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Red River Compact Commission

Description and history of the Red River Compact Commission. Commissioners and TCEQ Interstate Compact Coordinator contact information. Contact information of the legal counsel assigned to the Red River Compact Commission by the Texas Attorney General's Office. Date of the annual meeting.

Description

The intrastate Red River Compact Commission represents Texas on the interstate Red River Compact Commission to ensure that Texas receives its equitable share of quality water from the Red River and its tributaries as apportioned by the Compact. The Compact includes the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

History

The Texas intrastate Red River Compact Commission (RRCC) is authorized by Chapter 46 of the Texas Water Code. The Compact was signed by representatives of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and the United States on May 12, 1978. The Compact has been ratified by each state, approved by Congress, and signed by the President. Thus, the Compact represents both state and federal law. The Compact allocates the waters of the Red River and its tributaries between the four states and establishes an interstate Red River Compact Commission to administer the Compact. Texas is represented on the interstate Red River Compact Commission by the Executive Director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and by one commissioner who is appointed by the governor for a term of six years.

Statute

Chapter 46 Texas Water CodeExit the TCEQ

Commissioners

The Honorable Clyde Siebman
Red River Compact Commissioner
300 North Travis Street
Sherman, Texas 75090
Telephone: 903-870-0070
Fax: 903-870-0066
Term expires: Feb. 1, 2023
E-mail: clydesiebman.com

The Honorable Toby Baker
Red River Compact Commissioner
P.O. Box 13087, MC-109
Austin, TX 78711-3087
Telephone: 512-239-3939
Fax: 512-239-3939
Term expires: Term same as TCEQ Executive Director
E-mail: toby.baker@tceq.texas.gov

Advisors

Technical: Scott Van Winkle, Ph.D.
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 13087, MC-160
Austin, TX 78711
Phone: 512-239-4696
Fax: 512-239-2214
E-mail: scott.vanwinkle@tceq.texas.gov

Legal: Heather Hunziker
Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 12548
Austin, TX 78711
512-475-4028
512-320-0052
E-mail: heather.hunziker@oag.texas.gov

Meetings

The 2020 annual meeting of the Red River Compact Commission (Agenda Adobe Acrobat PDF Document, Agenda Packet Adobe Acrobat PDF Document), was hosted by the State of Texas June 29-30, 2020, via video and teleconference.

NOTICE to MEMBERS of the PUBLIC

Pursuant to the suspension of certain open meetings laws by Governor Greg Abbott and restrictions applicable to other out-of-state RRCC members, this meeting was held by video and teleconference to advance the public health goal of limiting face-to-face meetings to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Members of the Public may view online the RRCC 40th Annual MeetingYouTube logo

Information Links

Red River Compact Commission, Oklahoma Water Resources BoardExit the TCEQ 

Red River Compact Commission, Arkansas Natural Resources Commission Exit the TCEQ 

Red River Compact Commission, State of LouisianaExit the TCEQ 

Texas Water Development Board, Red River BasinExit the TCEQ

Upper Red River Basin, U.S. Army Corps of EngineersExit the TCEQ 

Lower Red River Basin, U.S. Army Corps of EngineersExit the TCEQ

Arkansas-White-Red Basins Inter-Agency Committee Exit the TCEQ

Red River Valley AssociationExit the TCEQ

Red River Authority/Clean Rivers ProgramExit the TCEQ

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