MARCH 2021

MARCH 2021

Area, Region, and Watermaster Offices, M-070 (revised publication)

Listing of staff in TCEQ's regional offices (formerly GI-002).

Landscape Irrigator Rule Compilation, RG-470 (revised publication)

A guide that compiles the various rules for landscape irrigators from the occupation code, water code and TCEQ rules.

Program Report on Texas Recycles Computers and Texas Recycles Televisions, SFR-099/20 (new publication)

Report to the Texas Legislature on the progress of the Texas Computer Equipment Recycling Program.

January 2021 Update to the Texas Water Quality Management Plan, SFR-121/2021-02 (new publication)

Quarterly Updates to the Texas Water Quality Management Plan direct changes to the State's overall plan to protect or restore surface water quality. They may include new or revised effluent limitations for wastewater facilities and total maximum daily loads, newly designated regional management agencies, and new or revised nonpoint source measures and groundwater and source-water protection plans.



Tenga cuidado de cartel de actividad de aire de Texas, GI-437esp (revised publication)

Poster educativo demostrando como puedes Cuidar a Texas para mejorar la calidad ambiental. Actividades incluidos en la otra cara, tales como una sopa de letras y un laberinto para ninos.

Surface Water Treatment Plant Requirements for Monthly Reporting and Public Notification, RG-211 (revised publication)

This guide is for surface water treatment plant personnel to use with reporting forms for public water systems including the SWMOR, SWMOR2 and SWMOR-Alt; filter studies and assessments; and other required reports.

Penalty Policy, Effective January 28, 2021, RG-253 (revised publication)

Describes the policy of the TCEQ regarding the computation and assessment of administrative penalties.

Requirements for Used and Scrap Tire Transporters, RG-510 (new publication)

Publication to help used and scrap tire transporters learn how to register with the TCEQ and understand the regulations that apply to them when collecting and transporting used or scrap tires or tire pieces for storage, processing, recycling, or energy recovery.



Technical Support Document for One Total Maximum Daily Load for Indicator Bacteria in Arenosa Creek, AS-203 (new)

An analysis of sources and loadings of E. coli in Arenosa Creek to support development of a total maximum daily load.

Datos Sobre el Proceso de Conversión de Cloro Libre, GI-466esp (new publication)

Discusión de cómo y por qué los sistemas públicos de agua garantizan la desinfección del agua en todos sus sistemas de distribución.

You're a Public Water System. Now What?, RG-496 (revised publication)

A guide for rules and regulations that apply to public water systems, especially for those who may have recently learned they own a PWS.

Requirements for Used and Scrap Tire Generators, RG-513 (revised publication)

Card that briefly describes rules that scrap-tire generators must follow.

Priority Groundwater Management Areas and Groundwater Conservation Districts: Report to the 87th Legislature, SFR-053/20 (new publication)

Information on activities undertaken during the preceding two years relating to the study and designation of priority groundwater management areas and the creation and operation of groundwater conservation districts.

Annual Report on Performance Measures Fiscal Year 2020, SFR-055/20 (new publication)

A compilation of data reported during all quarters in the fiscal year for all Key and Non-Key Outcome, Output, Efficiency, and Explanatory Performance Measures for the TCEQ.

Annual Report of Nonfinancial Data, Fiscal Year Ending August 31, 2020, SFR-072/20(new publication)

TCEQ's legislatively mandated report of nonfinancial data for fiscal year 2020.

Defense to Responsibility for Scrap Metal Recycling: TCEQ Findings and Legislative Recommendation Required by House Bill 3224, SFR-120 (new publication)

This report presents the findings and recommendation of a TCEQ study evaluating the possibility of adopting a recyclable materials defense into state Superfund law.

June 2020

June 2020

Landowners Guide to Plugging Abandoned Water Wells, RG-347 (revised publication)

Guidance on how to plug abandoned water wells.

Air Quality for Permitted Facilities: Responding to Hurricanes, RG-517a (revised publication)

For owners and operators of facilities with air permits, information on issues such as disaster debris, facility repairs, emissions reporting, facility maintenance, and who to contact for more information.

Waste Management for Authorized Facilities: Responding to Hurricanes, RG-517c (revised publication)

For operators of municipal solid waste, petroleum storage tank, and industrial hazardous waste facilities, answers to questions about responding to hurricanes.

Wastewater Treatment Plants: Responding to Disasters, RG-517d (revised publication)

For owners and operators, answers to questions about handling damages and accidental discharges in the event of a natural disaster, including contact information for TCEQ regional offices.

Managing Debris from Declared Disasters, RG-518 (revised publication)

Information on properly disposing of debris when cleaning up after a hurricane, flood, tornado, wildfire, or other natural disaster.

Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for Texas, RG-537 (revised publication)

Background on the purpose of the agreement and the allocation of funds under the Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement for State Beneficiaries.

May 2020

May 2020

Petroleum Refineries and New Federal Fenceline Monitoring Requirements, GI-472 (new publication)

Fact sheet describing the basics of the Brownfields Site Assessment Program.

April 2020

April 2020

River and Sky's Lone Star Activity Book, GI-380 (revised publication)

Activity and coloring book for students in grades K-5. Dog mascots River and Sky help kids learn ways to care for the Texas environment.

After a Disaster: Is Your Drinking Water Safe?, GI-431 (revised publication)

Answers to questions about safe drinking water in the event of a natural disaster and information such as who to contact, boil water notices, and more.

Desinfectar Su Pozo Privado, GI-432esp (new publication)

Una guia sobre como desinfectar su pozo privado y el sistema de plomeria del hogar en caso de inundacion, incluyendo informacion sobre la recoleccion de una muestra de agua para analisis por un laboratorio.

Como Muestrear Su Agua para Contaminantes Bacteriologicos y Entender los Resultados, GI-433esp (new publication)

Como correctamente recolectar una muestra de agua de su pozo, enviarla a un laboratorio aprobado para pruebas y revisar los resultados.

Water Quality

The Clean Rivers Program of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is a state fee-funded program for water quality monitoring, assessment, and public outreach. It provides citizens the opportunity to approach water quality issues within a watershed or river basin at the local and regional level. River basin authorities in our region include the Sulphur River Basin AuthorityRed River Authority , Riverbend Water Resources District, and the Northeast Texas Municipal Water District.

TCEQ lists disposal methods for household hazardous waste such as pesticides, paints, cleaners and batteries. Information on how to dispose of used motor oil and oil filters is also available through the TCEQ website. Pet waste can also cause water pollution when it is not disposed of properly. Yard waste and grass clippings can also pollute our waters. These materials can be used as compost.

TCEQ Water Quality Information

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Links and Resources

Grow Green Materials

  • Available in print from ATCOG offices. Please contact Paul Prange at 903.832.8636.

Other Water Quality Links

Water Quality Resources for Students and Teachers

Water Quality Management Planning

Texas Stream Team Support

In 2006 the Ark-Tex Council of Governments received a grant from International Paper Company in the amount of $1,000.00 through the I.P. Giving Program for the purpose of supporting local volunteer water quality monitoring efforts. The funds were utilized to purchase water testing kits and supplies for the local chapter of the Texas Watch, now officially known as the Texas Stream Team, based at Texarkana College and coordinated by Delores McCright, Professor of Biology. All data collected by the volunteers is submitted to Texas State University to be compiled and ultimately provided to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, in an effort to more effectively monitor the waterbodies within the State of Texas.

In 2013 and 2015, the Ark-Tex Council of Governments received a total of $4,000.00 from the I.P. Giving Grant Program to further enhance our ability to support and expand the Texas Stream Team Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring activities. As a result, Delores McCright has been able to expand the TST Monitoring Program to include two additional counties within the ATCOG Region and has recruited and trained dozens of additional monitors. These activities are essential in maintaining the quality of our regional waterbodies for future generations.

American Recovery Reinvestment Act Project

This is a water stimulus grant through Texas Commission on Environmental Quality under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The goal of this project is to strengthen the existing and build new volunteer surface water quality monitoring efforts in the nine-county ATCOG region. The training in water quality monitoring will build on local knowledge, thereby strengthening the ability of ATCOG-area residents to participate in the protection of their water resources. ATCOG will partner with the local chapter of the Texas Stream Team at Texarkana College in this effort. The ARRA 604B funds will allow ATCOG to provide a range of programmatic support tailored to meet the needs of the different groups.

The grant time period is November 2009 through August 2011.


ARRA Project Fact Sheet December 2009