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Houston-Galveston Area PCBs and Dioxins Stakeholder Group

A group that provides information and advice to the TMDL Program about its projects for the Houston Ship Channel and Upper Galveston Bay
historical photo of Buffalo Bayou before the Ship Channel was built

About the Stakeholder Group

The Houston Ship Channel Stakeholder Group advises the TCEQ’s TMDL Program on its projects to study dioxin and PCBs in the Houston Ship Channel and the Galveston Bay System. The group has balanced representation from government, permitted facilities, agriculture, business, environmental, and community interests in the Houston Ship Channel and Galveston Bay watersheds.

These studies were prompted because of health advisories issued by the Department of State Health Services, warning people to limit or stop eating catfish, blue crabs, spotted sea trout, and finfish from various areas in the Houston Ship Channel and Galveston Bay systems. The DSHS issued the warnings from 1990 through 2005 in advisories ADV-3, ADV-20, ADV-28, and ADV-35.

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The Houston-Galveston Area Council Exit the TCEQ is coordinating activities of this group.

See more about the Dioxin Project, the PCBs Project, and the Survey of Dioxins and PCBs.

Meeting Records

Meeting documents are available on the H-GAC project website Exit the TCEQ.

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Name Organization
Latrice Babin Harris County, Pollution Control Services
Dennis Basinger Port of Houston Authority
Robby Byers Coastal Conservation Association of Texas
Daya Dayananda City of Pasadena
Winston Denton Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.
Brent Dyer Shell Deer Park Refining Corporation
George Guillen University of Houston–Clear Lake
Robert Hauch U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Tracy D. Hester Bracewell & Giuliani
Ed Matuszak La Porte citizen
Gordon Pederson Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority
David Ramsden URS Corporation
Gerardo Ruiz City of Baytown
Bob Stokes Galveston Bay Foundation
Jay Stokes City of Deer Park
Lial Tischler Tischler/McKee
John Westendorf Occidental Chemical Corp.
Kirk Wiles Texas Department of State Health Services

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Contact Us

Please e-mail and put “Houston Ship Channel Dioxin project” in the subject line. Or call us at 512-239-6682.

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