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Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is  charged to protect the environment and public health and safety by reducing the release of pollutants and contaminants in the air and water, regulating the management and disposal of waste, and expediting the cleanup of contaminated sites.

In 1991, the legislature passed Senate Bill 2 to consolidate the state’s regulatory programs for air, water, and waste by September 1993 (72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session). In accordance with this legislation, sections of the Texas Department of Health dealing with solid waste, drinking water protection, and wastewater treatment were transferred to the Texas Water Commission (TWC) by March 1, 1992.

On September 1, 1993, the Texas Air Control Board and the TWC were abolished, and those
functions were consolidated to form the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission (TNRCC). Effective September 1, 2002, the TNRCC became the TCEQ.

Natural Resource Conservation Commission Office of the Hearing Examiners files


Natural Resource Conservation Commission Office of the Hearing Examiners hearing files, 1920s-1996, undated, bulk 1977-1992

Creator: Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
Title: Natural Resource Conservation Commission Office of the Hearing Examiners hearing files
Dates: 1920s-1996, undated
Dates: bulk 1977-1992
Abstract: The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission was charged to protect the environment and public health and safety by reducing the release of pollutants and contaminants in the air and water, regulating the management and disposal of waste, and expediting the cleanup of contaminated sites. Records consist of hearing examiner files compiled by the commission’s Office of the Hearing Examiner’s predecessors—Texas Air Control Board, Texas Department of Health, and Texas Water Commission—as part of the permit application process, dating 1920s-1996, undated, bulk 1977-1992. The majority of the records dating prior to 1977 are exhibits.

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