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Red River Compact Commission

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

Description

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

History

The intrastate Red River Compact Commission (RRCC) is authorized by Chapter 46 of the Texas Water Code. The Compact was signed by representatives of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and the United States on May 12, 1978. The Compact has been ratified by each state, approved by Congress, and signed by the President. Thus, the Compact represents both state and federal law. The Compact allocates the waters of the Red River and its tributaries between the four states and establishes an interstate Red River Compact Commission to administer the Compact. Texas is represented on the interstate Red River Compact Commission by the Executive Director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and by one commissioner who is appointed by the governor for a term of six years.

Statute

Chapter 46 Texas Water Code

Commissioners

The Honorable William A. Abney
Red River Compact Commissioner
P.O. Box 1386
Marshall, TX 75671
Telephone: 903-938-6611
Fax: 903-938-4572
Term expires: Feb. 1, 2017
E-mail: waabney@abneywarwick.com

The Honorable Richard A. Hyde, P.E.
Red River Compact Commissioner
P.O. Box 13087, MC-109
Austin, TX 78711-3087
Telephone: 512-239-1317
Fax: 512-239-3939
Term expires: Term same as TCEQ Executive Director
E-mail: richard.hyde@tceq.texas.gov

Advisors

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

Legal: Jane Atwood
Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 12548
Austin, TX 78711
512-463-2012
512-320-0052
E-mail: jane.atwood@texasattorneygeneral.gov

Meetings

The annual meeting of the Red River Compact Commission will be held on April 22, 2014, 8:30 AM, Embassy Suites Hotel, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The agenda for the meeting can be found at the following link: Red River Compact Commission 34th Annual Meeting Agenda

Information Links

Official Web Site of the Red River Compact Commission Exit the TCEQ

Arkansas Natural Resources Commission  Exit the TCEQ

Oklahoma Water Resources Board Exit the TCEQ

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Exit the TCEQ

U.S. Geological Survey Exit the TCEQ

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