TCEQ REGULATIONS

As of 4-16-2014 the EPA has finalized and published rules required for the decommissioning of Stage 2 at the pump. A contractor licensed by the TCEQ will need to send a 30 day notification to the state before work may continue

Decomm Stage 2

Testing Requirements

Completion/Recordkeeping

Cathodic Protection

Cathodic Testing

Overfill Protection

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YOU MUST HAVE MONTHLY INVENTORY CONTROL AND TANK TEST (OR SIR) TO COMPLY

Here are a few of the things that TCEQ is looking for:

 

1.)    Proof of  Overfill Protection

2.)    Monthly Inventory Control

3.)    Monthly Tank Leak Test Results

4.)    Yearly Line Test Results

5.)    Proof of tank (UST) and product line Material ( Steel,  Steel FRP or Fiberglass) ( these will be from the manufacturer when tank was installed)

6.)    Proof of Cathodic Protection ( for Steel Tanks) CP Testing (3 Year) and monthly rectifier readings.

7.)    Stage 2 Test Results

8.)    Decom test results with checklist

9.)    Stage 1 test results

Decommissioning Stage 2

102 and TX‐103 tests. A copy of the checklist and notification must be kept at the GDF for five years. 11.5 Decommission Completion and Recordkeeping Owners and operators of the GDFs are required to notify the TCEQ regional office and local government with jurisdiction where the GDF is located within 10‐calendar days of completion of decommissioning. The notification is required to include: documentation sufficient to demonstrate compliance with decommissioning requirements; the name, address and license number of the licensed contractor who performed the testing to ensure that no leaks have been detected; and copies of all required test results including the TXP-102 and TXP-10

115.245. Testing Requirements

Prior to the decommissioning deadline of August 31, 2018, owners or operators of gasoline dispensing facilities that have not yet decommissioned Stage II vapor controls in compliance with the requirements of this division shall repair, replace, or retain Stage II vapor controls as follows.

11.5 Decommission Completion and Recordkeeping

Owners and operators of the GDFs are required to notify the TCEQ regional office and local government with jurisdiction where the GDF is located within 10‐calendar days of completion of decommissioning. The notification is required to include: documentation sufficient to demonstrate compliance.

Cathodic Protection

Cathodic protection is one option for protecting an underground storage tank (UST) and steel product lines from corrosion. There are two types of systems for cathodic protection:

(1.) SACRIFICIAL: Sacrificial anodes are pieces of Magnesium more electrically active than the steel UST. Because these anodes are more active, the corrosive current will exit from them rather than the UST.

(2.) IMPRESSED CURRENT: An impressed current system uses a rectifier to convert alternating current to direct current.  This current is sent through an insulated wire to the anodes, which are special metal bars buried in the soil near the UST. The current then flows through the soil to the UST system and returns to the rectifier through an insulated wire attached to the UST. The UST system is protected because the current going to the UST system overcomes the corrosion-causing current normally flowing away from it.

Cathodic Protection Testing

The system must be tested by a qualified cathodic protection tester within six months of installation and at least every three years thereafter. In addition, cathodic protection systems must be tested within six months of any repair. You will need to keep the results of the last two tests to prove that the cathodic protection is working. In addition, you must inspect an impressed current system every 60 days to verify that the system is operating. Keep results of your last three 60-day inspections to prove that the impressed current system is on and operating properly. We are NACE certified testers, we provide and install complete systems, a one stop shop! TCEQ fines are hefty for non-compliance, call us today for a quote!

Spill and Overfill Protection

Spill and overfill prevention relies on equipment designed to prevent releases to the environment during filling of a UST. The purpose of spill and overfill prevention is to prevent cleanup of contamination that may occur when the UST is filled. Overfills and repetitive spills can result in significant cleanup costs.

Three pieces of equipment are required to meet spill and overfill prevention requirements: A tight-fill fitting, a spill container, and an overfill device.

1.) Tight-fill fitting: The fill pipe of the tank must be equipped with a tight-fillfitting, adapter, or similar device to ensure a liquid-tight seal during thetransfer of product into the tank. Such a fitting between the delivery hoseand the UST’s fill port reduces the likelihood of a leak.

2.)  Spill-container equipment: The fill tube must either be fitted with a spillbucket or enclosed in a liquid-tight manway, riser, or sump. The spill bucketmust be designed to minimize entry of surface water, groundwater, or anyother substance. Facilities with vapor-recovery equipment may have avapor-tight drain valve. Spill-containing equipment catches any productfrom the delivery hose and is located at ground level, surrounding the tightfillfitting. Spill buckets should be kept clear of debris and water at all times.

3.) Overfill-prevention device: Each tank is required to have a valve orother device that will prevent overfilling of the tank. There are threebasic options:1. automatic shutoff2. automatic flow restrictor3. audible alarm with flow restrictor or automatic shutoff.

Texas Administrative Code

The Texas Administrative Code (TAC) is a compilation of all state agency rules in Texas. There are 17 titles in the TAC. Each title represents a subject category and related agencies are assigned to the appropriate title.

In 1977, the TAC was created by the Texas Legislature under the Administrative Code Act (Government Code, §§2002.051-2002.056). In the Administrative Code Act, the Legislature directed the Office of the Secretary of State to compile, index, and cause to be published the Texas Administrative Code.

State agency rule writers, in cooperation with the Office of the Secretary of State, had begun the task of organization and systematic dissemination of state agency rules in 1975 with the passage of the Administrative Procedure and Texas Register Act (Government Code, §2001 and §2002).

With the passage of the Administrative Code Act, the Legislature intended for the Secretary of State to contract with public entities to publish the TAC. However, as more innovative technology became available, demand for the TAC in electronic format increased. In response to this increased demand, HB 2304 was passed by the Texas Legislature in 1995. HB 2304 allows the Secretary of State to make the TAC available through our web site and to charge for value-added services available through the web site.

In addition, HB 2304 mandated that the TAC be made available in an electronic format at no charge. This complimentary service is available using the TAC Viewer.

What's New in TCEQ Rules

May 22, 2020

Items Filed with the Chief Clerk for the June 10, 2020, Agenda:

View Memoranda of Understanding
Texas Administrative Code


TITLE 30 ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1 TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 7 MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING

Rules

§7.101 Memorandum of Understanding between the Texas Department of Commerce and the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
§7.102 Adoption of Memoranda of Understanding between the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
§7.103 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (commission), the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA)
§7.104 Memorandum of Understanding between the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
§7.110 Memorandum of Understanding between the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (commission) and the Texas Department of Public Safety (department)
§7.111 Adoption of Memoranda of Understanding between the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
§7.112 Adoption of Memoranda of Understanding between the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
§7.113 Adoption of Memoranda of Understanding between the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
§7.114 Adoption of Memoranda of Understanding between The Texas A&M University System and the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
§7.115 Adoption of Memoranda of Understanding between the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Authority and the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
§7.116 Adoption of Memoranda of Understanding between the General Services Commission and the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
§7.117 Memorandum of Understanding between the Railroad Commission of Texas and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
§7.118 Memorandum of Understanding between the Texas Department of Health and the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission Regarding Radiation Control Functions
§7.119 Memorandum of Understanding Between the Texas Department of Transportation and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
§7.121 Adoption by Reference
§7.122 Adoption of Memorandum of Understanding Between the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (commission) and the Texas Department of Health (TDH) Regarding Emissions Related to Asbestos Demolition and Renovation Activities
§7.123 Memorandum of Understanding between the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and the Texas Department of Health concerning Special Wastes from Health Care Related Facilities
§7.124 Natural Resource Trustees Memorandum of Understanding
§7.125 Adoption of Memorandum of Understanding among the Office of the Secretary of State, Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), Texas Historical Commission (THC), Texas General Land Office (GLO), Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC), and Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC)
§7.126 Memorandum of Understanding Between the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
§7.127 Memorandum of Understanding between the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Texas Department of Transportation

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