Browse these documents to find information about a variety of topics, including global warming and water, permanent protection, development and sprawl, water quality and conservation, rainwater collection, endangered species, transportation, and general Edwards Aquifer information.

Permits for Sewage Infrastructure
Reduce Nutrient Pollution and Support for Incremental Actions to Protect Water Quality and Public Health
Definition: Eutrophication
General threats to water quality from domestic wastewater discharges in the Hill Country
NB-HZ-TCEQ kicks permit dispute to administrative judge – January 21, 2016
Public Right of Use for Texas Waterways by – SabrinaHauser
– Johnson Ranch
Defendant Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Notice of Appeal – February 28, 2017
TCEQ Response brief
Intervenors Initial Brief – Sept. 30, 2016
Plaintiffs Initial Brief Aug.19, 2016
JRMUD Notice
Application by DHJB Development, LLC for an Amendment to Texas Pollulanl – March 9, 2015
Proposal For Decision – March 9, 2015
SOAH Stands Up for Rancher’s Property Rights (and Property) Trashed by Neighboring Housing Development
Plaintiffs’ Original Petition to Appeal TCEQ decision of July 1, 2015
TCEQ grants permit to take land for private developer despite judge – August 5, 2015
Comments-TCEQJohnson Rancy Permit – September 9, 2015
Citizen comments on TCEQ Commissioners to protect property rights and our water
– Meyers Ranch
Settlement Agreement
NB-HearalZietung – May 17, 2016
NB-HZ-TCEQ kicks permit dispute to administrative judge – Jan. 21, 2016
Governors office letter Abott – September 11, 2015
Comal sprawl: Growth sees development gobble up agricultural land – March 29, 2015
Comments for Comal County Commissioners – March 12, 2015
Response to Petition for Creation of Meyer Ranch Water Control and Improvement District by Petitioners
Friends of Dry Comal Creek Protest Creation of WCID in Comal County
– 4S Ranch
20160331 Settlement Agreement FINAL
GEAA Request Contested 4S Ranch Permit April 29, 2016
Executive Director’s Response to Public Comment
4S WQ permit public meeting
Comments-TCEQPublicMeeting-4SRanchPermit-11-19-2015
Angry residents give developer earful about sewage dump
– Trio Ranch – Save Fair Oaks Ranch!
Trio Wastewater Permit Comment Ltr – August 27,2014
GEAA Comments: TCEQ Reserve Fair Oaks Ranch – October 30, 2014

Trio Wastewater Permit Request for Reconsideration – May 27, 2015
Army Comments: TCEQ ED Counsel’s Response to Request for
GEAA Request TCEQ Reconsideration – May 28, 2015
Reconsideration on Proposed Permit – August 27, 2015
– Belterra
Map
Bear Creek Settlement Agreement
Resolution in Support of HB _ Prohibiting Discharge of Sewage Effluent into any water in the Contributing or Recharge Zone of the Edwards Aquifer
Restrictions on Discharges Second Draft-11-08
Development in Hill Country is accelerating – December 17, 2006
– Hills Castle Rock
Hearing Begins For Sewage Treatment Construction Plan 1
Settlement Agreement
Comments on Pumped Aquifer Test Conducted at Proposed Hills of Castle Rock Development
BP Real Estate Investments TPDES 
EAA-BP Settlement Agreement
Hondo Anvil Article – November 27, 2008
Affluent effluent raises nearby residents’ wrath
Citizens Oppose Permit to Discharge Sewage Effluent
New Development Threatens Swimming Hole & Edwards Aquifer
City Council To Consider Denial of Water Service to Hills of Castle Rock Subdivision
SAWS Takes Up Proposal to Serve Irresponsible Development In the Hill Country
Enviromental Impact Assesment Of City Public Service Electrical Transmission Lines
Hearing Begins For Sewage Treatment Construction Plan January 26, 2009
Hills of Castle Rock – Aerial Photo
Hills of Castle Rock – Dev Plat
Hills of Castle Rock opposition 

Eminent Domain
DE HON editorial:New BraunfelsHerald Zeitung- February 2016
News Release condemnation – February 9, 2016
San Antonio area is No. 6 in population growth in the U.S. among big metros

Vista Ridge
Alternative Water Supply Projects, James Murphy
Impacts on Carrizo Wilcox Aquifer, George Rice
History and Implications of Vista Ridge Contract, James Smyle
Risk, liability, and Vista Ridge Water Supply Project
Vista Ridge Project Position Paper – November 18, 2015
Vista Ridge Project Financial Questions Answered – November 18, 2015
Water Summit at Blue Star Brewery – April 6, 2017

SAWS CCN on Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone
Battle Over CCN
Caveat-Amend CCN  

Ask SAWS Board to Withdraw Applications to Expand Service

Camp Bullis Brief to SAWS 22 Feb 2013 re Crescent Hills
RFC: Citizens protest SAWS plans to extend service into the Hill Country – January 17, 2007
Schindel Depo Unsigned – March 8, 2008
Timeline for SAWS CCN Applications and Recomendations – June 2008
SAWS Policy and Planning – December 16, 2009

Growth Strategy Statements KN – March 25, 2010
Supply and Demand don’t add up for SAWS – September 15, 2010
Comment: USFWS – November 5, 2010
SAWS Staff Presentation Service Development – February 25, 2013
Crescent Hills – March 11, 2013
GEAA PPT Presentation Comal County – March 11, 2013
To Protect Aquifer, Limit SAWS Service Area – June 20, 2014
RFC: GEAA calls For Moratorium – July 9, 2014
GEAA recommendations to SAWS Board – July 20, 2014

Providing Water and WW for Growth – July, 21 2014
SAWS Role In Development of the Edwards Aquifer – October 29, 2014
SAWS Utility Service Regulations – September 10, 2015

Quarries and Aggregate Industry
VR Aggregates
Shackelford Quarry Practices
Potential Environmental Impacts of Quarrying Stone in Karst: A Literature Review – 2001
TCEQ, Air Permits Division Permanent Rock Crusher Stakeholder Group May 9, 2007
Final: GEAA Rock Crusher Permits Comments – May 24, 2007
SAEN: Meeting doesn’t ease concerns over quarry – January 18, 2009
Texas quarry one of the first in the state to go dry – May 3, 2011
Current and Projected Water Use in the Texas Mining and Oil and Gas Industry – June 2011
Dr Fitzgerald TCEQ Testimony – July 25, 2011
Technical Guidance Manual for Best Management Practices for Quarry Operations on the Edwards Aquifer – July 28, 2011
Edwards Quarry Best management practices – January 2012

Water Quality
Dry Comal Creek Plan
Ban the Use of Coal Tar (PAH) Sealants
GEAA Comments CoSA-PAH – May 29, 2016
Emerging Contaminants Fact Sheet
HB595 Bill
1403 Stakeholder Engagement Plan
City considers ban on pavement product possibly linked to water pollution

Fuel Storage Tanks
Uresti Urges County to Sue Over Leaking Storage Tanks

Toll Roads
The Application by DHJB Development, LLC for an Amendment to Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES)
Toll Roads – Cox Declaration – December
Toll Roads – McKechnie Declaration – December
Toll Roads – Meshanko Declaration – December
Toll Roads – Veni Declaration – December 13
Toll Roads – Barker Declaration – December 19
Toll Roads – Appendix of Facts for AGUA’s Preliminary Injunction – December 21
Toll Roads – Preliminary Injunction Motion and Memorandum – December 21

Flooding
San Antonio Needs Strong Stormwater Policies
Flooding Drainage in District 9
Mr. Krier Cries Wolf over Flooding

Land Preservation
San Marcos Considers Land Preservation in Upper Watershed

 

2016
GEAA meting to set priorities for 2016

2015
Community Rain Gardens Project Synopsis
Proposal for Decision – March 9
Texas Environmental Law Journal: “A Defence of the Contested Case Hearing Processor TCEQ Environmental Permit Decisions”

2010

EAA Water Quality Advisory Group Imp. Cover Comments – Pro/Con Attachments A&B – January
EAA Water Quality Advisory Group Imp. Cover Comments – SAWS – January 13
GEAA White Paper: Permanent BMPs within the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone in Bexar County – February
Settlement Agreement between San Geronimo Valley Alliance and BP Properties (Hills of Castle Rock) – February
GEAA Comments on the Revised Tree Preservation Ordinance – March 25

2009

EAA Impervious Cover Rules Expanded Concept Framework – Draft for Discussion – December 30
Judge Biery’s amusing toll road ruling – February 5

2008

Steubing Ranch and Golden-Cheeked Warbler Habitat map
SOAH Contested CCN Case – Schindel Deposition – March 13
AGUA CASE: Center for Bio Diversity Settlement: Feds Agree to Increase Critical Habitat Protection for 12 Texas Endangered Species – December 18
American RIvers’ Report: How Will Climate Change Affect Our Rivers? – Winter 2008-2009
American Rivers’ Report: Stormwater As A Resource – Winter 2008-2009

2007

GEAA Friend of Court brief in support of the City of San Antonio – January 9

2005

Aquifer Protection Initiative (API) Fact Sheet – April2004

American Farmland Trust Report: The Value of Farmland and Open Space in Bexar County
American Farmland Trust Report: The Value of Farmland and Open Space in Hays County
CASE Statement: “Coming to the Guadalupe – the New Braunfels Outer Loop
GEAA Letter to Ask SAWS Board to Withdraw Applications to Expand Service
LID Workshop: Abby Hall – Codes and Ordinances
LID Workshop: Abby Hall – Incentives
LID Workshop: Abby Hall – Overview of Green Infrastructure at the EPA
LID Workshop: Andrew Winter – Bexar County Storm Water Quality Program
LID Workshop: Bob Browning – San Antonio Drainage Ordinances
LID Workshop: Chris Kloss – Green Infrastructure Design
LID Workshop: Chris Kloss – Green Streets
LID Workshop: Debbie Reid – Tree Preservation
LID Workshop: Dr. Ming-Han Li – Large Scale Bioretention
Steubing Ranch and Karst Zones Critical Habitat map
What You Can Do About Global Warming