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This page of the Post Oak Savanah GCD (POSGCD) website is dedicated to an effort of transparency and public disclosure of requirements of coal burning plants in the state of Texas.

Coal-Combustion Residue

In January 2019, the non-profit organization Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) published a report that was brought to our attention called Groundwater Contamination from Texas Coal Ash Dumps analyzing the environmental impact of coal ash disposal from power plants in Texas. EIP gathered information from several sources to study groundwater contamination, including groundwater monitoring data from coal ash disposal sites as required by the 2015 Coal Ash Rule, as well as other publicly available documents. Some of these documents are available on this page for easy access.

These coal burning plants are also required to follow rules adopted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) as well. We have posted a link to TCEQ’s regulations and requirements as well on this page.

The process to follow, as well as additional information is contained in these documents and links. Although POSGCD technically has no regulatory oversight in these submissions and matters, the Board of the District desires to take a pro-active approach to ensuring that all requirements of reporting and necessary remedies are followed by the coal burning plants with respect to protection of water quality in the aquifers of Milam and Burleson Counties. To that end, POSGCD staff has met with TCEQ staff and attorneys as well as management of Luminant to better understand the process and procedures, as well as to ascertain the current status of these issues in our District.

The POSGCD Board and DFC Committee have received updates and reports at recent meetings and those reports are contained in the Agendas & Minutes pages of the website.

POSGCD Staff will continue to update this page as pertinent information becomes available.


Timeline of Federal Regulations regarding Coal Combustion Residuals (CCRs)

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