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Local Government Assistance

Compliance resources for local governments in Texas.

Air | Water | Waste | Resources


Outdoor Burning

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Public Water Supply

    • Drought–This comprehensive Web page 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

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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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Where can I find more information and assistance?

The 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 Web page at TexasEnviroHelp.org.