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Texas Commission on Environmental Quality approved the rules associated with the Triennial Revision of 30 TAC Chapter 307, Texas Water Quality Standards on Aug. 23 to progress from a pending proposal status to a proposal. The rules have been published in the Texas Register for public comment, and comments are due by Oct. 17. There will be a public hearing on Oct. 16.

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has provided additional clarification regarding electronic reporting requirements for submitting electronic discharge monitoring reports (DMRs) for stormwater from industrial facilities. Under the recently renewed Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) TXR050000, effective Dec. 21, 2016, all analytical results for determining compliance with effluent limitations are required to be submitted online using the...

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TCEQ’s Water Quality Advisory Work Group (WQAWG) held a Stakeholder meeting on Tuesday to discuss updates regarding the Phase II MS4 General Permit (TXR040000) and the Stormwater Construction General Permit (TXR150000).

Phase II MS4 General Permit Renewal

The current Texas Phase II MS4 General Permit expires Dec. 13, 2018. The renewal permit will incorporate two federal rules. The Federal Remand Rule (effective January 2017) specifies permits must be clear, specific and...

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is holding an MS4 Stakeholder meeting Tuesday, March 21 to begin efforts related to the TPDES Phase II MS4 General Permit renewal due December 2018. The meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m. at TCEQ headquarters located at 12100 Park 35 Circle; Building E; Conference Room 201S in Austin, Texas. The meeting will also be broadcast online at http://www.texasadmin.com/tceqs.shtml

Cities, counties, municipal utility districts,...

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has provided updates on recent rule proposals and adoptions:

  1. TCEQ 217 Rule Updates and Readoption of 317 – These changes were approved by the commission and became effective on November 26, 2015. TCEQ 317 is being readopted by TCEQ to govern existing wastewater treatment plants that have not been upgraded since the adoption of the 217 rules. Once these plants
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Now that Texas is recording triple digit temperatures, it's difficult to remember how much it rained in May without revisiting photos. Murphy Parks, Water Resources Design, Fort Worth,​ volunteered to help state agencies with dam monitoring in his wife's hometown after heavy Memorial Day rains.

The Gooch, Munday and Sanders dams in the Texas Panhandle town of Shamrock were experiencing flooding-related issues. Murphy helped the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) inspect and monitor the Gooch Dam, which is adjacent to a...

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) announced Wednesday on their website that the TCEQ Commissioners unanimously appointed Richard A. Hyde, P.E., to succeed Zak Covar as TCEQ Executive Director starting Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

From the article: “Hyde has served as deputy executive director since 2012. He also served as deputy director of the Office of Compliance and Enforcement, the Office of Permitting and Registration, and was director of the Air Permits Division for five years. Hyde joined the TCEQ in 1992 and worked as a permit engineer, team leader,...

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This post is a follow up to the June 14 post "TCEQ Section 319(h) Grant Application Requesting Applications."

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has posted Addendum #1 to Nonpoint Source Program (NPS) Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 319(H) Grant.

Addendum #1 can be accessed through the Electronic State Business Daily web site located at http...

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