Interim Work with TCEQ

July 24, 2020

My staff and I have been meet­ing with Texas Com­mis­sion for Envi­ron­men­tal Qual­i­ty (TCEQ) staff over the inter­im on a mul­ti­tude of issues.  Two issues have been of pri­ma­ry focus.  The Aggre­gate Pro­duc­tion Oper­a­tions (APO) issue is receiv­ing a lot of atten­tion via the APO inter­im charge com­mit­tee.  We have had exten­sive dis­cus­sions with a num­ber of Dis­trict 73 con­stituents to learn more of their per­spec­tives and the new sci­en­tif­ic data they are col­lect­ing.  These peo­ple have also been updat­ing the com­mit­tee on their insights and pro­vid­ing rec­om­men­da­tions on chang­ing exist­ing state reg­u­la­tions. A sec­ond issue is the pro­tec­tion of the Texas Hill Coun­try’s water qual­i­ty and quan­ti­ty using entire water­shed man­age­ment approach­es and prac­tices.  We are opti­mistic about such con­cerns as waste­water treat­ment plants dis­charg­ing almost drink­ing water qual­i­ty efflu­ent to the land or to receiv­ing waters.  Should you wish to find out more about these issues, please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact my office. 

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