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Oil and Gas Discharge Delegation Stakeholder Meeting

August 2019 – You are invited to a stakeholder meeting to discuss TCEQ’s activities and schedule for implementing House Bill 2771 (86th Legislature, 2019).

HB 2771, effective September 1, 2019, requires TCEQ to submit a delegation request by September 1, 2021, to seek authority from the United States Environmental Protection Agency to issue federal permits for discharges of produced water, hydrostatic test water, and gas plant effluent into water in the state resulting from certain oil and gas activities under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program. Additionally, HB 2771 transfers permitting authority for these discharges from the Railroad Commission of Texas to the TCEQ, upon delegation of authority for these discharges from EPA to TCEQ.

The meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. on September 17, 2019, at the TCEQ Austin Campus, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building E, Room 201S.

If you are unable to attend, the meeting will be available by webcast at the time of the meeting at https://www.tceq.texas.gov/agency/decisions/agendas/webcasts.html and after the meeting at https://www.youtube.com/user/TCEQNews.

To be added to the HB 2771 stakeholder list for future meetings and correspondence, please email your request to HB2771@tceq.texas.gov.