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27 Document(s) [ Subject: Ports ]

Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: County roads | Emergency management | Highway construction | Highway finance | Hurricane Harvey | Infrastructure | International trade | Natural disasters | Natural gas industry | Oil industry | Ports | Self-driving automobiles | Semi-trailer trucks | Toll roads | Traffic | Transportation | Transportation planning | Transportation, Texas Department of | Unmanned aircraft |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 T687
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [67 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the state's response to Hurricane Harvey and natural disaster preparedness with respect to the transportation system and transportation infrastructure. Make recommendations for improving agency operations related to emergency preparedness and response.
2. Study the ability of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to deliver highway construction projects that reduce congestion and improve mobility, including the Department's options and limitations related to contracting. Make recommendations to improve the Department's ability to complete complex projects on time and under cost.
3. Study the efficacy of existing transportation finance mechanisms from state, regional, and local perspectives. Identify opportunities to improve existing transportation finance mechanisms and investigate the feasibility of developing new ones.
4. Study Texas' various toll authorities and evaluate their transparency and stakeholder responsiveness. Make recommendations to improve the state oversight of toll authorities.
5. Review the management of the oversize/overweight permitting system and ensure that the state is adequately protecting the driving public and road integrity. Make recommendations to improve operations.
6. Study emerging issues in transportation related to technology and evaluate the state's preparedness for addressing challenges and opportunities posed by technological advances. Review the implementation of state and federal programs and legislation related to intelligent transportation systems, autonomous vehicles, unmanned aircraft systems (i.e. drones), and other technological changes.
7. Review the current state of infrastructure at Texas' international shipping ports and border ports of entry in Texas. Identify transportation-related impediments to international trade and estimate the impact of those challenges, including border wait times, on the state's economy. Make recommendations for improvements to facilitate international trade and economic growth. (Joint charge with the House Committee on International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs)
8. Evaluate the impact energy exploration and production have on state and county roads and make recommendations on how to improve road quality in areas impacted by these activities. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Energy Resources)
9. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee will also specifically monitor the implementation of the TxDOT Sunset legislation and related management actions.
Committee: Senate Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Federal funds | Fines | Highway finance | Highways | Houston Ship Channel | Human trafficking | Hurricane Harvey | Ports | Toll roads | Traffic violations | Transportation planning |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 T685
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [70 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the impact of Hurricane Harvey on the state’s transportation infrastructure and make recommendations on how best to rebuild assets efficiently and effectively.
2. Funding Opportunities for Texas Ports: Review the state's appropriations for Texas' ports and the Ship Channel Improvement Revolving Fund and make recommendations for increased investment to meet future needs.
3. Project Acceleration: Study and make recommendations regarding segregating state and federal transportation funding to accelerate project delivery.
4. Toll Road Penalties: Review penalty practices employed by toll authorities throughout the state and make recommendations to improve customer service and eliminate unjustified penalties.
5. Human Smuggling: Examine the anti-smuggling efforts of governmental and non-governmental entities under the committee's jurisdiction. Compare the findings to best practices in other states and make recommendations to help advance efforts in the fight against human smuggling.
6. Highway Naming: Review the state's policy related to the naming of state highways for individuals and make recommendations to limit and reform the criteria of such designations.
7. Monitoring Charge: Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Transportation during the 85th Legislatu re, Regular Session and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/ or complete implementation. Specifically, monitor the following: • Implementation of statutory changes specified in the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) sunset legislation. 1) requiring toll road entities to use toll revenue to pay back TxDOT for grants used to construct toll roads. 2) prohibiting TxDOT from operating or transferring a HOV lane as a tolled lane. 3) authorizing TxDOT to convert non-tolled lanes as toll lanes - only if the number of non-tolled lanes is greater than or equal to the number in existence before the toll conversion project. 4) prohibiting TxDOT from awarding contracts unless the contractor participates in E-verify; and • Progress of the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) efforts to issue an annual permit for transporting overweight, sealed intermodal shipping containers on TxDOT approved routes within 30 miles of a port of entry or an international bridge.
Committee: Senate Texas Ports, Select
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: International trade | Panama Canal | Ports |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 P838
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [22 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the economic benefit of the Panama Canal expansion to Texas ports, focusing on what Texas ports, including inland ports, must do to remain competitive. *
Committee: Senate Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Driver Responsibility Program | Eminent domain | Highway finance | Panama Canal | Ports | Regional mobility authorities | Semi-trailer trucks | State government debt | Sunset review process | Texas Mobility Fund | Toll roads | Transportation planning | Transportation, Texas Department of | Truck inspection stations | Trucking | Vehicle safety inspections |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 T685
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [61 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. TxDOT Funding: Monitor any new and anticipated revenue appropriated to the Texas Department of Transportation and make recommendations that address project prioritization and selection, effectiveness of staffing levels and project delivery methods.
2. Vehicle Inspection System: Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the state's Vehicle Inspection Program. Make recommendations on how to compress or otherwise reduce the number of required inspections.
3. Regional Mobility Authorities: Review State Highway Fund grants and loans to Regional Mobility Authorities (RMA) and make recommendations if additional oversight procedures are needed to ensure the RMA’s expenditures are a valid and accountable use of State Highway Funds.
4. Panama Canal: Study the demand placed on the state’s ports, roadways and railways resulting from the Panama Canal expansion and make recommendations to ensure transportation infrastructure is adequate to accommodate increases in imports and exports.
5. Driver Responsibility Program: Evaluate the necessity of the Driver Responsibility Program and make recommendations for alternative methods of achieving the programs objectives.
6. Oversize/Overweight Vehicle Regulations, Penalties and Fines: Review current state and federal regulations, penalties and fines related to oversize and overweight vehicles and make recommendations to minimize impacts on the state's roadways and bridges.
7. Monitoring Charge: Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Transportation 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) Progress of the Texas Department of Transportation's efforts to propose a plan to eliminate toll roads; 2) Removing eminent domain authority from private toll corporations; 3) Ending the issuing of any new debt from the Texas Mobility Fund (TMF) and prohibiting future use of the TMF on toll projects; and 4) The Sunset Advisory Commission's review of the Texas Department of Transportation.
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Amtrak | County government | Freight | Gulf Intracoastal Waterway | Highway finance | Highway maintenance | Highway planning | Highways | Light rail transit systems | Mass transit | Motor vehicle registration | Motor Vehicles, Texas Department of | Municipalities | Natural gas fields | Panama Canal | Ports | Railroads | Rural areas | Semi-trailer trucks | Tax increment reinvestment zones | Traffic | Traffic safety | Transportation planning | Transportation, Texas Department of | Vehicle safety inspections |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 T687
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [0 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate actions by state agencies under the committee's jurisdiction to increase transparency, accountability, and efficiency. Consider the cost-saving outsourcing of technologies and recently developed practices, such as the conversion of roadways, used by the Department of Transportation designed to demonstrate savings. Identify and make recommendations on the credibility and effectiveness of these goals.
2. Monitor the usage of state funds by the Texas Department of Transportation for improving road quality in areas impacted by Energy Sector activities.
3. Evaluate the status of Texas's port system, including a review of the structure and operations of the Maritime Division of the Texas Department of Transportation.
4. Evaluate the status of passenger and freight rail in Texas, including a review of the structure and operations of the Rail Division of the Texas Department of Transportation.
5. Review the state of our current transportation infrastructure outside of the five most populous areas. Explore future needs of our infrastructure and make recommendations to ensure long-range sufficiency.
6. Monitor the implementation of the "Turn-Back Program" by the Texas Department of Transportation, specifically its fiscal impact to municipalities and taxpayers.
7. Examine county authority to utilize tax increment financing and transportation reinvestment zones to fund transportation projects.
8. Monitor and review the efforts of the Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Texas Technology Task Force (TTTF). The TTTF shall study emerging transportation, communication, and computing technologies and determine physical infrastructure and system components that TxDOT or other state departments would need to provide to enable selected technologies. The task is to be completed by TTTF as directed by SB 1 (83R), item 44, Article VII-31. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Technology)
9. 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: House Homeland Security and Public Safety
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Border crossings | Border security | Driver licenses | Emergency communications | Peace officers | Ports | Public Safety, Texas Department of | School discipline |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 P96H
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [23 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the extent of interstate coordination concerning border security and intelligence sharing and determine whether any changes to state law are needed to enhance that coordination and cooperation. (Joint with the House Committee on Border & Intergovernmental Affairs)
2. Monitor the Texas Department of Public Safety's implementation of the driver's license improvement plan and the use of the funds appropriated to the department for such purposes by the 82nd Legislature. Evaluate the feasibility of privatization with the intent to minimize wait times for Texans. (Joint with the House Committee on Appropriations)
3. Determine the feasibility and need for a digital emergency public service messaging network to be developed on established evacuation routes.
4. Examine the role of law enforcement personnel assigned to school district campuses and postsecondary education campuses and determine whether any changes to laws concerning the enforcement of safety and discipline are necessary. Determine whether additional training of law enforcement personnel assigned to school district and secondary education campuses is necessary.
5. Examine state and federal law to determine whether existing provisions adequately address security and efficiency concerns for steamship agencies and land ports of entry along the Texas-Mexico border. Evaluate whether the state and the federal government have provided sufficient manpower, infrastructure, and technology to personnel in the border region. (Joint with the House Committee on Border & Intergovernmental Affairs)
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Bridges | Environmental protection | Federal funds | Highway finance | Highway maintenance | International trade | Mass transit | Panama Canal | Ports | Texas Mobility Fund | Traffic | Transportation | Transportation planning | Transportation, Texas Department of |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 T687
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [61 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the state of our current transportation infrastructure, including studying roadway, bridge, and waterway quality and long-range plans by the Texas Department of Transportation for maintaining these assets. Explore future needs of our infrastructure for the next decade and make recommendations to ensure long-range sufficiency.
2. Study the state's preparedness for the expansion of the Panama Canal and determine whether the state's infrastructure is ready for the increase in commerce.
3. Conduct a thorough review of the operations of transit organizations in Texas. Explore possible reforms to streamline and improve services to Texans.
4. Study the environmental review process for transportation projects and monitor the implementation of reforms newly passed by the 82nd Legislature. Continue to work with all stakeholders to develop any necessary changes. (Joint with the House Committee on Environmental Regulation)
5. Study transportation funding reforms and develop long-term state funding recommendations, with an eye on any federal reforms that become law. Explore options to eliminate "diversions" from Fund 6 to non-transportation-related programs. (Joint with the House Committee on Appropriations)
Committee: Senate Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Alternative fuel vehicles | Alternative fueling stations | Driver licenses | Homeland security | Houston Ship Channel | Motor vehicle registration | Natural gas | Panama Canal | Ports | Public Safety, Texas Department of | Toll roads | Traffic | Transportation, Texas Department of | Trucking |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 T688
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [42 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the anticipated impacts of the Panama Canal expansion on Texas' cargo and shipping industry, intermodal facilities, roadways, and ports. Examine the implementation of the Houston Ship Channel Security District and determine if additional security districts are needed for other ports.
2. Study current state statutes and agency rules regulating oversize and overweight vehicles. Evaluate the public safety benefit of enforcing these regulations and effectiveness in preventing roadway damage, including the cost of repair and maintenance to infrastructure associated with overweight vehicles. Provide recommendations that balance economic productivity, public safety, and protection and maintenance of roadways. Provide recommendations on the need for additional weights and measures training for law enforcement in this state.
3. Study the potential for toll collection and enforcement tools to pursue toll scofflaws for Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and local toll project entities.
4. Examine the need for additional natural gas fueling infrastructure to efficiently utilize Texas' vast domestic reserves of natural gas. Also, examine the future requirements for public and private electric vehicle charging stations and the impact of the increased usage of alternative-­fueled vehicles. Include geographic balance in the evaluation of alternative-­fuel infrastructure. Assess the impact that increasing numbers of electric vehicles will have on the state's electric grid.
5. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Transportation & Homeland Security, 82nd Legislature, Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, monitor the following:
  • Implementation of the Sunset Advisory Commission recommendations, statutory changes specified in TxDOT's sunset legislation and TxDOT's modernization efforts, including the use of public and private engineering services and the implementation and use of business performance measures;
  • Implementation of Proposition 12 funding provided by the fiscal year 2012-­2013 Appropriations Act, including an assessment of the impact of this funding on the state's Top 50 list of congested roadway segments and the funding needed to advance each region's priorities in fiscal year 2014-­2015;
  • Progress of the Texas Department of Public Safety's Driver License Division efforts to enhance driver license processing, including technology and staff improvements, establishment of mega centers, additional mobile offices, and increased number of temporary visitor document processing staff.
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Transportation, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2006 : a report to the House of Representatives, 80th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Air transportation | Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority | Automobile dealers | Automobiles | Border crossings | Border issues | Border transportation | Burlington Northern Santa Fe | Counties | Electricity transmission and distribution | Electronic surveillance | Eminent domain | Federal funds | International trade | Land use regulations | Ports | Railroads | Rental companies | Rights of way | State budgets | Transportation planning | Transportation, Texas Department of | Underground utility lines | Union Pacific |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 T687
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [63 pages  File size: 12,744 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the regulation of utilities by the Texas Department of Transportation relating to utility access along the edge of the road right-of-way and placement of utility facilities along public road rights-of-way. Recommend strategies for the Public Utility Commission and the Department of Transportation to deliver assets of value to the state.
2. Study the relationship between Texas Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration and other federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security. Review the effectiveness and efficiency of the funding process for airports, and capacity needs for commercial and private demands. Examine further needs with regard to private and public airports.
3. Examine the transportation planning coordination of land use, including planning for large transportation corridors.
4. Research and study the permissibility of rental care companies to sell used rental motor vehicles on credit union premises and other locations not continuously used for the conduct of used rental motor vehicle sales. Analyze comparative laws from other states permitting such sales by rental car companies on premises other than those owned by the rental car companies.
5. Consider the rail relocation needs of the major metropolitan areas of Texas. Identify possible funding sources.
6. Study the economic infrastructure of the state's main trade corridors with special emphasis on the ability to enhance trade and transportation through increased use of technology. (Joint interim charge with the House Committee on Border and International Affairs)
7. Study the current border and coastal transportation infrastructure and any enhancements needed to meet gorwing international trade and economic development. (Joint interim charge with the House Committee on Border and International Affairs)
8. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2004 : a report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Base realignment and closure | Biometric identification | Emergency management | Homeland security | Military bases | Military personnel | Ports | Terrorism | Texas Military Preparedness Commission |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 D361
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [72 pages  File size: 530 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine ways that Texas and other states assist local communities that are affected by military base closures. Include opportunities for Texas to benefit from Base Realignment and Closure Commission actions.
2. Monitor the development of a Homeland Security Strategy as set forth in HB 9, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, under the Office of the Governor and identify ways to bring homeland security missions to Texas.
3. Evaluate the uses and security of the ports in the state, including optimizing their role in the deployment of military troops and what measures the state can take to minimize security risks from potential terrorist attacks.
4. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction, including the implementation of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission and other legislation by the 78th Legislature.
Committee: House Economic Development
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Economic Development, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2004 : a report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Job training programs | Ports | Rural economic development | Skills Development/Smart Jobs Fund | Tourism | Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836/78 Ec74h
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [56 pages  File size: 308 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate job training programs offered by the state and whether the state's efforts have been negatively impacted by the loss of the Smart Jobs program. Study the role of career and technology job training programs and their effectiveness in adult education programs, job retraining programs, post-secondary education and high school programs. Recommend legislative changes to enhance job training programs or provide incentives for business recruitment and retention.
2. Review the state's role in tourism and the effects of moving tourism functions within the Governor's office under SB 275, 78th Legislature, Regular Session. Examine how the state can assist rural communities in the promotion of tourism.
3. Actively monitor the status of the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund. Review the impact of legislative changes enacted by SB 280, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, on funding of the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund.
4. Study how businesses currently view the Texas Workers' Compensation System and whether it deters business growth or expansion into Texas. Study any reforms that could be used as an incentive for economic development, business recruitment or business retention.
5. Study the role that Texas ports have in the economic growth of the state and how the state can partner with ports in developing trade, business recruitment and relocation and the transportation of goods and services both in domestic and foreign markets.
6. Evaluate the state's role in serving economic development interests in rural Texas after the passage of SB 275, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, and other economic development legislation from the 78th Legislature.
7. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction, with special attention paid to the agencies' implementation of sunset legislation.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Economic impact of port regionalization and expansion
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Interim Committee on Natural Resources interim report to the 77th Legislature : the economic impact of port regionalization and expansion.
Subjects: Economic development | Ports |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 n219e
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [74 pages  File size: 860 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine issues related to port expansion and growth, including the implementation of SB 1665, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the authority of certain navigation districts to acquire land, equipment, or improvements and issue bonds. The Committee shall study the potential economic impact of losing cargo to other states due to inadequate port infrastructure. The Committee shall examine the statutory and constitutional powers granted to those political subdivisions with jurisdiction over ports and which are organized pursuant to Article 16, Section 59 of the Texas Constitution. The Committee shall determine how regional port cooperation might assist in easing congestion at current ports and cargo exchange terminals. The Committee shall measure the success of other state, national, or international efforts to regionalize port planning and expansion.
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Texas House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee : a report to the House of Representatives, 68th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Federal funds | Groundwater pollution | Natural gas industry | Oil industry | Ports | River authorities | Special taxing districts | Water quality management |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 n219h
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [49 pages  File size: 1,638 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the need to modify the authority of Navigation Districts to permit the sale of or installment sale of publicly financed facilities to private entities.
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: Texas Coastal and Marine Council Department of Water Resources Texas Water Well Drillers Board
3. Study the potential development of and problems associated with divided river authorities and the advisability of having one river authority covering the entire basin.
4. Study the salt water injection/recovery procedure that is presently being used across the State, especially in the West Texas area and in particular to determine what extent freshwater supplies are being contaminated with salt water as a result of procedures presently being used.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 67th Legislature / Senate Natural Resources Committee.
Subjects: Agriculture | Alternative energy | Automobiles | Electric utility rates and charges | Energy conservation | Energy policy | Fuel conservation | Hazardous waste | Natural disasters | Natural gas utility rates and charges | Ports | Radioactive waste | Ships and shipping | Solid waste disposal | Wind power |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 n219s
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [262 pages  File size: 9,858 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study hazardous waste and toxic waste disposal in Texas; access the risk that existing toxic waste sites pose; review current waste disposal and waste management laws, and make recommendations. *
2. Study all aspects of the regulation of the disposal of uranium mill tailings; the problem of the disposal of low-level radioactive waste and problems concerning the disposal of toxic industrial waste.
3. Study the hazards affecting the Texas coastal areas and the Gulf of Mexico, including hazards such as hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes, subsidence, erosion and ground faults. *
4. Investigate ways to reduce the risk of maritime accidents, and better manage shipping in or near Texas ports. *
5. Investigate ways in which the state can encourage energy conservation and energy efficient construction practices. *
6. Study the obstacles to developing solar energy and wind energy resources, and suggest possible legal or regulatory changes which would promote the use of solar and wind energy sources.
7. Review the methods used for rate design, and the impact of rate structure on energy production and energy use.
8. Suggest ways that the state could reduce use of gasoline and other fuel for transportation. *
9. Investigate future demands of agriculture, and suggest legislative alternatives to encourage the growth of agricultural production. *
10. Analyze Texas laws' impact on small-scale hydroelectric development and recommend possible legislative action. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Bills Referred to Committee
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 N219 66
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [25 pages]
Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim Report - Volume 1
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, sixty-sixth legislative session / the Committee on Energy Resources, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Agriculture | Alternative energy | Imports | Irrigation | Ports | Radioactive waste | Solid waste disposal |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 en75 1
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [171 pages  File size: 6,726 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. A study of the siting, construction and operation of nuclear waste storage facilities in the State of Texas.
2. A study of the costs and methods of utilization of energy which is used for agricultural irrigation in the High Plains area.
3. A study of the construction, siting, financing, licensing, regulation and operation of deepwater port facilities for off-loading imported petroleum off the Texas coast.
4. The compilation of a catalog of research, development and demonstration projects currently being conducted in the State of Texas on the utilization of solar and geothermal energy resources.
Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim Report - Volume 2
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, sixty-sixth legislative session / the Committee on Energy Resources, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Agriculture | Alternative energy | Imports | Irrigation | Ports | Radioactive waste | Solid waste disposal |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 en75 2
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [148 pages  File size: 8,565 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. A study of the siting, construction and operation of nuclear waste storage facilities in the State of Texas.
2. A study of the costs and methods of utilization of energy which is used for agricultural irrigation in the High Plains area.
3. A study of the construction, siting, financing, licensing, regulation and operation of deepwater port facilities for off-loading imported petroleum off the Texas coast.
4. The compilation of a catalog of research, development and demonstration projects currently being conducted in the State of Texas on the utilization of solar and geothermal energy resources.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Committee Report
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 EN27 65
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View document [25 pages]
Committee: House Business and Industry
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Committee on Business and Industry, Texas House of Representatives, 64th Legislature, Austin, Texas, 1976.
Subjects: Industrial Commission, Texas | International trade | Metric system | Minority-owned/women-owned businesses | Ports | Tourist Development Agency, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 b964
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [127 pages  File size: 4,609 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the implementation of the metric system, the laws effected by such change in Texas, and its expense to the State.
2. Assess the problems of the minority business enterprise in Texas and to recommend solutions and alternatives to be employed to create new opportunity in Texas for minority business development.
3. Study the development of international trade through Texas ports.
4. Study the total effect per dollar appropriated from the programs of the Texas Industrial Commission and the Texas Tourist Development Agency.
Committee: Joint Texas Coastal and Marine Council
Title: Interim Report - Public port financing
Library Catalog Title: Public port financing in Texas.
Subjects: Ports |
Library Call Number: M300.8 p96p
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [36 pages  File size: 1,445 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Undertake a comprehensive assessment of current activities, problems, and opportunities regarding marine commerce in Texas. The Council shall consult with and solicit assistance from navigation districts, port authorities, the Interagency Transportation Council, the Interagency Council on Natural Resources and the Environment, federal agencies, private interests, conservation organizations and all other interested and knowledgeable parties. Agencies and political subdivisions of the state are directed to cooperate with, and upon request of the Council, shall furnish, within the limits of their respective facilities, such data, reports, and other information as may be required to fulfill the purpose of this resolution. The Council shall consider, among other matters: (a) the direct and indirect economic benefits which the citizens of Texas derive from water transportation and the extent to which these benefits are diffused throughout the state's economy; (b) an identification and analysis of state agencies whose policies, programs, or regulatory functions affect marine commerce, how interagency coordination is achieved, and how such coordination might be improved; (c) the environmental implications of marine commerce and port development, including, but not limited to, considerations of adverse impacts, possibilities for environmental enhancement, and the probable environmental impacts of alternative methods of transportation; (d) the financial resources available for financing marine transportation systems and facilities in Texas, the adequacy of these resources to meet further expansion needs, and the efficacy of the existing systems; (e) the present and possible institutional arrangements for planning, managing and maintaining an effective and efficient water transportation system in Texas.
Committee: Joint Texas Coastal and Marine Council
Title: Interim Report - Marine Commerce
Library Catalog Title: Marine Commerce
Subjects: Ports |
Library Call Number: M300.8 m338
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [43 pages  File size: 4,250 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Undertake a comprehensive assessment of current activities, problems, and opportunities regarding marine commerce in Texas. The Council shall consult with and solicit assistance from navigation districts, port authorities, the Interagency Transportation Council, the Interagency Council on Natural Resources and the Environment, federal agencies, private interests, conservation organizations and all other interested and knowledgeable parties. Agencies and political subdivisions of the state are directed to cooperate with, and upon request of the Council, shall furnish, within the limits of their respective facilities, such data, reports, and other information as may be required to fulfill the purpose of this resolution. The Council shall consider, among other matters: (a) the direct and indirect economic benefits which the citizens of Texas derive from water transportation and the extent to which these benefits are diffused throughout the state's economy; (b) an identification and analysis of state agencies whose policies, programs, or regulatory functions affect marine commerce, how interagency coordination is achieved, and how such coordination might be improved; (c) the environmental implications of marine commerce and port development, including, but not limited to, considerations of adverse impacts, possibilities for environmental enhancement, and the probable environmental impacts of alternative methods of transportation; (d) the financial resources available for financing marine transportation systems and facilities in Texas, the adequacy of these resources to meet further expansion needs, and the efficacy of the existing systems; (e) the present and possible institutional arrangements for planning, managing and maintaining an effective and efficient water transportation system in Texas.
Committee: Joint Texas Coastal and Marine Council
Title: Interim Report - Economic impact
Library Catalog Title: Economic impact of Texas ports and waterways.
Subjects: Ports |
Library Call Number: M300.8 ec74
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Undertake a comprehensive assessment of current activities, problems, and opportunities regarding marine commerce in Texas. The Council shall consult with and solicit assistance from navigation districts, port authorities, the Interagency Transportation Council, the Interagency Council on Natural Resources and the Environment, federal agencies, private interests, conservation organizations and all other interested and knowledgeable parties. Agencies and political subdivisions of the state are directed to cooperate with, and upon request of the Council, shall furnish, within the limits of their respective facilities, such data, reports, and other information as may be required to fulfill the purpose of this resolution. The Council shall consider, among other matters: (a) the direct and indirect economic benefits which the citizens of Texas derive from water transportation and the extent to which these benefits are diffused throughout the state's economy; (b) an identification and analysis of state agencies whose policies, programs, or regulatory functions affect marine commerce, how interagency coordination is achieved, and how such coordination might be improved; (c) the environmental implications of marine commerce and port development, including, but not limited to, considerations of adverse impacts, possibilities for environmental enhancement, and the probable environmental impacts of alternative methods of transportation; (d) the financial resources available for financing marine transportation systems and facilities in Texas, the adequacy of these resources to meet further expansion needs, and the efficacy of the existing systems; (e) the present and possible institutional arrangements for planning, managing and maintaining an effective and efficient water transportation system in Texas.
Committee: Joint Texas Coastal and Marine Council
Title: Interim Report - Port facts
Library Catalog Title: Texas port facts book.
Subjects: Ports |
Library Call Number: M300.8 p83
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Undertake a comprehensive assessment of current activities, problems, and opportunities regarding marine commerce in Texas. The Council shall consult with and solicit assistance from navigation districts, port authorities, the Interagency Transportation Council, the Interagency Council on Natural Resources and the Environment, federal agencies, private interests, conservation organizations and all other interested and knowledgeable parties. Agencies and political subdivisions of the state are directed to cooperate with, and upon request of the Council, shall furnish, within the limits of their respective facilities, such data, reports, and other information as may be required to fulfill the purpose of this resolution. The Council shall consider, among other matters: (a) the direct and indirect economic benefits which the citizens of Texas derive from water transportation and the extent to which these benefits are diffused throughout the state's economy; (b) an identification and analysis of state agencies whose policies, programs, or regulatory functions affect marine commerce, how interagency coordination is achieved, and how such coordination might be improved; (c) the environmental implications of marine commerce and port development, including, but not limited to, considerations of adverse impacts, possibilities for environmental enhancement, and the probable environmental impacts of alternative methods of transportation; (d) the financial resources available for financing marine transportation systems and facilities in Texas, the adequacy of these resources to meet further expansion needs, and the efficacy of the existing systems; (e) the present and possible institutional arrangements for planning, managing and maintaining an effective and efficient water transportation system in Texas.
Committee: Senate Economic Development
Title: Bill summary
Library Catalog Title: Bill summary
Subjects: Insurance, Texas State Board of | Oil industry | Ports |
Library Call Number: L1803.9 EC74 62
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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1. Analyze the Plan for Development of a Texas Deep Water Terminal prepared by the Texas Offshore Terminal Commission. *
2. Make a full and complete review of the operations of the liquidation division of the State Board of Insurance, giving particular attention to the divisions adequacy in conserving the assets and protecting the rights of policyholders and claimants.
Committee: Senate Economic Development
Title: Draft Report
Library Catalog Title: Principles for state executive budget offices
Subjects: Insurance, Texas State Board of | Oil industry | Ports |
Library Call Number: L1803.9 EC74 62
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Analyze the Plan for Development of a Texas Deep Water Terminal prepared by the Texas Offshore Terminal Commission. *
2. Make a full and complete review of the operations of the liquidation division of the State Board of Insurance, giving particular attention to the divisions adequacy in conserving the assets and protecting the rights of policyholders and claimants.
Committee: Senate Economic Development
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A Texas superport : government or private enterprise?
Subjects: Oil industry | Ports |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 su76
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Analyze the Plan for Development of a Texas Deep Water Terminal prepared by the Texas Offshore Terminal Commission. *
Committee: House Public Health, Vital Statistics and History of Texas
Title: Quarantine
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: International trade | Ports | Quarantines |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 16th Leg., R.S. 1182 (1879)
Session: 16th R.S. (1879)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the citizens' memorial regarding he yellow fever quarantine and potential injury to southern commerce and seaports. *

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