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EPA in Texas

Public Meetings and Events in Texas

9/13-14/2018: Children's Environmental Health Symposium

The Symposium will provide important information about environmental impacts on children's health. Sessions are planned for health care providers, academics, community health workers, policymakers, social workers and community leaders.

Our partners include the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso's Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental HealthExit and Paul L. Foster School of MedicineExit, the West Texas Regional Poison CenterExit, and Children's HealthExit hospital.

For more information, contact the Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health at SWCPEH@ttuhsc.eduExit.

09/26/2018: Public Hearing and Information Session on Texas Regional Haze Plan

EPA is proposing to affirm portions of our October 2017 Texas Regional Haze final action that addresses certain Clean Air Act regional haze requirements and the requirement to prevent interference with the visibility plans of downwind states.

These portions include the aspects of EPA’s federal plan we believe can benefit from further public input, such as the Clean Air Act requirements for particulate matter and sulfur dioxide as they relate to Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) for Electric Generating Units.

Following the publication of the proposed rule in the Federal Register, there will be a comment period to provide the public with an opportunity to provide input. On September 26, 2018, there will be a hearing to accept oral comments into the record, after which the comment period will remain open for at least thirty days. 

We are also holding an information session prior to the hearing to provide additional information and a forum for informal discussion on our proposal.

Read more in our News Release.

For more information about environmental programs in Texas, contact the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Exit