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News from the Texas TMDL Program

News announcements including proposed plans for public comment, approved plans, conferences, and opportunities to submit proposals for contracts.

The TMDL Program sets targets for improved quality in surface waters. Communities in the watersheds work together to develop implementation plans (I-Plans) to achieve those targets.

See the Calendar for the TMDL Program for scheduled stakeholder meetings.

Comment on the Proposed Sycamore Creek TMDL

The TCEQ requests comments from the public on its proposed TMDL for bacteria in Sycamore Creek in the Greater Trinity Region. Written comments must be received at the TCEQ no later than midnight on July 9, 2018. The TCEQ will hold a public meeting on June 26 to hear comments.

Comment on Update to the Water Quality Management Plan

The public is invited to comment on the April 2018 Update to the Water Quality Management Plan. This update includes revisions to TMDLs for the Upper Oyster Creek, and to TMDLs in the Houston-Galveston Area. Public comment ends June 12, 2018.

EPA Approves TMDLs

On March 29, 2018, the EPA approved TMDLs for Jarbo Bayou in the Houston-Galveston Region and for Tres Palacios Creek. Upon EPA approval, these TMDLs became part of the state's Water Quality Management Plan.

Nonpoint Source Program Requests Grant Applications

The TCEQ Nonpoint Source Program posted its fiscal year 2019 Clean Water Act Section 319 request for grant applications (RFGA) on the State of Texas Electronic State Business Daily on June 1, 2018. Grant applications will be accepted from June 1 through July 31, 2018 at 3 p.m. See details on our webpage How to Apply for Nonpoint Source Grants.

Training, Events, and Workshops

Texas A&M offers several opportunities for Natural Resource Training Exit the TCEQ and Watershed Planning Exit the TCEQ. Topics include:

  • Outreach for Natural Resource Professionals
  • Texas Riparian & Stream Ecosystem Workshops
  • Introduction to ArcGIS10

Texas AgriLife's Watershed Steward Program Exit the TCEQ is offering an online course Exit the TCEQ. The Texas Watershed Steward (TWS) program provides science-based, watershed education to help citizens identify and take action to address local water quality impairments. Texas Watershed Stewards learn about the nature and function of watersheds, potential impairments, and strategies for watershed protection.

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Send us an e-mail at tmdl@tceq.texas.gov or call 512-239-6682.

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