Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools

Navigation

Questions or Comments:
standards@tceq.texas.gov
You are here: Home / Water Quality / Surface Water Standards / Public Participation in Developing Standards / Surface Water Quality Standards Advisory Work Group

Surface Water Quality Standards Advisory Work Group

This open-participation group will meet several times to advise the TCEQ about revising the standards for 2014 and methods for implementing the revised standards in permits

2014 Revision: How to Submit Comments

For information on how to submit comments on the 2014 revision of the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards, please visit the Revising the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards webpage

About the Work Group

The Surface Water Quality Standards Advisory Work Group (SWQSAWG) provides guidance on options available for revising the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards (30 TAC Chapter 307) and the Procedures to Implement the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards, RG-194 (Implementation Standards).

The work group’s guidance was sought on various topics, including nutrient criteria development and application, changes to toxic criteria per EPA criteria updates, implementation of EPA’s guidance on recreational indicators and uses, and site-specific criteria changes to classified and unclassified water bodies.

return to top Return to top

Participating in the SWQSAWG

The members of the SWQSAWG were selected so that the group was balanced, as required under Section 5.107 of the Texas Water Code. The meetings were open to the public, and anyone interested in changes to the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards was welcome to attend.

The Work Group had representatives from water associations, agricultural industry, engineering firms, environmental organizations, consumer groups, and government organizations.

To receive e-mails regarding the SWQSAWG, please join our list service. Click to subscribe Exit the TCEQ

return to topReturn to top

Upcoming Meeting Announcements

There are no upcoming meetings scheduled at this time.

Meeting Agendas, Summaries, and Handout

return to top Return to top

Documents from Previous SWQSAWG Meetings

Please see records of previous meetings on the SWQSAWG Documents and Handouts page.

Staff Contacts

For more information about the rule language for the Standards (30 TAC Chapter 307), contact Debbie Miller at 512/239-1703 or by e-mail at standards@tceq.texas.gov. You can also contact Ms. Miller by fax at 512/239-4410, or by postal service at TCEQ, MC-234, PO BOX 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

If you have any questions concerning the workgroup or need special accommodations at a meeting, please contact Ms. Miller.

For information about the Implementation Procedures, contact Gregg Easley at 512/239-4539 or by e-mail at ipcmmnt@tceq.texas.gov. You can also contact Mr. Easley through by fax at 512/239-4420 or by postal service at TCEQ, MC-150, PO BOX 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

return to top Return to top