Governing Law and Regulations
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Water Bureau
Railroad Commission of Texas (RCT)
Texas General Land Office (GLO)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Texas has been delegated the authority to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program in the state. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's (TCEQ) Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) program now has regulatory authority over discharges of pollutants to Texas surface waters. Texas has received primacy to enforce the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).
Texas has also established the Water-Saving Plumbing Fixture Program to promote water conservation.
• Administration and enforcement. ...