The TCEQ Central Records Fileroom contains originals or microfilmed copies of all permit files and compliance files. These files are available to TCEQ staff and members of the public. For members of the public, copies of entire files and/or various documents from files may be made, but copying fees are applicable.
It is important to note that making files available to the public is the law; although, special consideration must be given to material that is specifically marked "confidential" by the applicant. Any material marked "confidential" must be treated as such by the permit reviewer. However, specific items cannot be classified as confidential and these (as well as additional information regarding the TCEQ's confidentiality policy) can be found in the agency document entitled "Confidential Information in Air Permit Applications." Permit reviewers should notify their supervisors as soon as confidential information is received as part of a permit application.