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About Pollution Prevention (P2) Planning

A portal to resources available for the Waste Reduction Policy Act and pollution prevention planning.
Pollution prevention resources for the State of Texas.


Background about the Waste Reduction Policy Act, its requirements, and resources to help you get the most from planning.

Pollution Prevention Planning
Use the Pollution Prevention Planning Guide to meet the WRPA requirements while reducing risks, eliminating waste, and saving money!

P2 Executive Summary
Worksheet 6 (Word) or Worksheet 6 (PDF) will help you complete the Executive Summary. See Tables 4 and 5 (PDF) for a quick reference on what is required.

P2 Annual Progress Report (APR)
Background information about this report, which WRPA requires some facilities to submit each year.

P2 APR Reporting Forms:
You can download a Word printed version (Word) or a PDF printed version (PDF) and its instructions (PDF).

You may also review our online instructions and examples to help you estimate the amount of waste reduced at its source to meet the P2 Annual Progress Reporting requirements.

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Back by Popular Demand:  2016 Pollution Prevention Waste Management Workshop

Registration is now open for the 2016 Pollution Prevention Waste Management Workshop scheduled for September 7, 2016!  Please visit our events webpage for more information and to register.

2016 Annual Progress Reports

Facilities that are registered as Large Quantity Generators (LQGs) of hazardous waste or report on TRI Form R must submit an Annual Progress Report, covering P2 reduction progress in the calendar year 2015, by July1.  Reporting through STEERS is the submission method preferred by the TCEQ.  Please see our Online P2 Annual Progress Reporting (STEERS) page for more information and instructions.

New TRI WRPA Facilities

Facilities submitting a Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Form R to the EPA, for the first time, must submit a Pollution Prevention Plan Executive Summary within 90 days. For more information and guidance on how to create a P2 Plan, please see our guidance document: RG-409: A Guide to Pollution Prevention Planning.

Pollution Prevention is resulting in Texas Environmental Excellence Awards!

Facilities that are embracing pollution prevention techniques and projects are being recognized with Texas Environmental Excellence Awards. See the winners and hear their stories here:

For more information about the Texas Environmental Awards please visit the home page: or contact us at 512-239-3143.

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Reduce Waste and Save Money! Use these links to enhance your P2 efforts!

P2 Resources
These tools can help increase the effectiveness of your pollution prevention plans.

P2 Planner Exit the TCEQ
Use this interactive tool to help prepare your P2 Plan and Executive Summary.

RENEW is a materials-exchange network for industries, businesses, and governmental units who wish to sell surplus materials, by-products, and wastes to those who will reclaim or reuse them.

U.S. EPA Exit the TCEQ
Find additional P2 information and ideas at the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Pollution Prevention website.