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Enforcement Policies and Procedures

Policies on penalties, notices of violation, findings orders, investigating nuisance odors.

Enforcement Initiation Criteria (EIC)

Criteria used by TCEQ inspectors for air, water, and waste violations.

Environmental Crime

The TCEQ provides technical support and criminal investigative expertise in multi-agency investigations. We also serve as a resource for and provide training to local, state, and federal law enforcement officers on criminal environmental violations.

Field Citation Program

The field citation is intended to promote a quick resolution for any of the field citation-eligible violations documented during a TCEQ investigation, while offering a reduced penalty.

Gathering and Preserving Information and Evidence Showing a Violation

Information about most agency protocols, procedures, or guidelines to use when collecting and submitting information or evidence to the TCEQ.

Revocation of PST Delivery Certificate in Case of Default

Explains the agency's policy of revoking a PST delivery certificate if a respondent defaults in a PST enforcement case.

View State, Federal and International Rules and Regulations

Links to rules adopted by other governmental bodies.