TCEQ Approves Fines Totaling $1,010,655
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today approved penalties totaling $736,735 against 49 regulated entities for violations of state environmental regulations. Agreed orders were issued for the following enforcement categories: nine air quality, one Edwards Aquifer, one industrial and hazardous waste, two industrial waste discharge, one multimedia, one municipal solid waste, 12 municipal waste discharge, 14 petroleum storage tank, five public water system, and one water quality.
Included in the total are fines of $162,080 against Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA, in Jefferson County, for various air quality enforcement violations. Of that total, $81,040 will be used by the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission, for its regional air monitoring network.
Default orders were issued for the following enforcement categories: one irrigation licensing, and one petroleum storage tank.
In addition, on April 3 and April 5, the executive director approved 95 agreed orders, each $7,500 or less, totaling $273,920.
Information on today's agenda items is available for viewing.
The TCEQ's next agenda meeting is scheduled for April 24. Agenda meetings are webcast live through TexasAdMin.com , where archived meetings are also available.