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Spills: Which State Agency Has Jurisdiction?

Depending on what is spilled and where, it might not be TCEQ.

The General Land Office (GLO)

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC)

The Texas Department of State Health Services

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)

If a spill presents a disaster or threatens to become one, the governor may make available and bring to bear all resources of the state to prevent or lessen its impact. The governor declares a disaster by executive order or proclamation. Such an executive order activates the recovery and rehabilitation phase of the state’s Emergency Management Plan, which is coordinated by (TDEM) .