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TCEQ Pollution Prevention Waste Management Workshop – Registration Now Open!

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requires Pollution Prevention plans for the following facilities in Texas: Large Quantity Generator of hazardous waste. Small Quantity Generator of hazardous waste. Facility that submits the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Form R Report.…

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to Host Pollution Prevention Waste Management Workshop

A business should always be looking for ways to reduce the amount of waste it generates.  Those generators that are the status of a large quantity generator or small quantity generator are subject to the requirements of the Waste Minimization Certification which…

One-Time Waste Shipment Program in Texas

The regulations of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) divide Texas waste generators into two categories:  industrial and non-industrial.  TCEQ regulates the hazardous waste generated by both industrial and non-industrial facilities and the non-hazardous waste generated by an industrial…

The 2015 Environmental Trade Fair and Conference Presented by the TCEQ is Approaching!

I can’t recommend enough the annual Environmental Trade Fair and Conference (ETFC) presented by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).  These two days are a conference, convention, expo, network-building, customer/client interaction, relationship building, skill improving, knowledge enhancing…great time, deep…

The Identification of Solid Waste in Texas

Though very similar to those of the USEPA, as a state with an authorized hazardous waste program under RCRA, Texas waste regulations – created and enforced by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) – have their own state-specific nuances.…

The Advocate: TCEQ’s Quarterly Small Business and Local Government Assistance Rules Update

Subscription to The Advocate – either electronic or hardcopy – is a must for any small business or local government agency in Texas. The Advocate is the TCEQ’s Small Business and Local Government Assistance rules update, printed quarterly, containing information…

TCEQ Webpage: Air Monitoring Data for Eagle Ford Shale Geological Area

The Bullet: The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has created a new website to provide data to interested parties on the air emissions at the Eagle Ford Shale Geological Area in southeast Texas. Who: The Texas Railroad Commission or…

Pioneer Natural Resources in Amarillo, TX is Awarded the Texas Environmental Excellence Award

By taking an innovative approach to its pigging operations Pioneer Natural Resources earned for itself a 2014 Texas Environmental Excellence Award (TEEA). Using a three-tiered approach, Pioneer was able to reduce its operational emissions by 90 percent.  For its efforts,…

The Identification of Industrial and Non-Industrial Waste in Texas

As a state that operates its own hazardous waste program under the authority of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Texas has its own unique requirements for the regulation of both hazardous and non-hazardous waste.  An essential requirement of…

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Annual Enforcement Report for FY 2013

This annual report provides the TCEQ Commissioners with key status and performance indicators about agency enforcement activities. State law requires the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to prepare an electronic enforcement report by December 1 each year that reports on…