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House Committee on Environmental Affairs - 70th R.S. (1987)

Committee Members
Robert Saunders, Chair
Ed R. Watson, Vice Chair
Fred J. Agnich
Allen Hightower
Edmund Kuempel
Mike McKinney
Keith Oakley
Chip Staniswalis
Keith Valigura
Charges
• To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards, and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 11.
• To study the development of long-range programs for the disposal of municipal solid waste and sludge.
• To study the state-wide coordinating programs for the location and operation of hazardous waste disposal sites.
• To study the development of criteria for disposing of radioactive mill tailings.
• To study the interstate compacts for the handling of low-level radioactive waste.
• To study the acquisition of wetlands and other conservation areas.
• To study the effectiveness of Parks and Wildlife Fund 9.
• To study the feasibility of converting drilling rigs to fish reefs.
• To study methods to increase tourism through the coordination of public and private parks and recreational facilities throughout the state.
• To study the state's role and ability in responding to transportation incidents with toxicological implications. (Joint study with House Committee on Transportation).

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