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Elizabeth McGurk based out of Trinity's Austin office is spearheading the effort to offer odor monitoring and assessment services in Texas. She has worked closely with other Trinity offices to grow the Nuisance Odor Monitoring services out of our Austin office and to broaden Trinity's diverse range of services offered beyond the scope of air, water and waste.

Throughout her tenure at Trinity, McGurk has worked with clients in multiple Texas industries including oil and gas, electric power generation, wood products, chemical, food products, and reinforced plastic composites productions. She is also a course instructor for Trinity's Texas Oil and Gas Permitting and Compliance and Texas Environmental Bootcamp courses. Additionally, she has trained others, both colleagues and clients, on the science behind odor monitoring, and how to perform odor monitoring in the field.

If you are interested how Nuisance Odor Monitoring could help your facility, contact Elizabeth at or by phone at (512) 349-5800.

Texas Environmental News

  • Virtual Inspections  - 

    In an effort to limit exposure to COVID-19, TCEQ regional offices and local environmental agencies have been shifting some onsite inspections to virtual inspections. Per our recent experience with TCEQ/City's virtual inspections, the following items »

  • Crystalline Silica 24-hour ReV DSD  - 

    On July 10, 2020, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) started a 45-day public comment period (ending August 28) for the proposed Development Support Document (DSD) for the 24-hour reference value (ReV) of crystalline silica, which »

  • BREAKING: TCEQ Adopts Rule to Allow for Commencement of Construction While a Permit Amendment Application is Pending  - 

    As a result of the 2019 passage of Texas House Bill 2726, Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC) §382.004, Construction While Permit Amendment Application Pending Rule, was revised to allow for an applicant for a permit amendment authorized under Title »

  • Tanks and Loading Increases RAP  - 

    In June 2020, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) issued an updated version of the Readily Available Permit (RAP) for Tanks and Loading Increases. The Tanks and Loading Increases RAP authorizes emissions from an annual increase to »

  • Handling Odor Complaints in Texas  - 

    Odor issues are often addressed on a case-by-case basis when nuisances are reported. State laws and local ordinances are adopting more specific odor guidelines and criteria. In Texas, TCEQ does review complaints when reported but does not regulate »

  • Title V Permits by Rule Supplemental Table  - 

    On May 29th, 2020, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) announced the roll out of the Permits by Rule Supplemental Table (OP-PBRSUP) for the incorporation of permits by rule (PBR) into Title V permits (see TCEQ's website for more »

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