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TCEQ approves fines totaling $921,787

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today approved penalties totaling $866,208 against 26 regulated entities for violations of state environmental regulations.

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

Default orders were issued for the following enforcement categories: one air quality, two municipal solid waste, and two petroleum storage tank.

Included in the total is a fine of $607,617 against Buckeye Texas Processing LLC in Nueces County for air quality violations stemming from failure to obtain a federal operating permit, and failure to comply with maximum allowable emissions requirements, among other violations, at various times from 2016 through 2018. As part of a supplemental environmental project, $303,808 will be paid to the Texas Association of Resource Conservation and Development Areas, Inc. for the Public Water System Assistance Project to repair or replace public water systems.

In addition, on April 7, the executive director approved penalties totaling $55,579 against 37 entities.

Agenda items from today’s meeting can be viewed on the TCEQ website. TCEQ's next agenda meeting is scheduled for April 22, 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.