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TCEQ Releases 2003 Enforcement Report

State law requires the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to prepare an electronic enforcement report by December 1 each year that reports on the enforcement actions for each type of regulatory program in the agency. This report can be found at This enforcement report contains statistical indicators and a comparative analysis for the following enforcement related activities:

  • number of investigations and complaints by program and region;
  • number of notices of violation issued by program and region;
  • number and type of enforcement actions and lists of each action denoting the regulated entity name and location by county and region;
  • amount of penalties assessed, deferred, and required to be paid to General Revenue;
  • supplemental environmental project costs, offsets, and descriptions;
  • number and percentage of enforcement actions issued to persons who previously have committed the same or similar violations;
  • number and percentage of enforcement orders issued to entities that have been the subject of a previous enforcement order;
  • classification of violations as major, moderate, or minor;
  • most frequently cited rules/statutes in enforcement actions;
  • emissions events;
  • complaint assessment; and
  • other information which the Commission deems relevant, including information on the results of enforcement actions (i.e., environmental benefit, pollutant reductions, etc.).