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5 Document(s) [ Subject: Environmental laws and regulations ]

Committee: House Environmental Regulation
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Environmental Regulation, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Air quality | Clean Air Act | Concentrated animal feeding operations | Emergency management | Environmental education | Environmental laws and regulations | Environmental permits | Environmental protection | Grandfathered industrial facilities | Local emergency planning committees | Manure | Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas | Radioactive waste | Solid waste disposal | Statutory revision | Surface water pollution | Tire disposal | Voluntary Emissions Reduction Program | Water quality management |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 en89
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [131 pages  File size: 6,431 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review materials of publicly funded environmental educational programs and assess whether the materials and the programs promote views based on scientifically sound information.
2. Review current funding mechanisms for Local Emergency Planning Committees ("LEPC's), which are required by federal law to respond to chemical emergencies. Determine if there are alternative funding methods that would improve the ability of the LEPC's to preform their duties.
3. Compile an inventory of state environmental laws that appear to provide little or no appreciable benefit, and recommend revision or repeal of each law identified.
4. Monitor the activities of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to achieve a fair transition for permitting facilities currently operating without air quality permits.
5. Study the cumulative effects of siting numerous confined animal feeding operations (CAFO's) in a geographic area involving multiple state jurisdictions. Determine whether environmental protections are adequate in such situations.
6. Conduct active oversight of state agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction, including the waste tire program, delegation of federal environmental programs, revisions to national ambient air quality standards, and approval of the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim report - Cost benefit analysis
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 75th Legislature : use of cost benefit analysis in environmental regulation.
Subjects: Environmental laws and regulations | Environmental protection |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 n219c
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [16 pages  File size: 751 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the use of cost benefit analysis and risk assessment in environmental regulation.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim report - Environmental audit legislation
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 75th Legislature : effectiveness of the environmental audit legislation.
Subjects: Environmental laws and regulations | Environmental permits | Self-audit programs |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 n219ea
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [20 pages  File size: 900 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Monitor the effectiveness of the environmental audit legislation, HB 2473, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, in increasing voluntary reporting of environmental violations.
Committee: House Environmental Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature : report of the Committee on Environmental Affairs.
Subjects: Air quality | Clean Air Act | Environmental crimes | Environmental laws and regulations | Environmental permits | Environmental protection | Hazardous substances | Hazardous waste | Litter | Outdoor recreation | Radioactive waste | San Antonio Missions National Historical Park | Solid waste disposal | State parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 en89
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [369 pages  File size: 13,174 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review methods for local and/or state governments to dispose of hazardous chemicals in an economical and environmentally sound manner.
2. Determine the feasibility of the issuance of joint permits for air and water quality to industries through interagency coordination in order to reduce paperwork, quicken the process and avoid bureaucratic duplication.
3. Study the environmental, public safety, and economic impact of litter along Texas highways, streets and roads and recommend a plan for reducing litter that emphasized public education and incentives for anti-litter programs.
4. Determine the economic and environmental impact of nuclear waste storage and disposal in and on Texas, with attention to the licensure of disposal facilities, safety regulations and standards, and local citizen approval of site selection.
5. Monitor the impact of the State Implementation Plan under the 1977 Federal Clean Air Act, and determine the need, if any, for revisions of standards.
6. Project the recreational needs of Texas for the remainder of the twentieth century and forecast urban park needs.
7. Provide an update on the progress of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. *
Committee: House Judicial Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Committee on Judicial Affairs, Texas House of Representatives, 64th Legislature : to the Speaker and Members of the Texas House of Representatives, 65th Legislature.
Subjects: Attorney General of Texas | Damage award caps | Environmental crimes | Environmental laws and regulations | Medical liability insurance |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 j897
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [93 pages  File size: 2,513 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Continue study of the propriety of granting to the Attorney General independent authority to sue to enforce environmental law.
2. Study all aspects of the problems involving medical malpractice suits.
3. Review the operations of all state agencies assigned to the committee for appropriative purposed. *

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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