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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 (RG-409) 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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NEW P2 Plan Executive Summaries Due January 1, 2021

If your facility completes a five-year P2 Plan reporting cycle in 2020, you must go through the planning process again to develop a new five-year P2 Plan. Then, a new Executive Summary of your P2 Plan, along with a signed Certificate of Completeness and Correctness, must be submitted to the TCEQ by January 1, 2021 using one of the following methods:

    • Email:
    • Fax: (512) 239-7846
    • Mail: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
    • Pollution Prevention Program
      PO Box 13087, MC-118
      Austin, TX 78711-3087

NEWP2 Inactivation

To inactivate or close out a P2 ID number, any associated Solid Waste Registrations (SWR) must first be inactivated and/or the facility must no longer plan to submit a Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Form R. To inactivate your facility’s SWR status, please contact IHW Registration and Reporting at

Once the SWR is inactive, please send an email to outlining the situation. If possible, include site specific information (i.e. P2 ID No., SWR ID, RN, etc.), closure date(s), or additional information pertinent to the facility.

If the facility is relocating, the P2 ID will remain with the previous location and a new P2 ID will be assigned to the new location upon submitting a TCEQ Core Data Form.

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

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

Sign Up for E-mail UpdatesExit the TCEQ
To receive P2 program updates, you can subscribe to receive e-mail alerts on your choice of topics through our About Pollution Prevention (P2) Planning listserv.