Senate Committee on Natural Resources - 78th R.S. (2003)
|Senate Natural Resources
|Library Catalog Title:
|The Senate Committee on Natural Resources interim report to the 79th Legislature.
|Air pollution control technology | Air quality | Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | Emissions | Environmental protection | Solid waste disposal | Water quality management |
|Library Call Number:
|78th R.S. (2003)
|View report [72 pages File size: 408 kb]
|This report should address the charges below.
|Study the ongoing efforts, and make recommendations, as needed, to achieve cleaner air in Texas including: Implementation of HB 1365, 78th R.S.; State Implementation Plan revisions; Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's (TCEQ) implementation of the 8-hour air quality standard; Early action compacts and other innovative air quality planning tools; Emissions transport issues, including recent court decisions and federal legislation implementing transport policy; Transition of the Texas Council on Environmental Technology to TCEQ; and Regional air quality challenges.
|Study long-term funding and planning solutions to combat erosion along the Texas coast with particular attention to: the National Flood Insurance Program, securing, matching and additional federal dollars, and alternative funding approaches.
|Study and make recommendations regarding current state and federal laws relating to the permitting and operation of landfills. Issues to be considered include the generation and transportation of waste; the selection, approval, and regulation of treatment and storage facilities; the projected demand for new facilities; and the adequacy of existing technology to safely dispose of waste.
|Study the consistent implementation of federal and state air and water quality standards by local governments and make recommendations for improving the consistency and effectiveness of the requirements.
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