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EPA Drinking Water Stage 2 Rule Package

The Stage 2 Rule Package is in development starting in Fall 2006, and stakeholder input is requested. The rule package includes the federal Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts Rule and the Long Term Stage 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has adopted rule changes to Chapter 290, Public Drinking Water, to implement the federal Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBP2)Exit the TCEQ, Long Term Stage 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2)Exit the TCEQ, and Ground Water Rule (GWR)Exit the TCEQ. EPA adopted the GWR on October 11, 2006. The rule changes will affect language throughout Title 30 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 290, Subchapters D, Rules, and Subchapter F, Standards. As a group, these rule changes are called the EPA Drinking Water Stage 2 Rule Package.

The rule package was adopted at the Commissioners' Agenda Meeting on December 19, 2007.

A series of stakeholder meetings were held in Austin. The first meeting was held on September 26, 2006, and covered both the LT2 and DBP2 rules. The second meeting was held October 24, 2006, with a focus on LT2. The third meeting was held November 14, 2006, with a focus on the GWR. The January 9th, 2007, meeting was held in conjunction with the quarterly DWAWG meeting, with a focus on operator licensing language, homeland security provisions and routine DWAWG items.

September 26, 2006 Stakeholder Meeting

October 24, 2006 Stakeholder Meeting

November 14, 2006 Stakeholder Meeting

January 9th, 2007 Stakeholder Meeting (Held at the quarterly DWAWG Meeting)

Staff Contact

For more information, please contact Ms. Marlo Wanielista Berg or Ms. Alicia Diehl at 512/239-4691. You may also e-mail your question or comment to pdws@tceq.texas.gov