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Investigations and Compliance Assistance

We conduct investigations throughout the state to ensure compliance with state environmental regulations—and we also offer assistance to those we regulate to help them comply.

Investigation Checklists

We use checklists in investigations related to specific rules, regulations, and permits.

Field Citations

The field citation is intended to promote a quick resolution for any of the field citation-eligible violations documented during a TCEQ investigation, while offering a reduced penalty.

Environmental Crime

We provide technical support and criminal investigative expertise in multi-agency investigations. We also serve as a resource for—and provide training to—local, state, and federal law enforcement officers on criminal environmental violations.

Dam Safety Program

We monitor and regulate both private and public dams in Texas. We periodically inspect dams that pose a high or significant hazard and make recommendations and reports to dam owners to help them maintain safe facilities.

TexasEnviroHelp: Small Business and Local Government Assistance

We offer resources specifically tailored to help small businesses and local governments comply with environmental regulations.

Air Regulatory Compliance Assistance

Technical guidance for compliance with regulations on air quality, including Title V deviation reporting, permit compliance certification, emissions evaluation, and stack testing.

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Initiative

This voluntary program encourages corrective action for this type of unauthorized discharge of untreated or partially treated wastewater before it reaches a wastewater treatment facility.