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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.

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What do I do when I am inspected by a PCS Investigator and found to be in violation?

The investigator will explain what law or regulation you violated and give you contact information for additional help if needed.  You should immediately cease the violation and pick up any spill, contaminated soil or solid waste and properly dispose of the waste and spilled material.  Dispose of the waste at a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) approved site for disposal.  Mail copies of the disposal receipts and your written reply to the Violation Notice within 10 days to the Compliance Coordinator listed on your Violation Notice or to:

Jennifer L. Wheeler

Compliance Manager

Pollution Control Services Department

101 S. Richey, Suite H

Pasadena, TX 77506


Or e-mail the Violation Notice reply to Ms. Wheeler at:



Be sure to reference the property address involved, your name and contact information, the date of the inspection and or investigator’s name, and the date on the Violation Notice. 


If for some reason you cannot send a written response or you miss the 10-day deadline, call and speak to the Compliance Coordinator listed in the Violation Notice, the Compliance Manager, or the Investigator.  Give them a verbal response to the notice and ask for an extension for the written response.  Your written Violation Notice response is very important to the resolution of the violation, and any decision on further enforcement.




  • Compliance Manager:                                  Jennifer L. Wheeler         (713) 274-6355
  • Compliance Coordinator - Air:                    Kathy Porter                    (713) 274-6357

  • Compliance Coordinator - Water:              Denise Hall                       (713) 274-6356

  • Compliance Coordinator - Solid Waste:    Vacant, contact Jennifer Wheeler

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