TxCDBG announcement: Online TxCDBG Certified Administrator Workshop

TDA is pleased to announce the first virtual training opportunity for TxCDBG Grant Recipients and their service providers. Rather than conducting a series of Implementation Workshops around the state, TDA has created an online presentation covering key program material.  Once an individual has reviewed the Online Workshop, they may take the certification test to become…

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ARCIT in the News

For rural Texans, the Postal Service is a lifeline, but some say it’s been in decay for years The problems with Denice Harlan’s mail didn’t start with COVID-19, the financial challenges of the United States Postal Service or the political tensions before a fiercely contested presidential election. Yes, a check she was supposed to receive months ago got lost…

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2020 TxCDBG Project Implementation Manual – effective September 1

The 2020 TxCDBG Project Implementation Manual is now effective, as of September 1. The full text of the 2020 guidance can be found HERE, and a summary of the changes in this edition can be found HERE. A few highlights: New, consistent policy for posting public notices (Chapter 1, and multiple other chapters); Revised policy…

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TxCDBG announcement: change to upcoming application submissions, and webinar opportunity

Reminder: Upcoming Application Due Dates We look forward to receiving your applications on September 1, 2020 for the application cycles listed in this announcement. Due to the current pandemic conditions, TDA offices remain closed to the public.  Therefore, TDA is modifying the application submission procedures as follows:   All Applications for TxCDBG Funding should be…

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TCEQ: Industrial and Hazardous Waste Rule Updates

An industrial and hazardous waste rule project became effective June 11, 2020. This project: Changes the definition of “solid waste” and waste management regulations to exclude the conversion of plastics and other recyclable material through pyrolysis or gasification. As amended in Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC) Chapter 361 as a result of House Bill…

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TCEQ to Host 2020 Public Drinking Water Virtual Conference

Registration is now open for the FREE 2020 Public Drinking Water Virtual Conference. The TCEQ is hosting the Public Drinking Water Conference virtually and for free on August 4-5, 2020. This conference will provide information and tools for public water systems. Attendees will be able to: Earn continuing education units toward your water operator license for the…

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Free Webinar: Discharge Monitoring Reports – Avoiding Common Mistakes

EPA is conducting a free webinar on reporting for small wastewater treatment systems on July 15, 2020, from noon to 3:00 p.m. Who Should Register? If you are a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permittee required to submit discharge monitoring reports (DMRs) you should attend if any of the following apply to you or…

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How to avoid extra COVID-19 testing charges

Texans who want a test for COVID-19 can likely avoid unnecessary charges by taking a few steps first. If your doctor requests the test as medically necessary, you shouldn’t be charged for it. That’s federal law. To reduce your chances of facing extra costs: Call your primary care doctor before getting tested. Get your doctor’s…

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Free Petroleum Storage Tank (PST) Compliance Webinars

TCEQ is hosting FREE webinars for underground storage tank (UST) owners and operators to explain UST reporting and record-keeping requirements. The federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 requires facilities with USTs to be inspected at least once every three years. TCEQ’s Small Business and Local Government Assistance (SBLGA) program is hosting FREE webinars to help…

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Free Webinar: Discharge Monitoring Reports – Avoiding Common Mistakes

July 2020 – EPA is conducting a free webinar on reporting for small wastewater treatment systems on July 15, 2020, from noon to 3:00 p.m. Who Should Register? If you are a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permittee required to submit discharge monitoring reports (DMRs) you should attend if any of the following apply…

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