Aggregate Production Operations Stakeholders Group (APOSG)
The Aggregate Production Operations Stakeholders Group (APOSG) is a voluntary group of participants who meet when necessary to give advice and direction for issues related to aggregate production operations.
- House Bill 571
- Adoption Agenda
- Upcoming Meeting
- Past Meetings
- Participation in the APOSG
- Related Documents
- Staff Contact
House Bill 571
House Bill 571 (HB 571) proposes to create a new aggregates registration and inspection program. The bill requires:
Aggregate production operations to register with TCEQ (and renew the registration annually beginning September 1, 2012)
TCEQ to survey the state annually for aggregate production operations
TCEQ to inspect each aggregate production operation every three years, with inspection requirements beginning September 1, 2015 provided the facility submits a Notice of Intent to Conduct a Compliance Audit
TCEQ to establish registration fees not to exceed $1,000 per year
Penalties of no less than $5,000 and no more than $10,000 for every year in which an aggregate production facility operates without registration (total penalty no greater than $25,000)
Implementing HB 571 requires rulemaking to add a new chapter, 342, to 30 TAC with rule adoption scheduled for July 2012
The proposed rules (30 TAC 342) that implement House Bill 571 are set on the June 13, 2012 Commissioners Agenda for Adoption. Backup material for this agenda item is available here.
The most recent meeting was held February 9, 2012. The next meeting has not yet been scheduled. The time, place, and agenda will be posted here when it is available.
For operations that submit a Notice of Audit to TCEQ on or before October 30, 2012, TCEQ will delay routine inspections until September 1, 2015. More information on the requirements of the Compliance Audit can be found at RG-173. For more information regarding the Compliance Audit, please contact the Enforcement Division at 512-239-2545.
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Participation in the APOSG
APOSG is open to the public. Anyone who is interested in aggregate production operations may attend and participate in APOSG meetings.
This group currently has representation from aggregate production operations, water associations, petroleum and chemical industry, agricultural industry, engineering firms, law firms, environmental organizations, consumer groups, and governmental entities.
The files linked below are in portable document format (PDF). (Help with PDF).
How to Access: Advisory Groups and Stakeholders Web Pages
Water Facts and Stats
EPA's Getting in Step: Engaging and Involving Stakeholders in Your Watershed
HB 571 pdf
September 13, 2011 Meeting
The following images are some photographs taken during the recent meeting. To enlarge an image, click on it. This meeting is available by webcast.
For more information or to suggest topics for meetings, call Korey Sykes at 512-239-6060 or via e-mail at Outreach@tceq.texas.gov. For more information on the APO program, please call 512-239-APOP(2767) or via e-mail at APO@tceq.texas.gov.