|(a) Applicability. This section applies to Water Quality Management
Plan (WQMP) Updates.
(b) Notice of WQMP updates.
(1) The chief clerk shall publish notice of the WQMP update
in the Texas Register.
(2) The chief clerk shall mail the notice of the WQMP
update to persons known to the commission to be interested in the WQMP update,
and to persons requesting notices of the WQMP identified on mailing lists
maintained by the chief clerk, in accordance with §39.407 of this title
(relating to Mailing Lists).
(3) Section 39.411 of this title (relating to Text of
Public Notice) does not apply to WQMP updates. However, the notice of the
WQMP update shall:
(A) include the name and address of the agency;
(B) provide an opportunity to submit written comments on the
proposed WQMP update;
(C) describe the public comment procedures and the time and
place of any public meeting; and
(D) include the name, address, and telephone number of an agency
contact person from whom interested persons may obtain information.
(4) The notice shall provide at least a 30-day public
(5) Any public meeting shall be held and conducted in
accordance with the requirements and procedures of §55.156 of this title
(relating to Public Comment Processing).
(c) The executive director shall prepare a response to all
significant public comments received by the commission before the end of the
comment period. The executive director may revise the WQMP update based on
public comment, if appropriate.
(d) As described in §50.133 of this title (relating to
Executive Director Action on Application or WQMP Update), the executive director
may certify the WQMP update.
(e) After the executive director certifies a WQMP update, the
Chief Clerk shall mail a copy of the Response to Comments and certified WQMP
update to all persons who submitted timely comments.