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Water Quality Management Plan: Invitation to Comment

Invitation to the public to comment on the latest draft Water Quality Management Plan during a specified period.

Update to the Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP)

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or commission) requests comments from the public on the draft July 2021 WQMP Update for the State of Texas. Coming soon

Download the draft July 2021 WQMP Update. Adobe Acrobat PDF Document or view a printed copy at the TCEQ Library, Building A, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, Texas. Please periodically check the following website for updates, in the event the TCEQ Library is closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. The public comment period for the draft July 2021 WQMP update is from August 6, 2021 through September 7, 2021.

The WQMP is developed and promulgated in accordance with the requirements of federal Clean Water Act, §208. The draft update includes projected effluent limits of specific domestic dischargers, which may be useful for planning in future permit actions. The draft update may also contain service area populations for listed wastewater treatment facilities, designated management agency information, and total maximum daily load (TMDL) revisions.

Once the commission certifies a WQMP update, it is submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval. For some Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) permits, the EPA's approval of a corresponding WQMP update is a necessary precondition to TPDES permit issuance by the commission.

All comments must be received at the TCEQ no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 7, 2021.

How to Submit Comments

Comments must be submitted in writing to:

Gregg Easley
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Water Quality Division, MC 150
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, Texas 78711-3087

Comments may also be faxed to (512) 239-4420 or emailed to Gregg Easley at Gregg.Easley@tceq.texas.gov, but must be followed up with written comments by mail within three working days of the fax or email date or by the comment deadline, whichever is sooner.

For further information, or questions, please contact Mr. Gregg Easley at 512-239-4539 or by e-mail at Gregg.Easley@tceq.texas.gov.

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