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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.

Description

The Sabine River Compact Commission administers the Sabine River Compact to ensure that Texas receives its equitable share of quality water from the Sabine River and its tributaries as apportioned by the 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.

History

Authorized by Chapter 44 of the Texas Water Code, the Sabine River Compact Commission (SRCC) represents Texas on the interstate Sabine River Compact Administration (SRCA). The Sabine River Compact was ratified in 1953 after being signed by Texas, Louisiana, and the United States 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.

Statute

Chapter 44 Texas Water Code

Commissioners

The Honorable Michael H. Lewis
Sabine River Compact Commissioner
704 East Street
Newton, Texas 75966
409-381-0629
Term expires July 12, 2019
E-mail: siwelm1950@gmail.com

The Honorable Jerry F. Gipson
Sabine River Compact Commissioner
40 Oak Creek Ridge Drive
Longview, Texas 75605
903-759-0088
Fax: 903-759-0088
Term expires July 12, 2016
E-mail: connie_wade@sbcglobal.net

Advisors

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

Legal:Heather Hunziker
Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 12548
Austin, Texas 78711
512-475-4028
Fax: 512-320-0052
E-mail: heather.hunziker@texasattorneygeneral.gov

Meeting Dates

The spring meeting of the Sabine River Compact Administration will be held in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in early June, 2014. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

Rulemaking Resolution for Computing Stateline Flow

Information Links

Sabine River Authority of Texas Exit TCEQ

Sabine River Authority - Louisiana Exit TCEQ

U.S. Geological Survey Exit TCEQ

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