J.E. 'Buster' Brown, Chair
Bill Sims, Chair
Carlos F. Truan, Vice Chair
Eddie Lucio, Jr.
John T. Montford
|• Study the use of cost benefit analysis and risk assessment in environmental regulation.|
|• Monitor the interstate ozone transport agreement currently being developed by the Environmental Protection Agency and study the impact of the proposed agreement on Texas.|
|• Monitor the effectiveness of the environmental audit legislation, HB 2473, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, in increasing voluntary reporting of environmental violations.|
|• Monitor the implementation of the property rights legislation, SB 14, 74th Legislature, Regular Session.|
|• Examine the US Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to enact the Columbia Bottomlands Protection Plan, which would create a habitat for migratory birds in Brazoria, Matagorda, Fort Bend and Wharton Counties, and determine the effects of the plan on the region.|
|• Monitor the implementation of the petroleum storage tank bill, HB 2587, 74th Legislature, Regular Session.|
|• Study the Texas aquaculture industry and determine if additional regulation is necessary due to discharge into state bays and estuaries.|
|• Monitor the implementation of the waste tire recycling bill SB 776, 74th Legislature, Regular Session.|
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