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Correcting Errors in a Compliance History Classification

Explains how to correct errors in a TCEQ compliance history classification

Who may correct an error?

Only the TCEQ may correct an error in a compliance history classification. But anyone may bring an error to our attention and ask that it be corrected.

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What kinds of errors may be considered?

Correctable errors are clerical errors such as:

  • Typographical errors (for example, a misspelled name).
  • Filing errors (for example, an investigation that occurred during the five-year compliance period is missing from the report).
  • Mathematical errors (for example, in calculating a rating).
  • A factual error in a report, such as:
    • An investigator’s word of warning about a violation is called an “NOV”—notice of violation—in the compliance history report when in fact no written NOV was issued (an NOV must be issued in writing to be considered in the compliance history).
    • An NOE—notice of enforcement—is listed as a written NOV in the compliance history report.

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How do I inform the TCEQ of errors?

To point out a correctable error in a compliance history:

  1. Request a copy of the corresponding compliance history report.
  2. Find the error.
  3. Report the error to us in one of these ways:
    • E-mail us at comphist@tceq.texas.gov.
    • Call our Enforcement Division at 512/239-2545.
    • Send a letter to:
      Enforcement Division MC 219
      Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
      P.O. Box 13087
      Austin, TX 78711-3087
  4. If requested, provide documentation that supports your position.

If we find that an error was made, we will correct the error. If the correction causes the rating or classification to change, we will post the new information to this Web site—that is, in the online lists and the Compliance History Database.

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May the new classification be appealed?

Yes, under the same rules that apply to appealing classifications.

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What is the deadline for correcting an error?

There is none. We will correct an error in a compliance history whenever the error is brought to our attention.

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Where are the rules for correcting errors?

See 30 TAC 60.3(f) Exit the TCEQ.

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