In response to recent legislation, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has proposed rules streamlining the process to authorize diversions and discharges for desalination facilities. The proposed rules, although a good start, do not include adequate protections and must be strengthened to protect our bays and coastal wildlife.
No desalination diversion or discharge operation should be exempt from permit requirements unless it is located at least 3 miles seaward from any point on the coast. Join us by speaking up for strong measures to protect Texas bays!
Your voice matters! We need your support to strengthen these rules! Please submit your comments here before July 5, 2016.