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Canadian River Compact Commission

Description and history of the Canadian River Compact Commission. Commissioners and TCEQ Interstate Compact Coordinator contact information. Contact information of the legal counsel assigned to the Canadian River Compact Commission by the Texas Attorney General's Office. Date of the annual meeting.

Description

The Texas Canadian River Compact Commission represents Texas on the interstate Canadian River Commission to ensure that Texas receives its equitable share of quality water from the Canadian River and its tributaries as apportioned by the Compact. The Compact includes the states of New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

History

The Canadian River Commission administers the Canadian River Compact which includes the states of New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Signed in 1950 by the member states, the Compact was subsequently ratified by the respective state legislatures, approved by Congress, and was signed into law by the President in 1952. The interstate Canadian River Commission includes one state commissioner appointed by the governor of each member state and one federal commissioner appointed by the President.

Statute:

Chapter 43 Texas Water Code

Commissioner:

The Honorable James E. Herring
Canadian River Compact Commissioner
P. O. Box 15568
Amarillo, Texas, 79105-5568
(806) 374-1811
Fax (806) 374-1324
Email: jeh@frionaind.com

Term expires on December 31, 2015

Advisors:

Technical: Suzy Valentine, P.E., CFM
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
P. O. Box 13087, MC-160
Austin, Texas, 78711-3087
(512) 239-4730
Fax (512) 239-2214
Email: suzy.valentine@tceq.texas.gov

Legal: Priscilla Hubenak
Office of the Attorney General
P. O. Box 12548
Austin, Texas, 78711
(512) 463-2012
(512) 320-0911
Email: priscilla.hubenak@texasattorneygeneral.gov

Meeting Date:

The annual meeting of the Canadian River Commission is scheduled for 9:00, CST,  March 4, 2014, at the offices of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, 3800 North Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73118. Agenda for the Canadian River Commission Meeting.

Information Links:

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Canadian River Municipal Water Authority exit.gif

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