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TCEQ Chairman Bryan W. Shaw appointed by EPA to Border Environmental Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 15, 2014
ContactTerry Clawson
Phone512-239-0046
Pager512-657-0738



TCEQ Chairman Bryan W. Shaw, Ph.D., P.E., has been named to the EPA’s Good Neighbor Environmental Board by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

Shaw was appointed this month as the State of Texas representative, for the term ending March 9, 2015.  The GNEB is an independent federal advisory committee. Its mission is to advise the President and Congress of the United States on good neighbor practices along the U.S. border with Mexico. Its recommendations are focused on environmental infrastructure needs within the U.S. states contiguous to Mexico.

Created in 1992 by the Enterprise of the Americas Act, the GNEB issues an annual report to the President and the Congress on U.S.-Mexico border environmental and infrastructure projects, with the goal of improving the quality of life of residents in U.S. border states.

“I am humbled and honored to represent the State of Texas on the GNEB as it provides advice to the federal executive and legislative branches on addressing environmental infrastructure issues along our 1,950 mile border with Mexico,” Shaw said. In addition to serving on the GNEB, he also leads the TCEQ’s Border Initiative and is the U.S. state co-chair of two Border 2020 Regional Work Groups under the La Paz Agreement for the protection of the U.S.-Mexico border environment.

Shaw serves on the Executive Committee of the Environmental Council of the States. He received a bachelor's and master's degree in agricultural engineering from TAMU and a doctorate degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also earned his professional engineer (P.E.) license in October 2013.