|(a) Summary reports. Once every third state fiscal
biennium, in accordance with the schedule provided in the Texas Clean Rivers Program Guidance, as
amended, each river authority will submit a written summary report
to the commission, the State Soil and Water Conservation Board, and
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on the water quality of the watershed
or river basin.
(1) The summary report must identify concerns relating
to the watershed or bodies of water, including an identification of
bodies of water with impaired or potentially impaired uses, the cause
and possible source or use impairment, and recommended actions that
may be taken to address those concerns.
(2) The summary report must discuss the public benefits
from the water quality monitoring and assessment program, including
efforts to increase public input in activities related to water quality
and the effectiveness of targeted monitoring in assisting the permitting
(3) Prior to submittal of the report to the agencies
listed in subsection (a) of this section, the river authority will
present the report to the basin steering committee for approval and
will also make the report available to water right holder and wastewater
permit holders for review and comment.
(4) All comments regarding satisfaction with or suggestions
for modification of the report for the watershed, the operation and/or
effectiveness of the monitoring and assessment program, and the use
of funds shall be considered, summarized, and submitted, along with
the approved summary report, to the governor, the lieutenant governor,
and the speaker of the house of representatives not later than 90
days after submission to the commission and other agencies listed
in paragraphs (1) - (3) of this subsection.
(b) Basin highlight reports. Each river authority and
designated local government will develop a basin highlight report
annually to be provided to each member of the basin steering committee
and all fee payers within the basin. This report should summarize
Texas Clean Rivers Program activities conducted in the basin. Procedures
for electronic distribution should be developed to ensure most efficient
availability to the public.