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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.

Program 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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Due to current COVID policies at the agency all TCEQ Offices are closed to the public.

TCEQ Regulatory Guidance: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is available at: https://www.tceq.texas.gov/response/covid-19/tceq-preparedness-responsibilities-covid-19

Notice of Upcoming Stakeholder Meeting

Date: October 20, 2020
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual Meeting

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If you are unable to attend the Virtual Meeting, the meeting information, summary, and updates will be posted as usual at https://www.tceq.texas.gov/permitting/wastewater/WQ_advisory_group.html.

If you have any questions to be included in the upcoming meeting please let us know via email at Outreach@tceq.texas.gov prior to the meeting so that we may better assist you.

Virtual Meeting 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. This may be done prior to the meeting date.

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All past meetings (webcast & virtual) starting January 2019 forward are available by using the TCEQ YouTube channel by clicking on:
https://www.youtube.com/user/TCEQNews. Once YouTube has opened in TCEQNews then search within the site. Search for WQAWG which will bring you to https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wqawg


WQAWG webcast meetings prior to January 2019 may be found at https://texasadmin.com/tx/tceq/water_quality_advisory/Exit the TCEQ

Future WQAWG Meetings

  • January 19, 2021
  • April 20, 2021
  • July 20, 2021
  • October 19, 2021

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Summaries and Handouts

Summaries, handouts, and attendees from all current and past WQAWG meetings from January 2018 to present.

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

Date Agenda/Attendees Summary Handouts/Presentations
July 21,2020 AgendaAdobe Acrobat PDF Document SummaryAdobe Acrobat PDF Document
Q&AAdobe Acrobat PDF Document
YouTube logoVirtual Meeting
Handout Virtual Meeting InstructionsAdobe Acrobat PDF Document
April 21,2020 Cancelled due to Agency COVID Policy enacted. Updates will be covered at the July 21, 2020 meeting.
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

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Other Water Quality Stakeholder Groups

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Staff Contact

For more information, questions, comments, or to suggest topics for future stakeholder meetings please 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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