TCEQ’s New PST rules go into effect January 1, 2021


May 2020 – Certain regulations from the May 2018 TCEQ Petroleum Storage Tank (PST) rules will go into effect starting January 1, 2021.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Petroleum Storage Tank rules that became effective in May 2018 have different timelines for compliance. Some of these rules become enforceable after January 1, 2021, so facilities should review these rules and verify compliance before this deadline.

Background: TCEQ adopted rules incorporating changes from EPA’s 2015 revisions to the federal underground storage tank (UST) regulations in Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 280. The rules were published in the Texas Register on May 25, 2018 and became effective on May 31, 2018.

Download the TCEQ UST Updated Rules Summary here.

Information credits: TCEQ