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Top Subjects of Interest: Landfill Permitting

The permitting process for municipal solid waste landfills can be complicated. This page gives a summary, explains what type of waste can be disposed of in landfills by classification, and how to participate in the process.

TCEQ rules, 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Sections 330.63(c)(2) Exit the TCEQ and 330.547 Exit the TCEQ, describe location and operation restrictions within floodplains and floodways. Landfills (waste disposal units) cannot be permitted in the 100-year floodplain, unless the applicant obtains a Conditional Letter of Map Revision, floodplain development permits from the city or county, and demonstrates that the facility will not washout in a 100-year storm event.