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Example Pollution Prevention Plans

Links to sector-specific examples of pollution prevention plans.

Under the Waste Reduction Policy Act (WRPA), facilities are required to submit a five-year pollution prevention plan. However, WRPA does not require that these plans be in any specific format. Therefore, this page was created to provide facilities with examples of various types of formats that can be used when developing a pollution prevention plan. These plans were submitted by actual facilities and were selected by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) because they:

  • are well organized,
  • are easy to read,
  • identified good source reduction and waste minimization options, and
  • completely and sufficiently include all required elements.

The TCEQ appreciates the careful thought and hard work by the companies which produced these plans. We especially thank them for their willingness to allow the plans to be posted here.

For your convenience, we have divided the plans by sector. It should be noted that these plans differ in a number of ways, and you should tailor your plan to address the specific needs of your facility.

These plans are presented as a guideline for developing your own pollution prevention plan, and are not a substitute for knowing the rules and requirements of WRPA.

If you have questions about the requirements of the Waste Reduction Policy Act, you can get more information by contacting us by phone at 512/239-0010 or by e-mail at