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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 RuleExit the TCEQ.

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

P2 Executive Summary
Worksheet 6  or application/pdfWorksheet 6 will help you complete the Executive Summary. See application/pdfTables 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 application/pdfPDF printed version and its application/pdfinstructions.

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, 2022 

The P2 Plan Annual Progress Report (APR) covering calendar year 2021 is due by July 1, 2022. 

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 2021.

The APR can be submitted electronically through STEERS from May 15-July 1, 2022. 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

NEW 2022 Virtual P2WM Workshop

On September 22, 2022, we will be cohosting a virtual Pollution Prevention Waste Management (P2WM) Workshop.

The Pollution Prevention Waste Management Workshop 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

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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 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.