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H-GAC educates and assists enforcement officials (police, judges and prosecutors) so they can better enforce existing environmental laws, investigate violations, and prosecute their offenders.
Publications include studies to determine capacity and interest in environmental enforcement programs, brochures and flyers describing how residents can help reduce illegal dumping, and information about outdoor burning.
Published in 2003, this study looked at counties' capacity to prosecute environmental violations and considered communities' interest in receiving assistance through an Environmental Circuit Rider Program.
Published in 1999, this manual provides local governments in the Houston-Galveston region, as well as throughout Texas, with a tool for establishing and managing effective environmental enforcement programs.
The Your Neighborhood can be Clean and Safe brochure gives an overview of what illegal dumping is and how to report someone who is engaged in illegal dumping activities. It is published in both English and Spanish.
The Lend a Hand: Help Stop Illegal Dumping brochure gives an overview of what illegal dumping is and how to report someone who is engaged in illegal dumping activities. It is published in both English and Spanish.
The Illegal Dumping is Dumb brochure gives a student-oriented overview of what illegal dumping is and how to report someone who is engaged in illegal dumping activities. It is published in both English and Spanish.
This 11x17 poster is designed to match the Lend a Hand: Help Stop Illegal Dumping campaign.
Published in 2003, this study evaluates practices of environmental enforcement programs within the 13-county Houston-Galveston area and develops a regional approach to environmental enforcement activities that will result in increased program efficiency, effectiveness, and financial self-sufficiency.
Published in 1997, this study looked at illegal dumping in Montgomery and Wharton counties, including county descriptions, existing programs, and annual costs. The study also offered recommendations the counties could consider to help minimize and eliminate illegal dumping.
This guide assists local environmental enforcement personnel in navigating the legal aspects of outdoor burning in the Houston-Galveston region.
This guide helps the general public know how to burn safely and legally, and to determine if it is necessary to burn.
Houston-Galveston Area Council