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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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January 1, 2018 Deadline

The Executive Summary submission deadline is fast approaching! Facilities new to P2 and facilities with Executive Summaries with the Plan Period of 2013-2017, must submit a new Executive Summary by January 1. The Executive Summary can be submitted electronically to the email address below, or:

By US Mail:
TCEQ Pollution Prevention Planning
PO Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087

By Fedex, UPS, etc.:
TCEQ Pollution Prevention Planning
12100 Park 35 Circle
Austin, TX 78753

For more information please see our webpage about the Waste Reduction Policy Act, or contact P2 staff at 512-239-3143 <or>

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.

2018 APR Submissions

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. For more information about STEERS please visit the Online P2 Annual Progress Reporting (STEERS) page.

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: 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.

P2 Planner Exit the TCEQ
Use this interactive tool to help prepare your P2 Plan and Executive Summary.

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.