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TCEQ Oil & Gas Discharge Delegation (HB2771) Stakeholder Meeting

Join this virtual stakeholder meeting June 17, 2021 from 1:30 PM to 4 PM, to discuss TCEQ’s activities and schedule for implementing House Bill (HB) 2771, a bill covering federal permits for discharges of produced water, hydrostatic test water, and gas plant effluent.

HB 2771, (86th Legislature, effective Sept 1, 2019), requires TCEQ to submit a delegation request by Sept 1, 2021 to seek authority from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue permits for such discharges into water in the state resulting from certain oil and gas activities under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program.

The bill also transfers permitting authority for these discharges from the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) to TCEQ upon delegation of authority from EPA to TCEQ.