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TCEQ looks for solid waste advisory council members

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) seeks nominations for nine people, five of which must be elected officials, to serve on the Municipal Solid Waste Management and Resource Recovery Advisory Council.

People interested in serving on the council can file an application before the Aug. 17, 2015 deadline.

The 18 elected members, who serve staggered six-year terms, review and evaluate the effects of state policies and programs on municipal solid waste management. They make recommendations on legislation to encourage the efficiency of municipal solid waste management. They also recommend policies for the use, allocation, or distribution of the planning fund; and recommend special studies and projects to further the effectiveness on municipal solid waste management and recovery for Texas. By law, members meet at least once every three months. Meetings can last a full business day and are held in Austin.

The following six positions can serve on the council until 2021:

  • a professional engineer from a private engineering firm with experience in the design and management of solid waste facilities
  • a registered waste tire processor
  • an elected official from a county with a population less than 150,000
  • a representative from a planning region
  • a solid waste professional with experience managing or operating a commercial solid waste landfill
  • a representative from a private environmental conservation organization

The remaining three positons have terms that would expire in 2017 and 2019:

  • an elected official from a municipality with a population fewer than 25,000
  • an elected official from a municipality with a population of 750,000 or more
  • an elected official from a municipality with a population between 100,000 or more but less than 750,000

The application and materials must be postmarked Aug. 17, 2015 and emailed to or sent to Steve Hutchinson, MC-126, TCEQ, Waste Permits Division, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. If submitting by overnight mail, please send to: Steve Hutchinson, Building F, TCEQ, Waste Permits Division, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, Texas 78753.

> Learn more about how to apply or to nominate a person to the advisory council.
> Direct questions regarding the Advisory Council to Steve Hutchinson at 512-239-6716 or by e-mail.
> Discover CAPCOG’s Solid Waste Planning Program.

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