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Annual Enforcement Report

Contains key status and performance indicators about enforcement

State law requires the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to prepare an electronic enforcement report by December 1 each year. The report is required to contain information on the enforcement actions for each type of regulatory program in the agency for the most recent fiscal year, as well as the preceding five fiscal years.

Specifically, the report contains statistical indicators and a comparative analysis for the following enforcement related activities:

  • number of investigations and complaints, by program and region
  • number of notices of violation issued, by program and region
  • number and type of enforcement actions and lists of each action, including the regulated entity name and its location, by county and region
  • amount of penalties assessed, deferred, and required to be paid to General Revenue
  • costs, offsets, and descriptions of supplemental environmental projects
  • number and percentage of enforcement orders issued to persons who previously have committed the same or similar violations
  • number and percentage of enforcement orders issued to persons that have been the subject of a previous enforcement order
  • classification of violations as major, moderate, or minor
  • most frequently cited rules and statutes in enforcement actions
  • emissions events
  • Aggregate Production Operations program
  • other information which the TCEQ deems relevant, including information on the results of enforcement actions (environmental benefit, pollutant reductions, etc.)