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House Committee on Environmental Regulation - 81st R.S. (2009)

Committee Members
Byron Cook, Chair
Warren Chisum, Vice Chair
Lon Burnam
Jim Dunnam
Jessica Farrar
Kelly Hancock
Ken Legler
Marc Veasey
Randy Weber
Charges
• Examine the regulation of air quality in the areas of permitting new and modified sources, public participation, and enforcement. Consider data and proposed federal standards and rules as they relate to the State Implementation Plan.
• Survey existing recycling programs and suggest needed improvements.
• Monitor federal legislative and regulatory initiatives as they pertain to climate change. Consider Texas' responses to proposals and make recommendations as to any further preparations.
• Study the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's use of supplemental environmental projects in its enforcement process.
• Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

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