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TCEQ Seeks Stakeholder Input on Upcoming Rulemaking Related to On-Site Sewage Facilities (OSSFs)

December 2023—TCEQ is holding seven stakeholder meetings from December 2023 to March 2024 to present and take comments on rulemaking for OSSFs.

Stakeholder meetings offer an opportunity for you to provide informal comments before formal rulemaking begins. This rulemaking seeks to amend Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 285 to:

  • Implement changes made to Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 366 by House Bill 4087 (88th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2023).

  • Modernize and clarify requirements for OSSFs.

The upcoming meetings are as follows:

  • Dec. 7, 2023 at 9 a.m.
    TCEQ Lubbock Regional Office
    5012 50th St., Ste. 100
    Lubbock, Texas 79414

  • Dec. 15, 2023 at 10 a.m.
    Microsoft Teams Live Event (Virtual)

  • Jan. 9, 2024 at 2 p.m.
    TCEQ Beaumont Regional Office
    3870 Eastex Fwy.
    Beaumont, Texas 77703

  • Jan. 17, 2024 at 10 a.m.
    TCEQ Corpus Christi Regional Office
    500 N. Shoreline Blvd., Ste. 500
    Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

  • Feb. 13, 2024 at 2 p.m.
    TCEQ Tyler Regional Office
    2916 Teague Dr.
    Tyler, Texas 75701

  • Feb. 21, 2024 at 2 p.m.
    TCEQ Headquarters (Bldg. D, Room 191)
    12100 Park 35 Circle
    Austin, Texas 78759
    Virtual Option Available (Microsoft Teams Live Event)

  • March 6, 2024 at 1 p.m.
    Waco Convention Center (Brazos North and South)
    100 Washington Ave.
    Waco, Texas 76701

You can submit informal written comments using one of the following methods: 

  • Online through the TCEQ Public Comment system . File size restrictions may apply to comments submitted electronically. 

  • By fax:  

  • By mail:
    Program Supervisor, MC 205 
    Texas Register/Rule Development Team, Office of Legal Services 
    Texas Commission on Environmental Quality 
    P.O. Box 13087 
    Austin, Texas 78711-3087

All comments should reference rule project number 2024-009-285-CE. We will review all comments we receive but will not formally respond. All written stakeholder comments must be submitted by the close of business on March 12, 2024.

If you have special communication or other accommodation needs, contact Office of Legal Services at 512-239-1802 or call 1-800-RELAY-TX (TDD). Please make these requests as soon as possible.

Find information about OSSFs on our webpage or review the current OSSF Rules .

For more information on the rulemaking, please contact Program Support and Environmental Assistance Division at 512-239-0400 and ask to speak with OSSF Program staff about rule project number 2024-009-285-CE.