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TCEQ Approves Fines Totaling $749,419

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 — Includes fines of $452,825 against Pasadena Refining System for air emissions violations
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ContactBrian McGovern
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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today approved penalties totaling $669,842 against 16 regulated entities for violations of state environmental regulations.

Agreed orders were issued for the following enforcement categories: six air quality, five municipal wastewater discharge, three petroleum storage tank, one public water system, and one water quality.

Included in the total are fines of $452,825 against Pasadena Refining System Inc. in Harris County for air emissions violations in 2014 through 2016. Of the total, as part of a Supplemental Environmental Project, $201,412 will be paid to the Houston-Galveston Area Council to replace higher emission buses that do not meet emissions standards with new, lower emission buses.  Additionally, $25,000 will be paid to the Texas Association of Resource Conservation and Development Areas Inc. for the Tire Collection Events and Cleanup of Abandoned Tire Sites project. The amount will be used to coordinate events where residents will be able to drop off used tires for proper disposal or recycling.

In addition, on Aug. 1, the executive director approved a total of 34 penalties, totaling $79,577.

The TCEQ’s next agenda meeting is scheduled for Aug. 23, 2017. 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.comExit the TCEQ .

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