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House Committee on Environmental Regulation - 76th R.S. (1999)

Committee Members
Warren Chisum, Chair
Ray Allen, Vice Chair
John Culberson
Dawnna Dukes
Charlie Howard
Edmund Kuempel
Sue Palmer
Robert Talton
Zeb Zbranek
Charges
• Identify program options in all areas of the state for achieving and maintaining compliance with federal air quality requirements while preserving the potential for economic growth. The review should consider the effects of projected population growth on transportation requirements.
• Determine the ramifications surrounding the handling, processing and disposal of low-level radioactive waste within the borders of the state as they relate to compact waste, non-compact waste generated by the federal government, mixed waste, and licensing of a private or state entity. Review policies of the Department of Health related to extremely low-level radioactive waste to determine consistency with other states' regulations.
• Assess the merits of the current program transferring one-half of the solid waste tipping fee to councils of government to be dispersed for local solid waste projects.
• Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.

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