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Texas Groundwater Protection CommitteeGroundwater Issues SubcommitteeFiscal Year 2022 – 2023 Activity PlanTable of Contents TOC \o "1-5" \h \z \u 1.Introduction PAGEREF _Toc536175788 \h 22.Accomplishments Under the Previous Activity Plan PAGEREF _Toc536175789 \h 23.White Papers PAGEREF _Toc536175790 \h 24.Status Reports PAGEREF _Toc536175791 \h 35.Annual Report PAGEREF _Toc536175792 \h 46.Subcommittee Charge PAGEREF _Toc536175793 \h 47.Activity Plan Update PAGEREF _Toc536175794 \h 48.Schedule PAGEREF _Toc536175795 \h 59.References PAGEREF _Toc536175796 \h 6IntroductionThis Texas Groundwater Protection Committee (TGPC) Groundwater Issues (GWI) Subcommittee Activity Plan will be in effect on September 1, 2021. It will then be reviewed, updated, and replaced by a new edition of the Activity Plan to be in effect on September 1, 2023. Activity Plans approved by the TGPC will be posted on the TGPC GWI Subcommittee webpage.Accomplishments Under the Previous Activity PlanIn Fiscal Year 2020 – 2021, the TGPC GWI Subcommittee approved:How is Groundwater Quality Affected by Wellhead Impacts from Flooding during Natural Disasters? white paperWhite PapersUsing the outline posted on the TGPC GWI Subcommittee webpage, develop white papers on one or more of the following topics:Oil & Gas Produced Water;Emerging Contaminants;Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR);Abandoned Water Wells;Brackish Groundwater;Evapotranspiration Networks; and,Others.White papers will:Summarize the best available scientific data on a specific groundwater issue;Identify areas where there is insufficient scientific data to thoroughly assess the issue;Evaluate the effectiveness of existing regulatory programs to address the issue; and,Provide recommendations or policy options to the TGPC regarding the issue.White papers approved by the TGPC will be posted on the TGPC GWI Subcommittee webpage. Recommendations and/or policy options (including the pros and cons for each option) in approved TGPC GWI Subcommittee white papers may be included in future TGPC legislative reports and/or issued by the TGPC as policy statements. The TGPC GWI Subcommittee may request assistance from the TGPC Public Outreach and Education (POE) Subcommittee in disseminating white paper information to the public.Status ReportsAt every TGPC GWI Subcommittee quarterly meeting, report and discuss the status of:The TGPC GWI Subcommittee Agricultural Chemicals Task Force; and,TGPC publications.The current version of each status report will be posted on the TGPC GWI Subcommittee webpage.The TGPC GWI Subcommittee Agricultural Chemicals Task Force Status Report will include updates on:Groundwater monitoring for pesticides;The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Interagency Pesticide Database (IPD);Public outreach and education related to pesticides;Pesticide management plans;The Pesticides of INterest Tracking System (POINTS) pesticide assessment database; and,U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) meetings and conferences related to pesticides.The TGPC Publications Status Report will include updates on the:Biennial Groundwater Assessment for the Texas Integrated Report for Clean Water Act Sections 305(b) and 303(d) (“Texas Integrated Report”);Annual Joint Groundwater Monitoring and Contamination Report – 20nn (“Joint Report”), TCEQ publication number SFR-056;Biennial Activities and Recommendations of the Texas Groundwater Protection Committee: Report to the nnth Legislature (“Legislative Report”), TCEQ SFR-047;Texas Groundwater Protection Strategy (“Strategy”), TCEQ AS-188;Landowner’s Guide to Plugging Abandoned Water Wells (“Plugging document”), TCEQ RG-347; and,Texas Groundwater Protection Committee (TGPC trifold brochure), TCEQ GI-088.Annual ReportReview the TGPC GWI Subcommittee Annual Report at the First Quarter meeting of each Fiscal Year. After any proposed updates to the Annual Report are approved by the Subcommittee, the Annual Report will be presented to the TGPC at their next meeting. Annual Reports will be posted on the TGPC GWI Subcommittee webpage.Subcommittee ChargeReview the TGPC GWI Subcommittee Charge at the Fourth Quarter meeting of each Fiscal Year. After any proposed updates to the Charge are approved by the Subcommittee, they will be presented to the TGPC for approval at their next meeting. For example, Co-Chairs serve for the biennium, and the TGPC may elect to rotate Co-Chairs among member agencies in order to appropriately focus on changing groundwater issues.Activity Plan UpdateBegin work on the next edition of the Activity Plan at the Second Quarter meeting of Fiscal Year 2023 so that it will be in effect as of September 1, 2023. After the updated Activity Plan is approved by the Subcommittee at their Fourth Quarter meeting of Fiscal Year 2023, it will be presented to the TGPC for approval at their next meeting.Schedule1QFY20222QFY20223QFY20224QFY20221QFY20232QFY20233QFY20234QFY2023GWI Subcommittee ActivitySept2021Dec2021Mar2022June2022Sept2022Dec2022Mar2023June2023Develop and approve white papers to be presented to the TGPC for approval at their next meetingXXXXXXXXReport and discuss the status of the TGPC Agricultural Chemicals Task Force and TGPC publicationsXXXXXXXXReview and approve the Annual Report to be presented to the TGPC at their next meetingXXReview and approve any proposed updates to the Charge to be presented to the TGPC for approval at their next meetingXXDevelop the next edition of the Activity PlanXXReview and approve the next edition of the Activity Plan to be presented to the TGPC for approval at their next meetingXReferences

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