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Depending on the type of regulations placed on your industry, your business may be required by law to submit annual reports; failure to submit reports could result in large fines and even closure of operations. Spring is an important time of year for environmental compliance reporting in the state of Texas. Below are some of the reports that must be submitted every year.
Water Use Report
Every year, water rights permit holders are required to submit a water use report to the TCEQ, even if you have not used any appropriated water. Late fines depend on how much acreage is included in your permit, varying between $100 and $500 per day! Did you submit your report by the March 1st deadline? Click here for more information.
Scrap Tire Annual Activity Reports
Registered Scrap Tire Facilities, Transporters, and Storage sites are all required to submit annual activity reports no later than March 1st. Transportation facilities, on the other hand, are not required to submit an annual report.
Scrap Tire Facilities, Transporters, and Storage sites are supposed to maintain records using a detailed manifest system laid out by the TCEQ. Learn more about scrap tire annual activity reports here.
Industrial and Hazardous Waste Summary Reports
Facilities that generate a considerable amount of hazardous waste are required to submit an annual report detailing the quantity of waste that was generate or handled within a calendar year. Unlike some reports, Industrial and Hazardous Waste Summary Reports can be filed electronically.
A company does not need to submit a report to the TCEQ if it generates less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste, less than 2.2 pounds of acutely hazardous waste, and less than 220 pounds of Class 1 waste during a calendar month.
Transporters and self-transporters of medical waste must submit a summary detailing the management of medical waste to the TCEQ every year. This includes transporters and handlers of the following wastes from health-care-related facilities:
- Animal waste intentionally exposed to pathogens
- Bulk human blood and blood products
- Pathological waste
- Microbial waste
Click here to learn more about environmental compliance and annual waste reports for transporting medical waste.
Tier II Chemical Reports
Tier II chemical reports detail the hazardous chemical inventories of facilities throughout the state and must be submitted to the Texas Department of State Health Services no later than March 1st. These inventory reports can also be submitted electronically.
Did your company submit its Tier II chemical reports on time? For more information regarding the Tier II Chemical Reporting Program, please click here.
Air Emission Inventory
Industrial sites that meet the designated emission criteria, such as chemical plants, refineries, and electric utility plants, are required to submit an annual air emission inventory. Also known as the TCEQ’s Point Source Emissions Inventory, this survey details the emission of pollutants, such as volatile organic compounds (VOC), nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and carbon monoxide, to ensure facilities are operating within regulatory bounds.
Help with Environmental Compliance Reporting
TGE Resources provides companies in regulated industries with environmental compliance consulting. Our team of environmental and regulatory experts can help design an efficient reporting system and bring operations back to regulatory standards. Contact us today for a consultation.