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Sabine River Compact Commission

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


The Texas intrastate Sabine River Compact Commission (SRCC) represents Texas on the interstate Sabine River Compact Administration (SRCA) to ensure that Texas receives its equitable share of quality water from the Sabine River and its tributaries as apportioned by the Sabine River Compact. The Compact includes the states of Louisiana and Texas. In addition, the SRCC cooperates with Louisiana for programs to increase the quantity and improve the quality of water available to Texas.


The Sabine River Compact Commission is authorized by Chapter 44 of the Texas Water Code. The Sabine River Compact was ratified in 1953 after being signed by Texas, Louisiana, and the President on January 26, 1953. Thus, the Compact represents both state and federal law. The SRCA includes two commissioners appointed by the governor of each state and a federal commissioner appointed by the President. The Texas commissioners hold terms of office for six years, with the term of one member expiring every three years.


Chapter 44 Texas Water Code


The Honorable Jerry F. Gipson
Sabine River Compact Commissioner
40 Oak Creek Ridge Drive
Longview, Texas 75605
Fax: 903-759-0088
Term expires July 12, 2022

The Honorable Michael H. Lewis
Sabine River Compact Commissioner
704 East Street
Newton, Texas 75966
Term expires July 12, 2019


Technical: Suzy Valentine, P.E., CFM
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 13087, MC-160
Austin, Texas 78711
Fax: 512-239-2214

Legal: Heather Hunziker
Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 12548
Austin, Texas 78711
Fax: 512-320-0052

Meeting Dates

The 129th meeting of the Sabine River Compact Administration was held on June 1, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The agenda for the meeting can be found here. 

Information Links

Sabine River Compact

Sabine River Compact Administration By-Laws and Rules

Sabine River Authority of Texas Exit the TCEQ

Sabine River Authority - Louisiana Exit the TCEQ

U.S. Geological Survey Exit the TCEQ

Texas Water Development Board, Sabine River Basin Exit the TCEQ

Sabine River Compact Administration 2015 Annual Report

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