventory

Copies of Regional Solid Waste Management Plans for all bordering regions

a. Capital Area Council of Governments:
b. Middle Rio Grande Development Council:
c. Coastal Bend Council of Governments:
d. Concho Valley Council of Governments:
e. Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission:

Copies of all plans, technical; studies, ordinances, regulation, policies, etc. pertaining to solid waste management in the region prepared by regional authorities or special districts.

City of San Antonio Material Recovery (MRF) Feasibility Study

Suggested Sources for Obstaining Basic Information

Federal Laws, Regulations, and Publications

U.S. Government Printing Office:

Congressional Desk (202) 512-1800: They have available compilations of laws, including Air, Water, and Waste laws. Acts no available individually, but the compilations are relatively inexpensive. The different compilations will include the RCA, Clean Water Act, and the Clean Air Act
General Publications Desk (202) 783-3238: Information on obtaining any federal publication in general.
EPA RCRA Hotline (800) 424-9346: Copies of EPA Solid Waste Management documents and publications, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, etc.
EPA Water Resource Center (202) 566-1729: Copies of individual water resource documents and publications, Clean Water Act, etc.
EPA Homepage:

Senate Printing and Documents Services
B-04, Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-7106
9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Phone: (202) 224-7701, Fax: (202) 202-228-2815, Email:
TCEQ Publications

TCEQ’s Environmental Information Line 1-800-CLEANUP. TO obtain copies of TCEQ documents and publications, ca;; the TCEQ Publications at 512-239-0028. TCEQ Publications assistance can provide information for other Stage Agency information and documents, including those published by the General Land Office and Texas Department of Transportation.

TCEQ Homepage:

Population and Census Information

Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce

State Data Center

Texas Water Development Board, Planning Division http://www/

State Laws and Regulations

Texas Water Code, Texas Health and Safety Code, and other codified laws:

a. West Publishing (800) 328-9352
b. Available online at

Legislation not yet codified (copies of any bills/acts):
a. House Bill Distribution (512) 463-1155
b. Senate Bill Distribution (512) 463-0252
c. Available online at

TCEQ Regulations (30 TAC 330, etc.):

a. TCEQ Information Resource Division

Phone (512) 239-DATA (3282)
Fax (512) 23-0888

b. Available online at

Other State Regulations:

a. Available online from the Secretary of State’s Office at