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Penalties Levied Against 71 Entities Today  

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today approved penalties totaling $453,838 against 71 regulated entities for violations of state environmental regulations.  

Agreed orders were issued for the following enforcement categories: one agricultural, 13 air quality, one Edwards Aquifer, one industrial waste discharge, one licensed irrigator, seven multi-media,  three municipal solid waste, seven municipal waste discharge, 18 petroleum storage tank, six public water system, and five water quality. 

There were three field citations.  In addition, default orders were issued for the following categories: one licensed irrigator, two multi-media, one municipal solid waste, and one public water system. 

The TCEQ’s next agenda meeting is scheduled for January 13. Agenda items from all commission meetings and work session agendas can be viewed on the TCEQ Web site, The meeting is also webcast live for free, and archived meetings are available at,

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