Example Pollution Prevention Plans
Under the Waste Reduction Policy Act (WRPA), facilities are required to submit a five-year pollution prevention plan. However, WRPA does not require that these plans be in any specific format. Therefore, this page was created to provide facilities with examples of various types of formats that can be used when developing a pollution prevention plan. These plans were submitted by actual facilities and were selected by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) because they:
- are well organized,
- are easy to read,
- identified good source reduction and waste minimization options, and
- completely and sufficiently include all required elements.
The TCEQ appreciates the careful thought and hard work by the companies which produced these plans. We especially thank them for their willingness to allow the plans to be posted here.
For your convenience, we have divided the plans by sector. It should be noted that these plans differ in a number of ways, and you should tailor your plan to address the specific needs of your facility.
- Automobile Manufacturer - Manufacturing or assembling complete passenger automobiles, trucks, commercial cars and buses.
- Electroplating Facility - All types of electroplating, plating, anodizing, coloring and finishing of metals.
- Wire Drawing Facility - Drawing, drawing and insulating, and insulating wire and cable of nonferrous metals.
- Metal Recycling Facility - Recovering nonferrous metals and alloys from new and used scrap and dross.
- Resistive Device Manufacturer - Manufacturing electronic resistors.
These plans are presented as a guideline for developing your own pollution prevention plan, and are not a substitute for knowing the rules and requirements of WRPA.