Implementing the Surface Water Quality Standards in Permitting
Water quality standards are implemented primarily through effluent limits established in permits that authorize discharges of wastewater into surface waters of the state. Technical guidance is available below.
The current regulatory guidance is contained in:
- Procedures to Implement the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards, RG-194, January 2003.
On January 11, 2012, the Commission approved proposal of the Procedures to Implement the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards (RG-194) regulatory guidance document. Revisions to the 2010 Implementation Procedures are proposed to address United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) objections to the Whole Effluent Toxicity and de-chlorination requirements. Additional non-substantive corrections and changes are also proposed to address minor EPA comments and requested clarifications. The TCEQ has received public comment on the proposed revisions and continues to work with EPA to resolve remaining issues related to Whole Effluent Toxicity.
For information on the Implementation Procedures, contact Gregg Easley at 512/239-4539 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also send a fax to 512/239-4420 or a letter to TCEQ, Attn: Gregg Easley, MC-150, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.