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House Committee on Environmental Regulation - 77th R.S. (2001)

Committee Members
Warren Chisum, Chair
Dennis Bonnen, Vice Chair
Fred Bosse
Dawnna Dukes
Charlie Geren
Charlie Howard
Edmund Kuempel
D.R. 'Tom' Uher
Zeb Zbranek
Charges
• Examine problems related to lost and stolen radioactive material, including sources abandoned downhole in drilling operations.
• Study the production, transportation, use and disposal of hazardous and radioactive materials that could be used in terrorist actions. Review the management and security of public drinking water systems. Review government regulations and business practices to determine whether legislation is needed to protect life and property and to detect, interdict and respond to acts of terrorism.
• Identify and prioritize environmental issues on the Texas-Mexico border, including air quality and solid waste.
• Examine the progress of programs related to vehicle inspection and maintenance and low-income repair assistance.
• Actively monitor agencies and programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction, including specifically, implementation of HB 2912, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission Sunset Legislation, and SB 5, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, to ensure compliance with federal Clean Air Act standards and deadlines.

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