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Reports of Air Emission Events

View air emissions incidents reported to the TCEQ under 30 TAC 101.201 and 30 TAC 101.211.

The TCEQ receives reports on air emission events under 30 TAC 101.201 Exit the TCEQ  and    30 TAC 101.211Exit the TCEQ:

Users can search the database by different parameters including incident number and county. Search results include, but are not limited to, where the incident was reported, compounds released and quantities, and the event duration. These search results and each incident detail report can be exported to an Excel spreadsheet.

Emissions Events Investigations

When an emissions event occurs, companies must submit an initial notification in the State of Texas Environmental Electronic Reporting System (STEERS) within 24 hours of discovery of the event if a reportable quantity will be exceeded and a final report is due two weeks from the end of the event after the entity has fully evaluated the incident. TCEQ reviews these events against criteria located in the Texas Administrative Code to determine if the event was avoidable and assesses whether or not operators took measures to minimize emissions. 

After receiving a report of an emissions event, TCEQ conducts an initial screening and sends a questionnaire to the reporting entity if appropriate. These questions are based on the Demonstration Criteria in 30 TAC 101.222Exit the TCEQ

Based on the results of an investigation of an incident, the TCEQ may pursue enforcement actions when appropriate against regulated entities which may include the assessment of a penalty.