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Continuing Planning Process for Managing Water Quality

Management and technical procedures to control, manage, and abate water pollution in Texas.

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What Is the Continuing Planning Process?

The Continuing Planning Process (CPP) provides the management and technical procedures developed and implemented by TCEQ to control, manage, and abate water pollution in Texas. The Clean Water Act, as amended, requires the state to prepare and publish a CPP that describes these procedures, which are developed by the various TCEQ divisions responsible for managing surface water quality. Other activities that play a significant role in water quality management, but which are not currently subject to federal regulation, are also included in the CPP.

In addition to the document provided above for download, the CPP includes the:

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Approval by the Environmental Protection Agency

All series in the CPP — except Series 1, 6, and 11 — were revised in 1997, and were approved by the Environmental Protection Agency in September 1998. In 1999, the commission adopted, and the EPA later approved, changes to Series 1, 6, and 11.

EPA's approval of the CPP indicates federal concurrence with the state's procedures and approach to implementing specific requirements of the Clean Water Act, which is necessary for EPA approval of the state's permit program under Title IV of the Clean Water Act.

For More Information

Please email wqap@tceq.texas.gov and mention the Continuing Planning Process in the subject line. Ask to have your message directed to the Water Quality Assessment Section. Or call the Water Quality Assessment Section at 512-239-4671.

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