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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 335INDUSTRIAL SOLID WASTE AND MUNICIPAL HAZARDOUS WASTE
SUBCHAPTER HSTANDARDS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF SPECIFIC WASTES AND SPECIFIC TYPES OF FACILITIES
DIVISION 4SPENT LEAD-ACID BATTERIES BEING RECLAIMED
RULE §335.251Applicability and Requirements

(a) The regulations of this section adopt by reference 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 266, Subpart G as amended through November 28, 2016 (81 FR 85696). This section applies to persons who reclaim (including regeneration) spent lead-acid batteries that are recyclable materials (spent batteries). Persons who generate, transport, or collect spent batteries, who regenerate spent batteries, who store spent batteries that are to be regenerated, or who store spent batteries but do not reclaim them (other than spent batteries that are to be regenerated), are not subject to regulation under this chapter, except that §335.24(h) of this title (relating to Requirements for Recyclable Materials and Nonhazardous Recyclable Materials) applies; and are not subject to regulation under Chapter 1 of this title (relating to Purpose of Rules, General Provisions); Chapter 3 of this title (relating to Definitions); Chapter 10 of this title (relating to Commission Meetings); Chapter 20 of this title (relating to Rulemaking); Chapter 37 of this title (relating to Financial Assurance); Chapter 39 of this title (relating to Public Notice); Chapter 40 of this title (relating to Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedure); Chapter 50 of this title (relating to Action on Applications and Other Authorizations); Chapter 55 of this title (relating to Requests for Contested Case Hearings; Public Comment); Chapter 70 of this title (relating to Enforcement); Chapter 80 of this title (relating to Contested Case Hearings); Chapter 86 of this title (relating to Special Provisions for Contested Case Hearings); or Chapter 305 of this title (relating to Consolidated Permits). Such persons, however, remain subject to the requirements of the Texas Water Code, Chapter 26.

(b) Owners or operators of facilities that store spent lead-acid batteries before reclaiming them (other than spent batteries that are to be regenerated) are subject to the following requirements:

  (1) all applicable provisions in Subchapter A of this chapter (relating to Industrial Solid Waste and Municipal Hazardous Waste in General), Subchapter B of this chapter (relating to Hazardous Waste Management General Provisions), Subchapter E of this chapter (relating to Interim Standards of Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, or Disposal Facilities), Subchapter F of this chapter (relating to Permitting Standards of Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, or Disposal Facilities), and Subchapter U of this chapter (relating to Standards for Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Facilities Operating under a Standard Permit), except for the requirements in §335.12 of this title (relating to Shipping Requirements Applicable to Owners or Operators of Treatment, Storage, or Disposal Facilities) and 40 CFR §265.13; and

  (2) all applicable provisions in Chapters 1, 3, 10, 20, 37, 39, 40, 50, 55, 70, 80, and 305 of this title.

(c) Persons who export spent batteries for reclamation in a foreign country where they will be reclaimed through regeneration or any other means are not subject to the requirements of Subchapter C of this chapter (relating to Standards Applicable to Generators of Hazardous Waste), except for §335.63 of this title (relating to EPA Identification Numbers); Subchapter D of this chapter (relating to Standards Applicable to Transporters of Hazardous Waste), except for §335.91(e) of this title (relating to Scope); Subchapter E of this chapter (relating to Interim Standards of Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, or Disposal Facilities); Subchapter F of this chapter (relating to Permitting Standards for Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, or Disposal Facilities); or Subchapter O of this chapter (relating to Land Disposal Restrictions), or Chapter 1, 3, 10, 20, 37, 39, 40, 50, 55, 70, 80, 86, or 305 of this title. Such persons, however, remain subject to the requirements of §§335.63, 335.91(e), and 335.504 of this title (relating to Hazardous Waste Determination).

(d) Persons who transport spent batteries in the United States to export them for reclamation in a foreign country where they will be reclaimed through regeneration or any other means are not subject to the requirements of Subchapter C of this chapter; Subchapter D of this chapter, except for §335.91(e) of this title; Subchapter E of this chapter; Subchapter F of this chapter; or Subchapter O of this chapter, or Chapter 1, 3, 10, 20, 37, 39, 40, 50, 55, 70, 80, 86, or 305 of this title. Such persons, however, remain subject to the requirements of §335.91(e) of this title.

(e) Persons who import spent batteries from a foreign country and store these spent batteries, but are not the reclaimer, and where the spent battery will be reclaimed other than through regeneration, are not subject to the requirements of Subchapter C of this chapter, except for §335.63 of this title; Subchapter D of this chapter, except for §335.91(e) of this title; Subchapter E of this chapter; Subchapter F of this chapter, or Chapter 1, 3, 10, 37, 39, 40, 50, 55, 70, 80, 86, or 305 of this title. Such persons, however, remain subject to the requirements of §§335.63, 335.91(e), and 335.504 of this title, and applicable provisions of Subchapter O of this chapter.

(f) Persons who import spent batteries from a foreign country and store these spent batteries before reclaiming them, and where the spent battery will be reclaimed other than through regeneration, are not subject to the requirements of Subchapter C of this chapter, except for §335.63 of this title; Subchapter D of this chapter, except for §335.91(e) of this title; Subchapter E of this chapter; Subchapter F of this chapter, or Chapter 1, 3, 10, 37, 39, 40, 50, 70, 80, 86, or 305 of this title. Such persons, however, remain subject to the requirements of §§335.63, 335.91(e), and 335.504 of this title, and applicable provisions of Subchapter O of this chapter.

(g) Persons who import spent batteries from a foreign country and do not store these spent before reclaiming them, and where they will be reclaimed other than through regeneration, are not subject to the requirements of Subchapter C of this chapter, except for §335.63 of this title; Subchapter D of this chapter, except for §335.91(e) of this title; Subchapter E of this chapter; Subchapter F of this chapter, or Chapter 1, 3, 10, 37, 39, 40, 50, 70, 80, 86, or 305 of this title. Such persons, however, remain subject to the requirements of §§335.63, 335.91(e), and 335.504 of this title, and applicable provisions of Subchapter O of this chapter.


Source Note: The provisions of this §335.251 adopted to be effective May 28, 1986, 11 TexReg 2349; amended to be effective July 14, 1987, 12 TexReg 2106; amended to be effective October 19, 1998, 23 TexReg 10878; amended to be effective February 21, 2013, 38 TexReg 978; amended to be effective June 11, 2020, 45 TexReg 3780

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