The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today approved penalties totaling $373,543.50 against 35 regulated entities for violations of state environmental regulations.
Agreed orders were issued for the following enforcement categories: four air quality, one multi-media, three municipal wastewater discharge, five petroleum storage tank, and 15 public water system.
Default orders were issued in the following categories: one multi-media, four petroleum storage tank, and one sludge.
Penalties were also assessed in one petroleum storage tank category following a hearing at the State Office of Administrative Hearings.
In addition, on Sept. 27, the executive director approved a total of 27 agreed orders, each $7,500 or less, totaling $48,975.
The TCEQ’s next regular agenda meeting is scheduled for Oct. 19. Agenda items from today’s meeting can be viewed on the TCEQ website. All agendas are webcast live for free, and archived meetings are available on TexasAdmin.com .
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