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11 Document(s) [ Subject: Environmental cleanup ]

Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Anonymous campaign contributions | Campaign finance and expenditure reports | Campaign finance reform | Electric Reliability Council of Texas | Electricity supplies | Electricity transmission and distribution | Enhanced driver licenses | Environmental cleanup | Environmental compliance | Environmental Quality, Texas Commission on | Government transparency | Public Utility Commission of Texas | Railroad Commission of Texas | Real ID Act | State government contracts | Undocumented immigrants |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 St29h
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [56 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the methods state agencies use for planning for investment in future infrastructure. Specifically, review how agencies determine what investments in infrastructure will be necessary to meet the state's demands and facilitate continued economic expansion. Review how agencies determine the costs and benefits associated with future infrastructure investment to ensure that the citizens of the state are receiving the best value and what other factors agencies use to make investment decisions.
2. Study Title 15 of the Election Code, which regulates political funds and campaigns, including requirements for financial reports by campaigns, candidates, officeholders, and political committees. Specifically, study what types of groups are exempt from reporting requirements in the Election Code and make recommendations on how to make the political process more transparent.
3. Study the different financial assurance options used by state agencies to ensure compliance with environmental clean-up or remediation costs. Determine whether the methods utilized by state agencies are appropriate to ensure sufficient funds will be available when called upon.
4. Review state agency contracting with businesses seeking to provide goods and services to the state. Study the procedures agencies use to determine the costs versus benefits when evaluating proposals. Determine whether additional disclosure and reporting requirements are necessary to ensure transparency and accountability and to promote ethical business practices.
5. 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 Business and Industry
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Business & Industry, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2004 : a report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Dry cleaners | Environmental cleanup | Hazardous substances | Workers Compensation Commission, Texas | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 B964
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [56 pages  File size: 1,269 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study ways to reduce specific cost drivers under the workers' compensation system related to provider, surgical and physical therapy services or care and the reduction of return-to-work time periods.
2. Study the cost effectiveness of the state workers' compensation system including: (a) Economic benefits, if any, of inclusion of the UT System, A&M University System, Texas Department of Transportation and Employees Retirement System under the State Office of Risk Management programs; (b) Costs or savings to the state by allowing state agencies to self-insure; and (c)The creation of workers' compensation provider networks for state employees.
3. Actively monitor the activities of the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission in the continued implementation of HB 2600, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, and workers' compensation legislation passed during the 78th Legislature.
4. Monitor the implementation of HB 1366, 78th Legislature, Regular Session. Consider concerns from interested parties regarding the use of the remediation funds and recommend legislative changes to the 79th Legislature.
5. Study the potential impact on the cost and quality of medical care through employer and/or insurance carrier selection of initial treating doctor and change of doctor in the workers' compensation system.
6. Monitor the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Energy Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Abandoned oil wells | Environmental cleanup | Natural gas drilling | Natural gas industry | Offshore structures | Oil drilling | Oil industry | Railroad Commission of Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 en27
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [17 pages  File size: 524 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Assess the state's well-plugging and site remediation program to determine if the current funding mechanism and program operations are addressing the state's obligations efficiently.
2. Examine the current financial assurance mechanisms required by the Railroad Commission for new drilling operations to determine whether they are sufficient to cover current and future well-plugging costs.
3. Evaluate the feasibility of creating a voluntary cleanup program, similar to the program created at the TNRCC, for oil field sites under the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission.
Committee: Senate Veteran Affairs and Military Installations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report / Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations.
Subjects: Environmental cleanup | Groundwater pollution | Military bases | Military families | Military personnel | Office of Defense Affairs | Texas Strategic Military Planning Commission |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 v641
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [95 pages  File size: 1,320 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Develop strategies to extend the operational usefulness of Texas military facilities and attract new military missions. The Committee shall limit its recommendations to what Texas government and business, together with localities, are capable of offering without the need for federal action or approval, including increasing the number of public/private economic development partnerships involving active military bases in Texas.
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 Environmental Regulation
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Environmental Regulation, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Environmental cleanup | Radioactive waste | Solid waste disposal | Superfund |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 en89
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [68 pages  File size: 2,710 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
2. Study current policy relating to the regulation of radioactive waste, including conflicts between the federal and state regulatory definitions of radioactive waste, the statutory authorization for mixed-waste disposal; and Congress' ratification of the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact.
3. Review the need for funding the Municipal Solid Waste Superfund for the specific purpose of addressing closed landfills that pose a threat to public health and safety.
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: Joint Waste Management Policy, Task Force on
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Finding the answers : 1989 report of the Texas Task Force on Waste Management Policy.
Subjects: Environmental cleanup | Hazardous waste | Recycling | Solid waste disposal | Superfund |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 w288r
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [93 pages  File size: 6,572 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Conduct a comprehensive study relating to the management of all waste products by local, state, and federal governments. In formulating a statewide policy to regulate waste management, the panel shall assess the scope and consistency of state and federal regulations. Other issues to be considered include the generation and transportation of waste; the selection, approval, and regulation of treatment and storage facilities; the projected demand for new facilities; and the adequacy of existing technology to safely dispose of waste.
Committee: Joint Waste Management Policy, Task Force on
Title: Interim report - Executive summary
Library Catalog Title: Finding the answers : executive summary / Texas Task Force on Waste Management Policy.
Subjects: Environmental cleanup | Hazardous waste | Recycling | Solid waste disposal | Superfund |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 w299e
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [13 pages  File size: 598 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Conduct a comprehensive study relating to the management of all waste products by local, state, and federal governments. In formulating a statewide policy to regulate waste management, the panel shall assess the scope and consistency of state and federal regulations. Other issues to be considered include the generation and transportation of waste; the selection, approval, and regulation of treatment and storage facilities; the projected demand for new facilities; and the adequacy of existing technology to safely dispose of waste.
Committee: House Insurance
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Insurance Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature.
Subjects: Automobile insurance | Birth defects | Children's health insurance | Environmental cleanup | Hazardous substances | Health insurance | Liability insurance | Preferred provider organizations | Property insurance | Texas Catastrophic Property Insurance Association |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 in7
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [55 pages  File size: 1,308 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 17.
2. Study the advantages and disadvantages of the preferred provider organization (PPO) health insurance plan, with particular emphasis on consideration of quality of services, access to services, cost of care rendered, the effect on existing physician-patient relationships, and a proposed legislative/regulatory structure for such medical care delivery and financing arrangements; in conjunction with Human Services and Public Health Committees.
3. Study the need in Texas to make available to newborn infants accident and sickness insurance benefits covering sickness or illness including congenital benefits.
4. Study possible reforms in the State's mandatory liability insurance laws.
5. Study the problems and financial soundness of the CAT (catastrophic) insurance pool and the potential liability to the State of maintaining the present system.
6. Study the feasibility of mandatory extended care coverage for head injury victims after that victim has left the initial care facility of a licensed hospital.
7. Study the availability of and rising costs of liability insurance in Texas.
8. Study liability and insurability problems being faced by the engineering and construction companies who seek to participate in the cleanup of hazardous waste disposal sites in Texas.
Committee: House Environmental Affairs
Title: Interim Report - IXTOC I Oil Spill
Library Catalog Title: Report on the Ixtoc I oil spill / Committee on Environmental Affairs, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Disaster areas | Disaster relief | Environmental cleanup | Natural disasters | Oil spills |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 ix1
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [163 pages  File size: 6,107 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the immediate and long-term effects on the coastal environment of the blowout of the Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) oil well known as IXTOC 1. *
2. Monitor the effects, immediate and long-term of the blowout, on the coastal environment.
3. Evaluate the effectiveness of the cleanup effort and the Oil Spill Contingency Plan.
4. Review federal, state, and local policies regarding assistance for natural and manmade disasters.
5. Determine if changes in state law are needed to address issues which include, but are not limited to, financial disaster aid.

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

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