Instructor-Led Class
Environmental Enforcement after the 85th Texas Lature
6 Continuing Education Hours

This is a six-hour class designed to provide local health department officers, code enforcement officers, registered sanitarians, and police officers an understanding of what the 85th State Legislature did and did not do that affects local pollution control, including the imp act of the Governor's veto of SB 570 (controlling scrap tires) and changes in the sentencing structure for misdemeanor violations of outdoor burring laws.

Who Should Attend
Local code enforcement officers and registered sanitarians; local peace officers; local health department officers; specialized environmental enforcement officers; fire marshals and firefighters; prosecutors; city and county staff and elected officials needing a good understanding of the approaches available to control mishandling and dumping of waste tires; state agency officers needing a good understanding of the specific enforcement powers available to local governments to deal with this waste.

Six (6) hours code enforcement/RS continuing education credits will be awarded for successful completion. For code enforcement officers, this class includes one hour in "Legal / Legislative Update Related to the Profession of Code Enforcement." Six (6) hours TCOLE credit may be given at the discretion of participant's agency (Lesson Plan and Instructor Biography will be provided to Agency Training Officer). Peace officers seeking to earn TCOLE credits for completion of Class 3880 should verify with their Training Officer that this class meets Agency requirements prior to registration. In some cases TCOLE credit will be filed by the local agency hosting the class.

Your instructor for this class is John Ockels, Ph.D, Director of Texas Illegal Dumping Resource Center. If you need to contact him for any reason, you can do so at