|(a) The purpose of this subchapter is to regulate by
rule the removal, containment, treatment and disposal of wastes occurring
at commercial livestock trailer cleaning facilities. Certificates
of registration issued under this chapter are subject to Chapter 50,
Subchapter G of this title (relating to Action by the Executive Director).
The requirements of this subchapter apply to only those livestock
trailer cleaning facilities that are described in both paragraphs
(1) and (2) of this subsection:
(1) The facility is commercial. A facility is "commercial"
if the owner or operator provides trailer cleaning services to other
persons for profit, or provides such service in conjunction with other
(2) The facility utilizes evaporation ponds, storage
pond(s) or other pond(s) with land application as a means of treatment
(b) The requirements of this subchapter do not apply
to other livestock trailer cleaning facilities.
(c) A livestock trailer cleaning facility that is subject
to the requirements of this subchapter must also comply with other
commission rules, if applicable.
(d) Executive director authorization by a registration
issued pursuant to this subchapter is not required if untreated facility
wastewater is either discharged or transported to a POTW which has
a wastewater permit issued by the agency.
(e) Regardless of the applicability of subsection (a)
of this section, a livestock trailer cleaning facility that is otherwise
subject to the requirements of this subchapter, but which is a component
of a feedlot or concentrated animal feeding operation regulated under
the requirements of this chapter or regulated by permit as provided
by Chapter 305 of this title (relating to Consolidated Permits), is
not subject to the requirements of this subchapter.
(f) If the executive director denies a registration
application under this subchapter, the facility must obtain a permit
pursuant to the Texas Water Code, Chapter 26.
(g) New livestock trailer cleaning operations are prohibited
from being registered under this rule when located on the Edwards
Aquifer Recharge Zone. New livestock trailer cleaning operations located
on the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone are required to submit an application
for permit to the agency's Wastewater Permits Section (MC 148).