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Rulemaking: Best Management Practices for Sand Mining in the San Jacinto River Watershed

Rulemaking to include a new subchapter in 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 311 related to establishing best management practices for sand mining within the San Jacinto Watershed.

Rulemaking Petitions

The Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association (TACA) and the Lake Houston Area Grassroots Flood Prevention Initiative (FPI) filed separate petitions for rulemaking with TCEQ on June 15, 2020, and June 23, 2020, respectively. Both organizations recommended the TCEQ adopt a new rule that would establish best management practices for commercial sand mining and other lawful purposes within the San Jacinto Watershed. The commission approved the two petitions to initiate rulemaking with stakeholder involvement on August 12, 2020.

  • View the petition for rulemaking filed by TACA on June 15, 2020.
  • View the petition for rulemaking filed by FPI on June 23, 2020.

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Notice of Upcoming Stakeholder Meeting

Date: November 10, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM CDT
Location: TCEQ Virtual Stakeholder Meeting Via Microsoft Teams Live Event
Public Participation: Meeting link and instructions will be provided one week prior to the meeting

Virtual Meeting attendees: Please submit an e-mail to Outreach@tceq.texas.gov with “Sand Mining Rulemaking” in the subject line to let us know you will attend and include your title and contact information. You may do this before the meeting date.

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Summaries, Agendas, and Handouts

Summaries, agendas, handouts, and attendees lists from all current and past stakeholder meetings. Most of the files linked below are in portable document format (PDF). (Help with PDF Files).

Date Agenda/Attendees Summary Handouts/Presentations
November 10, 2020 N/A N/A N/A

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Contact the Program

To be added to the stakeholder list for future meetings and correspondence on this rulemaking, or if you have other comments or questions, please send an e-mail to Outreach@tceq.texas.gov. Please include “Sand Mining Rulemaking” in the subject line of your e-mail.

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