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House Committee on Environmental Regulation - 79th R.S. (2005)

Committee Members
Dennis Bonnen, Chair
Charlie Howard, Vice Chair
Tracy O. King, Chair - Budget & Oversight
Joe Driver
Mark Homer
Edmund Kuempel
Wayne Smith
  • Examine the State Implementation Plan (SIP) to determine if data is being collected adequately; if recent changes to the SIP are moving the state closer to EPA requirements; and if not, evaluate if any midcourse corrections necessary.
  • Consider ways to streamline the permitting process, including but not limited to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of public notice provisions and expanding the use of the Internet for permit applications and renewals.
  • Evaluate environmental enforcement to determine if a streamlined permitting process would provide more resources for enforcement; whether more enforcement leads to more compliance; if stronger incentives for high performers would be effective; and if improvements can be made to the compliance history program.
  • Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

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