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Wastewater System Design Criteria Stakeholder Group

Meeting schedule, agenda, and minutes from past meetings of this open-participation group formed to receive comments on and suggestions regarding the design criteria for domestic wastewater collection systems.

Amendment to the Wastewater System Design Criteria Rule (30 TAC Chapter 217)

New InformationTCEQ initiated rulemaking to revise the Wastewater System Design Criteria rule and has developed draft rule language. The revisions will:

    • add new definitions and clarify existing definitions;
    • add design criteria and approval requirements for rehabilitation of existing infrastructure;
    • add design criteria for new technologies, including cloth filters and air lift pumps;
    • update existing requirements or develop new requirements to reflect modern practices, standards, and trends; and
    • clarify rule language to improve understanding of the rule intent.

In an effort to clarify rule language to improve understanding of the rule intent, a significant number of changes were made throughout the rules to improve enforceability, applicability, and clarity, with nearly every section affected.

TCEQ is seeking stakeholder review and comments on the draft rule language. This is an opportunity for stakeholders to review and provide informal comments on thedraft rule language prior to the official public comment period. TCEQ will use stakeholder comments to finalize the proposed rule. TCEQ will not provide a response to comments received during this informal process.

Comments should be submitted to TCEQ by October 10, 2014. Submit comments by email to Outreach@tceq.texas.gov or by mail to TCEQ, Attention: Michael Hines, P.E., MC-148, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

Participating in the Design Criteria Stakeholder Group

New InformationTCEQ is requesting updated contact information for all current members of the Design Criteria Stakeholder Group and anyone who is interested in participating on this stakeholder group. Please submit current contact information, including name, affiliation, mailing address, and email address to Outreach@tceq.texas.gov.

The Design Criteria Stakeholder Group is open to the public. Anyone who is interested in design criteria for domestic wastewater systems may attend and participate in Design Criteria Stakeholder Group meetings.

This group currently has representation from consulting firms, engineering firms, environmental organizations and government entities.

Upcoming Meeting

The most recent Wastewater System Design Criteria Stakeholder Group meeting was held on March 6, 2012. The next meeting has not yet been scheduled. The time, place, and agenda will be posted here when it is available.

Summaries and Handouts from Past Meetings

The files linked below are in various file formats. (Help with Downloading Files.)

DateNotificationAgenda/AttendeesSummaryWebcastHandouts
March 6, 2012 NotificationAdobe Acrobat PDF Document AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document - Webcast HandoutsMicrosoft PowerPoint Document
Nov. 1, 2011 NotificationAdobe Acrobat PDF Document AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document - Webcast HandoutsMicrosoft PowerPoint Document
May 8, 2007 - AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document SummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document - HandoutsMicrosoft PowerPoint Document
Jan. 11, 2007 - AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document SummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document - -
Jan. 9, 2007 - AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document SummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document - HandoutsAdobe Acrobat PDF Document
Dec. 14, 2006 - AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document SummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document - -
Dec. 12, 2006 - AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document SummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document - -
Sept. 12, 2005 - AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document SummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document - HandoutsAdobe Acrobat PDF Document
July 20, 2000 - AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document SummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document - HandoutsAdobe Acrobat PDF Document

Staff Contact

For more information or to suggest topics for meetings, call our main Water Quality Division line at, 512/239-4671. We can also be reached via e-mail at Outreach@tceq.texas.gov.

Dec. 12, 2006-AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF DocumentSummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document--Sept. 12, 2005-AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF DocumentSummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document-HandoutsAdobe Acrobat PDF DocumentJuly 20, 2000-AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF DocumentSummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document-HandoutsAdobe Acrobat PDF Document

Staff Contact

For more information or to suggest topics for meetings, call our main Water Quality Division line at, 512/239-4671. We can also be reached via e-mail at Outreach@tceq.texas.gov.