The Compliance Section’s goal is to assure that all documented violations of Texas environmental laws and regulations are resolved. The vast majority of violations identified by Pollution Control Services Investigators are resolved through the investigator discussing the violation with the subject and the subsequent issuance of a Violation Notice which details the law and or regulations involved. The Violation Notice asks for a written reply detailing the circumstances behind the violation and the efforts made to remediate any environmental harm and to stop the violation from occurring again.
Persistent and substantial violations can result in the forwarding of the violations to the County Attorney’s Office or the District Attorney’s Office for a civil or criminal enforcement action. These cases result in penalties and or injunctive language.