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Hurricane Response

Information you might need if you are affected by a tropical storm or hurricane.

Governor Greg Abbott issued a declaration of disaster enabling a state response to Hurricane Harvey. See for the latest information Exit the TCEQ

Hurricane symbolTCEQ Executive Director’s Regulatory Guidance on activities related to disaster response Adobe Acrobat PDF Document.

Hurricane symbolGovernor's Response to Request for Suspension of TCEQ Rules Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Hurricane symbolSuspension of TCEQ Rules (8/28/17) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Hurricane symbol Download this Flyer: TCEQ Resources for Texas Residents in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey (9/6/17) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Hurricane iconDisaster Relief Funding

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Current Conditions

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These data reflect the most recent reports received by the TCEQ.

Summary of Affected Areas:

Air Quality

Drinking Water:


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Fuel Waivers

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Red-Dye Diesel Waiver for 110 Counties: (8/31/17)

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Waste Management Guidance:

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Drinking Water Guidance:

General Public

Public Water Systems

Water Haulers

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Wastewater Treatment Plant Guidance:

After Hurricane Harvey, this information will help you manage conditions at your wastewater treatment plant.

Air Quality and Permitting Guidance:

If your facility has a permit to protect air quality, read the following information after a hurricane or other disaster. The guidance will help operators and owners prevent or minimize any increased risk to human health and safety.

EPA No Action Assurance Letters - September 1-15-2017:

EPA No Action Assurance Letters - Extending through September 22, 2017:

EPA No Action Assurance Letters - Extending through September 29, 2017:

Additional Guidance:

Occupational Licensing

The TCEQ may offer some latitude on occupational license extension requests for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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More Resources

Find contact information for the TCEQ regional office that serves you on our Region Directory webpage.

National Hurricane Center Exit the TCEQ
Information on active storms

TX Warn Exit the TCEQ
Emergency planning, response, and recovery information for members

Public Works Response Team Exit the TCEQ
Support for local jurisdictions responding to a catastrophic event

Alliance for Water Exit the TCEQ
Help with drinking water concerns

Texas Rural Water Association Exit the TCEQ
Assistance with water quality and supply issues

EPA's Underground Storage Tank Flood Guide Exit the TCEQ
Preparing for a flood, actions after the disaster, and information on financial assistance

Who Regulates Oil and Gas Activities in Texas?  Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
The Texas Railroad Commission and the TCEQ each regulate different activities related to the oil and gas industry.

Harvey Crisis Response Map Exit the TCEQ
This map published by Google Crisis Response shows aerial imagery after Harvey as well as road hazards. The TCEQ has found the map to be helpful but cannot attest to the accuracy of the data.