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Houston-Galveston Area PCBs and Dioxins Stakeholder Group

A group that provided information and advice to the TMDL Program about its projects for dioxin and PCBs in the Houston Ship Channel and Upper Galveston Bay. This group last met in 2012.
historical photo of Buffalo Bayou before the Ship Channel was built

About the Stakeholder Group

The Houston Ship Channel Stakeholder Group advised the TCEQ’s TMDL Program on its projects to study dioxin and PCBs in the Houston Ship Channel and the Galveston Bay System. The group had balanced representation from government, permitted facilities, agriculture, business, environmental, and community interests in the Houston Ship Channel and Galveston Bay watersheds.

These studies were prompted because of health advisories issued by the Department of State Health Services, warning people to limit or stop eating catfish, blue crabs, spotted sea trout, and finfish from various areas in the Houston Ship Channel and Galveston Bay systems. The DSHS issued the warnings from 1990 through 2005 in advisories ADV-3, ADV-20, ADV-28, ADV-35, ADV-49, and ADV-50.

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Meetings

The Houston-Galveston Area Council Exit the TCEQ coordinates activities of this group.

See more about the Dioxin Project, the PCBs Project, and the Survey of Dioxins and PCBs.

Meeting Records

Meeting documents are available on the H-GAC project website Exit the TCEQ.

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Membership

Organizations
Harris County, Pollution Control Services
Port of Houston Authority
Coastal Conservation Association of Texas
City of Pasadena
Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.
Shell Deer Park Refining Corporation
University of Houston–Clear Lake
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Bracewell & Giuliani
La Porte citizen
Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority
URS Corporation
City of Baytown
Galveston Bay Foundation
City of Deer Park
Tischler/McKee
Occidental Chemical Corp.
Texas Department of State Health Services

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Contact Us

Please e-mail tmdl@tceq.texas.gov and put “Houston Ship Channel Dioxin project” in the subject line. Or call us at 512-239-6682.

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