Pollution Prevention Advisory Committee
The Pollution Prevention Advisory Committee (PPAC) advises the TCEQ on the state's policy and goals for pollution prevention and waste minimization, under the authority provided in the Texas Health and Safety Code (Solid Waste Disposal Act, Section 361.0215). The PPAC also advises the commission on the recycling market development implementation, which is authorized under the Texas Health and Safety Code (Section 361.423).
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About the Committee
The Pollution Prevention Advisory Committee is composed of nine voting members who offer a balanced representation of environmental and public interest groups and the regulated community.
It advises the commission on issues such as these:
The appropriate organization of state agencies and the financial and technical resources required to aid the state in its efforts to promote waste reduction and minimization;
The development of public awareness programs to educate citizens about hazardous waste and the appropriate disposal of hazardous waste and hazardous materials that are used and collected by households;
The provision of technical assistance to local governments for the development of waste-management strategies designed to assist small quantity generators of hazardous waste;
Other possible programs to more effectively implement the state’s hierarchy of preferred waste management technologies as set forth in Health and Safety Code 361.023(a); and
The creation and implementation of the strategically directed regulatory structure developed under the Water Code Section 5.755).
Schedule of Meetings
Meetings are open to the public so anyone who is interested may attend and observe the proceedings.
Next scheduled meeting:
Agendas and Minutes
All of the following documents are in PDF.
- January 22, 2013: Agenda, Minutes
- November 13, 2012: Agenda, Minutes
- August 7, 2012: Agenda, Minutes
- May 21, 2012: Agenda, Minutes
- February 16, 2012: Agenda, Minutes
- November 17, 2011: Agenda, Minutes
- September 7, 2011: Agenda, Minutes
- July 21, 2011: Agenda, Minutes
- January 18, 2011: Agenda, Minutes
- September 22, 2010: Agenda, Minutes
- June 17, 2010: Agenda, Minutes
- April 9, 2010: Agenda, Minutes
- November 20, 2008: Agenda, Minutes
- April 15, 2008: Agenda, Minutes
- July 26, 2007: Agenda, Minutes
- February 27, 2007: Agenda, Minutes
- June 2006: Agenda, Minutes
- May 2006: Agenda, Minutes
- April 2006: Agenda, Minutes
- March 2006: Agenda, Minutes
- February 2006: Agenda, Minutes
For more information or to suggest topics for meetings, contact the TCEQ by phone at 512-239-3100, or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) with “Pollution Prevention Advisory Committee” in the subject line.