Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 506.005
Applicability of Chapter


Public employers shall comply with this chapter.


This chapter does not apply to a hazardous chemical in a sealed package that is received and subsequently sold or transferred in that package if:


the seal remains intact while the chemical is in the facility;


the chemical does not remain in the facility longer than five working days; and


the chemical is not an extremely hazardous substance at or above the threshold planning quantity or 500 pounds, whichever is less, as listed by the EPA in 40 CFR Part 355, Appendices A and B.


This chapter does not apply to:


any hazardous waste as that term is defined by the federal Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, as amended (42 U.S.C. Section 6901 et seq.), when subject to regulations issued under that Act by the EPA;


tobacco or tobacco products;


wood or wood products;




food, drugs, cosmetics, or alcoholic beverages in a retail food sale establishment that are packaged for sale to consumers;


food, drugs, or cosmetics intended for personal consumption by an employee while in the facility;


any consumer product or hazardous substance, as those terms are defined by the Consumer Product Safety Act (15 U.S.C. Section 2051 et seq.) and Federal Hazardous Substances Act (15 U.S.C. Section 1261 et seq.), respectively, if the employer can demonstrate it is used in the facility in the same manner as normal consumer use and if the use results in a duration and frequency of exposure that is not greater than exposures experienced by consumers;


any drug, as that term is defined by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. Section 301 et seq.), when it is in solid, final form for direct administration to the patient, such as tablets or pills;


the transportation, including storage incident to that transportation, of any substance or chemical subject to this chapter, including the transportation and distribution of natural gas; and


radioactive waste.


The commission shall develop and implement an outreach program concerning the public’s ability to obtain information under this chapter similar to the outreach program under Section 502.008 (Outreach Program).
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 528, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.1308, eff. April 2, 2015.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 515 (H.B. 942), Sec. 15, eff. September 1, 2015.

Source: Section 506.005 — Applicability of Chapter, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­506.­htm#506.­005 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

§ 506.005’s source at texas​.gov