TCEQ Approves Fines Totaling $829,348
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today approved penalties totaling $535,555 against 42 regulated entities for violations of state environmental regulations.
Agreed orders were issued for the following enforcement categories: six air quality, five industrial waste discharge, one municipal solid waste, two municipal waste discharge, five petroleum storage tank, seven public water system, and one water quality.
Five default orders were issued in one category, petroleum storage tank.
There were nine petroleum storage tank default and shutdown orders.
Penalties were also assessed in one petroleum storage tank case following a hearing at the State Office of Administrative Hearings.
In addition, on July 23, July 30, and Aug. 13, the executive director approved 116 agreed orders, each $7,500 or less, totaling $293,793.
Today’s agenda meeting marks the last for Commissioner Carlos Rubinstein who, after serving more than 20 years with the agency, has been appointed Chairman of the Texas Water Development Board, effective Sept. 1.
The TCEQ's next agenda meeting is scheduled for Sept. 4. Agenda meetings are webcast live through TexasAdMin.com , where archived meetings are also available.