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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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2014 Annual Progress Reports

The 2014 Annual Progress Reporting through STEERS opened on May 15, 2014 and will cover the calendar year of 2013.  Online reporting through STEERS will close July 1.

To report results for the calendar year 2012, or other previous years, you may continue to submit the APR form either through mail or email to:

Pollution Prevention and Lean Principals Workshops - UT Arlington

The Fall 2013 P2 Workshops, presented by UT Arlington, are now complete. The next workshops will be presented in Fall 2014.

Please visit the Zero Waste Network Workshops and Trainings Exit the TCEQ website for more information, registration and additional training opportunities.

Or for more information or assistance, please contact Thomas Vinson at: or 512-904-2281.

Success Stories

Visit the Zero Waste Network Exit the TCEQwebpage to read hundreds of success stories and find a company just like yours that saved money by reducing their waste at its source.

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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.