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House Committee on Environmental Regulation - 87th R.S. (2021)

Committee Members
Brooks Landgraf, Chair
Alex Dominguez, Vice Chair
Jay Dean
Vikki Goodwin
Kyle Kacal
John Kuempel
Penny Morales Shaw
Geanie Morrison
Ron Reynolds
Charges
  • Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee's jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 87th Legislature. Conduct active oversight of all associated rulemaking and other governmental actions taken to ensure the intended legislative outcome of all legislation, including the following:
    • HB 1680 87th R.S. relating to the regulation of on-site sewage disposal systems on certain leased land that is owned by the federal government;
    • HB 4472 87th R.S. relating to the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP); and
    • SB 900 87th R.S. which updates performance and safety standards for chemical storage vessels.
  • Evaluate the allocation of TERP funds for effective air pollution reduction programs. Review which existing programs are over or under-subscribed and identify unrealized opportunities that would further program goals.
  • Review recent passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Public Law No. 117-58), specifically funds that may bolster efforts to clean up polluted sites and plug wells and how federal funds can be used to complement state efforts on well plugging and pollution clean-up.
  • Monitor newly adopted and proposed federal regulations that could directly impact economic development, manufacturing, and industrial activities that fall within the jurisdiction of the committee, including regulations adopted or proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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