TCEQ Approves Fines Totaling $611,335
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today approved penalties totaling $531,133 against 32 regulated entities for violations of state environmental regulations. Agreed orders were issued for the following enforcement categories: one agricultural, seven air quality, one Edwards Aquifer, two municipal solid waste, six municipal waste discharge, seven petroleum storage tank, five public water system, and one water quality.
There was also one petroleum storage tank enforcement default and shutdown order.
Fines were also assessed in one multimedia case following hearings from the State Office of Administrative Hearings.
In addition, on November 30, the executive director approved 34 agreed orders, each $7,500 or less, totaling $80,202.
The TCEQ's next agenda meeting is scheduled for January 16. Agenda meetings are webcast live through TexasAdMin.com, where archived meetings are also available.