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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 Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Agriculture and Livestock Texas House of Representatives interim report 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Agricultural subsidies | Agriculture | Agriculture, Texas Department of | Alcohol laws and regulations | Alcoholic beverages | Animal diseases | Bovine tuberculosis | Cooperative Extension, Texas | Environmental education | Exotic species | Farming | Fire ants | Forest Service, Texas A&M | W. Goodrich Jones State Forest | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 ag83
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [63 pages  File size: 2,503 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the potential for new educational and recreational opportunities in connection with properties under ownership or management by the Texas Forest Service.
2. Review efforts and opportunities to develop value-added industries for Texas agricultural products, including factors which may prevent increased production and marketing of Texas products.
3. Review federal farm legislation and assess its impact on Texas agriculture.
4. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including the implementation of a statewide bovine and cervidae tuberculosis plan; the development of a statewide fire ant research and management plan by the Fire Ant Research and Management Account Advisory Council; and programs and budget processes of the Texas Department of Agriculture.
Committee: House Environmental Affairs Subcommittee on State Parks
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The report of the Parks Subcommittee, House Committee on Environmental Affairs, Sixty-fourth Legislature.
Subjects: Environmental education | Environmental protection | Land conservation | Outdoor recreation | Parks | State parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p229
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [28 pages  File size: 779 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the ways in which existing state agencies can improve their programs of maintaining the environment, both directly and by means of public information and education.
2. Make an extensive study of the need for improving existing parks and establishing new parks in the southern, central, and eastern portions of the state and shall include in its study innovative park programs in other states and nations.
3. Endeavor to ascertain ways in which the Texas Conservation Foundation can increase its acquisition of lands for park purposes and ways in which state agencies can work more closely with county historical survey committees in preserving the heritage of Texas.
4. The Committee shall attempt to locate sites for a wilderness area in the state and for parks and camping areas adjacent to major cities in Texas.
5. The Committee shall study pilot programs to use state parks as open air classrooms and specially trained rangers as guides to teach children ecological courses arranged through the Texas Education agency and to employ school-aged, elderly, disadvantaged, and unemployed persons in park maintenance, building programs, plant and wildlife surveys, bookkeeping, and other park-related duties.

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