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Water Quality Advisory Work Group (WQAWG)

Meeting schedule, agendas, summaries of past meetings, and related information for this open-participation group which meets quarterly to offer input in the development and implementation of water quality rules. Based on input from the group, the TCEQ Water Quality Division staff compiles agendas for each quarterly meeting. WQAWG provides the TCEQ with expanded knowledge and resources to help with existing and future water quality issues.

The WQAWG is open to the public. Anyone who is interested in water quality may attend and participate in WQAWG meetings.

The WQAWG is a voluntary group of participants who meet on a quarterly basis to discuss issues related to water quality, wastewater permits and wastewater standards.

Participation in the WQAWG

This group currently has representation from water associations, petroleum and chemical industry, electrical utility industry, agricultural industry, engineering firms, law firms, environmental organizations, consumer groups, and government entities.

Hot Topic City of Austin Petition

On March 14, 2016, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (commission) received a petition from the City of Austin (petitioner).

The petitioner requested that the commission initiate rulemaking to amend 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapters 222 and 309. The proposed rules would allow permittees and applicants to rely on the beneficial reuse of treated wastewater when calculating the size of effluent storage and the amount of land required for disposal of wastewater. This would allow permittees and applicants to reduce the effluent storage size and dedicated land application acreage that are currently required by rule.

The public is invited to comment on the City of Austin Petition in regards to changing the rules for the beneficial reuse of treated water. All comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 28, 2016.

New InformationInvitation to CommentAdobe Acrobat PDF Document

New InformationView submitted CommentsMicrosoft Word Document

City of Austin Stakeholder Meetings

DateNotificationAgendaWebcastHandouts (PDF)Handouts (PPT)Organization
Aug.9, 2016 Notification AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document Webcast -

COA PetitionCOA Petition

Wastewater RuleCOA Petition

TCEQ

City of Austin

Jan.13, 2016 - - - - Regional Wastewater RuleRegional Wastewater Rule Briefing to Env Comm Jan 2016 City of Austin
Dec.1, 2015 AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document - - Technical MeetingTechnical Meeting 2015 City of Austin
Dec.16, 2015 - - - Draft changes 30 TAC 222 RulesAdobe Acrobat PDF Document - City of Austin
Dec.17, 2015 - - - Draft changes 30 TAC 309 RulesAdobe Acrobat PDF Document - City of Austin
Jan. 31, 2012 - - -

Draft changes 30 TAC 222 RulesAdobe Acrobat PDF Document
Draft changes 30 TAC 309 RulesAdobe Acrobat PDF Document

- City of Austin

Related Documents

Hot Topic Notice of Upcoming WQAWG Stakeholder Meeting

Date: October 18, 2016
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: TCEQ Campus
12100 Park 35 Circle
Building E, Room 201S
Austin, Texas 78753
Map Local RestaurantsAdobe Acrobat PDF Document

Free parking is available on the 4th floor of the parking garage located between Buildings E and F.

Future WQAWG Meetings

• January 17, 2017

• April 18, 2017

Past Meetings

Most of the files linked below are in portable document format (PDF). (Help with PDF Files.)

DateNotificationAgendaWebcastHandouts (PDF)Handouts (PPT)
July 19, 2016 NotificationMicrosoft Word Document AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document Webcast -
April 19, 2016 NotificationMicrosoft Word Document AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document Webcast -
Jan. 21, 2016 AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document Webcast -
Oct. 20, 2015 AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document Webcast -
July 21, 2015 AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document Webcast -
April 28, 2015 AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document Webcast -

If the information you need is not in this table, check our archive of information from all past WQAWG meetings. (Free webcasts provided by TexasAdmin.com.)

Staff Contact

For more information or to suggest topics for meetings, call Nancy Vignali at 512-239-1303 or our main Water Quality Division line, 512-239-4671. You may e-mail your question, comment, or suggested topics during the webcast or at any time to Outreach@tceq.texas.gov. Please include “WQAWG” in the subject line of your e-mail.

If you have any questions concerning the workgroup or need special accommodations at a meeting, please contact Nancy Vignali.