The TCEQ hosts public meetings on water quality
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will host four public meetings in the Houston area to solicit public comment on a proposed plan to improve water quality. This is a draft plan to implement 72 Total Maximum Daily Loads, projects to restore water quality, in 60 segments of water bodies in the area. Local stakeholders worked with governmental entities to develop this plan.
• July 10, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the East Montgomery County Improvement District, 21575 US Highway 59 North, Special Events Room, New Caney, TX 77357.
• July 10, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Westside Event Center, 2150 Countryplace Parkway, Pearland, Texas 77584.
• July 11, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the Waller ISD Administration Building, District Board Room, 2214 Waller Street, Waller, Texas 77484.
• July 11, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Houston-Galveston Area Council, 3555 Timmons Lane, Houston, Texas 77027.
At these meetings, individuals may present oral statements when called upon, in order of registration. An agency staff member will give a brief presentation at the start of the meeting and will be available to answer questions before and after all public comments have been received. Persons with disabilities who have special communication or other accommodation needs who are planning to attend the meetings should contact the TCEQ at 512-239-6682. Requests should be made as far in advance as possible.
Written comments can also be submitted to: Chip Morris, Water Quality Planning Division, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, MC 203, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas, 78711-3087, faxed to 512-239-1414 or electronically by midnight on July 30, 2012, and should reference the Implementation Plan for Seventy-Two Total Maximum Daily Loads for Bacteria in the Houston-Galveston Region. Contact Chip Morris at 512-239-6686 or Chip.Morris@tceq.texas.gov for more information. Copies of the draft Implementation Plan can be obtained via the commission's website or by calling (512) 239-6682.