Category Archives: Southwestern Division (Dallas)

Enhancing interagency coordination

Southwestern Division officials and Brig. Gen. Paul Owen joined Acting Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency Mr. Andrew Wheeler and approximately 40 other federal, state and industry leaders for an open dialogue discussion on air and water-related topics in Dallas on Nov. 9, 2018.

The Southwestern Division, EPA Region 6 and the Texas Water Development Board have a partnership agreement that enhances interagency coordination for current and future large water supply projects in Texas.

The Water Supply Working Group (WSWG), consisting of the three agencies, formulated a mission statement which guided the development of this Agreement. That statement is: To examine the review process for large water supply projects in Texas and to identify actions that will make the process clearer and more predictable for permit applicants and stakeholders.

Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Feasibility Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the Texas General Land Office, began an examination in November 2015 of the feasibility of constructing projects for coastal storm risk management and ecosystem restoration along the Texas Coast.

The Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Feasibility Study, also known as the Coastal Texas Study, will involve engineering, economic and environmental analyses on large-scale projects, which may be considered by Congress for authorization and funding.

The feasibility study and report will be complete in 2021. The Coastal Texas Study recommendations will enhance resiliency in coastal communities and improve our capabilities to prepare for, resist, recover and adapt to coastal hazards.