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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, 2018).

TCEQ has stated that it is still trying to meet the...

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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, so they have what they need to make...

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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 month appears to be pushed back to at...

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The TCEQ Commissioners recently announced revisions to the ...

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The TCEQ Commissioners recently announced revisions to the ...

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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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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 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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