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Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Appoints Ryan & Company Senior Manager Greg Odell to PEL Advisory Group

Press Release Sep 18, 2007

Dallas, Texas - Ryan & Company, the leading tax services firm in North America, with the largest transaction tax practice in the United States and Canada, is proud to announce that Senior Manager Greg Odell has been named to the Predetermined Equipment List (PEL) Advisory Group of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

Texas House Bill 3732, 80th Legislature, requires the TCEQ to adopt a non-exclusive list of pollution control property, which outlines 17 specific items that must be on the list and an 18th item that covers a broad range of pollution control property, and review the adopted list at least once every three years.

The PEL Advisory Group assists TCEQ staff in reviewing the existing predetermined equipment list, which is part of the Tax Relief for Pollution Control Property Program.

“We are pleased that the TCEQ has appointed Greg to the PEL Advisory Group,” said G. Brint Ryan, Managing Principal of Ryan & Company. “His in-depth knowledge and expertise in the area of tax credits for pollution control property will be of great benefit to the Commission.”

“These pollution control requirements are beneficial to helping improve the environment,” said Odell. “However, they can be extremely complex to administer, and many companies miss opportunities to take advantage of the exemptions they are entitled to. I look forward to helping corporations understand and capitalize on the opportunities for substantial savings through the Tax Relief for Pollution Control Program,” he added.

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