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Sabine and Neches Rivers and Sabine Lake Bay Basin and Bay Area Stakeholder Committee and Expert Science Team

Created by the 80th Texas Legislature in recognition of the importance that the ecological soundness of our riverine, bay, and estuary systems and riparian lands have on the economy, health, and well-being of our state

New InformationOn September 8, 2011, the Environmental Flows Advisory Group approved the Work Plan and Work Plan Addendum submitted by the Sabine and Neches Rivers and Sabine Lake Bay Basin and Bay Area Stakeholder Committee. These documents can be viewed through the following links:

Environmental Flow Recommendations

The Final Environmental Flow Recommendations Report from the Sabine and Neches Rivers and Sabine Lake Bay Basin and Bay Expert Science Team can be found here.

The SAC review and comments on the Environmental Flow Recommendations Report from the Sabine and Neches Rivers and Sabine Lake Bay Basin and Bay Expert Science Team can be found here.

The Final Recommendations Report from the Sabine and Neches Rivers and Sabine Lake Bay Basin and Bay Area Stakeholder Committee can be found here.

 

Basin and Bay Area Stakeholder Committee (BBASC)

The Texas Water Code requires the creation of several Basin and Bay Areas Stakeholder Committees for specific river basin and bay systems listed in the Texas Water Code §11.02362Exit TCEQ. (map: geographical extent of priority basins).

These Committees have specific tasks to perform to assist with the work of the Environmental Flows Advisory Group. One of the tasks the Committees are to perform is to establish a Basin and Bay Expert Science Team. Each Basin and Bay Expert Science Team will develop an environmental flow analyses and a recommended environmental flow regime for their specific river basin and bay system.

Members of the Sabine and Neches Rivers and Sabine Lake Bay Basin and Bay Area Stakeholder Committee (BBASC)

 

Interest Group

Jerry Clark, Chair

River Authorities

Robert Stroder, Vice Chair

River Authorities

David Alders

Groundwater Conservation Districts

Joe Arnold

Chemical Manufacturing

Christopher Bean

Recreational Water Users

Keith Bonds

Municipalities

W. Greg Carter, P.E.

Electric Generation

Katherine Davis

Paper/Timber

Kenneth Dickson

Agricultural Irrigation

Bruce Drury

Environmental Interests

Walter Glenn

Groundwater Conservation Districts

Kelley Holcomb

Regional Water Planning Groups

Kathleen Jackson

Refining

Will Kirkpatrick

Recreational Water Users

Doug Neighbor

Public Interests Groups

Rodney Newman

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

Jerry Nichols

Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Fr. Sinclair Oubre, J.C.L.

Commercial Fishermen

Jody Puckett

Municipalities

Monty Shank

River Authorities

C.R. "Dick" Sherron, M.D.

Free-Range Livestock

Robert Neal "Bob" Staton, Jr.

Regional Water Planning Groups

Jeanie Turk

Environmental Interests

Past Sabine and Neches Rivers and Sabine Lake Basin and Bay Area Stakeholder Committee (BBASC) Meetings

August 21, 2008

November 3, 2008

January 19, 2010

March 16, 2010

May 4, 2010

Basin and Bay Expert Science Team (BBEST)

The Texas Water Code requires the creation of several Basin and Bay Area Expert Science Teams for specific river basin and bay systems listed in the Texas Water Code §11.02362Exit TCEQ. (map: geographical extent of priority basins).

These Teams have specific tasks to perform to assist with the work of the Environmental Flows Advisory Group. Each Basin and Bay Expert Science Team will develop an environmental flow analyses and a recommended environmental flow regime for their specific river basin and bay system.

Members of the Sabine and Neches Rivers and Sabine Lake Bay Basin and Bay Expert Science Team (BBEST)

  • Scott Hall, Vice Chair
  • Eric S. Anderson
  • Jim Brown
  • Gary Graham
  • Richard Harrel
  • Rex Hunt
  • J. Roger Kelley
  • Matthew McBroom
  • David L. Parkhill
  • Samuel Kent Vaugh
  • Kirk Winemiller
  • George Ward, Ph.D. - Texas Environmental Flows Science Advisory Committee Liaison (Primary)
  • Fred Manhart - Texas Environmental Flows Science Advisory Committee Liaison (Secondary)

BBEST Reimbursement Documents

 

Past Sabine and Neches Rivers and Sabine Lake Bay Basin and Bay Expert Science Team (BBEST) Meetings

 

December 8, 2008

January 26, 2009

February 20, 2009

March 31, 2009

April 28, 2009

May 28, 2009

June 25, 2009

July 24, 2009

August 20, 2009

September 24, 2009

October 27, 2009

November 24, 2009

Work Plan Development

After submitting their environmental flow standards and strategies to the TCEQ, the Texas Water Code requires that the basin and bay stakeholders committee, assisted by the basin and bay expert science team, prepare a work plan that establishes a periodic review of the environmental flow recommendations, prescribes monitoring and studies, and establishes a schedule for continuing validation or refinement of the environmental flow recommendations.  The work plan must be submitted to the Environmental Flows Advisory Group for approval.

Meetings on Work Plan Development

October 27, 2010 (Joint BBASC/BBEST Meeting)

TCEQ Proposed Rulemaking
Preliminary Draft Work Plan
Draft Work Plan Schedule

November 30, 2010 (Joint BBASC/BBEST Meeting)

 

 

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For answers to any other questions about this stakeholder committee or expert science team, please call Leslie Patterson through the main Water Supply Division line, 512-239-4691.