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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: House Environmental Regulation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Environmental Regulation, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Air quality | Clean Air Act | Emissions | Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas | Radioactive waste | Solid waste disposal | Sunset review process |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 en89
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [81 pages  File size: 177 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Identify program options in all areas of the state for achieving and maintaining compliance with federal air quality requirements while preserving the potential for economic growth. The review should consider the effects of projected population growth on transportation requirements.
2. Determine the ramifications surrounding the handling, processing and disposal of low-level radioactive waste within the borders of the state as they relate to compact waste, non-compact waste generated by the federal government, mixed waste, and licensing of a private or state entity. Review policies of the Department of Health related to extremely low-level radioactive waste to determine consistency with other states' regulations.
3. Assess the merits of the current program transferring one-half of the solid waste tipping fee to councils of government to be dispersed for local solid waste projects.
4. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Implementation of SB 7 and SB 766
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Interim Committee on Natural Resources interim report to the 77th Legislature : implementation of SB 7 and SB 766.
Subjects: Agricultural policy | Agriculture | Air pollution | Air quality | Clean Air Act | Electric utility deregulation | Emissions | Environmental permits | Grandfathered industrial facilities | Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas | Public Utility Commission of Texas | Voluntary Emissions Reduction Program |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 n219i
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [44 pages  File size: 564 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Monitor the implementation of the following bills enacted during the 76th Legislature, Regular Session: HB 2, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to agriculture and state agriculture policy; and SB 766, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the issuance of certain permits for the emission of air contaminants. The Committee shall also assess, monitor and report on the qualitative and quantitative impacts resulting from the environmental provisions of SB 7, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to electric utility restructuring and to the powers and duties of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Office of Public Utility Counsel, and Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission.
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: Charge 2 Devolution in the state
Library Catalog Title: Senate Committee on State Affairs report to the 77th Legislature : charge 2, studying the impact of devolution on the state.
Subjects: Aging and Disability Services, Texas Department of | Federal funds | Federal government | Health, Texas Department of | Housing and Community Affairs, Texas Department of | Human Services, Texas Department of | Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas | State agencies | State Auditor's Office, Texas | Workforce Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 st29a 2
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [93 pages  File size: 3,705 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the impact of devolution and other federal streamlining and efficiency efforts on major state agencies, including full-time equivalent employee (FTE) increases, major programmatic changes, and administrative costs to the state. The Committee shall also study conflicts and overlaps among agencies resulting from federally devolved functions and responsibilities. The Committee shall coordinate study of this issue with the Committee on Finance. The final preparation of the report will be the responsibility of the State Affairs Committee.
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, Interim
Title: Interim report - SB1876 and SB1591
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 76th Legislature : implementation of SB1876 and SB1591.
Subjects: Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 n219i
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [54 pages  File size: 2,267 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Monitor the implementation of SB 1876, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, passed by the Legislature during the 1997 regular session, regarding consolidated enforcement authority and SB 1591, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, passed by the Legislature during the 1997 regular session, regarding permitting flexibility as they affect the administration of programs at the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC).
Committee: Senate Natural Resources, Interim
Title: Interim report - TNRCC and voluntary clean-up
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 76th Legislature : TNRCC state Superfund and voluntary clean-up programs.
Subjects: Environmental cleanup | Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas | Superfund |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 n219t
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [112 pages  File size: 5,293 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Monitor the operation of the Superfund program (amended by HB 2776, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, passed by the Legislature during the 1997 regular session), the Voluntary Cleanup program (amended by HB 1239, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, and HB 2705, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, passed by the Legislature during the 1997 regular session), and other state-funded remediation programs, as needed, at the TNRCC.
Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Energy Resources Committee, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Represenatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Air pollution | Alternative energy | Energy conservation | Environmental permits | Environmental protection | Natural gas industry | Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas | Oil industry | Oil production | Public Utility Commission of Texas | Railroad Commission of Texas | Severance taxes | Tax incentives |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 en27
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [23 pages  File size: 858 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
2. Study ways to increase energy production in Texas.
3. Study the issue of "environmental externalities" when granting permits.
4. Study the effectiveness of severance tax incentives to promote oil and gas production activities.
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: House TNRCC Funding, House Joint
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Joint Interim Committee on TNRCC Funding, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 n218
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [149 pages  File size: 5,387 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To review the way the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission is funded and to consider the feasibility of streamlining or consolidating the current agency fee structure.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim report - Environmental Permitting at the TNRCC
Library Catalog Title: Texas State Senate interim report, Natural Resources Committee : environmental permitting at the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission.
Subjects: Alternative dispute resolution | Environmental permits | Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 n219
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [62 pages  File size: 3,344 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the permitting procedures of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) to identify features that impose unnecessary costs or delays experienced by applicants, the public, or state and local governments.
2. Recommend to the Commission changes that can be implemented by agency rule, or, if statutory amendments are needed, recommend legislation to be considered by the 74th Legislature.
3. Study and make recommendations regarding the use of mediation or other alternative dispute resolution methods to improve the TNRCC's permitting procedures.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Committee documentation: daily minutes record
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 N219 73
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 19 kb]
Committee: Joint Petroleum Storage Tanks, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Joint Interim Committee on Petroleum Storage Tanks.
Subjects: Environmental cleanup | Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas | Petroleum storage tanks |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 p448
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [17 pages  File size: 638 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the management and operation of the petroleum storage tank remediation fund by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC). The Committee should pay particular attention to reimbursement requests and charges by contractors to the tank owners.
2. Review reimbursement policies, including priorities, reimbursement criteria and auditing procedures, for the fund and recommend changes that are needed in the operation of the fund, if any.
3. Review all state and federal laws, and agency rules, relating to the petroleum storage tank remediation fund and make recommendations regarding changes in law or agency rule, if desirable.
Committee: House Environmental Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Environmental Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1992 : a report to the House of Representatives, 73rd Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Air Control Board, Texas | Air pollution | Air quality | Clean Air Act | Commercial fishing | Emissions | Environmental protection | Fisheries | Fishing | Fishing licenses | Hazardous waste | Hunting | Hunting licenses | Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas | Natural resources conservation | Nonattainment areas | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Shrimping industry | Solid waste disposal |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 en89
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [116 pages  File size: 5,463 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor and review the Air Control Board's implementation of the newly adopted federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and any related state air quality programs.
2. Study the feasibility of a limited entry system for the shrimp fisheries of Texas.
3. Study the Parks and Wildlife Department's authority and duties relating to the oversight and regulation of professional hunting and fishing guides and guide services.
4. Study the use of taxes, product fees and or service fees to support environmental regulatory programs, natural resource conservation, property acquisitions, and capitol improvements.
5. Study medical waste disposal (in coordination with the Committee on Public Health).
Supporting documents
Committee: House Environmental Affairs
Title: Texas Department of Natural Resources: information packet, April 1991, including bill summary, SB 35
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 EN89 72
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View document [48 pages]

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