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TCEQ approves fines totaling $566,484

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - Penalties assessed against 58 regulated entities
ContactAndrea Morrow


The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today approved penalties totaling $540,711 against 42 regulated entities for violations of state environmental regulations.

Agreed orders were issued for the following enforcement categories: 11 air quality, one industrial waste discharge, one multi-media, one municipal solid waste, six municipal waste discharge, five petroleum storage tank, ten public water system, and one water quality.

Default orders were issued in the following categories: one air, one in irrigation licensing, one in multi-media, one municipal solid waste, and two public water system.

In addition, on May 9, the executive director approved 16 agreed orders, each $7,500 or less, totaling $15,773.

The TCEQ's next agenda meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Agenda items from all commission meetings and work session agendas can be viewed on the TCEQ website. The meeting is also webcast live Exit the TCEQfor free, and archived meetings are available.