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Pollution Prevention (P2) Planning

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

WRPA

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 Annual Progress Reports (APRs) Due July 1, 2021

The P2 Plan Annual Progress Report (APR) covering calendar year 2020 is due by July 1, 2021.

This report is required of all Large Quantity Generators (LQGs) of Hazardous Waste and all TRI Form R Reporters that have a P2 Plan that covers the calendar year of 2020.

The APR can be submitted electronically through STEERS from May 15 – July 1, 2021.

You can receive assistance with adding P2 to your STEERS program access by emailing P2@tceq.texas.gov.

All submittals of 10 or more APR must be submitted through STEERS.

If STEERS access is not available to you, paper APR forms can be submitted by email to: P2@tceq.texas.gov; or by mail to: Pollution Prevention Planning MC-118 PO Box 13087 Austin, TX 78753

NEW 2021 Virtual P2WM Workshop

On September 16, 2021, we will be cohosting a virtual Pollution Prevention Waste Management (P2WM) Workshop.

The Pollution Prevention Waste Management WorkshopExit the TCEQ is a cooperative effort with the University of Texas Arlington (UTA), the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide industry leaders with current information and professional development in the various aspects of pollution prevention.

To register for the Workshop or to learn more, visit www.p2workshop.comExit the TCEQ.

For additional information, please contact us at 512-239-0010 or p2@tceq.texas.gov.

P2 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 wasteval@tceq.texas.gov.

Once the SWR is inactive, please send an email to P2@tceq.texas.gov 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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Resources

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.

RENEWExit the TCEQ
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 Email or Text UpdatesExit the TCEQ
Subscribe to receive P2 program updates. Visit our subscription page and select "About Pollution Prevention (P2) Planning" from the “Waste Management, Reduction, & Recycling” category.