TCEQ Seeks Comments on Surface Water Quality Standards

On August 21, 2013, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) approved for public comment proposed revisions to the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards. Specific information regarding the standards revision is available at:

TCEQ is specifically seeking comments on the proposed revisions to add a second category of “primary contact recreation” and a definition for “industrial cooling water areas.”

Thepublic comment period has already begun and will end at 5:00 p.m. on October 24.  A public hearing will take place in Austin on October 17 at 10:00 a.m. in Building E, Room 201S, at the TCEQ central office located in Austin at 12100 Park 35 Circle.


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