Can the TCEQ bring an enforcement action while a party is in the VCP?

No.  By applying for the TCEQ voluntary cleanup program, parties receive assurance that the TCEQ would not bring an enforcement action while the Agreement was in effect.  But the VCP does not resolve any claim by or against the participating parties.

You can learn more about the Texas Voluntary Cleanup Program at the TCEQ’s website at: https://www.tceq.texas.gov/remediation/vcp/vcp.html

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