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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 - 3:00 PM CDT
Location: Virtual Meeting Via GoToWebinar
Public Participation:

To participate in this meeting, follow the web link below and enter Webinar ID 603-908-859: the TCEQ

For those persons without computer or internet access, call 844-368-7161 and enter collaboration code 435007#.

Please review this How to Attend a GoToWebinar MeetingAdobe Acrobat PDF Document document for additional instructions on how to attend and participate in the GoToWebinar Virtual Meeting.

Virtual Meeting attendees: Please submit an e-mail to with “Sand Mining Rulemaking” in the subject line to let us know you will be attending by phone or Webinar 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 AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document
List of attendeesAdobe Acrobat PDF Document

A recording of the meeting is available on the TCEQ Youtube ChannelExit the TCEQ YouTube logo

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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 Please include “Sand Mining Rulemaking” in the subject line of your e-mail.

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