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Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Executive Director Richard A. Hyde, P.E., announced today he’ll retire. 

The TCEQ commissioners will work to find a replacement. Richard will step down at the end of March but will stay through April to ease the transition.

 “It has been a privilege to work for the people of this great state, but now it’s time for myself and my family to begin the next chapter in our...

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The Texas Water Development Board is amending its original solicitation for Fiscal Year 2018 and 2019 Flood Protection grants.

The original deadline for applications was March 2; however, the application period will be extended with the updated announcement. The exact timeframe for the update has not been established, but once the information is...

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The TCEQ Water Quality Advisory Work Group Meeting (WQAWG) provided an update on the status of the TCEQ General Permit for Phase II (Small) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit renewal. 

The current Phase II permit will expire on Dec. 13. TCEQ is actively coordinating with the EPA as part of the permit renewal

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Last month, Freese and Nichols hosted The Institute of Asset Management (IAM) Certificate Course and Exam. The course was designed by Asset Management experts and consultants, and was taught by an experienced practitioner from Great Britain. During the first four days of the class, candidates prepared for the specific demands of the IAM Certificate examination. 

On the fifth day, armed with knowledge and comprehension of asset...

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Note: This is the first article in a series on dendrogeomorphology.

The rate at which streambanks are eroding, and the total annual quantity of sediment being entrained from those eroding streambanks are of a primary concern for ecological, water quality and sediment studies.  

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently determined that streambank erosion constitutes as high as 90 percent of the annual sediment...

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Congratulations to our two new Certified Floodplain Managers.

Martin Smith and Bethany Schomin each passed an exam to receive the CFM certification, which is issued by the Texas Floodplain Management Association.

Martin is in our Fort Worth office, and Bethany is in our Lubbock office.

Freese and Nichols now has 38 certified floodplain managers. ​

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Congratulations to Edra Brashear, Stormwater, Dallas, who has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Dallas Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

She will serve a one-year term as Secretary for 2018.

Read Edra’s Get-To-Know-You section on the Dallas Branch Facebook Page below.

 

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