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24 Document(s) [ Subject: Hazardous substances ]

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 Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 82nd Legislature / Senate Committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs.
Subjects: Agriculture | Alternative energy | Diet and nutrition | Food safety | Hazardous substances | School lunches | Swine |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 AG86r
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [48 pages  File size: 7,714 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations on new and innovative ways to increase investment, employment and production in Texas agriculture.
2. Study current federal, state and local safeguards to protect our food supply. Identify gaps that may exist in Texas statute, agency roles, and authority for ensuring a safe food supply for Texas, including imported fruits and vegetables. Examine the impact of revised federal regulations on the State, and the potential impact of pending federal legislation. Examine the existing capabilities of the public health system on the border to accomplish public health surveillance of food.
3. Study impact of windblown herbicides on grape growing and other agricultural production. Make recommendations for improving the safety and quality of Texas agricultural products.
4. Study and make recommendations on the impact of feral hogs and other predators that hamper development of Texas agriculture.
5. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Agriculture & Rural Affairs, 81st Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, consider the following:
  • Monitor the establishment of the Texas Bioenergy Policy Council and the Texas Bioenergy Research Committee.
  • Monitor the Texas Department of Agriculture's efforts to reduce or eliminate trans fatty acids in foods provided by Texas schools.
Committee: House Business and Industry
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Business & Industry, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2004 : a report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Dry cleaners | Environmental cleanup | Hazardous substances | Workers Compensation Commission, Texas | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 B964
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [56 pages  File size: 1,269 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study ways to reduce specific cost drivers under the workers' compensation system related to provider, surgical and physical therapy services or care and the reduction of return-to-work time periods.
2. Study the cost effectiveness of the state workers' compensation system including: (a) Economic benefits, if any, of inclusion of the UT System, A&M University System, Texas Department of Transportation and Employees Retirement System under the State Office of Risk Management programs; (b) Costs or savings to the state by allowing state agencies to self-insure; and (c)The creation of workers' compensation provider networks for state employees.
3. Actively monitor the activities of the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission in the continued implementation of HB 2600, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, and workers' compensation legislation passed during the 78th Legislature.
4. Monitor the implementation of HB 1366, 78th Legislature, Regular Session. Consider concerns from interested parties regarding the use of the remediation funds and recommend legislative changes to the 79th Legislature.
5. Study the potential impact on the cost and quality of medical care through employer and/or insurance carrier selection of initial treating doctor and change of doctor in the workers' compensation system.
6. Monitor the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Environmental Regulation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Environmental Regulation, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Air quality | Border environment | Drinking water | Hazardous substances | Homeland security | Motor vehicle emissions tests | Motor vehicle registration | Radioactive waste | Solid waste disposal | Terrorism | Texas Emissions Reduction Plan | Vehicle safety inspections |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 en89
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [82 pages  File size: 1,926 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine problems related to lost and stolen radioactive material, including sources abandoned downhole in drilling operations.
2. Study the production, transportation, use and disposal of hazardous and radioactive materials that could be used in terrorist actions. Review the management and security of public drinking water systems. 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.
3. Identify and prioritize environmental issues on the Texas-Mexico border, including air quality and solid waste.
4. Examine the progress of programs related to vehicle inspection and maintenance and low-income repair assistance.
5. Actively monitor agencies and programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction, including specifically, implementation of HB 2912, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission Sunset Legislation, and SB 5, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, to ensure compliance with federal Clean Air Act standards and deadlines.
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Transportation, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1992 : a report to the House of Representatives, 73rd Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Eminent domain | Federal funds | Federal government | Hazardous spills | Hazardous substances | Highway finance | Property rights | Public Safety, Texas Department of | Railroad Commission of Texas | Rights of way | Transportation, Texas Department of |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 t687
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [106 pages  File size: 4,305 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor and oversee legislation enacted during the 72nd Regular and Special Called Sessions that was considered by the Committee on Transportation; Performance Audit Review Recommendations; and any agency-initiated changes.
2. Monitor activities of the Traffic Law Enforcement section of the Department of Public Safety and the Transportation Division of the Texas Railroad Commission.
3. Examine the transportation of hazardous materials in the state, with an emphasis on federal directives to the state.
4. Consider the effects on Texas of the federal transportation legislation, including the Federal Highway Reauthorization Act.
5. Examine the issues of condemnation as it affects transportation.
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: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 72nd Legislature / Senate Committee on Natural Resources.
Subjects: Hazardous substances | Radioactive materials | Radioactive waste |
Library Call Number: L1836. n219
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [56 pages  File size: 2,271 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine the control and regulation of technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive materials.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Committee documentation: daily minutes record
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 N219 71
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 19 kb]
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: Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee on Health Services
Title: Interim report - Uranium mill tailings
Library Catalog Title: Uranium mill tailings : interim report / Senate Subcommittee on Health Services.
Subjects: Hazardous substances | Radioactive materials | Radioactive waste | Solid waste disposal |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 ur2
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [77 pages  File size: 3,777 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the regulation of uranium mill tailings and similar waste. Investigate risks to public health and the environment, the state's liability for improperly regulated disposal sites, and the loss of public confidence in the state's regulatory process. *
Committee: Senate Implementation of the Agricultural Hazard Communication Act
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Hazard Communication Act : interim report to the 71st Legislature / Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture
Subjects: Agricultural labor | Hazardous substances |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 h339
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [24 pages  File size: 689 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review the implementation of the Agricultural Hazard Communication Act. *
Committee: Joint Inhalant Abuse, Special
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Final summary of the Special Committee on Inhalant Abuse.
Subjects: Hazardous substances | Substance abuse |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 in3
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [8 pages  File size: 360 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Monitor the effect of HB 173, 70th Legislature, Regular Session, on the problem of inhalant abuse. *
Committee: House Energy
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Energy, Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature.
Subjects: Hazardous substances | Natural gas | Natural gas drilling | Natural gas industry | Oil drilling | Oil fields | Oil industry | Oil production | Pipeline safety | State land |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 en27
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [37 pages  File size: 1,025 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study a system for statewide proration of natural gas and assess the feasibility of such a system.
2. Study the feasibility of compulsory unitization of oil and gas reservoirs in Texas.
3. Study the impact that hydrogen sulfide, "sour gas," has on the state and the individual landowner, especially in the areas of drilling, exploration and treatment.
4. Study the utilization of state owned mineral bearing lands, including Relinquishment Act lands, particularly those which have limited or no access.
5. Study the expected life of the remaining oil and gas reservoirs in Texas.
Committee: House Insurance
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Insurance Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature.
Subjects: Automobile insurance | Birth defects | Children's health insurance | Environmental cleanup | Hazardous substances | Health insurance | Liability insurance | Preferred provider organizations | Property insurance | Texas Catastrophic Property Insurance Association |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 in7
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [55 pages  File size: 1,308 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 17.
2. Study the advantages and disadvantages of the preferred provider organization (PPO) health insurance plan, with particular emphasis on consideration of quality of services, access to services, cost of care rendered, the effect on existing physician-patient relationships, and a proposed legislative/regulatory structure for such medical care delivery and financing arrangements; in conjunction with Human Services and Public Health Committees.
3. Study the need in Texas to make available to newborn infants accident and sickness insurance benefits covering sickness or illness including congenital benefits.
4. Study possible reforms in the State's mandatory liability insurance laws.
5. Study the problems and financial soundness of the CAT (catastrophic) insurance pool and the potential liability to the State of maintaining the present system.
6. Study the feasibility of mandatory extended care coverage for head injury victims after that victim has left the initial care facility of a licensed hospital.
7. Study the availability of and rising costs of liability insurance in Texas.
8. Study liability and insurability problems being faced by the engineering and construction companies who seek to participate in the cleanup of hazardous waste disposal sites in Texas.
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 70th Texas Legislature / Texas House of Representatives, Committee on Transportation.
Subjects: Air transportation | Hazardous substances | Mass transit |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 t687
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [44 pages  File size: 2,338 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the transportation of hazardous materials into the state, jointly with the Committee on Science and Technology.
2. To describe in quantitative terms the importance and benefits of Texas' public transit systems, to describe the needs of Texas' transit systems over the next four years, and to suggest appropriate roles for the State of Texas in fostering the continued development of its public transit systems. *
3. To study the state's role in aviation. *
Committee: Senate Health and Human Resources Subcommittee on Public Health
Title: Interim Report - Ethylene Dibromide
Library Catalog Title: Interim report on environmental health ethylene dibromide (EDB) / the State of Texas Senate Subcommittee on Public Health.
Subjects: Hazardous substances | Pesticides |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 en89s
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [71 pages  File size: 1,930 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the potential risks associated with the use of Ethylene Dibromide (EDB) as a pesticide. Review state and federal regulation of EDB. *
Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Genetic engineering, predatory animals, energy for agriculture, soil and water conservation : interim report to the 69th Legislature / Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture.
Subjects: Biotechnology industry | Electric utility rates and charges | Farming | Genetic research and testing | Hazardous substances | Irrigation | Natural gas utility rates and charges | Ranching | Water conservation |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 ag83s
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [38 pages  File size: 1,422 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the potential agricultural benefits of research in the areas of biotechnology and genetic engineering. Make recommendations regarding funding for continued research in these areas. *
2. Study the effects of major predators on Texas farmers and ranchers; consider the effectiveness of predation abatement methods, including predacides and poisons, hunting, and fencing. *
3. Study the impact of current energy pricing system on agricultural users. Make recommendations regarding the regulation of natural gas sold to agricultural users and the electricity rates for cotton gin operators. *
4. Review ways to promote water conservation, to increase the availability of water for agricultural purposes, and to control soil erosion. *
Committee: House Health Services
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : interim report / of the Health Services Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Alcoholism | Autism | California | Community support services | Drug rehabilitation programs | Drug trafficking | Hazardous substances | Health care providers | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Mental health services | Mentally disabled persons | Patients' rights | Pesticides | State agency budgets | Substance abuse | Underage drinking | Veterans | Veterans' health care |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 h349
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [103 pages  File size: 4,438 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate the problems of alcohol addiction and drug abuse among youth.
2. Oversight functions shall be conducted for all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 67th Regular Session of the Legislature. In addition, a study should be made of the impact of any federal cuts, and the differences in the operational aspect of the agencies under block vs. categorical grants. Close scrutiny should be given to each agency to ascertain if legislative intent is being carried out in the rules promulgated by the agency and if the rules are feasible and practical in their application. These agencies include: Department of Health Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness Health Facilities Commission Texas Commission on Alcoholism Board of Morticians Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners Texas Board of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Aids Board of Nurse Examiners Texas Optometry Board State Board of Pharmacy Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Texas Board of Podiatry Examiners Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists State Board of Dental Examiners State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.
3. Study the operations of the Health Systems Agencies in Texas.
4. Examine California's statutes relating to freedom of choice in selecting health care services and providers and determine if similar changes should be made in Texas' statutes.
5. Coordinate efforts with the Joint Committee on Autistic Citizens to develop possible alternatives to institutionalization of mentally retarded and autistic persons.
6. Monitor the activities and progress of the programs designed to provide aid to veterans suffering from Agent Orange. Look at number of veterans served, percentages with abnormalities, costs, etc.
7. Study the impact of pesticides on health in Texas.
8. Study the proposed construction of the Houston Psychiatric Hospital.
Committee: Senate Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs
Title: Interim Report - Toxic Substances and Right-to-Know
Library Catalog Title: Final subcommittee report on community and employee
Subjects: Hazardous substances |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 c765t
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [5 pages  File size: 156 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Consider possible legislation regarding community and employees "right to know" concerning exposure to toxic substances. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs
Title: SR 773
Library Call Number: SR 773
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 742 kb]
Committee: House Human Services
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : report of the / Human Services Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Aging and Disability Services, Texas Department of | Air quality | Blind, Texas Commission for the | Child abuse | Child Protective Services | Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Texas Commission for the | Elder abuse | Hazardous substances | Manufactured housing | Medicaid | Outdoor recreation | Senior citizens | State agency budgets | Welfare |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 h89
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [309 pages  File size: 11,172 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Oversight functions shall be conducted for all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 67th Regular Session of the Legislature. In addition, a study should be made of the impact of any federal cuts, and the differences in the operation aspect of the agencies under block vs. categorical grants. These agencies include: Department of Human Resources Texas Commission for the Blind Texas Commission for the Deaf Texas Department of Community Affairs Texas Rehabilitation Commission Board of Licensure of Nursing Home Administrators Department of Aging The Veterans Affairs Commission
2. Track the development of the newly created Department of Aging. Investigate protective services for the elderly, currently provided by Department of Human Resources, and determine whether the Department of Aging could effectively take over those duties.
3. Develop background information on the general subject area of battered children and conduct and investigation into protective services for children provided by state agencies. (Do agencies overlap in authority, number of calls answered per month, effective results, justification or program, etc.)
4. Conduct and in-depth study of the AFDC program. Look at descriptive data such as turnover rate, ethnic breakdown, percentage of fraud. Consider the effect of abolishment of ceiling on payments if amendment passes in November of 1982.
5. Monitor the development of outdoor training programs under the Commission for the Deaf.
6. Study the detrimental effects of formaldehyde use to determine what actions need to be taken to protect the health of the general public.
7. Monitor state procurement and program changes of Medicaid Services in Texas.
8. Study activities and programs of the Texas Commission for the Blind including the Commission's efficiency in relation to its contracted services.
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. *

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

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