Water Quality Control (Texas)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Texas

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
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Primary Website http://www.tceq.texas.gov/agency/water_main.html

Last Review 2014-09-15


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.

Policy Contact

Department Texas Water Development Board

Address 1700 N. Congress Ave

Place Austin, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78701
Phone 512-463-7847

Department Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Address 12100 Park 35 Circle

Place Austin, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78753
Phone 512-239-1000


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