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Enforcement Policies and Procedures

Policies on penalties, notices of violation, findings orders, investigating nuisance odors.

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Enforcement Initiation Criteria (EIC)
Criteria used by TCEQ inspectors for air, water, and waste violations.
Environmental Crime
The TCEQ provides technical support and criminal investigative expertise in multi-agency investigations. We also serve as a resource for and provide training to local, state, and federal law enforcement officers on criminal environmental violations. Our goals are to increase recognition of environmental crime as a threat to public safety and to encourage and support enforcement of environmental statutes at the local level.
Gathering and Preserving Information and Evidence Showing a Violation
Information about most agency protocols, procedures, or guidelines to use when collecting and submitting information or evidence to the TCEQ.
Odor Complaint Investigation Procedures - PDF
Procedures for how to collect information and make an odor complaint to the TCEQ.
Revocation of PST Delivery Certificate in Case of Default
Explains the agency's policy of revoking a PST delivery certificate if a respondent defaults in a PST enforcement case.
View State, Federal and International Rules and Regulations
Links to rules adopted by other governmental bodies.