TCEQ approves fines totaling $592,342 Penalties assessed against 32 regulated entities

Austin TX (7/29/2020) – The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today approved penalties totaling $592,342 against 32 regulated entities for violations of state environmental regulations.

Agreed orders were issued for the following enforcement categories: seven air quality, two multimedia, two industrial wastewater discharge, one industrial hazardous waste, six municipal wastewater discharge, four petroleum storage tank, six public water system, and one water quality.

Default orders were issued for the following enforcement categories: two multimedia and one petroleum storage tank.

Agenda items from today’s meeting can be viewed on the TCEQ website. TCEQ’s next agenda meeting is scheduled for Aug. 12, 2020. Meetings can be viewed live on the Agenda Meeting Webcasts webpage. Archived meetings can be viewed on the TCEQ YouTube channel. Follow us on Twitter: @TCEQ.

TCEQ approves fines totaling $875,329 – Includes fine of $168,751 against Enterprise Products Operating LLC

Austin TX (7/15/2020) – The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today approved penalties totaling $827,197 against 37 regulated entities for violations of state environmental regulations.

Agreed orders were issued for the following enforcement categories: 13 air quality, two multimedia, one municipal solid waste, three municipal wastewater discharge, four petroleum storage tank, seven public water system, two sludge, two water quality, and one waste disposal well.

Default orders were issued for the following enforcement categories: one multimedia, one petroleum storage tank, and one public water system.

Included in the total is a fine of $168,751 against Enterprise Products Operating LLC, in Chambers County, for various air quality violations during 2012, 2013, and 2016. As part of a supplemental environmental project, $63,282 will be paid to the Barbers Hill Independent School District for the Energy Efficiency Building Upgrade/Retrofit Project to install and monitor electric sub-meters and current transformers, and to complete energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits.

In addition, on July 14, the executive director approved penalties totaling $48,132 against 28 entities.

Agenda items from today’s meeting can be viewed on the TCEQ website. TCEQ’s next agenda meeting is scheduled for July 29, 2020. Meetings can be viewed live on the Agenda Meeting Webcasts webpage. Archived meetings can be viewed on the TCEQ YouTube channel. Follow us on Twitter: @TCEQ.

Members of the media may contact: Brian McGovern TCEQ Media Relations Work Lead Media@Tceq.Texas.Gov 512-239-5000

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