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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 January 2021 WQMP Update for the State of Texas.

Download the draft January WQMP Update Adobe Acrobat PDF Document or view a printed copy at the TCEQ Library, Building A, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, Texas. The public comment period for the draft January 2021 WQMP update is from February 05, 2021 through March 09, 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 March 09, 2021.

How to Submit Comments

Comments must be submitted in writing to:

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

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

For further information, or questions, please contact Ms. Vignali at 512-239-1303 or by e-mail at

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