The Wise Report - October 8, 2018

The Wise Report

Henry M. Wise, P.G.

October 8, 2018


The Texas Commission On Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has issued the following new or revised publications:


Guidelines for Preparing a Groundwater Sampling and Analysis Plan, RG-074 (revised publication)

This publication offers technical guidance to help owners and operators of municipal solid waste (MSW) Type I landfills develop a groundwater sampling and analysis plan (GWSAP) for their facility. A GWSAP is required by MSW regulations in 30 TAC.


Conducting Ecological Risk Assessments at Remediation Sites in Texas RG-263 (revised publication)

The agency's primary guidance on how to conduct ecological risk assessments at remediation sites in Texas. Use in conjunction with RG-263B and other companion documents found at <>.


Supporting Documentation for the TCEQ's Ecological Benchmark Tables RG-263b (revised publication)

Provides supporting documentation for surface water, sediment and soil benchmarks, part of the ecological risk assessment process. Use in conjunction with RG-263 and other companion documents and Excel file at <>.


Case Study for the TCEQ's Ecological Risk Assessment Process, RG-263c (new publication)  Case study examples of a Tier 1 Exclusion Criteria Checklist, a Tier 2 Screening Level ERA, and an Ecological Services Analysis. Use in conjunction with RG-263, RG-263b, and other companion documents found at <>.



The Texas Geoscience Council (TGC) continues to work hard at saving the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists and the licensure of Professional Geoscientists.  If you haven’t donated already I encourage you to do so at  If you are a member of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), or even if you aren’t, you can double your donation by donating to the Texas Section of the AIPG for the TGC at  The Texas Section of the AIPG has announced that, now through the end of October, they will match, dollar for dollar, up to $4,000 to the TGC if donated through the AIPG Texas Section.


Henry M. Wise, P.G.

The Wise Report


Henry M. Wise, PG, CPG
Monday, October 8, 2018
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