Southeast texas waterways advisory council



What is SETWAC?

This Council is a public forum to facilitate discussion and exchange of ideas, thoughts and advice among all stakeholders on a wide range of issues relevant to the Sabine and Neches Rivers, serving the ports of Port Arthur, Beaumont and Orange, in the southeast corner of Texas.  The Council may advise regulatory bodies and seek actions of non-regulatory entities to achieve the resolution of concerns and enhance safety.  Issues include but are not limited to: communications, traffic management, anchorages, and other topics dealing with safety, efficiency, preservation and improvement of the transit and usage of the Sabine-Neches Waterway System.

How Can I Become a Member?

SETWAC consists of Voting Member organizations and Non-Voting Member organizations.   Members serve as volunteers subject to established term limits. Other persons may seek membership by submitting a membership application to the Executive Secretary. The Managing Board may, if desired, determine membership through a vote of SETWAC voting members. 


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The SETWAC Charter

The Charter establishes the purpose and composition of the Harbor Safety Committee. 

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Previous versions of the charter can be viewed here.


Sub Committees

SETWAC maintains three standing committees: (Navigation Sub-committee, Waterway Maintenance Sub-committee and the Waterway Security Sub-committee) and establishes ad hoc committees as necessary to address specific issues.  A full list of committees and sub-committees is available here.