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Supplemental Environmental Projects ("SEPs")

SEPs are environmentally beneficial projects that a respondent agrees to undertake in settlement of an enforcement action. Dollars directed to TCEQ-approved environmental projects may be used to offset assessed penalties in enforcement actions.

Available SEPs


Find a SEP
Pre-approved SEPs listed by organization and county along with a list of statewide projects

SEP Forms
Includes application forms for SEPs

SEP Information

SEPs: General Information

Covers the following topics:

      • What is a SEP?
      • What SEPs are available?
      • What is the Commission's approach to SEP?
      • What should I consider a SEP?
      • What are the necessary forms for proposing a SEP?


FAQs for Respondents in Enforcement Actions
Covers types of SEPs, administrative penalties, application process, obtaining credit,

FAQs for Third-Party SEP Administrators
Covers funding criteria, operational costs, reporting requirements

SEP Statute and Guidance
Texas Water Code §7.067; Policy for Supplemental Environmental Projects

Compliance SEP for Local Governments
Information for Compliance SEPs for Local Governments

Custom SEPs
Information for Respondents (non-profits and governments preferred) in TCEQ enforcement actions who wish to develop and perform a Custom SEP