In reviewing safety procedures and practices, refer to these appropriate agencies for additional relevant regulations that may apply:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - protection laws to protect human health and the environment.
EPA Region VI, Air and Hazardous Materials Division Bank Tower, 45 Poss Ave., Dallas, TX 75202-2733 (214) 767-2600
TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) – laws pertaining to protection of human lives and the environment
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
NFPA 101, Life Safety Code
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) - regulates hazards in the workplace including work exposure to hazardous substances.
OSHA, 525 Griffin Street, Room 602, Dallas, Texas 75202 (214) 767-4731
Texas Department of Health (TDH) - regulates hazards in the workplace including exposure to hazardous substances and radiation control.
TDH, Hazard Communications Branch, 110 West 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756, (512) 458-7111
TDH, Department of Radiation Control, 110 West 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756, (512) 458-7111
Texas Water Commission (TWC) - Manages the EPA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Program, which includes hazardous and industrial solid waste generation, storage, transportation, treatment, and disposal. Regulates the cleanup of inactive and abandoned hazardous waste sites.
Hazardous Solid Waste Division, P.O. Box 13087 Capital Station, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, (512) 463-7760
Texas Department of Public Safety (TDPS) - regulates the transport of hazardous material.
Box 4087, Austin, Texas 78773, (512) 465-2000
Texas Department of Railroad Commission (TDRC) - regulates transporters of Hazardous materials
Drawer 12967, Capitol Station, Austin, Texas 78711-2967, (512) 463-7116
U.S. Department of Transportation - regulates transporters and transportation of hazardous substances.
DOT, 819 Taylor Street, Ft. Worth, TX 76102, (214) 334-3927
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) - regulates licensing and permits for use of drugs and narcotics.
1802 N.E. Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas 78217, (210) 824-8457
National Response Center (NRC) - hazardous material release emergency information and notification.
CHEMTREC (Hazardous Materials Emergency Information) - emergency contact for information on hazardous materials.
Texas Industrial Accident Board - worker's compensation insurance.
243 N. Center Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205, (210) 225-4391
San Antonio Fire Marshall - emergency response to hazardous material release.
115 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio, Texas 78205, (210) 207-841