The Center for Environmental Excellence at the Division for Enterprise Development serves the public through relevant environmental projects funded by regulatory entities such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) as well as projects sponsored by other private and public entities. Offices and staff resources in Houston and Austin, in addition to our Arlington location, support a variety of these efforts (active project highlights below).
The Southwest Network for Zero Waste is a group of environmental professionals dedicated to
finding money-saving options for conserving our natural resources. As part of a nationwide
network, we work to identify pollution prevention options for large and small businesses as well
as consumers and are able to provide you with high quality pollution prevention information.
The Safety Health and Environmental Professional (SHEP) program offers:
certification courses designed for the professionals in the field.
Courses available are:
Click on SHEP Certificate to learn more.
Under contract with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), classroom training and reference materials were developed and are being delivered to agency employees throughout the state. This training is also made available to Texas cities and counties through Federal grant funding and to private contractors for a fee. (See also Transportation Training and Services for additional training topics and reference guides.)
Compliance-related tasks are conducted regarding Stage II Vapor Recovery Systems and Underground Petroleum Storage Tanks located within the City of Houston. Results of required tests and investigations are reported to TCEQ and to the regulated entity as evidence of compliance or notice of violation. Investigators also provide technical assistance to regulated entities or to the public related to these topic areas.