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18 Document(s) [ Subject: Emissions ]

Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Committee on Natural Resources interim report to the 79th Legislature.
Subjects: Air pollution control technology | Air quality | Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | Emissions | Environmental protection | Solid waste disposal | Water quality management |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 N219
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [72 pages  File size: 408 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the ongoing efforts, and make recommendations, as needed, to achieve cleaner air in Texas including: Implementation of HB 1365, 78th Legislature, Regular Session; 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Transportation, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Air quality | Air transportation | Competitive bidding | Design/build process | Emissions | Highway finance | Homeland security | North American Free Trade Agreement | Semi-trailer trucks | State government contracts | Terrorism | Texas Mobility Fund | Traffic | Truck inspection stations |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 t687
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [78 pages  File size: 2,628 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study long-term financing options for mobility in Texas. Consider the most efficient and productive ways to fund the mobility fund, contingent upon its approval by the voters. Otherwise, consider additional options for long-term highway funding. Assess the effects of low-bid versus design-build contracting methods. Consider adoption of a level of service for mobility in Texas.
2. Review and consider all issues related to truck transportation at the international border, including (a) the security and efficiency at check points, (b) truck safety, including compliance with weight regulations, and (c) the continuing impact of NAFTA, including commercial vehicle inspections.
3. Gather information about the security of general aviation, rail and truck transportation, and Texas seaports. Review government regulations and business practices to determine whether legislation is needed to protect life and property and to detect, interdict and respond to acts of terrorism.
4. Study the need for general aviation facilities and identify potential resources that could be used to support additional facilities.
5. Consider opportunities to mitigate air quality problems in non-attainment areas by corridors or special routing of long-haul traffic, including interstate or NAFTA-related traffic.
6. Actively monitor agencies and programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction.
Committee: House Environmental Regulation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Environmental Regulation, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Air quality | Clean Air Act | Emissions | Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas | Radioactive waste | Solid waste disposal | Sunset review process |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 en89
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [81 pages  File size: 177 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Challenge of meeting federal air standards
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Interim Committee on Natural Resources interim report to the 77th Legislature : the challenge of meeting federal air quality standards.
Subjects: Air pollution | Air quality | Clean Air Act | Emissions | Ground level ozone |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 n219c
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [112 pages  File size: 456 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the challenges Texas faces in meeting federal air quality standards under the Clean Air Act, and the implications of non-attainment on future economic growth. The Committee shall assess the impact that federal vehicle, fuel, engine, aircraft and other standards have on the state's ability to meet the Clean Air Act requirements. The Committee shall also study the connection between air quality and such related issues as transportation conformity and funding.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Implementation of SB 7 and SB 766
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Interim Committee on Natural Resources interim report to the 77th Legislature : implementation of SB 7 and SB 766.
Subjects: Agricultural policy | Agriculture | Air pollution | Air quality | Clean Air Act | Electric utility deregulation | Emissions | Environmental permits | Grandfathered industrial facilities | Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas | Public Utility Commission of Texas | Voluntary Emissions Reduction Program |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 n219i
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [44 pages  File size: 564 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Monitor the implementation of the following bills enacted during the 76th Legislature, Regular Session: HB 2, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to agriculture and state agriculture policy; and SB 766, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the issuance of certain permits for the emission of air contaminants. The Committee shall also assess, monitor and report on the qualitative and quantitative impacts resulting from the environmental provisions of SB 7, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to electric utility restructuring and to the powers and duties of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Office of Public Utility Counsel, and Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission.
Committee: Joint Environment, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim Report to the 73rd Legislature / Joint Interim Committee on the Environment.
Subjects: Agriculture, Texas Department of | Air Control Board, Texas | Air pollution | Air quality | Border environment | Border issues | Clean Air Act | Concentrated animal feeding operations | Emissions | Environmental protection | General Land Office | Motor vehicle emissions tests | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Railroad Commission of Texas | Soil and Water Conservation Board, Texas | State agencies | State agency performance measures | Surface water pollution | Wastewater management | Water Commission, Texas | Water Development Board, Texas | Water planning | Water quality management | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 en89jr
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [98 pages  File size: 4,851 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the use of funds appropriated for environmental purposes by SB 2, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session and HB 1, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session;
2. Study and monitor the implementation of water and wastewater regulations, including administrative initiatives as well as statutory requirements.
3. Study environmental issues specific to the Texas-Mexico border region and the potential impact of the proposed free trade agreement between the two nations.
4. Study issues and identify policy considerations relating to non-point source agricultural water pollution.
5. Verify the number and status of outputs and outcomes identified in HB 1, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session, and otherwise determine whether programs that are the focus of study are functioning as planned.
6. Identify and review agencies' existing performance standards and determine whether the agencies have met, exceeded or failed to meet those standards;
7. Verify the number of employees in each program that is the focus of study, and monitor and oversee documentation of all agency salary actions, including position reclassifications, merit salary increases and other salary increases resulting from legislative of agency-initiated action.
8. Monitor implementation of sunset legislation.
9. Identify specific goals the state must attain by the year 2000 and biennial goals that must be achieved until that time.
10. The committee shall coordinate its activities with those of the Natural Resources and Consolidation Study established by SB 2, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session, and work in conjunction with that study in areas of common responsibility.
11. The committee shall monitor and oversee legislation enacted during the 72nd Regular and special Called Sessions that was considered by the standing Senate Natural Resources and House Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committees including legislative mandates; all performance audit review recommendations, adopted or not, and any agency-initiated changes.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Environment, Interim
Title: Interim report - Livestock and the Environment
Library Catalog Title: Livestock and the environment: rethinking environmental policy, institutions & compliance strategies : interim report to the Joint Interim Committee on the Environment, 72nd Texas Legsilature.
Library Call Number: L1836.72 en89jl
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View document [120 pages  File size: 7,224 kb]
Committee: Joint Environment, Interim
Title: Committee documentation: daily minutes record
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 EN89J 1992
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 22 kb]
Committee: House Environmental Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Environmental Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1992 : a report to the House of Representatives, 73rd Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Air Control Board, Texas | Air pollution | Air quality | Clean Air Act | Commercial fishing | Emissions | Environmental protection | Fisheries | Fishing | Fishing licenses | Hazardous waste | Hunting | Hunting licenses | Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas | Natural resources conservation | Nonattainment areas | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Shrimping industry | Solid waste disposal |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 en89
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [116 pages  File size: 5,463 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor and review the Air Control Board's implementation of the newly adopted federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and any related state air quality programs.
2. Study the feasibility of a limited entry system for the shrimp fisheries of Texas.
3. Study the Parks and Wildlife Department's authority and duties relating to the oversight and regulation of professional hunting and fishing guides and guide services.
4. Study the use of taxes, product fees and or service fees to support environmental regulatory programs, natural resource conservation, property acquisitions, and capitol improvements.
5. Study medical waste disposal (in coordination with the Committee on Public Health).
Supporting documents
Committee: House Environmental Affairs
Title: Texas Department of Natural Resources: information packet, April 1991, including bill summary, SB 35
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 EN89 72
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View document [48 pages]
Committee: Joint Toxic Air Emissions and Greenhouse Effect, Select
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Joint Select Committee on Toxic Air Emissions and the Greenhouse Effect
Subjects: Air Control Board, Texas | Air pollution | Air quality | Climate change | Emissions | Hazardous substances |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 t667r
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [101 pages  File size: 4,220 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall study: (a) the extent and nature of toxic air emissions from industries, small sources, and motor vehicles in Texas; (b) the impact of these toxic air emissions on public health and the environment of the state; (c) the relationship between toxic air emissions, the greenhouse effect, and global warming; (d) the air toxins monitoring program being conducted by the Texas Air Control Board, its effectiveness, and ways in which the program might be expanded or improved; (e) efforts by the Texas Air Control Board and local governments to control toxic air emissions; (f) efforts by Texas industries to reduce toxic air emissions and ways in which state policy and government action might encourage and facilitate such efforts; and (g) changes in the federal air pollution control law being adopted by Congress and modifications in Texas law that may be required to implement these changes.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Toxic Air Emissions and Greenhouse Effect, Select
Title: Proclamation
Library Catalog Title: Proclamation
Library Call Number: L1800.1 p926
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 62 kb]
Committee: Joint Toxic Air Emissions and Greenhouse Effect, Select
Title: Committee documentation: daily minutes record
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.71 T667
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 23 kb]
Committee: Joint Clean Air
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Clean Air Study Committee to the 70th Legislature.
Subjects: Air Control Board, Texas | Air pollution | Air quality | Clean Air Act | Emissions | Environmental permits | Grandfathered industrial facilities |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 c58
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [21 pages  File size: 763 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study facilities that emit contaminants into the air and that have been allowed to operate without permits from the Texas Air Control Board because they were constructed or construction on them was begun before the Board's permitting program was implemented.
2. Study the issuance of renewable permits.
3. Study regulation of emissions into the air from ships.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Clean Air
Title: Background information
Library Catalog Title: Background information for the Clean Air Study Committee / prepared by the Texas Air Control Board staff.
Library Call Number: L1836.69 c58b
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Committee: Joint Clean Air
Title: Regulation of emissions from ships : background information for the Clean Air Study Committee and summary of hearing Jan. 10, 1986 / prepared by the Texas Air Control Board staff.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.69 C58T
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View document [82 pages]
Committee: Joint Clean Air
Title: Grandfathered facilities - Registration and permitting background information
Library Catalog Title: Grandfathered facilities : registration and permitting : background information for the Clean Air Study Committee and summary of hearings May 9 and June 20 / prepared by the Texas Air Control Board staff.
Library Call Number: L1836.69 c58g
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Committee: Joint Clean Air
Title: Grandfathered facilities - Listing of facilities
Library Catalog Title: Grandfathered facilities : summary and listing of facilities registered with the Texas Air Control Board / prepared for the 70th Legislature by the Texas Air Control Board staff.
Library Call Number: L1836.69 c58gl
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)

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