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44 Document(s) [ Subject: Water supplies ]

Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Agriculture | Agriculture, Texas Department of | Emergency management | Irrigation | Litter | Livestock | Property taxes | Soil pollution | Water conservation | Water planning | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 Ag86
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [25 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate policy challenges to the state’s agriculture and livestock industry, including long-term impacts of price declines in oil and natural gas; the availability of natural resources, including water, necessary to operate the industries; and the mitigation of and preparation for potential future hazards to the industries caused by natural disaster, drought, or disease.
2. Determine the sources of water used by Texans in the production of food and fiber, and examine current water delivery methods and water conservation goals for agricultural use. Evaluate whether there are more efficient and effective water-usage management practices that could be employed in the agricultural industry, and determine the impact of crop insurance requirements on producers. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Natural Resources)
3. Evaluate ways in which Texas can continue to promote our domestic agricultural products, across the nation and internationally, and to strengthen our state's international ties for the purpose of exporting Texas food and fiber. (Joint charge with the House Committee on International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs)
4. Study the impacts of windblown trash on agriculture and ranching.
5. Study the appraisal of agricultural land for taxation and related issues, including the change-of-use "rollback" provision. Examine the impact of the current appraisal system of agricultural land for taxation on rural economic development.
6. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 84th Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should: a. consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens; b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate; c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and efficient manner; and d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Aquifers | Environmental flows | Groundwater | Oil spills | Texas State Water Plan | Water finance | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 N218h
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [112 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the implementation of HB 4 (83R) and SJR 1 (83R) and the progress of the Texas Water Development Board and other entities in implementing this legislation to provide a stable, long-term funding source for the State Water Plan.
2. Evaluate the availability, management, and development of groundwater in the state. Consider the economic, environmental, and social impacts of groundwater usage and production in the agricultural, municipal, and energy sectors. In particular, examine methods to facilitate further development of brackish groundwater resources and to improve the consistency and certainty of permitting by groundwater districts without undercutting reasonable regional and local regulation of groundwater.
3. Explore opportunities to encourage voluntary protection and stewardship of privately owned lands in support of the state’s water supply and to protect environmental flow needs in Texas rivers. Examine methods in which state agencies, water rights holders, and non-governmental organizations can work together through programs like the Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Program and the Texas Water Trust.
4. Examine strategies to enhance the use of aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) projects, including a review of existing ASR facilities in Texas and elsewhere.
5. Monitor the use of funds provided or made available to Texas in relation to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and make recommendations on the appropriate use of these funds in the future. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Appropriations)
6. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 83rd Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should: a. consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens; b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate; c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and efficient manner; and d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.
Committee: Joint Water For Environmental Flows
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report
Subjects: Environmental flows | Environmental protection | Rivers | Water planning | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 W291f
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [21 pages  File size: 454 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The study commission shall conduct public hearings and study public policy implications for balancing the demands on the water resources of the state resulting from a growing population with the requirements of the riverine, bay, and estuary systems including granting permits for instream flows dedicated to environmental needs or bay and estuary inflows, use of the Texas Water Trust, and any other issues that the study commission determines have importance and relevance to the protection of environmental flows. In evaluating the options for providing adequate environmental flows, the study commission shall take notice of the strong public policy imperative that exists in this state recognizing that environmental flows are important to the biological health of our parks, game preserves, and bay and estuary systems and are high priorities in the permitting process. The study commission shall specifically address ways that the ecological soundness of these systems will be ensured in the water allocation process.
Committee: Joint Water For Environmental Flows
Title: Science Advisory Committee report
Library Catalog Title: Science Advisory Committee report
Subjects: Environmental flows | Environmental protection | Rivers | Water planning | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 W291fs
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [158 pages  File size: 3,194 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The study commission shall conduct public hearings and study public policy implications for balancing the demands on the water resources of the state resulting from a growing population with the requirements of the riverine, bay, and estuary systems including granting permits for instream flows dedicated to environmental needs or bay and estuary inflows, use of the Texas Water Trust, and any other issues that the study commission determines have importance and relevance to the protection of environmental flows. In evaluating the options for providing adequate environmental flows, the study commission shall take notice of the strong public policy imperative that exists in this state recognizing that environmental flows are important to the biological health of our parks, game preserves, and bay and estuary systems and are high priorities in the permitting process. The study commission shall specifically address ways that the ecological soundness of these systems will be ensured in the water allocation process.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Water For Environmental Flows
Title: Committee documentation: Science Advisory Committee tape logs, May 21, June 18, and July 29, 2004; agenda, June 18, 2004
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.78 W291FM
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [6 pages  File size: 425 kb]
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report - Colonia Self-Help Grant Program
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Interim Committee on Natural Resources interim report to the 78th Legislature ; implementation of the Colonia Self-Help Grant Program from SB 312.
Subjects: Colonias | Drinking water | Wastewater management | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 n219c
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [56 pages  File size: 10,236 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Monitor the implementation of the colonia water and wastewater self-help grant program established in SB 312, 77th Legislature, Regular Session.
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Natural Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Groundwater conservation districts | Homeland security | Terrorism | Water Development Board, Texas | Water planning | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 n218h
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [44 pages  File size: 2,427 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Gather information about the security of the waters in Texas, including groundwater, lakes and streams. Review government regulations and business practices to determine whether legislation is needed to protect our water resources, including the human and wildlife populations that depend on them, and to detect, interdict and respond to acts of terrorism.
2. Actively monitor all agencies and programs under the oversight jurisdiction of the comittee, including (a) implementation of SB 2, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the development and management of the water resources of the state, (b) implementation of SB 312, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the continuation of the Texas Water Development Board, (c) the actions of the Texas Water Advisory Committee, (d) water permitting for environmental needs, and (e) the development of groundwater management areas by the Texas Water Development Board. The committee should review the condition of groundwater conservation districts found to be not operational by the state auditor.
Committee: Joint Water Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The Texas Joint Committee on Water Resources interim report to the 78th Legislature.
Subjects: Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas | Natural resources conservation | Off-road vehicles | Rivers | San Marcos River Foundation | Water conservation | Water Development Board, Texas | Water planning | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 w291
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [94 pages  File size: 527 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. The Committee shall conduct an interim study and make recommendations regarding: (1)increasing the efficient use of existing water resources; (2)developing sufficient long-term financing strategies; (3)improving existing water conveyance systems; (4)water marketing; (5)determining the appropriate role of environmental and wildlife concerns in water permitting and water development; and (6)protection of the natural condition of beds and banks of the state-owned watercourses.
2. The Committee shall: (1) meet at least annually with the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and the Texas Water Development Board; and (2) receive information relating to: (A)encouraging the effective development of water marketing and water movement; (B)prioritizing the use of state funds for financing the development and conservation of water resources; and (C)measures for encouraging donation of water rights, for protecting instream uses.
Committee: Senate Border Affairs, Special
Title: Interim Report - Health
Library Catalog Title: Health interim report : Texas border health.
Subjects: Air pollution | Air quality | Birth defects | Border health | Border Health Institute | Children's Health Insurance Program | Dengue Fever | Dental hygienists | Dentists | Diabetes | Drinking water | Immunizations | Indigent health care | Medicaid | Medicaid application process | Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Program, Texas | Medical reimbursements | Medical research | Mental health services | Mosquitoes | Sewer service | Surface water pollution | Texas Center for Infectious Diseases | Tire disposal | Tuberculosis | Wastewater management | Water quality management | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 b644h
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [108 pages  File size: 503 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Assess the Border Region's water and wastewater system infrastructure needs and the impact of the lack of adequate water and wastewater systems on health conditions along the Border. The Committee shall develop both short-term and long-term recommendations to address these infrastructure needs.
2. Assess the health conditions in the Border Region, including childhood diseases and chronic health problems endemic to the Border such as diabetes and tuberculosis. Included in this assessment shall be an evaluation of the utilization of immunization and prevention programs and of collaborative efforts on common health issues between Texas and the Mexican Border States. The Committee shall develop health care strategies to improve Border health conditions and recommendations for their implementation.
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Natural Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Groundwater | Groundwater conservation districts | Groundwater pollution | Rule of capture | Water planning | Water supplies | Water wells | Wetlands |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 n218h
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [91 pages  File size: 4,882 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study all issues related to groundwater availability, including the role and needs of groundwater conservation districts to ensure effective management of the resource. Consider the effectiveness and feasibility of aquifer-based management, and the adequacy of data and modeling for regional water planning efforts. Assess the implementation of SB 1911, 76th Legislature, Regular Session.
2. Assess the condition of abandoned or deteriorated water wells and the need for state and local involvement to address potential problems.
3. Study the state's criteria and regulations for determining potential sites for wetlands mitigation efforts.
4. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: River authorities
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Interim Committee on Natural Resources interim report to the 77th Legislature : missions and roles of Texas river authorities.
Subjects: River authorities | Rivers | Water planning | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 n219r
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [94 pages  File size: 3,420 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review the missions and roles of all Texas river authorities, including their powers and duties, financing, fee structures, service areas, board composition, relationships with other river authorities, competition with private sector service providers, communities they serve, and roles in and contributions to the state's water plan.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report - River authority surveys
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Interim Committee on Natural Resources interim report to the 77th Legislature : missions and roles of Texas river authorities.
Library Call Number: L1836.76 n219r surveys
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Committee: Senate North American Free Trade Agreement, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: A report to the 76th Legislature.
Subjects: Affordable housing | Border counties | Border economy | Border health | Border issues | Border transit corridors | Border transportation | Colonias | Employment | Environment | Environmental protection | Interstate Highway 35 | Job training programs | Literacy | Local Workforce Development Boards | North American Free Trade Agreement | Railroads | Traffic | Transportation | Transportation infrastructure | Unemployment | Water quality management | Water supplies | Workforce | Workforce Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 n811
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [163 pages  File size: 12,556 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the impact of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on the Texas economy and determine how different segments of the economy are affected.
2. Determine how NAFTA has affected employment and identify any employment losses or gains. Assess how the state's workforce programs have responded to any employment changes and make any necessary recommendations to improve that response.
3. Assess the impact NAFTA is having on the state's infrastructure, including but not limited to transportation, education, housing, the environment and health and human services.
4. Develop a statewide strategic response plan to the effects of NAFTA in Texas which identifies available and needed resources at the local, state and federal level and provides for a coordinated response.
Committee: Joint Water Resources Development and Management
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 76th Legislature : implementation of Senate Bill 1.
Subjects: Interbasin water transfers | Wastewater management | Water planning | Water quality management | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 w343
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [287 pages  File size: 20,567 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. The Committee on Water Resources Development and Management is created to study the State's water supply and wastewater infrastructure needs. The Committee shall: Review Texas' current inventory of water resources, including water supply and wastewater treatment infrastructure.
2. Review projections for Texas' future water and wastewater needs to the year 2050.
3. Review the role of the state and regional and local entities in participation and investment in water-related projects.
4. Review the implementation of SB 1, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1997.
5. Make recommendations to the 76th Legislature to assist Texas communities having limited financial capabilities with their water supply and wastewater infrastructure needs.
6. Make recommendations to the 76th Legislature to ensure efficient allocation of state and local resources through the use of regional water facilities and management, including water market transactions.
7. Make recommendations to the 76th Legislature to help local governments to meet the financial costs created by federal and state water quality regulations.
Committee: Senate International Relations, Trade and Technology
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee interim report : a report to the 75th Legislature.
Subjects: Affordable housing | Attorney General of Texas | Border economy | Border environment | Border health | Border issues | Border transportation | Colonias | Consumer credit | Contracts for deed | Housing and Community Affairs, Texas Department of | International trade | Mortgages | North American Free Trade Agreement | Private activity bonds | Real estate development | Sewer service | Wastewater management | Water Development Board, Texas | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 in9
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [173 pages  File size: 11,680 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the enforcement of HB 1001, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, the colonias bill, and identify any provisions that need to be clarified or strengthened.
2. Assess the progress of the Texas Water Development Board's "economically distressed areas program" with regards to the number of applications received and the number of water and waste water projects actually implemented in the colonias.
3. Assess the effect of NAFTA on Texas' infrastructure including transportation, housing, education and the environment, with special attention to its impact along the Texas/Mexico border.
4. Monitor implementation of, and make recommendations for any needed changes in, legislation passed by the 74th Legislature to address the problems of colonias, specifically SB 336, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, SB 1509, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, and HB 2726, 74th Legislature, Regular Session.
5. Study and make recommendations regarding methods and programs to expand international trade, with particular focus on the use of technology.
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Natural Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Drinking water | Edwards Aquifer Authority | Lower Colorado River Authority | Lower Neches Valley Authority | Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas | Sewer service | Wastewater management | Water quality management | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 n218h
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [79 pages  File size: 3,866 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
2. Review the on-site wastewater treatment program; identify measures to decentralize state authority and increase local government participation.
3. Study methods to provide affordable, state-sponsored financial assistance for small community water projects.
4. Review the design, mission and goals of the Lower Neches Valley Authority.
5. Study the governance, structure and functions of the Lower Colorado River Authority, in light of changes in the electric utility industry and other long-term changes.
6. Monitor the court action and implementation of the laws from the 73rd and 74th Legislatures relating to the Edwards Aquifer Authority.
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 Natural Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Natural Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1992 : a report to the House of Representatives, 73rd Legislature.
Subjects: Edwards Aquifer | Edwards Aquifer Authority | Groundwater | Petroleum storage tanks | Solid waste disposal | Special taxing districts | Water districts | Water planning | Water quality management | Water supplies | Water wells |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 n219h
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [80 pages  File size: 3,830 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor and oversee legislation enacted during the 72nd Regular and Special Called Session that was considered by the Natural Resources Committee; Performance Audit Review Recommendations; and any agency-initiated changes.
2. Continue studies on the regulation and protection of the Edwards Aquifer, including but not limited to: A. Examining implications of future legal judgements to be entered regarding the Edwards; B. Searching for an equitable solution for all regional interest, including downstream users of the Edwards; C. Studying ways to create a high quality and dependable water source for San Antonio and surrounding areas; D. Looking at possibility of a mandatory region-wide uniform conservation program/voluntary demand reduction program.
3. Continue work on the revision of the Water Code.
4. Investigate the best methods for financing water quality initiatives and other environmental protection programs. Include studying cost of environmental programs in terms of property taxes, fees or economic development.
5. Study the creation and role of solid waste management districts.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Agriculture and Livestock : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 72nd Legislature.
Subjects: African honey bees | Agriculture | Animal diseases | Aquaculture | Border economy | Border environment | Border health | Border transportation | Colonias | Economic development | Exotic species | Fire ants | Food safety | Hazardous substances | Hazardous waste | Insects | International trade | Livestock | Pesticides | Rio Grande River | Rural areas | Rural issues | Solid waste disposal | Truck traffic | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 ag83
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [59 pages  File size: 3,029 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the promotion of the exotic livestock industry and potential public necessity of governmental regulation thereof.
2. To study international agriculture (joint study with State, Federal and International Relations Committee).
3. To study exotic pests and their impact on Texas agriculture.
4. To study nutrition education and food safety.
5. To study pesticide disposal.
6. To study agricultural economic diversification and development in rural areas.
7. To study the economic development opportunities of the aquaculture industry and the regulatory responsibilities of the State.
Committee: Joint Edwards Aquifer, Special
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee report to the 72nd Legislature / Special Committee on the Edwards Aquifer.
Subjects: Edwards Aquifer | Edwards Aquifer Authority | Groundwater | Groundwater conservation districts | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 ed85
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [218 pages  File size: 8,858 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall be assigned to: (a) review and study scientific data on the Edwards Aquifer from various public agencies, including the Bureau of Economic Geology, The Texas Water Development Board, the Texas Water Commission, the Edwards Underground Water District, and the United States Geological Survey; (b) consider priorities for the uses of the Edwards Aquifer, considering its storage capacity, its recharge and retention capabilities, and its ability to transmit water and provide water of high quality; (c) explore and suggest alternatives for supplying adequate water for regional needs at reasonable costs; (d) determine the effects of limiting groundwater withdrawals from the Edwards Aquifer to an amount less than average annual recharge; (e) consider allocation mechanisms for the aquifer; (f) consider whether amendments to existing water law are needed; (g) determine the feasibility of pumping to augment or replace springflow for the purpose of meeting downstream need without waste, the impact on downstream needs, and whether additional studies should be contracted for as funds are available; (h) examine present institutional arrangements for water resource management in the region of the Edwards Aquifer and hydrologically connected river basins, and examine alternative institutional arrangements; (i) examine alternative methods of managing the aquifer, with and without imposing limits on pumping; (j) review the costs, benefits, and feasibility of recharge and other projects, including consideration of fair methods of funding such projects; (k) review and consider modifications to water rights and policies affecting development of surface water in the western part of the Edwards Aquifer region, and (l) investigate and make recommendations on any other aspects of groundwater management, that, in the judgment of the committee would be useful to the legislature's decision making.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Edwards Aquifer, Special
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: 116 kb]
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Natural Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report 1990 : a report to the House of Representatives, 72nd Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Border health | Colonias | Drinking water | Outdoor recreation | Property rights | Real estate development | Rio Grande River | Rio Grande Valley | Rivers | Statutory revision | Wastewater management | Water Commission, Texas | Water districts | Water planning | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 n219h
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [33 pages  File size: 1,633 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the transfer of water rights from irrigation districts to municipalities in South Texas.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. To study current efforts to provide and finance water and wastewater services to the colonias.
5. To study the rights of property owners along rivers and streams.
6. To study the recodification of the Texas Water Codes.
Committee: House State, Federal and International Relations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on State, Federal, and International Relations : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 72nd Legislature.
Subjects: Agriculture | Border economy | Border environment | Border health | Border issues | Border transportation | Colonias | Drinking water | Federal aid | Federal funds | International trade | Maquiladoras | Water quality management | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 st30
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [25 pages  File size: 1,273 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and to have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 33.
2. To study the impact of health, environmental immigration and infrastructure improvements on the economy of the Texas-Mexico border area.
3. To study the existing maquiladora programs along the Texas-Mexico border and determine means by which foreign investment and participation can be enhanced.
4. To study the implementation and development of the European state of Texas International Trade Offices and the impact of the European Common Market (Europe 92) on international trade in Texas.
5. To study the implementation and development of the Asian State of Texas International Offices.
6. To study federal allocation of funds in Texas, including defense, research and federal formula programs and the role of the Office of State and Federal Relations.
7. To study international agriculture (joint study with Agriculture and Livestock).
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 71st Legislature / Senate Committee on Natural Resources.
Subjects: Aquaculture | Artificial reefs | Beaches | Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | Colonias | Cotton production | Drinking water | Environmental protection | Exotic species | Fish | Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. | Fishing | Insects | Land conservation | Natural resources conservation | Offshore structures | Property rights | Rivers | Sewer service | Solid waste disposal | Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Program | Texas Open Beaches Act | Water conservation | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 n219
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [158 pages  File size: 5,126 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Initiate an interim study of a statewide artificial reef plan and further study various uses of abandoned oil and gas rigs. Give careful consideration to reef design, preparation, and component grouping and spacing, siting, and fisheries resource management and analyze and compare biological effectiveness, cost factors, and long-term benefits for various design options and preparation techniques.
2. Review proposals for a protection system for Texas rivers, similar to the federal Wild and Scenic rivers program. *
3. Study current efforts to control the boll weevil in Texas, including integrated pest management (IPM) programs. *
4. Review the problems associated with colonias; make recommendations for legislative action to halt the growth of illegal subdivisions and to provide water and sewer service to existing developments. *
5. Study the issues associated with aquaculture and fish farming. *
6. Study coastal erosion; consider the advantages, disadvantages and economic impacts of beach erosion control methodologies. *
7. Review the definitions of wetlands used by state and federal government agencies. Study the potential impact on wetlands management of the definition used in the Fish and Wildlife Service's National Wetlands Inventory project. *
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 70th Texas Legislature / Texas House of Representatives, Committee on Agriculture and Livestock.
Subjects: Agricultural loans | Agriculture, Texas Department of | Animal Health Commission, Texas | Brush control | Cooperative Extension, Texas | Cotton production | Liens | Soil and Water Conservation Board, Texas | Structural Pest Control Board, Texas | Texas A&M AgriLife Research | Water conservation | Water planning | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 ag83
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [52 pages  File size: 2,281 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the effects on agriculture of the water plan enacted in HB 2, 69th Legislature, Regular Session.
2. Study the efficacy of current commodity buyer registration requirements.
3. Study federal and private sources of financing and interagency contracting practices of the State's agricultural agencies.
4. Study the State's role in the provision of credit for agricultural enterprises.
5. Study the effects of HB 1741, 69th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to agricultural liens.
6. Study the implementation of the Texas Brush Control Program.
7. Monitor all activities and to have budget oversight responsibilities for the following agencies: State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners; Structural Pest Control Board; Texas Rodent and Predatory Animal Control Service; Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory; Natural Fibers and Food Protein Commission; State Soil and Water Conservation Board; Texas Animal Health Commission; Texas Agricultural Extension Service; Texas Agricultural Experiment Station; Texas Department of Agriculture. *
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Texas House of Representatives, Natural Resources Committee : a report to the House of Representatives, 70th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Agricultural Loan Guaranty Program | Agricultural loans | Agriculture | Bond issues | Irrigation | Junior water rights | Occupational licenses | Reservoirs | Water conservation | Water planning | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 n219
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [44 pages  File size: 1,356 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study and analyze the effectiveness of techniques employed in promoting the constitutional propositions of HJR 6, 69th Legislature, Regular Session, and the concerns of the electorate when voting on major water legislation.
2. To study the effectiveness of the pilot agricultural loan program.
3. To study the effectiveness of the bond insurance program.
4. To study and recommend enabling legislation for an agricultural loan program if the Texas Agricultural Water Conservation Bonds approved by HJR 6, 69th Legislature, Regular Session, are approved by the electorate.
5. To study the availability of measures to reduce reservoir construction costs to the state and in particular the advisability of enacting legislation to defease outstanding water development bonds.
6. To study the need for, and the provisions that should be included in, legislation requiring certification of water and waste analysis.
7. To study the availability of water for future appropriation in major basins of the state in light of the Texas Supreme Court's decision in No. C-1620.
8. To study the need to define "unappropriated water" and to amend other statutes pertaining to water rights.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 70th Legislature / Senate Committee on Natural Resources.
Subjects: Alternative energy | Colonias | Drinking water | Gambling | Groundwater | Hazardous waste | Horse racing | Houston, Texas | Natural gas | Natural gas industry | Oil industry | Solid waste disposal | Texas Panhandle | Wastewater management | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 n219s
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [152 pages  File size: 4,482 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the problems associated with inadequate water and wastewater systems in colonias. Examine some of the resources and funds outside the Water Development Board that could be used to improve water and sewer service in the colonias. *
2. Study issues associated with water supplies in Houston, including groundwater availability, subsistence, flooding, urban runoff and non-point source water pollution. *
3. Study groundwater use, quality and protection in the El Paso area. *
4. Review alternatives to landfills and injection wells for the disposal of hazardous wastes. Consider methods to treat or destroy hazardous wastes, as well as efforts to reduce waste production.
5. Review the history of horse racing in Texas; consider the possible economic and social costs and benefits of pari-mutuel betting on horse races. Study the predicted effects of legalizing pari-mutuel betting the Texas farm economy. *
6. Review development of alternative energy sources and renewable energy sources; consider methods to encourage the development of renewable energy sources in Texas.
7. Hold public hearings on issues related to the production of white oil (chilled, condensed natural gas) in the Texas Panhandle. Consider the effects of the Railroad Commission's ruling on white oil on the oil and gas industry and the economy of the Texas Panhandle. Review federal court actions related to the dispute.
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Texas House of Representatives, Natural Resources Committee : a report to the House of Representatives, 69th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Flooding | Groundwater | Special taxing districts | Surface water | Water conservation | Water districts | Water policy | Water quality management | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 n219h
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [35 pages  File size: 1,065 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 23.
2. To investigate and determine the advisability and constitutionality of enacting a single statute authorizing governing body members of conservation and reclamation districts created by special legislation to serve up to four year terms.
3. To investigate and monitor all efforts being made in Texas with regard to, and determine the potential for, increased ground water production and supplies through enhanced recovery methods.
4. To investigate the need to enact legislation relating to surface water rights.
5. To assist the House-Senate Joint Committee on Water Resources in its study of Texas water problems.
6. To assess and investigate the need for state action to ensure the future environmental quality of Clear Lake and to preserve the sensitive ecosystems of said Lake.
7. To investigate and identify appropriate and workable state responses to the problem of non-localized flooding.
8. To investigate and recommend legislation for management of ground water.
Committee: House State, Federal, and International Relations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the members of the 69th Legislature : interim report of the Committee on State, Federal & International Relations, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Border economy | Border issues | Fisheries | Immigration | Mexico | Shrimping industry | Undocumented immigrants | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 st30
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [87 pages  File size: 2,289 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 30.
2. To investigate the possibilities of initiating agreements or permits for Texas shrimpers to harvest in Mexico's Exclusive Economic Zone; explore basis for expansion into other commercial fisheries agreements.
3. To study the effect of the continuing Mexican Peso devaluations on the economies of the Texas border areas; devise a contingency plan, in cooperation with other border states, to stimulate border area economy in the event of future economic problems in Mexico.
4. In cooperation with the House-Senate Joint Committee on Water Resources, study the possibility of developing state water resources through the importation of water from bordering states, and explore riparian rights between those states and Texas.
5. To study the effects of the proposed Simpson-Mazzoli Act on the Texas border area and its economy.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim Report to the 68th Legislature / Senate Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Agriculture.
Subjects: Agricultural labor | Agricultural loans | Agriculture | Cooperative Extension, Texas | Explosions | Grain elevators and warehouses | Pesticides | Texas A&M AgriLife Research | Water planning | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 ag83s
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [45 pages  File size: 2,772 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the issues of bonding or recovery funds associated with grain elevator storage to ensure commodity producers against possible economic loss.
2. Explore the issue of agricultural labor with respect to labor availability and labor relations.
3. Study the transportation of agricultural commodities and analyze the effect that transportation rates have upon agricultural profitability.
4. Review the measures the state has taken to guarantee that farmers are assured sufficient supplies of water for their crops and livestock.
5. Examine the adequacy and timeliness of publicly funded agricultural research and development programs.
6. Examine any problems relating to the enabling legislation and administration of the Family Farm and Ranch Security Program.
7. Study the current system for bonding of commodity warehouses. Consider the risk of warehouse defaults and the possible effects on depositors. Review proposed methods for guaranteeing 100% protection for commodities depositors *
8. Review current state laws regulating pesticides; consider whether additional regulations are needed to protect the health farm workers. *
9. Investigate recent grain elevator explosions in Texas and suggest means to reduce the likelihood that such catastrophes will recur.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture
Title: SR 627
Library Call Number: SR 627
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 666 kb]
Committee: House Rural Water Cooperatives, House Joint
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Joint Committee to Study Rural Water Cooperatives, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Water districts | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 r88w
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [129 pages  File size: 4,500 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the problems of funding, service and financing of rural water cooperatives, report findings and make recommendations to the 68th Legislature. Specifically, the Committee is asked to investigate the advantages and disadvantages of designating rural water cooperatives as special utility districts.
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Texas House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee : a report to the House of Representatives, 65th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Edwards Aquifer | Groundwater | Rule of capture | San Antonio, Texas | Water conservation | Water desalination | Water Development Board, Texas | Water districts | Water marketing | Water planning | Water Quality Board, Texas | Water rights | Water Rights Commisssion, Texas | Water supplies | Weather modification |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 n219
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [60 pages  File size: 1,912 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study resouce depletion and the need for water within the state.
2. Study underground water laws as they relate to withdrawal and sale.
3. Review water rights adjudication act procedures.
4. Consider the need for revision in the laws governing groundwater districts, levee improvement districts, water control and improvement districts and irrigation districts.
5. Study San Antonio Water Supply problems.
6. Consider the possibility of amalgamating the water agencies.
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the House of Representatives, Natural Resources Committee ; a report to the House of the 64th Legislature.
Subjects: Energy conservation | Energy policy | Mining | Natural gas industry | Oil industry | Rural areas | Subsidence | Wastewater management | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 n219
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [26 pages  File size: 833 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Hear testimony on the issue of unitization of oil and gas properties. Consider the advantages and disadvantages of allowing owners of large interests in an oil or gas reservoir should be allowed to compel smaller owners to merge interests and consolidate the operations of the reservoir. *
2. Review issues related to surface mining and land reclamation, land surface subsidence, water supplies, waste disposal, and water law. *
3. Undertake a study of the energy crisis in rural areas and make legislative recommendations *
Supporting documents
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Subcommittee Members
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 N218H 63
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [1 pages]
Committee: House Water Supply and Waste Disposal in Metropolitan Areas, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Water supply and waste disposal in Texas urban areas : a report / by the House Interim Committee on Water Supply and Waste Disposal in Metropolitan Areas.
Subjects: Municipal utility districts | Real estate development | Sewer service | Water districts | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 w298
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [100 pages  File size: 4,354 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the use of regional and area-wide systems and special districts to supply water service and drainage facilities and to provide sewage and waste disposal outside and within metropolitan areas and to examine the effect of existing legislation enacted by previous legislatures to determine the effectiveness of the laws in dealing with the know problems and to develop a uniform plan or policy for use fo these systems and districts.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Water Supply and Waste Disposal in Metropolitan Areas, Interim
Title: Water supply and waste disposal in metropolitan areas.
Library Catalog Title: Water supply and waste disposal in metropolitan areas.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 w2982
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Committee: House Water Supply and Waste Disposal in Metropolitan Areas, Interim
Title: Testimony of Rep. Carlos F. Truan before the House Special Interim Committee on Water Supply and Waste Disposal in Metropolitan Areas
Library Catalog Title: Testimony of Rep. Carlos F. Truan before the House Special Interim Committee on Water Supply and Waste Disposal in Metropolitan Areas.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 w298t
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [30 pages]
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Texas Natural Resources Study Committee.
Subjects: Water desalination | Water planning | Water supplies | West Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.62 n219
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View report [17 pages  File size: 632 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. The committee shall: (1) study the water situation in the state and the federal and state proposals concerning it; (2) study the changes that may be needed in state statutes concerning water protection and development; (3) study the organizational structure of all state water agencies and the administration of state laws relating to water; (4) study alternative methods of financing the Texas Water Plan; (5) hold hearings throughout the state, explaining the major water problems in the state and the proposals for solving them to those attending the hearings and consider alternative proposals from interested Legislators and the public; (6) review major water legislation enacted by the 62nd Legislature.
2. Study the possibility of creating a West Texas Water plan to import water into West Texas and any other possible methods of alleviating the chronic water problems of West Texas.
3. Study the feasibility of establishing facilities in Texas for the desalinization of salt water for agricultural, industrial, and personal consumption in the state.
Committee: Joint Multiple Use and Pollution of All Waters of Texas (Cont. of Bays of Texas, 58th)
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report / of the Committee for the Study of Pollution-Multiple Use, Texas Waters to the Sixtieth Legislature.
Subjects: Surface water pollution | Water conservation | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.59 p765
Session: 59th R.S. (1965)
Online version: View report [22 pages  File size: 1,595 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. WHEREAS, This Committee was appointed for the purpose of making a study of all matters concerning, or in any way pertaining to, the development and use of bays of the State of Texas and the inlets and tributaries thereto, for hunting, fishing, boating, and recreational purposes; the mining and producing of mudshell, clam shell, sand, clay, and marl from such bays, the inlets and tributaries thereto; and the transportation by pipeline or otherwise of oil, gas, and other minerals across such bays, the inlets and tributaries thereto; and all matters pertaining to the pollution and contamination by all users of such bays, the inlets and tributaries thereof; and WHEREAS The Committee is of the opinion that because of lack of time to cope with the enormity of this study, only a very temporary and preliminary report can be offered as of the convening of the 59th Legislature, and the further fact that the Committee believes that the study should be a continuing attempt to evaluate the benefits and to offer initial solutions to the many problems rising from the multiple use of all the waters of Texas, both surface and subsurface, and that since the entire state is confronted with a serious water and water pollution problem, its study should be expanded to include all the waters of Texas; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, by the Senate of the State of Texas, the House of Representatives concurring, that the committee be continued and shall be authorized to continue this necessary study, but to extend over the entire State of Texas and to include all of the multiple uses of all of the waters of the state whatsoever, and the Committee shall be known as The Legislative Study on Multiple Use and Pollution of All Waters of Texas.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Multiple Use and Pollution of All Waters of Texas (Cont. of Bays of Texas, 58th)
Title: Recommendations for legislation that will enable local authorities to better deal with water and air pollution / Office of County Attorney, Harris County
Library Catalog Title: Recommendations for legislation that will enable local authorities to better deal with water and air pollution / Office of County Attorney, Harris County
Library Call Number: L1836.59 p765r
Session: 59th R.S. (1965)
Committee: Joint Multiple Use and Pollution of All Waters of Texas (Cont. of Bays of Texas, 58th)
Title: [Working papers].
Library Catalog Title: [Working papers].
Library Call Number: L1836.59 765w
Session: 59th R.S. (1965)

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