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TCEQ approves fines totaling $503,971

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 - Includes penalty of $214,388 against TPC Group, LLC
ContactBrian McGovern
After Hrs512-239-5000

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today approved penalties totaling $451,862 against 16 regulated entities for violations of state environmental regulations.

Agreed orders were issued for the following enforcement categories: four air quality, one Edwards Aquifer, one industrial hazardous waste, three municipal wastewater discharge, three petroleum storage tank, two public water system, one waste disposal wells, and one water quality.

Included in the total is a fine of $214,388 against TPC Group, LLC, for air quality violations stemming from its failure to comply with allowable emissions limits. As part of a Supplemental Environmental Project, $107,194 will be used by the Houston-Galveston Area Council to replace older, higher-emission buses with new lower-emission buses, or to retrofit old buses with emissions-reducing equipment.

In addition, on Jan. 29, the executive director approved a total of 22 penalties, totaling $52,109.

The TCEQ’s next agenda meeting is scheduled for Feb. 13, 2019. Agenda items from today's meeting can be viewed on the TCEQ websiteAdobe Acrobat PDF Document. Meetings can be viewed live on the Agenda Meeting Webcasts webpage. Archived meetings can be viewed on the TCEQ YouTube channelExit the TCEQ. Follow us on Twitter @TCEQ.