TNRCC is Now the TCEQ
The name change was required by our Sunset legislation, House Bill 2912. The Texas Legislature felt that the new name is shorter and gives people a better sense of the agency's purpose. Plus, it's more consistent with what other states are calling their environmental agencies.
The agency name change did NOT affect any previous permits, registrations, or any other paperwork or transactions between the public and the TNRCC prior to Sept. 1, 2002. It also did not affect any signage or other postings required of businesses by this agency. All the powers, duties, rights, and obligations of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission are the powers, duties, rights and obligations of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. (Please see the official notice in the 8/30/02 Texas Register.)
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