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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 .

Pollution Prevention Planning
Use the Pollution Prevention Planning Guide (RG-409)  to meet the WRPA requirements while reducing risks, eliminating waste, and saving money!

P2 Executive Summary
Worksheet 6  or Worksheet 6 will help you complete the Executive Summary. See  Tables 4 and 5 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 or a PDF printed version and its instructions.

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, 2024

The P2 Plan Annual Progress Report (APR) covering calendar year 2023 is due by July 1, 2024.

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 2023.

The APR can be submitted electronically through STEERS from May 15-July 1. This is the preferred method of the P2 Program.

You can receive assistance with adding P2 to your STEERS program access by emailing

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:; or by mail to: Pollution Prevention Planning MC-118 PO Box 13087 Austin, TX 78753

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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.

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

P2 Planner
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 Updates
Subscribe to receive P2 program updates. Visit our subscription page and select "About Pollution Prevention (P2) Planning" from the “Waste Management, Reduction, & Recycling” category.