NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Natural Resources

TIME & DATE:  2:00PM, Tuesday, April 20, 1999

PLACE: Senate Chamber

CHAIR: Senator J. E. "Buster" Brown

The Committee will meet to hear the following:


SB 259            West, Royce
Relating to the siting of solid waste facilities, the Texas Natural
Resource Conservation Commission's consideration of cumulative
risks in certain administrative proceedings, and notice of an
application for a municipal solid waste facility.

SB 828            Shapleigh
Relating to supplemental environmental projects undertaken in lieu
of certain penalties.

SB 1301            Brown, J. E. "Buster"
Relating to water conservation measures required in a county during
a declared drought disaster.

SB 1611            Lucio
Relating to the authority of the Texas Natural Resource
Conservation Commission over the issuance of bonds by the Laguna
Madre Water District.

SB 1612            Lucio
Relating to the authority of the Texas Natural Resource
Conservation Commission over issuance of district bonds.

SB 1710            Ellis, Rodney
Relating to financial assistance for disadvantaged communities for
emergency and long-term water and wastewater services.

Pending business:

SB 889            Harris
Relating to air quality standards for certain airports.

SB 1312            Armbrister
Relating to the accrual of causes of actions arising out of
interests in oil and gas leases:

SB 1771            Shapiro
Relating to tax abatement procedures and agreements of the Dallas
County Utility and Reclamation District; validating certain acts of
the district.

Subcommittee on Agriculture Report on:

SB 977            Ratliff
Relating to exemptions from ad valorem and sales and use taxation
of certain timber and certain items used in timber operations and
the valuation of certain timber land for ad valorem tax purposes.

HB 431            Turner, Bob              SP: Madla
Relating to the determination of the amount of proof of financial
responsibility for the application of certain pesticides.

Subcommittee on Groundwater Districts report on:

SB 635            Ogden
Relating to the creation, establishment, administration, powers,
duties, functions and financing of the Robertson-Brazos County
Groundwater Conservation District under Article XVI, Section 59, of
the Texas Constitution; providing the authority to impose water use
fees; and declaring an emergency.

SB 700            Lindsay
Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties,
operation, and financing of the North Harris County Regional Water
Authority; granting the power of eminent domain and the authority
to issue bonds and to impose taxes; providing a civil penalty.

SB 1829            Zaffirini
Relating to the creation of the McMullen County Groundwater
Conservation District; authorizing the issuance of bonds, the
imposition of taxes, and the use of the power of eminent domain.



SB 1771