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20 Document(s) [ Subject: Surface water pollution ]

Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report - Air Quality
Subjects: Air pollution | Air pollution control technology | Air quality | Arsenic | Barton Springs | Edwards Aquifer | Electric power plants | Mercury | Surface water pollution | Texas Emissions Reduction Plan | Water conservation | Water planning | Water quality management | Water quality protection zones |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 N219i
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [165 pages  File size: 1,439 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review Texas' current air emissions inventory and evaluate the need for additional data to enhance or improve the inventory. Review current federal, state and local incentive programs related to emissions reductions and recommend improvements.
2. Study and assess the use of advanced control technologies for the reduction of point source pollution emissions, including, but not limited to:
  • Identifying state-of-the-art pollution control technologies;
  • Identifying facilities which could benefit from state-of-the-art control technologies;
  • Identifying mechanisms for implementing state-of-the-art controls in Texas;
  • Reviewing the ability of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to regulate the use of pollution control technologies, including possible legislative options to grant, improve, or mandate TCEQ actions to implement state-of-the-art control technologies; and
  • Investigating the use of different approaches or methods in regulating emissions based on geographical/regional locations around the state.
3. Assess the environmental impact of new electric generation sources and technologies. Collect and evaluate data related to use and conservation of water used in the production of energy. Examine the need to include electric generation facility water needs in regional water plans.
4. Study and assess issues concerning mercury and arsenic emissions, including, but not limited to:
  • identifying the sources of mercury and arsenic pollution in air and water;
  • investigating the status of drinking water, reservoir, river, estuary, and fish and wildlife mercury and arsenic monitoring programs in Texas;
  • investigating the implementation by TCEQ of the Federal Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) on power plants in Texas;
  • studying the potential costs and benefits of including all coal/lignite burning sources in Texas, not just power plants, into the State's CAMR program; and
  • determining the legislative and regulatory mechanisms and advisability of including all coal/lignite burning sources into the State's CAMR program.
5. Study the need for regional water quality standards, particularly in the Edwards and Barton Springs recharge zones.
Committee: Senate Border Affairs, Special
Title: Interim Report - Health
Library Catalog Title: Health interim report : Texas border health.
Subjects: Air pollution | Air quality | Birth defects | Border health | Border Health Institute | Children's Health Insurance Program | Dengue Fever | Dental hygienists | Dentists | Diabetes | Drinking water | Immunizations | Indigent health care | Medicaid | Medicaid application process | Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Program, Texas | Medical reimbursements | Medical research | Mental health services | Mosquitoes | Sewer service | Surface water pollution | Texas Center for Infectious Diseases | Tire disposal | Tuberculosis | Wastewater management | Water quality management | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 b644h
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [108 pages  File size: 503 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Assess the Border Region's water and wastewater system infrastructure needs and the impact of the lack of adequate water and wastewater systems on health conditions along the Border. The Committee shall develop both short-term and long-term recommendations to address these infrastructure needs.
2. Assess the health conditions in the Border Region, including childhood diseases and chronic health problems endemic to the Border such as diabetes and tuberculosis. Included in this assessment shall be an evaluation of the utilization of immunization and prevention programs and of collaborative efforts on common health issues between Texas and the Mexican Border States. The Committee shall develop health care strategies to improve Border health conditions and recommendations for their implementation.
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: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Natural Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Concentrated animal feeding operations | Dams and levees | Groundwater | Groundwater conservation districts | Legislative process | Surface water pollution | Wastewater management | Water districts | Water quality management | Weather modification |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 n218h
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [75 pages  File size: 3,487 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
2. Study issues related to dam safety, including the condition of dams and the legal authority and financing necessary to make needed repairs.
3. Monitor the implementation of HB 1542, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, including the use and effectiveness of wastewater facility general permits and the potential for expanding the types and number of facilities that could be regulated by such permits.
4. Evaluate the benefits of the House Rules requirement that a committee chair send certain bills and joint resolutions creating water districts to the Legislative Budget Board for a water development policy statement.
5. Review the continued need for exemptions and exceptions to permitting found in Section 36.117, Texas Water code, and potential impacts on groundwater supplies and groundwater conservation districts.
6. Study the success of rainfall enhancement programs in Texas and evaluate the role of the state's participation in such weather modification efforts.
Committee: Joint Environment, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim Report to the 73rd Legislature / Joint Interim Committee on the Environment.
Subjects: Agriculture, Texas Department of | Air Control Board, Texas | Air pollution | Air quality | Border environment | Border issues | Clean Air Act | Concentrated animal feeding operations | Emissions | Environmental protection | General Land Office | Motor vehicle emissions tests | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Railroad Commission of Texas | Soil and Water Conservation Board, Texas | State agencies | State agency performance measures | Surface water pollution | Wastewater management | Water Commission, Texas | Water Development Board, Texas | Water planning | Water quality management | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 en89jr
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [98 pages  File size: 4,851 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the use of funds appropriated for environmental purposes by SB 2, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session and HB 1, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session;
2. Study and monitor the implementation of water and wastewater regulations, including administrative initiatives as well as statutory requirements.
3. Study environmental issues specific to the Texas-Mexico border region and the potential impact of the proposed free trade agreement between the two nations.
4. Study issues and identify policy considerations relating to non-point source agricultural water pollution.
5. Verify the number and status of outputs and outcomes identified in HB 1, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session, and otherwise determine whether programs that are the focus of study are functioning as planned.
6. Identify and review agencies' existing performance standards and determine whether the agencies have met, exceeded or failed to meet those standards;
7. Verify the number of employees in each program that is the focus of study, and monitor and oversee documentation of all agency salary actions, including position reclassifications, merit salary increases and other salary increases resulting from legislative of agency-initiated action.
8. Monitor implementation of sunset legislation.
9. Identify specific goals the state must attain by the year 2000 and biennial goals that must be achieved until that time.
10. The committee shall coordinate its activities with those of the Natural Resources and Consolidation Study established by SB 2, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session, and work in conjunction with that study in areas of common responsibility.
11. The committee shall monitor and oversee legislation enacted during the 72nd Regular and special Called Sessions that was considered by the standing Senate Natural Resources and House Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committees including legislative mandates; all performance audit review recommendations, adopted or not, and any agency-initiated changes.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Environment, Interim
Title: Interim report - Livestock and the Environment
Library Catalog Title: Livestock and the environment: rethinking environmental policy, institutions & compliance strategies : interim report to the Joint Interim Committee on the Environment, 72nd Texas Legsilature.
Library Call Number: L1836.72 en89jl
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View document [120 pages  File size: 7,224 kb]
Committee: Joint Environment, Interim
Title: Committee documentation: daily minutes record
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 EN89J 1992
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 22 kb]
Committee: Joint Oil Spills and Water Pollution Abatement
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Joint Committee on Oil Spills and Water Pollution Abatement, 71st Legislature : to the lieutenant governor, speaker of the House, members of the Senate, and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 72nd Legislature.
Subjects: Environmental protection | Oil spills | Surface water pollution | Wastewater management | Water quality management |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 oi5
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [59 pages  File size: 2,751 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Make recommendations regarding means of effective state-government response to oil spills affecting or threatening the Texas costal region, including proposals, if any, for coordination with federal or local governments, the oil industry, or other elements of the private sector.
2. Monitor the implementation of SB 1525, 71st Legislature, Regular Session, enabling delegation to the State of Texas of NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) authority.
3. Monitor the implementation of HB 1567, 71st Legislature, Regular Session, authorizing local governments to establish stormwater drainage utilities funded by user fees on impervious cover.
4. Study associated issues relating to wastewater discharges and nonpoint source pollution affecting sewer and drainage systems.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Oil Spills and Water Pollution Abatement
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: 112 kb]
Committee: Joint Land Use and Environmental Control
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee for the Study of Land Use and Environmental Control to the Sixty-first Legislature.
Subjects: Air pollution | Land use regulations | Noise pollution | Solid waste disposal | Surface water pollution | Water planning | Water quality management |
Library Call Number: L1836.60 L229
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Online version: View report [60 pages  File size: 6,312 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Pursue further studies of water quality and water uses in all of the waters of Texas and in addition thereto the Committee shall be authorized to study air pollution, noise pollution, and land use throughout the entire State of Texas.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Land Use and Environmental Control
Title: [Press memo]
Library Catalog Title: [Press memo]
Library Call Number: L1836.60 L229P
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Committee: Joint Land Use and Environmental Control
Title: Testimony, Statements of River Authorities before the Committee for the Study of Land Use and Environmental Control (Brazos River Authority, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, Lower Colorado River Authority, Red River Authority of Texas, Sabine River Authority of Texas, San Antonio River Authority, River Authorities Panel of the Texas Water Conservation Association), January 19, 1968; Statement, Railroad Commission of Texas
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.60 L229S
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Online version: View document [68 pages  File size: 86,528 kb]
Committee: House Inland Salt Water Pollution
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report / of the House Interim Inland Salt Water Pollution Study Committee to the sixtieth Legislature.
Subjects: Abandoned oil wells | Groundwater pollution | Surface water pollution |
Library Call Number: L1836.59 IN5
Session: 59th R.S. (1965)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 1,991 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the problem of salt pollution of underground and surface water of inland areas to determine whether legislative action is needed to solve the problem.
Committee: Joint Multiple Use and Pollution of All Waters of Texas (Cont. of Bays of Texas, 58th)
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report / of the Committee for the Study of Pollution-Multiple Use, Texas Waters to the Sixtieth Legislature.
Subjects: Surface water pollution | Water conservation | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.59 p765
Session: 59th R.S. (1965)
Online version: View report [22 pages  File size: 1,595 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. WHEREAS, This Committee was appointed for the purpose of making a study of all matters concerning, or in any way pertaining to, the development and use of bays of the State of Texas and the inlets and tributaries thereto, for hunting, fishing, boating, and recreational purposes; the mining and producing of mudshell, clam shell, sand, clay, and marl from such bays, the inlets and tributaries thereto; and the transportation by pipeline or otherwise of oil, gas, and other minerals across such bays, the inlets and tributaries thereto; and all matters pertaining to the pollution and contamination by all users of such bays, the inlets and tributaries thereof; and WHEREAS The Committee is of the opinion that because of lack of time to cope with the enormity of this study, only a very temporary and preliminary report can be offered as of the convening of the 59th Legislature, and the further fact that the Committee believes that the study should be a continuing attempt to evaluate the benefits and to offer initial solutions to the many problems rising from the multiple use of all the waters of Texas, both surface and subsurface, and that since the entire state is confronted with a serious water and water pollution problem, its study should be expanded to include all the waters of Texas; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, by the Senate of the State of Texas, the House of Representatives concurring, that the committee be continued and shall be authorized to continue this necessary study, but to extend over the entire State of Texas and to include all of the multiple uses of all of the waters of the state whatsoever, and the Committee shall be known as The Legislative Study on Multiple Use and Pollution of All Waters of Texas.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Multiple Use and Pollution of All Waters of Texas (Cont. of Bays of Texas, 58th)
Title: Recommendations for legislation that will enable local authorities to better deal with water and air pollution / Office of County Attorney, Harris County
Library Catalog Title: Recommendations for legislation that will enable local authorities to better deal with water and air pollution / Office of County Attorney, Harris County
Library Call Number: L1836.59 p765r
Session: 59th R.S. (1965)
Committee: Joint Multiple Use and Pollution of All Waters of Texas (Cont. of Bays of Texas, 58th)
Title: [Working papers].
Library Catalog Title: [Working papers].
Library Call Number: L1836.59 765w
Session: 59th R.S. (1965)
Committee: House Game and Fish
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A condensation of the reports of surveys
Subjects: Birds | Environmental protection | Fisheries | Hunting | Oysters | Possum Kingdom Lake | Shrimping industry | Solid waste disposal | Surface water pollution | Wastewater management |
Library Call Number: L1836.55 G145
Session: 55th R.S. (1957)
Online version: View report [27 pages  File size: 1,655 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study and make inquiries into matters pertaining to fish and wildlife research, management, development, and protection.
Committee: House Pollution of Streams in Texas Public Waters, Special
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Tentative report of legislative committee to investigate pollution of public waters
Subjects: Surface water pollution |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 45th Leg., 2nd C.S. 609 (1937)
Session: 45th R.S. (1937)
Online version: View report [9 pages  File size: 408 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate existing pollution and threatened pollution of public waters.
Committee: House Mineral Resources in River Beds, Investigate
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee in Regard to Investigating Mineral Resources of Certain River Beds.
Subjects: Natural gas drilling | Natural gas leases | Oil drilling | Oil leases | Oil production | Rivers | Sabine River | State land | Surface water pollution |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 42nd Leg., 1st C.S., 88 (1931)
Session: 42nd R.S. (1931)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 119 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate river bed development by adjoining oil and gas field developers. *
Committee: Joint Sanitary Conditions in Austin, Investigate
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Joint Committee to Investigate the Pollution of the Austin Water Supply.
Subjects: Austin, Texas | Colorado River | Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Institute for Colored Youth | Surface water pollution | Texas Confederate Home | Wastewater management |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 36th Leg., 2nd C.S., 598 (1919)
Session: 36th R.S. (1919)
Online version: View report [6 pages  File size: 194 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine and inspect the sanitary conditions of each of the state institutions to determine if any of the contamination of the Austin water supply may be coming from them. *

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

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