House Committee on Aggregate Production Operations, Interim Study - 86th R.S. (2019)

Committee: House Aggregate Production Operations, Interim Study
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Concrete plants | Rock crushers |
Library Call Number: L1836.86 AG266
Session: 86th R.S. (2019)
Online version: View report [77 pages  File size: 2,263 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the impact of aggregate production operations (APOs), including, but not limited to, rock-crushing facilities, concrete batch plants, and hot-mix asphalt plants, across the state. In conducting the review, investigate APO-related issues, such as: (1) general enforcement of regulations; (2) nuisance issues relating to dust, noise, and light; (3) transportation safety and transportation integrity; (4) air quality; (5) blasting enforcement; (6) reclamation efforts; (7) distance of facilities from adjoining property lines; (8) disruption of groundwater; and (9) the impact of municipal ordinances.
2. Monitor the implementation of HB 907, 86th R.S., relating to the regulation of APOs by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Examine the results of the increased frequency of inspections for these operations, including the nature of any notices of violation or enforcement actions, the number of annual inspections conducted on all APOs, and the overall rate of compliance of the APO industry. Examine the inspection processes, including all potential regulations (air, water, and waste) that may be involved in an APO investigation and determine if those inspections adequately cover all applicable environmental state and federal requirements.

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