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Pollution Prevention (P2) Planning

A portal to resources available for the Waste Reduction Policy Act and pollution prevention planning.
Pollution prevention resources for the State of Texas.



Background about the Waste Reduction Policy Act, its requirements, and resources to help you get the most from planning.

Read and reference the Pollution Prevention Planning Rule.

Pollution Prevention Planning
Use the Pollution Prevention Planning Guide to meet the WRPA requirements while reducing risks, eliminating waste, and saving money!

P2 Executive Summary
Worksheet 6 (Word) or Worksheet 6 (PDF) will help you complete the Executive Summary. See Tables 4 and 5 (PDF) for a quick reference on what is required.

P2 Annual Progress Report (APR)
Background information about this report, which WRPA requires some facilities to submit each year.

P2 APR Reporting Forms:
You can download a Word printed version (Word) or a PDF printed version (PDF) and its instructions (PDF).

You may also review our online instructions and examples to help you estimate the amount of waste reduced at its source to meet the P2 Annual Progress Reporting requirements.

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Pollution Prevention Fall Workshops

This year, the P2 staff, will be teaching at three Pollution Prevention and Lean Principles Workshops, in cooperation with UT Arlington's Zero Waste Network. Workshops will take place in Houston, San Antonio, and Arlington beginning at the end of October. Visit the UT Zero Waste Network website, or contact us at 512-239-3143, for more information.

Executive Summaries Due Jan. 1

Facilities that submitted Executive Summaries with the Plan period 2014-2018, facilities that submitted TRI Form R Reports for the first time in 2017, and facilities that were designated Small or Large Quantity generators of hazardous waste in 2018 must submit a new Executive Summary before January 1, 2019.  For more information, please download the Pollution Prevention Planning Guide or contact us at 512-239-3143.

Annual Progress Reports

Beginning in 2018, companies submitting Annual Progress Reports for 10 or more facilities, will be required to submit the APRs through STEERS. The STEERS reporting period is May 15-July 1. Paper and other electronic submissions will not be accepted for these companies, so now is the time to get registered through STEERS. For more information about STEERS please visit the Online P2 Annual Progress Reporting (STEERS) page.

New and Improved RG-409

The Pollution Prevention Planning Guide (RG-409) has been fully revised but still takes you through the process of preparing a P2 Plan. Take a look at the all new RG-409!

Along with the revisions to RG-409 came revisions with the APR form and the Executive Summary template (Worksheet 6). See these documents in the column to the left.

Pollution Prevention is resulting in Texas Environmental Excellence Awards!

Facilities that are embracing pollution prevention techniques and projects are being recognized with Texas Environmental Excellence Awards. See the winners and hear their stories here:

For more information about the Texas Environmental Awards, or to see all the past winners, please visit the home page: www.teea.org or contact us at 512-239-3143.

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Reduce Waste and Save Money! Use these links to enhance your P2 efforts!

P2 Resources
These tools can help increase the effectiveness of your pollution prevention plans.

RENEW is a materials-exchange network for industries, businesses, and governmental units who wish to sell surplus materials, by-products, and wastes to those who will reclaim or reuse them.

U.S. EPA Exit the TCEQ
Find additional P2 information and ideas at the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Pollution Prevention website.