Cooling Water Intake Structures
Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act requires EPA to issue regulations on the design and operation of intake structures, in order to minimize adverse environmental impacts. The goal is to reduce impingement mortality and entrainment of fish and other aquatic organisms at cooling water intake structures (CWISs) used by certain power generation and manufacturing facilities for the withdrawal of cooling water from waters of the United States (WOTUS). EPA published a final regulation to establish Section 316(b) requirements for Phase II (existing) facilities on August 15, 2014 (Final Rule).
Upcoming 316(b) Stakeholder Meeting
TCEQ has scheduled a stakeholder meeting to discuss and obtain feedback on TCEQ guidelines for implementing Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act and future revisions to application worksheets. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at the TCEQ offices in Austin, Texas in Building F, Room 2210, beginning at 2:30 P.M. Questions and comments may be submitted to Shannon.Gibson@tceq.texas.gov and/or Outreach@tceq.texas.gov. Please include “316(b)” in the subject line of your email.
316(b) Stakeholder Meetings
|Date||Notification||Agenda||Handouts (PDF/WORD)||Handouts (PPT)||Organization|
|November 03, 2016||Notification||Agenda||Draft of 316b webpage Final Version
Visio-POC FlowchartVisio-Application Requirements Flowchart
Visio-316b Applicability Flowchart
|April 14, 2016||Notification||Agenda||Worksheet 11.0
|September 10, 2015||Notification||Agenda||CWIS Presentation||TCEQ|