TCEQ approves fines totaling $1,024,588
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today approved penalties totaling $767,167 against 56 regulated entities for violations of state environmental regulations.
Agreed orders were issued for the following enforcement categories: seven air quality, two industrial hazardous waste, one licensed irrigator, five multi-media, two municipal solid waste, seven municipal waste discharge, one public water system, and four petroleum storage tank.
Default orders were issued for the following categories: five municipal solid waste, and 16 petroleum storage tank, three public water system and one water operator certification.
Fines were also assessed in one utility case and one petroleum storage tank case following hearings at the State Office of Administrative Hearings.
In addition, on Aug. 17, Aug. 30 and Sept. 12, the executive director approved 113 agreed orders, each $7,500 or less, totaling $257,421.
The TCEQ's next agenda meeting is scheduled for Oct. 17. Agenda items from all commission meetings and work session agendas can be viewed on the TCEQ website. The meeting is also webcast live for free, and archived meetings are available.