TCEQ Floats Updates To State Water Quality Standards

Law360, Dallas (August 5, 2013, 7:32 PM EDT) -- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Friday released proposed new water quality standards that incorporate new information about individual water bodies, incorporate new data on the effects of specific chemicals and pollutants and address new state and federal regulations.

The updates are part of the triennial review of the state's surface water quality standards, which is required by the federal Clean Water Act, and could affect businesses and cities that have wastewater discharge permits or wastewater treatment facilities. Slightly less than 15 percent of the...
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