Rep. King Answers Questions on Dumping of Human Waste

June 10, 2013

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AUSTIN – The following statement may be attributed to State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford):

“Over the past few weeks my office has received a number of phone calls and emails concerning the dumping of human waste at locations in both Parker and Wise counties. We believe that the company responsible for this has been hired by the City of Fort Worth and are awaiting confirmation of this fact.”

“As soon as my office was notified of this issue, I contacted the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and asked them to look into the matter. I am assured that the TCEQ has begun an enforcement action against the company. However, it also appears that the current regulations are insufficient to protect neighboring property owners. Therefore, beginning June 18, the TCEQ will begin a formal ‘rule making’ process to change the rules on dumping of waste such as this, to ensure the health and safety of Texans. This process will be an open one in which concerned parties have an opportunity to testify in front of the agency and give their input on this important matter.”

“My office will continue to monitor this situation and stay engaged in the rule making process as it moves forward.”