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News from the Texas TMDL Program

News announcements including proposed plans for public comment, approved plans, conferences, and opportunities to submit proposals for contracts.

The TMDL Program sets targets for improved quality in surface waters. Communities in the watersheds work together to develop implementation plans (I-Plans) to achieve those targets.

See the Calendar for the TMDL Program for scheduled stakeholder meetings.

Austin Watersheds: TMDLs Adopted and Implementation Plan Approved

At their January 21, 2015 meeting, the commission adopted TMDLs and approved the Implementation Plan for Austin Area Watersheds. The Austin community developed the Implementation Plan, which together with TMDLs developed by the TCEQ with community feedback, provide the the road map for improving water quality.

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Request for Preliminary Comment to Prepare for 2017 Revisions to the Surface Water Quality Standards

The TCEQ is requesting preliminary written comments in preparation for the 2017 review and revisions to the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards. The complete request and instructions for submitting comments are available in the March 6, 2015 issue of the Texas Register Exit the TCEQ. Search for "Surface Water Quality Standards" in the March 6 issue. The preliminary comment period closes at 5:00 p.m. on April 6, 2015.

Upcoming Events


Texas A&M offers several opportunities for Natural Resource Training and Watershed Planning Exit the TCEQ. Topics include:

  • Outreach for Natural Resource Professionals
  • Texas Riparian & Stream Ecosystem Workshops

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May 5-6, 2015. Environmental Trade Fair and Conference. The draft agend and information about continuing education units are now available online. Early registration rates are available through March 27, 2015.

May 17-20, 2015. 14th National Watershed Conference and National Watershed Program Partner Summit Exit the TCEQ , Ft. Worth, Texas. The conference will address both current and future water resource issues related to conservation, management, water quality and flood protection on a watershed scale.

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