Houston-Galveston Area PCBs and Dioxins Stakeholder Group
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.
The Houston-Galveston Area Council is coordinating activities of this group.
Meeting documents are available on the H-GAC project website .
|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|
|John Westendorf||Occidental Chemical Corp.|
|Kirk Wiles||Texas Department of State Health Services|
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Houston Ship Channel Dioxin project” in the subject line. Or call us at 512-239-6682.