Senate Committee on Natural Resources

Committee Information
Chair Vice-Chair Members:
Clerk: Tatum Reagan
Tel: (512) 463-0390
Sam Houston Building
Room 325
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83rd Session Interim

83rd Regular Session


Interim Charges

  1. Study and make recommendations to encourage the use of brackish water including but not limited to Aquifer Storage and Recovery and Desalination.
  2. Study and make recommendations on what state and federal environmental regulations most affect implementation of water supply strategies in the State Water Plan, including recommendations to reduce state barriers.
  3. Examine current processes for environmental permitting, including the impact of permitting delays on economic development. Consider what environmental regulations and permitting procedures are most challenging for small businesses and make recommendations to reduce those burdens. Study and make recommendations on changes to the permitting process that could speed job creation while continuing to protect the environment.
  4. Monitor implementation of legislation passed during the 83rd Legislative Session including monitoring implementation of House Bill 4, creating the state water implementation fund.