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Senate Committee on Development Over Closed Landfills, Special - 72nd R.S. (1991)

Committee Members
Gonzalo Barrientos, Chair
Rodney Ellis
Bill Ratliff
Charges
• Examine how state and local governments handled the evacuation of the residents of the Watersbend apartment complex in a Austin following the discovery of dangerous levels of methane gas in the complex.*
• Determine whether government programs which provide financing for low-income housing have adequate authority to inspect sites.*
• Decide whether engineering and architectural laws give adequate protection to buyers or renters of buildings located over old landfills.*

Note:
No report was issued.
Member information is from a press release issued by Senator Gonzalo Barrientos on August 12, 1992. L1803.1 P926 1990-94.
Abstracts of charges are based on an article by Bob Bants titled "Senate panel to dig for cases of landfills under buildings," which appeared in the Austin American Statesman on August 7, 1992.

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

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