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House Committee on Natural Resources - 71st R.S. (1989)

Committee Members
Terral R. Smith, Chair
John Willy, Vice Chair
Frank Collazo, Jr., Chair - Budget & Oversight
John Culberson
Steve Holzheauser
Robert Junell
Richard Swift
Jeff Wentworth
Jerry Yost
Charges
• To monitor all activities and to have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 24.
• To study the transfer of water rights from irrigation districts to municipalities in South Texas.
• To study the categories, powers and duties of water and wastewater districts created under the Texas Water Code or by other statutes, including the procedures for the creation of such districts.
• To study the relationships and coordination between the Texas Water Commission and local water authorities, including the effect of the current institutional structure on the achievement of water policy goals.
• To study current efforts to provide and finance water and wastewater services to the colonias.
• To study the rights of property owners along rivers and streams.
• To study the recodification of the Texas Water Codes.
• To study environmental concerns related to water and groundwater quality (joint study with Agriculture and Livestock Committee and Environmental Affairs Committee).
• To study public and private infrastructure and federal and state regulatory standards relating to water pollution abatement.
• To study and monitor the Texas Water Commission in the early stages of implementing the underground gasoline storage clean-up program established by HB 1588, 71st Legislature, Regular Session.

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