Rachel Hering’s career comes full circle: From Mickey Leland Intern to Texas Environmental Excellence Award winner

Rachel Hering was a part of TCEQ’s Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program in 2001 and 2002 in the Small Business & Environmental Assistance division. Since then, her career has been all about recycling—from being chairman of TCEQ’s Pollution Prevention Advisory Committee to being the executive director of Keep Texas Recycling, the winner of the 2020 … Continue reading Rachel Hering’s career comes full circle: From Mickey Leland Intern to Texas Environmental Excellence Award winner

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This is (not just) a drill: How the NDOW prepares for natural disasters in Texas

September is National Preparedness Month and, at TCEQ, preparing for natural disasters is a year-round effort. Part of that effort includes taking part in the Natural Disaster Operational Workgroup. About once a year, the NDOW meets to ensure the agencies responding to natural disasters in Texas, such as hurricanes, are all on the same page. … Continue reading This is (not just) a drill: How the NDOW prepares for natural disasters in Texas

TCEQ Emergency Response Coordinator Awarded Public Service Commendation Medal

As we enter National Preparedness Month, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is thankful to have Anthony Buck as its Emergency Response Coordinator. Buck was recently awarded the public service commendation medal—the fourth highest public service decoration the U.S. Department of the Army can bestow upon a civilian—from the Army’s Sixth Civil Support Team for exceptional … Continue reading TCEQ Emergency Response Coordinator Awarded Public Service Commendation Medal

Don’t Trash That: TCEQ Releases Recycling Market Development Plan

This week, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality released its Recycling Market Development Plan. The plan is an analysis of the current state of recycling in Texas, including the economic impact of recycling, as well as estimates of how much recyclable material is thrown away instead of being recycled. In 2019, the 86th Texas Legislature … Continue reading Don’t Trash That: TCEQ Releases Recycling Market Development Plan