Pecos River Compact (Texas)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Texas|
|Name||Pecos River Compact (Texas)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear|
|Program Administrator||Texas Commission on Environmental Quality|
|Applicable Jurisdiction||Pecos River and adjacent lands, in New Mexico and Texas|
| Last Substantive Modification
This legislation authorizes the state's entrance into the Pecos River Compact, a joint agreement between the states of New Mexico and Texas. The compact is administered by the Pecos River Compact Commission, which is composed of representatives from the member states. The Commission has the authority to provide for the equitable division and apportionment of the use of the waters of the Pecos River; to promote interstate comity; to remove causes of present and future controversies; to make secure and protect present development within the states; to facilitate the construction of works for, (a) the salvage of water, (b) the more efficient use of water, and (c) the protection of life and property from floods.
|Contact Name||Frederic "Rick" Tate|
|Department||Pecos River Compact Commission|
|Address||P.O. Box 969|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Tex. Water Code 42|