Regulatory Agencies

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. 

  • Title 40 CFR
  • Hazardous Substances 
  • Regulated Pesticides 
  • Hazardous Waste 
  • Ignitable Waste 
  • Corrosive Waste
  • Reactive Waste 
  • Pollution Contingency Notification 
  • Emergency Planning and Notification 
  • Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory and Right-to-know 

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)

  • Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste
  • Universal Waste
  • Used Oil Management Standards
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA)
  • Emergency Notification
  • Community Right-to-Know
  • Toxic Release Inventory
  • Trade Secrets
  • National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA)
  • Hazard Rating System
  • Standard for Laboratories using hazardous chemicals

NFPA 101, Life Safety Code

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) - regulates hazards in the workplace including work exposure to hazardous substances. 

  • Title 29 CFR 
  • Respiratory Protection Standard
  • Hazards Communication Standard 
  • Hazard Communication Program 
  • Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazard 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. 

Title 31 

  • Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 335 
  • Texas Hazard Communication Act (1985) 
  • Vernons Texas Civil Statues Title 83, Article 5812b 

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. 

  • CFR 
  • DOT Hazardous Materials 
  • Regulated Radionuclides 

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. 

1-800-424-8802 

CHEMTREC (Hazardous Materials Emergency Information) - emergency contact for information on hazardous materials. 

1-800-424-9300

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