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Criminal Enforcement Manual

 
     

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Cover
Title Page
Overall Objective and Purpose
Biography of Roger A. Haseman, Assistant District Attorney
Map of the Houston-Galveston Area Council Region

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

I. General Outline for Prosecuting an Environmental Crime

General Outline for Prosecuting an Environmental Crime

II. Public Nuisances

(Texas Health & Safety Code Chapters 341 and 343)

A. Elements

Elements

B. Forms

Public Nuisance - Affidavit for Probable Cause
Neighborhood Nuisance Abatement - Sample Affidavit

C. Cases

Case Summary

III. Illegal Dumping of Litter and Solid Waste

(Texas Health & Safety Code 365)

A. Elements

Elements

B. Forms

Pleading for Illegal Dumping - Non-Commercial A.901
Pleading for Illegal Dumping - Non-Commercial B.901
Pleading for Illegal Dumping - Non-Commercial C.901 (DOC) 30K
Pleading for Illegal Dumping - Commercial Purpose.901 (DOC) 29K
Pleading for Illegal Dumping - Non-Commercial SJF (DOC) (29K)
Pleading for Illegal Dumping - Commercial Purpose SJF (DOC) 29K
Pleading for Illegal Dumping - Barrel or Drum SJF (DOC) 28K

C. Cases

Case Summary 13K

IV. Illegal Discharge into or Adjacent to Waters of the State

(Texas Water Code Chapters 26 and Chapter 7)

A. Elements

Elements

B. Forms

Pleading for Water Pollution - No Permit - Felony
Pleading for Water Pollution - Permit - Felony
Pleading for Water Pollution - No Permit - Strict Liability SL.997
Pleading for Water Pollution - Permit Strict Liability SL.2001

C.Cases

Water Pollution Case Summary

V. Lead-Acid Batteries

(Texas Water Code Chapter 7)

A. Elements

Elements

B. Forms

Pleading for Unauthorized Disposal of Lead-Acid Batteries

VI. Used Oil

(Texas Health & Safety Code Chapter 371 and Texas Water Code Chapter 7)

A. Elements

Elements

B. Forms

Pleading for Discharge of Used Oil into Water
Pleading for Disposal of Used Oil on Land
Pleading for Disposal of Used Oil on Land for Weed Abatement
Pleading for Used Oil Act Management in Violation of Standards or Rules

C. Cases

Case Summary

VII. Air Quality – Illegal Burning of Solid Waste

(Texas Health & Safety Code Chapter 382 and Texas Water Code Chapter 7, Texas Administrative Code Chapter 101, Texas Administrative Code Chapter 111- Exception for Disposal Fires)

A. Elements

Elements

B. Forms

Pleading for Air Pollution - Nuisance
Pleading for Air Pollution - Outdoor Burning

C. Cases

Case Summary 16K

VIII. Miscellaneous Provisions

(Texas Water Code Chapter 7)

A. Provisions

Provisions

B. Forms

Plea Agreement/Disposition of Fines (Sample: Gardner Asphalt, Inc.)

C. Cases

Case Summary

IX. Statutory and Affirmative Defenses

(Texas Water Code Chapter 7)
Statutory and Affirmative Defenses

X. Criminal Enforcement Review

(Texas Water Code Chapter 7)
Criminal Enforcement Review


Appendices

Summons Felony
Summons Water Police
Summons Top for Peace Officer's Return
Summons Bottom for Criminal Court
Summons Bottom for District Court

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