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5 Document(s) [ Subject: Explosions ]

Committee: House Homeland Security and Public Safety
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Agricultural chemicals | Border security | Councils of government | Driver licenses | Driver Responsibility Program | Driving while intoxicated | Emergency management | Explosions | Hazardous substances | Public Safety, Texas Department of | Traffic violations | West, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 P96H
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [61 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Assess the level of preparedness among critical infrastructure entities, state and local emergency planning organizations, first response efforts, and overall coordination of jurisdictions across the state. Include a review of the state's role in preparing, resourcing, and coordinating with local emergency response, specifically in rural areas or areas that depend largely on volunteer response efforts.
2. Investigate the fatal explosion in West, Texas, in April 2013, for deficiencies in safety, risk management, and disaster planning by chemical facilities and state entities. Determine if any changes should be made to existing laws and rules relating to inspection, investigation, and enforcement, and make specific recommendations on how to reduce the likelihood for damage, injury, or death.
3. Evaluate state and local entities' effectiveness in meeting the state's border and homeland security program goals and objectives.
4. Review the Driver Responsibility Program and consider methods for overall improvement of the program.
5. 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: 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 Atlanta, Texas Explosion, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee pursuant to House simple resolution no. 230
Subjects: Explosions | Natural gas |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 46th Leg., R.S. 4418 (1939)
Session: 46th R.S. (1939)
Online version: View report [6 pages  File size: 219 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the explosion in Atlanta, Texas. *
Committee: Joint New London School Explosion
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the committee to investigate the New London school explosion
Subjects: Explosions | Natural gas | New London, Texas |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 46th Leg., R.S. 187 (1939)
Session: 45th R.S. (1937)
Online version: View report [9 pages  File size: 424 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make a full and complete investigation of the facts surrounding the New London tragedy and recommend to the Legislature necessary legislation, if necessary, to minimize the probability of similar occurrences in the future.

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

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