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Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Energy Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2008 : a report to the House of Representatives, 81st Texas Legislature
Subjects: Abandoned oil wells | Abandoned property | Alternative energy | Biofuels | Carbon capture and sequestration | Carbon dioxide | Electricity transmission and distribution | Groundwater pollution | Natural gas | Natural gas drilling | Natural gas leases | Oil drilling | Oil leases | Railroad Commission of Texas | Texas Economic Development Act | Water quality management |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 En27
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [45 pages  File size: 172 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine issues related to electrical lines and abandoned equipment on oil and gas leases.
2. Examine whether the Railroad Commission of Texas should regulate carbon capture.
3. Discuss further the issue of financial assurance in relation to oil and gas wells, and evaluate the current bonding structure.
4. Discuss alternative energy sources and how best to incorporate them into our traditional energy sector. Also study the potential benefits of biofuels in Texas, including Texas feedstocks best suited for biofuel production and synergies between that industry and traditional energy sectors. Develop recommendations for facilitating the growth of the biofuel industry in a manner that best positions Texas in the national market.
5. Research ways to maintain ground water quality in relation to oil and gas exploration through economic incentives for innovative technology solutions.
6. Study the use of the Texas Economic Development Act since its enactment as HB 1200, 77th Legislature, Regular Session. Determine how the act may be enhanced to better attract significant capital investments by science and technology industries developing alternative energy sources. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on Economic Development.)
7. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
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: House Local Government Ways and Means
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Local Government Ways & Means, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2006 : a report to the House of Representatives, 80th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Air quality | Appraisal districts | County government | Disaster relief | Federal mandates | Homeland security | Indigent criminal defense | Indigent health care | Juvenile justice system | Probation | Property taxes | State mandates | Tax appraisals | Tax rollback elections | Undocumented immigrants | Water quality management |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 L786w
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [92 pages  File size: 23,908 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the current system of appraising property located in more than one appraisal district as created in HB 703, 78th Legislature, Regular Session. Determine if one fair and equal value per property for ad valorem taxes is preferable to the current system, and whether it is more efficient to appraise property on a county line basis or on a jurisdictional line basis.
2. Research and make recommendations regarding the Central Appraisal Districts in Texas: evaluate the makeup of the board of directors; examine whether consolidation of certain appraisal districts would save money; review appraisal districts' methodology in arriving at appraisal values; determine the impact of the Comptroller's Office audit on the operation of the appraisal district and its derivation of appraisal values.
3. Compare and evaluate how counties and school districts impose (levy) property taxes, including a study and evaluation on the effective tax rate, the rollback rate, and rollback elections.
4. Study the impact of unfunded mandates by state and federal governments on cities.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Committee on Natural Resources interim report to the 79th Legislature.
Subjects: Air pollution control technology | Air quality | Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | Emissions | Environmental protection | Solid waste disposal | Water quality management |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 N219
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [72 pages  File size: 408 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the ongoing efforts, and make recommendations, as needed, to achieve cleaner air in Texas including: Implementation of HB 1365, 78th Legislature, Regular Session; State Implementation Plan revisions; Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's (TCEQ) implementation of the 8-hour air quality standard; Early action compacts and other innovative air quality planning tools; Emissions transport issues, including recent court decisions and federal legislation implementing transport policy; Transition of the Texas Council on Environmental Technology to TCEQ; and Regional air quality challenges.
2. Study long-term funding and planning solutions to combat erosion along the Texas coast with particular attention to: the National Flood Insurance Program, securing, matching and additional federal dollars, and alternative funding approaches.
3. Study and make recommendations regarding current state and federal laws relating to the permitting and operation of landfills. 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.
4. Study the consistent implementation of federal and state air and water quality standards by local governments and make recommendations for improving the consistency and effectiveness of the requirements.
Committee: Senate Water Policy, Select
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Select Committee on Water Policy interim report to the 79th Legislature.
Subjects: Edwards Aquifer Authority | Environmental Quality, Texas Commission on | Groundwater | Junior water rights | Rule of capture | Water conservation | Water desalination | Water marketing | Water planning | Water quality management | Water rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 W291p
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [166 pages  File size: 5,373 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study all issues related to ground and surface water law, policy and management, including, but not limited to: the role of federal, state, regional and local governments, and their coordination in setting consistent, nondiscriminatory water policies; the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) as it relates to water contracts; the role of the Edwards Aquifer Authority; the role of groundwater conservation districts; regional water planning process; conjunctive use of both ground and surface water resources; rule of capture; historic use standards; water infrastructure and financing; interbasin transfers; junior water rights; conservation; water quality standards; drought preparedness; and water marketing.
2. Monitor the three on-going demonstration desalination projects by the Texas Water Development Board as one step toward securing an abundant water supply to meet Texas' future water supply needs. Study regulatory barriers that impair cost effectiveness of desalination (coastal and brackish) and how to facilitate use of this water source by municipalities.
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: Senate North American Free Trade Agreement, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: A report to the 76th Legislature.
Subjects: Affordable housing | Border counties | Border economy | Border health | Border issues | Border transit corridors | Border transportation | Colonias | Employment | Environment | Environmental protection | Interstate Highway 35 | Job training programs | Literacy | Local Workforce Development Boards | North American Free Trade Agreement | Railroads | Traffic | Transportation | Transportation infrastructure | Unemployment | Water quality management | Water supplies | Workforce | Workforce Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 n811
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [163 pages  File size: 12,556 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the impact of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on the Texas economy and determine how different segments of the economy are affected.
2. Determine how NAFTA has affected employment and identify any employment losses or gains. Assess how the state's workforce programs have responded to any employment changes and make any necessary recommendations to improve that response.
3. Assess the impact NAFTA is having on the state's infrastructure, including but not limited to transportation, education, housing, the environment and health and human services.
4. Develop a statewide strategic response plan to the effects of NAFTA in Texas which identifies available and needed resources at the local, state and federal level and provides for a coordinated response.
Committee: Joint Water Resources Development and Management, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 76th Legislature : implementation of Senate Bill 1.
Subjects: Interbasin water transfers | Wastewater management | Water planning | Water quality management | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 w343
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [287 pages  File size: 20,567 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. The Committee on Water Resources Development and Management is created to study the State's water supply and wastewater infrastructure needs. The Committee shall: Review Texas' current inventory of water resources, including water supply and wastewater treatment infrastructure.
2. Review projections for Texas' future water and wastewater needs to the year 2050.
3. Review the role of the state and regional and local entities in participation and investment in water-related projects.
4. Review the implementation of SB 1, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1997.
5. Make recommendations to the 76th Legislature to assist Texas communities having limited financial capabilities with their water supply and wastewater infrastructure needs.
6. Make recommendations to the 76th Legislature to ensure efficient allocation of state and local resources through the use of regional water facilities and management, including water market transactions.
7. Make recommendations to the 76th Legislature to help local governments to meet the financial costs created by federal and state water quality regulations.
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Natural Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Drinking water | Edwards Aquifer Authority | Lower Colorado River Authority | Lower Neches Valley Authority | Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas | Sewer service | Wastewater management | Water quality management | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 n218h
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [79 pages  File size: 3,866 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
2. Review the on-site wastewater treatment program; identify measures to decentralize state authority and increase local government participation.
3. Study methods to provide affordable, state-sponsored financial assistance for small community water projects.
4. Review the design, mission and goals of the Lower Neches Valley Authority.
5. Study the governance, structure and functions of the Lower Colorado River Authority, in light of changes in the electric utility industry and other long-term changes.
6. Monitor the court action and implementation of the laws from the 73rd and 74th Legislatures relating to the Edwards Aquifer Authority.
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: 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.
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: House State, Federal and International Relations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on State, Federal, and International Relations : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 72nd Legislature.
Subjects: Agriculture | Border economy | Border environment | Border health | Border issues | Border transportation | Colonias | Drinking water | Federal aid | Federal funds | International trade | Maquiladoras | Water quality management | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 st30
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [25 pages  File size: 1,273 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and to have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 33.
2. To study the impact of health, environmental immigration and infrastructure improvements on the economy of the Texas-Mexico border area.
3. To study the existing maquiladora programs along the Texas-Mexico border and determine means by which foreign investment and participation can be enhanced.
4. To study the implementation and development of the European state of Texas International Trade Offices and the impact of the European Common Market (Europe 92) on international trade in Texas.
5. To study the implementation and development of the Asian State of Texas International Offices.
6. To study federal allocation of funds in Texas, including defense, research and federal formula programs and the role of the Office of State and Federal Relations.
7. To study international agriculture (joint study with Agriculture and Livestock).
Committee: House Urban Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 72nd Texas Legislature / Committee on Urban Affairs.
Subjects: Dog racing | Gifts and donations | Horse racing | Telemarketers | Water quality management |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 ur1
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [6 pages  File size: 247 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the implementation of HB 1567, 71st Legislature, Regular Session, authorizing local governments to establish stormwater drainage utilities funded by user fees.
2. To study the implementation for pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing and greyhound racing in Texas.
3. To study telephone solicitation associated with fund raising organizations (joint study with Public Safety Committee).
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, 69th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Flooding | Groundwater | Special taxing districts | Surface water | Water conservation | Water districts | Water policy | Water quality management | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 n219h
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [35 pages  File size: 1,065 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 23.
2. To investigate and determine the advisability and constitutionality of enacting a single statute authorizing governing body members of conservation and reclamation districts created by special legislation to serve up to four year terms.
3. To investigate and monitor all efforts being made in Texas with regard to, and determine the potential for, increased ground water production and supplies through enhanced recovery methods.
4. To investigate the need to enact legislation relating to surface water rights.
5. To assist the House-Senate Joint Committee on Water Resources in its study of Texas water problems.
6. To assess and investigate the need for state action to ensure the future environmental quality of Clear Lake and to preserve the sensitive ecosystems of said Lake.
7. To investigate and identify appropriate and workable state responses to the problem of non-localized flooding.
8. To investigate and recommend legislation for management of ground water.
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: 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]

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