Ken Armbrister, Chair
Mike Jackson, Vice Chair
Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa
Eddie Lucio, Jr.
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.
|• 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.|
|• 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.|
|• 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.|
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