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3 Document(s) [ Subject: Water wells ]

Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report - Oil, Gas and Alternative Fuel Issues
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Interim Committee on Natural Resources interim report to the 80th Legislature : oil, gas, and alternative fuel issues
Subjects: Alternative energy | Biofuels | Groundwater | Liquefied natural gas | Mineral rights | Natural gas | Natural gas drilling | Natural gas industry | Oil drilling | Property rights | Water contamination | Water rights | Water wells |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 N219o
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [167 pages  File size: 21,935 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Identify areas of the state where surface or groundwater was contaminated by petroleum operations. Determine the appropriate regulatory and technical requirements to remediate the contamination and prevent future contamination, and recommend appropriate agency jurisdiction for preventing, responding and remediating such incidents.
2. Study the increasing use of liquefied natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG) and propane. Examine the way those products fit into a diverse fuel mix. Review the current status of LNG terminals on the Texas coast. Study mineral owners and surface owners rights and obligations for the manner in which they enter and use property. Make recommendations on ways in which surface and mineral owners could communicate more effectively. Monitor the Railroad Commission study of competition in the Texas natural gas pipeline industry.
3. Study and make recommendations relating to investment needs and economic barriers to developing bio-diesel, bio-fuels, ethanol, and other renewable products in Texas. Compare agriculturally-developed renewable fuel initiatives in other states.
4. Study the permitting exemptions and water well regulations in Sec. 36.117, Water Code. Review the jurisdiction over the regulation of groundwater pumping in conjunction with drilling and production of oil and gas.
5. Review mineral owners and surface owners rights and obligations for the manner in which they enter and use property. Make recommendations on ways in which surface and mineral owners could communicate more effectively.
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Natural Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Groundwater | Groundwater conservation districts | Groundwater pollution | Rule of capture | Water planning | Water supplies | Water wells | Wetlands |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 n218h
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [91 pages  File size: 4,882 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study all issues related to groundwater availability, including the role and needs of groundwater conservation districts to ensure effective management of the resource. Consider the effectiveness and feasibility of aquifer-based management, and the adequacy of data and modeling for regional water planning efforts. Assess the implementation of SB 1911, 76th Legislature, Regular Session.
2. Assess the condition of abandoned or deteriorated water wells and the need for state and local involvement to address potential problems.
3. Study the state's criteria and regulations for determining potential sites for wetlands mitigation efforts.
4. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Natural Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1992 : a report to the House of Representatives, 73rd Legislature.
Subjects: Edwards Aquifer | Edwards Aquifer Authority | Groundwater | Petroleum storage tanks | Solid waste disposal | Special taxing districts | Water districts | Water planning | Water quality management | Water supplies | Water wells |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 n219h
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [80 pages  File size: 3,830 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor and oversee legislation enacted during the 72nd Regular and Special Called Session that was considered by the Natural Resources Committee; Performance Audit Review Recommendations; and any agency-initiated changes.
2. Continue studies on the regulation and protection of the Edwards Aquifer, including but not limited to: A. Examining implications of future legal judgements to be entered regarding the Edwards; B. Searching for an equitable solution for all regional interest, including downstream users of the Edwards; C. Studying ways to create a high quality and dependable water source for San Antonio and surrounding areas; D. Looking at possibility of a mandatory region-wide uniform conservation program/voluntary demand reduction program.
3. Continue work on the revision of the Water Code.
4. Investigate the best methods for financing water quality initiatives and other environmental protection programs. Include studying cost of environmental programs in terms of property taxes, fees or economic development.
5. Study the creation and role of solid waste management districts.

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