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The TCEQ is scheduled to approve the next five-year general permit (TXR040000) for Phase II (Small) MS4s on Jan. 16, 2019, and the permit will be issued a few days later. While the current five-year general permit is scheduled to expire Dec. 12, 2018, TCEQ has stated it will administratively extend the provisions of the current permit to provide continuous coverage until the effective date of the new permit. Regulated...

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Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has announced that it received EPA approval of the draft general permit for Phase II (Small) MS4s on July 31, 2018. The public notice was published in the Texas Register and 13 newspapers across the state Friday, August 24, 2018 . The draft permit and fact sheet have been released, initiating the 30-day public review and comment period (August 24, 2018-September 24,...

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has named Toby Baker as its new executive director.

Baker replaces Richard Hyde, PE, who retired at the end of March. Baker was appointed as a commissioner in April 2012 by then-Gov. Rick Perry.

“I am looking forward to bringing a unique perspective to the role of executive director,” Baker said in a press release. “My goal is to provide the commission with the best information,...

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Update on Stormwater General Permit TXR040000

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) continues to negotiate with the EPA regarding provisions for the upcoming renewal of the Phase II (Small) MS4 5-year permit, which requires cities and other public entities in populated areas to implement a stormwater quality program. The current permit is scheduled to expire in December, and the draft renewal permit’s scheduled April release for public review and comment this...

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The TCEQ Commissioners recently announced revisions to the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards (30 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 307). The changes were proposed by TCEQ in August 2017 and underwent a public comment period before being adopted on Feb. 7.

The commission adopted changes to the following criteria:

  • Additions and revisions to statewide toxic criteria for the protection of aquatic life and human health
  • Numerous
  • ...

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The TCEQ Commissioners recently announced revisions to the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards (30 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 307). The changes were proposed by TCEQ in August 2017 and underwent a public comment period before being adopted on Feb. 7.

The commission adopted changes to the following criteria:

  • Additions and revisions to statewide toxic criteria for the protection of aquatic life and human health
  • Numerous
  • ...

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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...

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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...

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