Toxic Substances Coordinating Committee (TSCC) Agenda

September 19, 2023 - 10:00 am

Texas Department of State Health Services, Bernstein Building, Conference Room K-100
1100 West 49th Street, Austin, Texas
United States

Location: The physical location of the meeting will be the Texas Department of State Health Services, Bernstein Building, Conference Room K-100, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756.

The public meeting will be viewable and archived on the Texas Health and Human Services website:

Videoconference link

Please note that Microsoft TEAMS is needed to access the meeting. The site can also be accessed by using Microsoft Edge as a web browser.

Telephone conference call-in information
+1 512-580-4366 United States, Austin, Texas 
Phone Conference ID: 296 360 820#

The Toxic Substances Coordinating Committee will meet to discuss and possibly act, as applicable and necessary, on the following agenda items, as time allows:

  1. Call to order and welcome everyone
  2. Approval of minutes dated June 20, 2023
  3. Presenter: Dr. Laura Langan, Baylor University (Waco, Texas), Wastewater surveillance of SARS-CoV-2
  4. Subcommittee reports:
    1. Harmful Algal Bloom workgroup update
  5. Agency updates on department policy and/or legislative issues:
    1. Texas Department of State Health Services
    2. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
    3. Texas Department of Agriculture
    4. Railroad Commission of Texas
    5. Texas Department of Public Safety
    6. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  6. Public comments
  7. Review of upcoming 2023 meetings:

    December 19, 2023 – Margaret Willis, DSHS, Guidance on private water sampling at child-care facilities
  8. Adjourn

Additional Information Obtained From:
Chair: Heidi Bojes, 
Vice-Chair: Eric Lawrence,

TSCC Mission:
Our mission is to protect and promote the health of the people of Texas through the prevention and control of adverse health effects related to toxic substances and harmful physical agents. This is accomplished through interagency coordination of regulation development, health risk assessments, cooperative studies, information dissemination, and public education efforts.

Please note that this meeting is, in the opinion of counsel representing the Texas Government Code, and the Health and the Human Services Commission is providing notice of this meeting as required by Chapter 551.

This meeting is open to the public. No reservations are required, and there is no cost to attend this meeting.

Persons who wish to attend the meeting and require auxiliary aids or services should contact Heidi Bojes at at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.