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Committee: Senate Natural Resources and Economic Development
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Aerospace industry | Air pollution | Air quality | Carbon dioxide | Clean Air Act | Economic development | Economic development incentives | Electric power plants | Electric Reliability Council of Texas | Environmental permits | Environmental protection | Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. | Environmental Quality, Texas Commission on | Ground level ozone | Oil fields | School districts | Spaceports | SpaceX | State administrative hearings | Tax incentives | Texas Emissions Reduction Plan | Theft |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 N219E
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [155 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Implementation of Federal Regulations: Study the impact and identify challenges Texas faces implementing proposed federal Environmental Protection Agency regulations, including, but not limited to the Clean Power Plan, Reduction of Methane & Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from oil and gas facilities, Ozone standards, Regional Haze, and Waters of the U.S. Make recommendations for legislative or constitutional action the committee considers necessary.
2. Texas Emission Reduction Plan (TERP): Study and make recommendations regarding the use of Texas Emission Reduction Plan (TERP) funds, including reducing air emissions from mobile sources in response to changes in ozone standards.
3. Economic Development: Evaluate the effectiveness and necessity of programs and resources currently used to support economic development in Texas. Make recommendations regarding continuation of effective strategies, modification of existing administrative or regulatory barriers, and the reduction or elimination of ineffective programs.
4. Expedited Permitting: Evaluate the permitting process in Texas and neighboring states and make recommendations for eliminating unnecessary barriers and expediting the process to ensure that the regulatory process is consistent and predictable.
5. ERCOT/PUC Electricity Issues: Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction. In this oversight and monitoring, the committee should: 1) identify and recommend opportunities to streamline programs or services and enhance grid safety while maintaining the mission of ERCOT and PUC and their programs; and 2) identify barriers ERCOT or PUC may have in their governance that may be appropriate to improve or eliminate.
6. Oil Field Theft: Study and make recommendations for solving the oil field theft problems facing Texas, including identifying the proper mechanisms for increasing enforcement effectiveness.
7. Monitoring Charge: Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development during the 84th Legislature, Regular Session and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, monitor the following: 1)Legislation relating to Texas aerospace incentives; 2) Expedited permitting; and 3) Electric utility rate adjustments.
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: Interim report - Interstate ozone
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 75th Legislature : Interstate Ozone Transport Agreement.
Subjects: Air pollution | Air quality | Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. | Ground level ozone | Ozone Transport Assessment Group |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 n219o
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [22 pages  File size: 1,063 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Monitor the interstate ozone transport agreement currently being developed by the Environmental Protection Agency and study the impact of the proposed agreement on Texas.
Committee: House Environmental Regulation
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Environmental Regulation, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Air pollution | Air quality | Environmental permits | Ground level ozone | Nonattainment areas | Racial discrimination | Real estate development | Solid waste disposal | State agency mandated reports | Zoning |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 en89
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [82 pages  File size: 4,772 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the opportunities and impediments to creating special solid waste management districts to provide services to rural communities.
2. Study preventive measures available to state and local governments that can maintain or enhance air quality conditions in those metropolitan areas in Texas presently meeting the national ambient air quality standards.
3. Study the state's requirements for the siting of environmentally sensitive facilities and make recommendations to address associated land use compatibility concerns.
4. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including a study of mandated reports to the legislature and legislative agencies. The study should consist of a review of the legislative reporting requirements of all agencies to identify areas where reporting obligations could be streamlined and agency accountability improved. The committee shall make specific recommendations about the continuation, modification or elimination of required legislative reports.

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