Water Quality Management Plan: Invitation to Comment
Update to the Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP)
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requests comments from the public on the draft January 2016 Update to the WQMP for the State of Texas.
Download the draft January 2016 WQMP Update or view a printed copy at the TCEQ Library, Building A, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, Texas. The public comment period for the draft January 2016 WQMP update is from February 5, 2016 through March 7, 2016.
The WQMP is developed and promulgated in accordance with the requirements of federal Clean Water Act, §208. The draft update includes projected effluent limits of specific domestic dischargers, which may be useful for planning in future permit actions. The draft update may also contain service area populations for listed wastewater treatment facilities, designated management agency information, and total maximum daily load (TMDL) revisions.
Once the commission certifies a WQMP update, it is submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval. For some Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) permits, the EPA's approval of a corresponding WQMP update is a necessary precondition to TPDES permit issuance by the commission.
All comments must be received at the TCEQ no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 7, 2016.
How to Submit Comments
Comments must be submitted in writing to:
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Water Quality Division, MC 150
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, Texas 78711-3087
Comments may also be faxed to (512) 239-4420, but must be followed up with written comments by mail within three working days of the fax date or by the comment deadline, whichever is sooner.
For further information, or questions, please contact Ms. Vignali at 512-239-1303 or by e-mail at Nancy.Vignali@tceq.texas.gov.