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Emergency Preparedness Plan: Online Workshops

TCEQ hosted FREE online workshops on the requirements of Senate Bill 3 (87th Legislature 2021) and emergency preparedness plans (EPPs) for water system owners, operators, and managers; utility board members, and elected officials.

SB3 requires water systems that meet its definition of an affected utility to develop and implement an EPP. Utilities in Harris and Fort Bend Counties are not affected by the requirements under SB3.

These 4-hour online workshops addressed:

  • the definition of an affected utility.
  • an overview of the bill’s requirements.
  • EPP alternate power options.
  • how to develop and submit an EPP.
  • how to complete and submit the financial waiver (RG-553).

Workshop Resources

Watch the workshop recording Get Help with Senate Bill 3 and Emergency Preparedness Plans on YouTube now. Visit our Emergency Preparedness Plan Homepage for more information. If you need assistance with the EPP template, fill out the EPP Help FormExit the TCEQ.

Small Business and Local Government Assistance

TCEQ's Small Business and Local Government Assistance section offers free, confidential help to small businesses and local governments working to follow state environmental regulations. Call us at (800) 447-2827 or visit our webpage at TexasEnviroHelp.org .