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Water Quality Advisory Work Group (WQAWG)

Meeting schedules, agendas, and minutes for this open-participation group which meets quarterly to discuss the development and implementation of water quality rules and regulations.
Based on input from the group, the TCEQ Water Quality Division staff compiles agendas for each meeting. WQAWG provides the TCEQ with expanded knowledge and resources to help with existing and future water quality issues.

NEWProgram Updates

Beginning December 2, 2019, we will begin ensuring compliance with the public notice deadlines established in 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §§39.405(a) and 39.405(e). Specifically, applicants must publish the “Notice of Receipt of Application and Intent to Obtain Permit” (NORI) within 30 days and the Notice of Preliminary Decision (NAPD) within 45 days. Proof of publication must be submitted within 30 days of publication.

Failure to publish notice and provide proof of publication within these deadlines may result in the application being returned, in accordance with 30 TAC §39.405(a)(2).

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Participation in the WQAWG

The WQAWG is open to the public and is a voluntary group of participants who meet on a quarterly basis to discuss issues related to water quality, wastewater permits, and wastewater standards. Anyone interested may attend the meeting and participate in the discussion.

The WQAWG currently has representation from water associations, river authorities, academic institutions of higher learning, petroleum and chemical industry, electrical utility industry, agricultural industry, consulting firms, law firms, engineering firms, consumer groups, environmental organizations, public and private treatment plant operators and managers, municipalities, industries, government entities, and individual citizens.

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Notice of Upcoming Stakeholder Meeting

Date: The meeting scheduled for April 21, 2020 has been canceled due to Covid-19
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Location:

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Free parking is available on the 4th floor of the parking garage located between Buildings E and F. If you are unable to attend in person, the meeting will be available via Live Webcast or on the TCEQ YouTube page.

Webcast attendees: please submit an email to Outreach@tceq.texas.gov with “WQAWG” in the subject line to let us know you will be in attendance. Please include your Title and Contact Information.

Future WQAWG Meetings

•July 21, 2020

•Oct 20, 2020

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Summaries and Handouts

Summaries, handouts, and attendees from all current and past WQAWG meetings from January 2016 to present.

Most of the files linked below are in portable document format (PDF). (Help with PDF Files.)

Date Agenda/Attendees Summary Handouts/Presentations
January 21, 2020 AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document SummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document
October 15, 2019 AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document SummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document
July 16, 2019 AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document SummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document
April 16, 2019 AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document SummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document
January 15, 2019 AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document SummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document
October 16, 2018 AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document SummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document
July 17, 2018 AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document SummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document
April 17, 2018 AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document SummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document
January 31, 2018 AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document SummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document
Oct 17, 2017 AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document SummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document
July 18, 2017 AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document SummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document
April 18, 2017 AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document SummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document HandoutsAdobe Acrobat PDF Document
January 17, 2017 AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document SummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document
October 18, 2016 AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document SummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document
July 19, 2016 AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document SummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document
April 19, 2016 AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document SummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document
Jan. 21, 2016 AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document SummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document

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Other Water Quality Stakeholder Groups

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Staff Contact

For more information or to suggest topics for future stakeholder meetings please call the main Water Quality Division line at (512) 239-4671.

You may also e-mail your question or comment to OUTREACH@tceq.texas.gov. Please include "WQAWG" in the subject line of your e-mail.

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