Water Quality Control (Texas)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Texas|
|Name||Water Quality Control (Texas)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear|
|Program Administrator||Texas Commission on Environmental Quality|
The policy of the state of Texas is to promote the quality of the state's water by regulating existing industries, taking into consideration the economic development of the state, and by encouraging and promoting the development and use of regional and areawide waste collection, treatment, and disposal systems. Watershed monitoring and quality assessment are performed by the Texas Water Development Board, and the Board, in conjunction with state Soil and Water Conservation Districts, will recommend and implement strategies for mitigation and development in order to minimize pollution impacts. The Board and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (previously known as the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission) are also responsible for setting water quality standards for the state's water bodies. The Commission is the entity responsible for issuing permits for the discharge of waste or pollutants into or adjacent to water in the state.
|Department||Texas Water Development Board|
|Address||1700 N. Congress Ave|
|Department||Texas Commission on Environmental Quality|
|Address||12100 Park 35 Circle|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Tex. Water Code 26|
|Authority 2:||Tex. Admin. Code 30-1.213, 214, 216, 220, 279, 307, 311|