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The Interim Guidance for Hazardous Waste (Statewide Rule 98) Manual

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INTERIM GUIDANCE STATEWIDE RULE 98 ( File is compressed using WinZip in a executable format.-936KB) 




CHAPTER 1 (144 KB)

  • Introduction
  • About This Guidance Document
  • The Purpose of Rule 98
  • Delegation of RCRA Authority
  • What This Guidance Document Provides
  • Permits for Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal
  • Waste Minimization

CHAPTER 2 (234 KB)

  • Hazardous Oil and Gas Waste Determination
  • Rule 98 Requirement
  • Oil and Gas Waste and the E&P Exemption
  • Hazardous Oil and Gas Waste
  • Mixing Exempt and Nonexempt Wastes
  • Derived From and Contained-In Rules
  • Oil and Gas Wastes Excluded From Regulation or Subject to Reduced Regulation Under Rule 98
  • Additional Guidance Regarding Drums and Containers

CHAPTER 3 (120 KB)

  • Generator Classification and Accumulation Time
  • Generation Site
  • Hazardous Oil and Gas Generator Classifications
  • Accumulation in Containers at the Point of Generation
  • 30-Day Extension of Accumulation Time for LQGs and SQGs
  • One-Time Shipments of Hazardous Oil and Gas Waste
  • Episodic Generation

CHAPTER 4 (106 KB)

  • Notification and EPA ID Numbers
  • Who Must Notify?
  • How Do You Notify?
  • One-Time Shipments
  • EPA Identification Numbers
  • Subsequent Notifications

CHAPTER 5 (306 KB)

  • Standards for Management of Hazardous Oil and Gas Waste
  • Introduction
  • Standards for Management of Hazardous Oil and Gas Waste by CESQGs
  • LQG and SQG Management Standards: Preparedness and Prevention
  • LQG and SQG Management Standards: Contingency Plan and Emergency Procedures
  • LQG and SQG Management Standards: Personnel Training
  • LQG and SQG Management Standards: Standards for Use of Containers
  • LQG and SQG Management Standards: Standards for Use of Tank Systems
  • LQG and SQG Management Standards: Organic Air Emissions Standards for Tanks and Containers
  • LQG and SQG Management Standards: Disposition of Hazardous Oil and Gas Waste
  • LQG and SQG Management Standards: Land Disposal Restrictions
  • LQG and SQG Management Standards: Use of Manifests
  • LQG and SQG Management Standards: Pre-Transportation Requirements; Packaging, Labeling, Marketing and Placarding
  • LQG and SQG Management Standards: Recordkeeping and Reporting


  • Discharges and Emergency Permits
  • Discharges
  • Emergency Permits for the Treatment, Storage, or Disposal of Hazardous Oil and Gas Waste

CHAPTER 7 (109 KB)

  • LQG and SQG Fees
  • Base Fee
  • Base Fee Determination-Waste Volumes from Spills or Discharges
  • Additional Fee for Less Than 50% Recycling
  • Fee Payment

CHAPTER 8 (100 KB)

  • Standards Applicable to Transporters of Hazardous Oil and Gas Waste
  • Applicability
  • Permits and EPA ID Numbers
  • Transfer Facility Requirements
  • Manifest Requirements
  • SQG Exception from Manifest Requirements
  • Delivery of Waste
  • Recordkeeping
  • Additional Requirements Applicable to International Shipments


Appendix A - Statewide Rule 98 (T.A.C. Title 16, Part I, Chapter 3, Section 3.98) 
Appendix B -"Regulatory Determination For Oil and Gas and Geothermal Exploration, Development and Production Wastes" 53 Federal Register 25446-25459 (July 6, 1988) and "Clarification of the Regulatory Determination for Wastes From the Exploration, Development and Production of Crude Oil, Natural Gas and Geothermal Energy" 58 Federal Register 15284-15287 (Mar. 22, 1993)
Appendix C - Listed and Characteristic Hazardous Wastes (40 CFR Part 261, Subparts C and D) 
Appendix D - Instructions for Requesting a 30-day Extension to Store Waste
Appendix E - One-Time Shipment Request
Appendix F - EPA Form 8700-12 and RRC Form H-20 With Instructions
Appendix G - Listing of the Federal Regulations Rule 98 Adopts by Reference
Appendix H - Rule 98 Requirements Chart
Appendix I - TCEQ Hazardous Waste Manifest
Appendix J- 40 CFR Part 265, Appendix V; Examples of Potentially Incompatible Waste
Appendix K- Application Instructions and Requirements for Obtaining an Emergency Permit
Appendix L- Definitions of Terms Used in the Hazardous Waste Regulations in the Code of Federal regulations

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