Subsurface Excavations (Texas)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Texas

Applies to States or Provinces Texas
Name Subsurface Excavations (Texas)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Coal with CCS, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


This legislation addresses subsurface excavations conducted for all purposes other than the exploration or production of gas and oil resources that may adversely affect water resources of the state. Excavations regulated by this legislation, including those intended for the purpose of waste disposal, require a permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Policy Contact

Contact Name David W. Galindo
Department Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Division Water Quality Division

Phone 512-239-0951


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Tex. Water Code 31