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Documents from SWQSAWG Meetings

Documents provided at meetings of the Surface Water Quality Standards Advisory Work Group (SWQSAWG)

2018 Standards Revision

At the February 7, 2018 Commission Agenda meeting, the commissioners adopted revisions to the “Texas Surface Water Quality Standards,” as codified by rule in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 30, Chapter 307. The 2018 Standards became effective as a state rule on March 1, 2018. The 2018 Standards revisions and supporting documentation were submitted to the EPA for review and approval on February 27, 2018. The EPA provides notice to the TCEQ whenever approval or other actions are taken on portions of the revised standards. The EPA must approve the 2018 Standards before the TCEQ may use them for federal permitting programs and other Clean Water Act (CWA) purposes. Meeting records from all workgroup sessions regarding the 2018 revision are provided below.

Agendas, Summaries, and Handouts for 2018 Revision

March 31, 2016

January 25, 2016

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2013 Standards Revision

On June 24, 2011, the Commission published notice in the Texas Register requesting preliminary written comments on the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards (Title 30, Chapter 307 of the Texas Administrative Code). This request was made in preparation for the next triennial review of the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards. Meeting records from all workgroup sessions regarding the 2013 revision are provided below.

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Agendas, Summaries, and Handouts

May 25, 2012

March 28, 2012 Meeting

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2010 Standards Revision

On June 30, 2010, the Commission adopted revisions to the Standards and approved updated implementation procedures. See additional information regarding the revised 2010 Standards and implementation procedures.

On July 28, 2010, the Commission considered the following item related to the contact recreation uses and criteria:

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Proposed Changes to Table 1 in the TSWQS

The table entitled, “Proposed Changes to Table 1 in the TSWQS, 307.6,” lists the changes to the 2000 Standards version “Table 1, Criteria in Water for Specific Toxic Material Aquatic Life Protection.” The Proposed Changes table was created to address comments from the January 6, 2009, Work Group meeting. It provides information about why criteria changed for some substances and why some substances were added.

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April 27, 2009 Meeting

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January 7, 2009 Meeting

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January 6, 2009 Meeting

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May 5, 2008 Meeting

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September 6, 2007 Meeting

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June 26, 2007 Meeting

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May 16, 2007 Meeting

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March 7, 2007 Meeting

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