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TCEQ Considers Major Revisions to Penalty Policy

K&L Gates LLP | Published on 10/1/2020
Potential Revisions to the Penalty Policy
Spurred in part by the increase in catastrophic events at industrial sites (e.g., fires and explosions) in Texas, the TCEQ wants the Penalty Policy to better address compliance failures, both moderate and significant in nature, to avoid future catastrophic events.

Potential Rulemaking to Revise TCEQ Compliance History Rules
This proposed rulemaking would create a brand new classification for compliance history called “under review,” which would apply to those facilities that have caused a major event such as a fire or explosion that impacts the surrounding community. 

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