Enforcement Policies and Procedures
Policies on penalties, notices of violation, findings orders, investigating nuisance odors.
Topics Under This Category:
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.
Field Citation Program The field citation is intended to promote a quick resolution for any of the field citation-eligible violations documented during a TCEQ investigation, while offering a reduced penalty.
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.