Administrative Policy Writing
What happens after an order?
Example: An environmental matter:
Suppose an individual has dumped 100 tons of
in an empty lot they own without the proper permits
required by environmental laws.
After a contested case at SOAH, the TCEQ issues an
that requires the person to clean up the waste.
If that person fails to clean up the waste, the TCEQ can
request the Attorney General to file a lawsuit to enforce the
After a trial, that person will be subject to a court order to
clean up the waste.