Everyday I get many complaints from people who are being gassed by Barnett Shale natural gas facilities near their homes.
- Make an odor complaint each and every time to smell an odor. Get your neighbors to share in the burden.
- A TCEQ investigator should come out each time you make a complaint. If they don’t, call their supervisor. So far, the investigators have been great at responding.
- If their handheld measuring devices detect 5ppm VOCs, they must test with a canister.
- Make sure to follow up and obtain your testing results. This may require placing a Texas Public Information Request (TPIR) with the TCEQ which is ridiculous but that’s what we have to do for now. TPIR FORM
- Make sure you send the results to me.
- Take pictures and video of any visible emissions and send them to me.
- Don’t forget that you can see IR videos for your area HERE
Dear Barnett Shale residents and visitors-
PLEASE take advantage of this EZ way to help clean the air.
If you live in or visit anywhere in the Barnett Shale and encounter an odor you suspect is related to natural gas activity in any way, the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ) wants to know about it.
TCEQ has stated publicly that they investigate ALL complaints and will dispatch a field inspector to your door within 12 hours of your complaint. Documentation is a critical first step to obtain the essential data. Your report will enable TCEQ to take enforcement action to stop toxic emissions.
Here’s all you need to do.
Step 2- Fill out the simple forms, to the best of your recollection, immediately after encountering an odor.
Step 4- When a TCEQ agent arrives, request their ID and hand them the forms. Keep copies for your records.
Step 5- Keep a personal record of your experience with the TCEQ for future reference.
Step 6- Repeat as often as necessary.
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