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April 21, 2016 Monthly Meeting

Stephen M. Niemeyer, P.E.
Chair, ASCE Border International Water Quality Standards Committee
Border Affairs Manager and Colonias Coordinator
Intergovernmental Relations Division
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
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Steve will discuss the Border Affairs unit at the TCEQ. This includes a background on Texas and its border with neighboring Mexican states, border environmental treaties and relevant state legislation, as well as current border environmental issues, among them waste, air quality, and water issues. Waste issues he will cover transboundary movement of hazardous waste and siting of hazardous waste landfills. He will also go over the TCEQ Border Initiative, the agency’s comprehensive, cooperative effort to serve border residents.

After the meeting:
Steve shared this link for our members to review (published in the New York Times, April 22, 2016):
U.S.-Mexico Teamwork Where the Rio Grande Is but a Ribbon

The TCEQ Border Initiative
Describes the TCEQ’s comprehensive, cooperative effort to serve border residents.

Meeting Sponsor:
Baer Engnr.

NEW Meeting Location:
The Terrace VII
2801 Via Fortuna, Ste. 635
(in the Building with Whole Foods)
Austin, TX 78746

9:30 am Check-In
Refreshments and Continental Breakfast Provided
10:00 am Program
11:15 am End