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Red River Basin Recreational Use Attainability Analysis, Part 2

RUAAs for Iron Ore Creek, Choctaw Creek, Bois D’ Arc Creek, Smith Creek, and Mud Creek, Red River Basin.

Project Summary

Status: In Progress

Basin Red River
Segment Names and Numbers Iron Ore Creek, 0202K; Choctaw Creek, 0202F; Bois D’ Arc Creek, 0202A; Smith Creek, 0202G; and Mud Creek,0201A
Counties Grayson, Fannin, Lamar, and Bowie
Recreational-Survey Report Preliminary report of field observations and surveys will be posted to the web when completed.
Public Review of Recreational-Survey Report

The TCEQ has completed a report of its Recreational Use Attainability Analysis (RUAA) for Iron Ore Creek, Choctaw Creek, Bois D’ Arc Creek, Smith Creek, and Mud Creek. The TCEQ has not yet made any recommendations on the recreational use and is now soliciting public comment to assist us with that. Public input is very important and will ensure we have local knowledge and the most accurate information to identify the appropriate recreational use of the water body.
During this period, the public has the opportunity to read the report* and provide any additional information about recreational activities that occur in the water body. Once the comment period closes, TCEQ will use the comments to make the most informed recommendation for the recreational use category and criteria to be included in the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards.
The TCEQ will not issue a formal response to the comments at this stage. There will be another comment period after the recommendation on recreational use has been published. Comments can be submitted to standards@tceq.texas.gov or by mail to:

Kate Lavelle
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711

*(Note: If interview forms contain personal information they are not posted with the report. See the TCEQ's privacy policy at the following link: http://www.tceq.texas.gov/help/policies/index.html.)
TCEQ Recommendations

Instructions for submitting public comments can be found here. There will be a 30 day public comment period closing on June 30, 2016 for the following water bodies:

Public Comment on TCEQ Recommendations The public will have an opportunity to comment on the TCEQ’s recommendations. The recommendations will be published for comment in:
(1) the Texas Integrated Report,
(2) a Total Maximum Daily Load, or
(3) a revision to the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards.
Instructions for submitting comments will be posted to the Web when the recommendations are published.
Final Outcome

Will be published on this web page when determined.

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Project Report

The RUAA for Iron Ore Creek, Choctaw Creek, Bois D’ Arc Creek, Smith Creek, and Mud Creek is available for download. The report is in PDF. Approximate file size is shown in parentheses.

For More Information

Additional information on the project is available at the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board’s project website Exit the TCEQ

E-mail us at standards@tceq.texas.gov or see contact information for staff members.

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