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Glossary of Terms


EPA- Environmental Protection Agency

Friable Asbestos - Is in powder form or crumbles when broken or compressed and cannot be accepted at Type I landfills.

Hazardous Materials - Materials that because of quantity, concentration, physical or chemical characteristics, or biological properties require special handling and disposal to protect human health or the environment.

Industrial Solid Waste - Class II - Solid waste that consists of individual solid waste or combination of industrial solid wastes that can be described as Class I or Class III, as defined in TAC 335.506 relating to Class II waste.

Industrial Solid Waste - Class III - Solid waste is any inert and essentially insoluble industrial solid waste, including materials such as rock, brick, glass, dirt, and certain plastics and rubber, etc., that are not readily decomposable as defined in TAC 30 335.506 relating to Class III waste determination.

Non-Friable Asbestos - Asbestos not in powder form and does not crumble when broken or compressed in the hand.

Non-Hazardous Materials- Solid waste resulting from or incidental to municipal, community, commercial, institutional, recreational activities, and all other solid waste other than industrial solid waste.

Permit - Must be obtained by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) before a landfill can be operational.

TAC- Texas Administrative Code

TCEQ- Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Type I Landfill - Governed by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and cannot accept hazardous materials.

WTRDF - West Texas Region Disposal Facility