Category Archives: TCEQ

What is a Texas Municipal Settings Designation (MSD)?

A Municipal Settings Designation, or MSD, is a voluntary regulation that prevents contaminated groundwater from being used beneath a specific property. This means that a property owner can voluntarily request a city ordinance to prohibit future use of the groundwater … Continue reading

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TCEQ Trade Fair and Conference: Wrap-Up

        This week marked the annual TCEQ Environmental Trade Fair and Conference, held here in our own Austin, Texas. Conference attendees worked toward renewed certifications and learned about specifics of the environmental industry. Although many of the … Continue reading

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TCEQ Trade Fair and Conference

We will be at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Trade Fair and Conference this year. Please stop by booth #303 and say hello! Carissa Ries carissar@banksinfo.com

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EnviroMentor program helps Boy Scout ranch meet regulations

Thanks to the TCEQ EnviroMentor program, Central Texas Boy Scouts will soon be able to safely hydrate using water from a water well on site. Government regulations have a reputation for being difficult to understand and comply with. Luckily, the … Continue reading

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Possible foreshadowing in Texas Supreme Court Ruling

In March, we presented a story that involved arguments at the Texas State Supreme Court regarding underground trespassing. While a decision is still pending in that case, the court’s recent ruling on a similar argument may provide insight on future … Continue reading

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TCEQ proposes weakening surface water quality standards

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has proposed revised surface water quality standards. The proposed rule language was published in the September 13, 2013 edition of the Texas Register. The revisions would create a new category for recreational waters, … Continue reading

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Common abbreviations used by the TCEQ

  When conducting state agency file research it’s important to know the lingo. Reports and correspondence documents found at the Central Registry are loaded with technical jargon and acronyms. This is a brief guide to the most common acronyms used by the … Continue reading

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