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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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NEW STEERS is now open 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.
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, so now is the time to get registered through STEERS. For more information about STEERS please visit the Online P2 Annual Progress Reporting (STEERS) page. 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.org 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.

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.