EPA awards Texas $8.3 million water quality grantEPA awards Texas $8.3 million water quality granthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=164912017-05-05T05:00:00Z2017-05-05T16:00:00Z

​​​​DALLAS – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) a performance partnership grant of just over $8.3 million for administering water quality and environmental programs.

“Complex environmental problems require innovation and teamwork across different environmental programs," said Acting Regional Administrator Sam Coleman. “Performance partnership grants allow EPA's state partners like TCEQ to have greater flexibility in how they approach their goals."

The funds will go toward TCEQ programs to prevent, reduce, and eliminate water pollution by setting quality standards, monitoring water quality, granting permits, and assuring compliance with regulations.

They'll also help administer TCEQ's environmental management programs, which monitor, abate, and control hazardous wa​​ste, solid waste, air pollution, and pesticides. ​

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