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Compliance Advisory Panel

Members advise federal and state government officials about the effectiveness of the TCEQ's Small Business Assistance Program.

Compliance Advisory Panel (CAP) members advise federal and state government officials about the effectiveness of the TCEQ Small Business Assistance Program, including issues such as compliance, enforcement, rulemaking, and voluntary efforts.

About the CAP | List of CAP members | Schedule of future meetings | Minutes from previous meetings | Additional Help

About the CAP

The CAP is a seven-member panel. Two members are appointed by the governor to represent the public; two members each are appointed by the lieutenant governor and speaker of the Texas House of Representatives to represent small businesses; and one member is appointed by the TCEQ's chairman.

CAP members:

  • Advise the TCEQ's Small Business Assistance Program on improving its effectiveness.
  • Submit periodic progress reports and recommendations to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's small business ombudsman.
  • Assess compliance and enforcement trends encountered by specific small business sectors and recommend improvements to the TCEQ.
  • Ensure that information and regulations affecting small businesses are written in plain language.

The 1990 Federal Clean Air Act AmendmentsExit the TCEQ and the Texas Water CodeExit the TCEQ statutes require each state to provide small business assistance including a state small business compliance advisory panel (CAP), an ombudsman, and a technical assistance program.

For further information, call the TCEQ's Small Business and Local Government Assistance section toll free at (800) 447-2827, or send an e-mail to

List of CAP Members

Governor Appointee

  • Robert J. Curnock
    Dub-L Tape, Inc.
  • Billy Bob McAdams
    McAdams Propane, Co.

Lieutenant Governor Appointee

  • Sarah K. Walls
    Cantey & Hanger, LLP
    Fort Worth

Speaker of the House Appointees

  • Mark B. Shelton (CAP Chair)
    Oil City Iron Works, Inc.
  • Laurie McReynolds
    Dry Cleaners

TCEQ Chairman Appointee

  • Brian Christian

Schedule of Future Meetings

To be determined

Minutes from Previous Meetings

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Where can I find more information and assistance?

TCEQ's Small Business and Local Government Assistance section offers free, confidential help to small businesses and local governments working to comply with state environmental regulations. Call us at (800) 447-2827 or visit our webpage at