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TCEQ Approves Fines Totaling $825,010

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 — Penalties assessed against 120 regulated entities
ContactBrian McGovern
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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today approved penalties totaling $669,843 against 42 regulated entities for violations of state environmental regulations.

Agreed orders were issued for the following enforcement categories: eight air quality, one industrial wastewater discharge, two multimedia, two municipal solid waste, three municipal wastewater discharge, seven petroleum storage tank, nine public water system, and five water quality.

Default orders were issued for the following enforcement categories: one landscape irrigator, two municipal solid waste, one petroleum storage tank, and one water quality.

Included in the total is a fine of $121,690 against the city of Odem in San Patricio County for municipal wastewater discharge violations stemming from failure to comply with permitted effluent limits and failure to submit effluent monitoring results on various dates between May 2015 and August 2016. As part of a Compliance Supplemental Environmental Project, the entire amount will be used by the city to make necessary repairs to its wastewater treatment plant.

In addition, on June 12 and 26, 2018, the executive director approved a total of 78 penalties, totaling $155,167.

The TCEQ’s next agenda meeting is scheduled for July 25, 2018. Agenda items from today’s meeting can be viewed on the TCEQ website Adobe Acrobat PDF Document. All agendas are webcast live for free, and archived meetings are available on TexasAdmin.com Exit the TCEQ. Follow us on Twitter @TCEQNews.