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ITC Terminal Fire Update

TCEQ is actively monitoring the multi-tank fire and its aftermath at Intercontinental Terminals Co. in Deer Park.


Important information Notice to Elected Officials on ITC Transition Adobe Acrobat PDF Document (posted 6/19/19 11:30 a.m.)

Important information View our latest news release on the situation (posted 3/31/2019, 3:00 p.m.)

Correspondence with Elected Officials

Important information View letters received from elected officials and our responses to them.

Water Quality Monitoring

The TCEQ is assessing surface water quality data collected by our contractor, EPA, and ITC since March 18. We will post sampling results as we analyze the data.

As of Saturday, March 23, we are collecting water samples in the Houston Ship Channel and Galveston Bay to address surface water quality impacts from releases associated with the ongoing ITC incident.

Then to better characterize the potential extent of impact, beginning Sunday, March 24, additional surface water quality sampling is being conducted by TCEQ at various beach areas.

We will post sampling results as we analyze the data.

Important information View Water Quality Monitoring Data

Air Quality Monitoring

In response to the ITC fire, TCEQ assigned environmental investigators and contractors to conduct hand-held monitoring, used TCEQ air monitoring vans in the area, and enlisted EPA’s TAGA bus and ASPECT airplane to provide air monitoring and to conduct monitoring flights over the area. As of June 11, 2019, the TCEQ has completed daily handheld air monitoring of the area around the tank fire at ITC. However, ITC continues to conduct handheld air monitoring in the vicinity. ITC’s air monitoring results will continue to be evaluated and posted on TCEQ’s website at https://www.tceq.texas.gov/response/itc-monitoring-air-quality/. In addition, data from TCEQ’s ambient air monitoring stations around the Houston area is routinely collected and evaluated.

More information regarding monitoring activities and data is available at ITC’s webpage: https://itcresponse.com/ Exit the TCEQ.