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Compliance resources for local governments in Texas.

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Outdoor Burning

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Public Water Supply

  • Drought – This comprehensive webpage provides information to help make better decisions about water use.
  • Drought Contingency Planning – Information and templates to help public drinking water systems create drought contingency plans.
  • Drinking Water–This Web page provides information, guidance, and forms for public drinking water systems.
  • You're a Public Water System…Now What? (RG-496) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document – A guide for rules and regulations that apply to public water systems, especially for those who may have recently learned they own a PWS.


Funding Sources

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Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)

  • Topics – This Web page provides information on MSW management, public participation, and requirements for obtaining authorization to process or dispose of waste.
  • Resources – The Web page provides information on resources for local governments to manage municipal solid waste issues, including illegal dumping and littering
  • Petroleum Storage Tanks (PST) – Owners and operators of PSTs can find regulatory guidance and forms for operators of PSTs on this Web page.
  • Scrap Tires – Information on the collection, processing, recycling, and disposal of scrap tires.
  • Requirements for Used and Scrap Tire Generators Adobe Acrobat PDF Document (RG-513)
  • Recycling – This Web page provides information on storage limits and recordkeeping and reporting requirements for operations that recycle materials diverted from municipal solid waste streams.
  • Electronics Recycling – This Web page educates consumers, users, and recyclers of electronic products.
  • Composting – This Web page provides information on converting household waste into a rich organic mixture that can be used on potted plants, lawns, gardens, or applied to large tracts of land to prevent pollution and erosion.
  • Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) – Find local contacts, resources, and general information on HHW programs.
  • Disposal of Nuisance or Abandoned Buildings: Compliance Resources

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Compliance Resources

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  • Rules and Rulemaking – View and download current TCEQ rules, find out about rulemaking projects, and read agreements the TCEQ has with other state agencies.
  • Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) – Find information on this Web page about environmentally beneficial projects that a respondent agrees to undertake as part of an agency-initiated enforcement action.
    • Compliance SEPS for Local Governments – Allows certain Local Governments in an enforcement action to perform a SEP to come into compliance with environmental laws or to remediate the harm caused by those violations.
  • Environmental Crime – These resources provide training to local, state, and federal law enforcement officers on criminal environmental violations.
  • Landscape Irrigation – Landscape irrigators can locate licensing requirements and regulations on this website.
  • Occupational Licensing – Learn about the requirements for various occupational licenses issued by the TCEQ.
  • Flood – After the Flood: Is your Water Safe?
  • Dam Safety Program – The TCEQ’s Dam Safety Program monitors and regulates both private and public dams in the state.

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