Local Government Assistance
Compliance resources for local governments in Texas.
- Outdoor Burning
- Texas Emission Reduction Plan (TERP)–This program provides financial incentives to eligible individuals, businesses, or local governments to reduce emissions from polluting vehicles and equipment.
- State Implementation Plans (SIPs)–This is the state’s comprehensive plan to clean the air and meet federal air quality standards.
- Today’s Texas Air Quality Forecast–The latest forecast for air quality conditions in Texas' metropolitan areas.
- Public Water Supply
- Drought–This comprehensive Web page provides information to help make better decisions about water use.
- Drought Contingency Planning–Information and templates to help public drinking water systems create drought contingency plans.
- Drinking Water–This Web page provides information, guidance, and forms for public drinking water systems.
- Stormwater–This Web page provides a link to the TCEQ’s assistance tools for industrial, construction, and municipal separate storm sewer system (MSR) permitting.
- Pesticide General Permit–This Web page provides general information on the pesticide general permit for stakeholders and interested parties.
Water-Right Permits: Annual Water-Use Report–Report forms and guidance for submitting the annual water-use report for holders of water-right permits.
- Wastewater Treatment Plants–Resources for owners and operators of wastewater treatment facilities.
- Fats, Oils, & Grease (FOG)–This Web page provides information on the proper disposal in order to keep FOG out of sewer and septic systems.
- Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs)
- Unauthorized Discharges and Sanitary Sewer Overflows (RG-395)– This guide explains the rules and reporting requirements for unauthorized discharges and overflows from sanitary sewers.
- Sanitary Sewer Overflow Initiative (GI-389)–This guide summarizes the TCEQ’s SSO initiative, including goals and requirements.
- On-Site Septic Facilities (OSSF)
- Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
- Topics–This Web page provides information on MSW management, public participation, and requirements for obtaining authorization to process or dispose of waste.
- Resources–The Web page provides information on resources for local governments to manage municipal solid waste issues, including illegal dumping and littering
- Petroleum Storage Tanks (PST)–Owners and operators of PSTs can find regulatory guidance and forms for operators of PSTs on this Web page.
- Scrap Tires–Information on the collection, processing, recycling, and disposal of scrap tires.
- Requirements for Used and Scrap Tire Generators (RG-513)
- Recycling–This Web page provides information on storage limits and recordkeeping and reporting requirements for operations that recycle materials diverted from municipal solid waste streams.
- Electronics Recycling–This Web page educates consumers, users, and recyclers of electronic products.
- Composting–This Web page provides information on converting household waste into a rich organic mixture that can be used on potted plants, lawns, gardens, or applied to large tracts of land to prevent pollution and erosion.
- Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)–Find local contacts, resources, and general information on HHW programs.
- Rural Ombudsman–The TCEQ’s Rural Ombudsman acts as a liaison between rural local governments and the agency.
- Small Business & Local Government Assistance (SBLGA) Program–SBLGA provides confidential compliance assistance to small businesses and local governments without the threat of enforcement.
- Call us toll free at 800-447-2827
- EnviroMentor (EM) Program–EMs are qualified environmental professionals who volunteer their time to assist on specific tasks.
- Compliance Commitment (C2) Site Visit Program–The C2 Program offers free, confidential, on-site compliance assessments of specific types of facilities owned and operated by local governments, independently owned and operated small businesses, and independent school districts.
- Small Business and Local Government Advisory Committees–These committees provide small businesses and local governments with a voice in the regulatory process and help promote environmental quality.
- Agency Calendars–Find out the TCEQ’s schedule for:
- Advisory groups and stakeholder meetings
- Training and workshops
- Commission agendas and work sessions
- Public hearings and meetings on proposed permits
- Public hearings on proposed rules
- Grants and Funding Sources–This document lists resources available to defray costs associated with upgrading water and wastewater systems.
- TCEQ Regional Office Contact Information
- Rules and Rulemaking–View and download current TCEQ rules, find out about rulemaking projects, and read agreements the TCEQ has with other state agencies.
- Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs)–Find information on this Web page about environmentally beneficial projects that a respondent agrees to undertake as part of an agency-initiated enforcement action.
- Environmental Crime–These resources provide training to local, state, and federal law enforcement officers on criminal environmental violations.
- Landscape Irrigation–Landscape irrigators can locate licensing requirements and regulations on this website.
- Occupational Licensing-Learn about the requirements for various occupational licenses issued by the TCEQ.
- Flood - After the Flood: Is your Water Safe?
- Dam Safety Program–The TCEQ’s Dam Safety Program monitors and regulates both private and public dams in the state.