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Pollution Prevention (P2) Planning

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


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 Adobe Acrobat PDF Document.

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

P2 Executive Summary
Worksheet 6  Microsoft Word Document or Worksheet 6 Adobe Acrobat PDF Document will help you complete the Executive Summary. See Tables 4 and 5 Adobe Acrobat PDF Document 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) Microsoft Word Document or a PDF printed version Adobe Acrobat PDF Document and its instructions Adobe Acrobat PDF Document.

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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NEWFall 2019 P2 Workshops

Once again this year, the University of Texas-Arlington Zero Waste Network is offering multiple two-day Pollution Prevention Workshops throughout Texas in conjunction with the TCEQ:

These Workshops will provide you with strategies on how to improve efficiency, decrease waste, and eliminate pollution. For more information, please contact us at 512-239-0010 or p2@tceq.texas.gov.

NEWSTEERS is now closed for 2019 Annual Progress Reports

Annual Progress Reports (APRs) covering the calendar year of 2018 are due by July 1, 2019. All large quantity generators of hazardous waste and all TRI Form R reporters, with a P2 Plan covering the calendar year 2018, are required to submit this report. All APRs covering the calendar year of 2018 must now be submitted using the APR reporting form.
For more information regarding the APR, please visit the P2 Annual Progress Report webpage.

New and Improved RG-409

The Pollution Prevention Planning Guide (RG-409) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document 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 Adobe Acrobat PDF Document!

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.orgExit the TCEQ or contact us at 512-239-0010.

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

P2 PlannerExit the TCEQ Exit the TCEQ
This tool, created by Zero Waste Network, will help you design a plan that complies the TCEQ P2 Requirements.