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Public Representation and Participation

Ways for the public to interact with the TCEQ or otherwise be represented during decision-making.

Environmental Permitting: Participating in the Process

We review applications for many different environmental permits. Each type of permit application has its own review process. In a number of cases, the permitting process calls for the applicant to publish one or more public notices that invite the public to comment and sometimes to participate in other ways.

Comment on Pending Permits

Submitting comments on pending permit applications is often a requirement for any additional participation in the permitting process.

Participating in Rule Development

Avenues for participating in the rulemaking process.

Comment on Pending Enforcement Actions

Pending TCEQ enforcement actions are open to public comment.

Environmental Equity: Non-Discrimination in TCEQ Processes

An overview of nondiscrimination and the TCEQ's Environmental Equity Program.

Public Notices

Database of public notices mailed by the TCEQ Chief Clerk's Office.

Advisory and Stakeholder Groups and Committees

Find information about over 40 advisory groups that help the TCEQ implement legislation, develop rules, and form policies.

Public Interest Counsel

Under the Texas Water Code, the public interest counsel is an independent party to all agency proceedings. While this office cannot represent any other party, it can provide information to anyone with questions about the legal aspects of the TCEQ's rules, permitting procedures, contested case hearing procedures, and enforcement proceedings.

Dispute Resolution

How you can use the TCEQ’s free mediation service to resolve a dispute.