• "TCEQ Approves Field Citation Program"
  • March 9, 2006 | Author: Paul C. Sarahan
  • Law Firm: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. - Houston Office
  • The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has authority to assess administrative penalties in an amount up to $10,000 per day per violation. Following a year-long review of its enforcement program, TCEQ is implementing a series of changes designed to streamline its enforcement processes. Most recently, on December 2, 2005, TCEQ approved implementation of a Field Citations pilot program. The program is designed to resolve more basic violations, and free up resources to address more complicated cases. The pilot program will be focused on a limited universe of violations, with pre-designated penalties.