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Surface Water Quality Standards Advisory Work Group

This open-participation group meets periodically to advise the TCEQ about future revisions to the standards and methods for implementing the revised standards in permits

2022 Revisions to the Standards and the Implementation Procedures

For information regarding the 2022 revisions to the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards, please visit the webpage Revising the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards. See information related to the 2022 revisions to the Implementation Procedures on Implementing the Surface Water Quality Standards in Permitting.

About the Work Group

The Surface Water Quality Standards Advisory Work Group (SWQSAWG) provides guidance on options available for revising the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards (30 TAC Chapter 307) and the Procedures to Implement the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards, RG-194 (Implementation Standards).

The work group provides guidance on various related topics, including nutrient criteria development and application, changes to toxic criteria per EPA criteria updates, implementation of EPA’s guidance on recreational indicators and uses, and site-specific criteria changes to classified and unclassified water bodies.

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Participating in the SWQSAWG

Section 5.107 of the Texas Water Code requires that the SWQSAWG is comprised of a balanced group of members. The Work Group has representatives from water associations, agricultural industry, engineering firms, environmental organizations, consumer groups, and government organizations.

The meetings are open to the public, and anyone interested in changes to the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards is welcome to attend.

Subscribe to receive emails regarding the SWQSAWGExit the TCEQ. You can unsubscribeExit the TCEQ at any time.

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Meeting Announcements

No future stakeholder meetings are scheduled at this time. Any additional information or notifications will be communicated to the workgroup to SWQSAWG email list subscribers. Subscribe to the SWQSAWG email news groupExit the TCEQ.

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Meeting Records

June 29, 2020

June 30, 2020

March 9, 2020

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Records of Meetings Associated With Previous Standards and Implementation Procedures Revision Cycles

Please see records of previous meetings on the SWQSAWG Documents and Handouts page.

Staff Contacts

For further information on the Standards, please email standards@tceq.texas.gov, call the Water Quality Planning Division at (512) 239-6682, or mail TCEQ, MC-234, PO Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

For further information on the Implementation Procedures, please contact ipcomment@tceq.texas.gov, or call the Water Quality Division, at (512) 239-4372.

If you have any questions concerning the workgroup or need special accommodations at a meeting, please email standards@tceq.texas.gov.

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