TCEQ Regulations and Funding

TAM supports the use of clear and consistent regulations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). These regulations should have a market-driven and incentive-based foundation rather than heavy-handed mandates or a one-size-fits-all approach. We support increased inspections at manufacturing facilities and the agency’s ability to hire additional inspectors. We believe inspections should be consistent from region to region across the state. Additionally, TAM continues to support TCEQ’s funding of the Expedited Permitting Program. We believe all permits should be processed in a timely fashion to help promote economic development by providing more certainty and consistency in the permitting process.

Moving forward, TAM supports enhanced salaries and training opportunities for TCEQ staff in order to maintain a qualified and experienced workforce that can meet future challenges as TCEQ prepares for Sunset review in 2023.