MINUTES

 

TEXAS ENVIRONMENTAL FLOWS ADVISORY GROUP

Thursday, September 8, 2011

10:00 AM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.012

 

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Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Joint Committee on Environmental Flows was held on Thursday, September 8, 2011, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.012, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Troy Fraser, Co-Chair

 

Senator Joan Huffman

Representative Allan Ritter, Co-Chair

 

 

Joe Crutcher

 

 

Senator Glenn Hegar

 

 

Karen Hixon

 

 

Representative Jodie Laubenberg

 

 

Representative Doug Miller

 

 

Carlos Rubinstein

 

 

 

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Senator Troy Fraser, the acting chair, called the meeting to order at 10:05 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The Advisory Group heard the following testimony:

 

Update on Texas Environmental Flows Science Advisory Committee, Work Plans, and Recommendations - Chairman Bob Huston

 

 

Update on Colorado and Lavaca Rivers/Matagorda and Lavaca Bays Basin and Bay Area Stakeholders Committee Recommendations; and Guadalupe, San Antonio, Mission and Aransas Rivers/ Mission, Copano, Aransas, and San Antonio Bays Basin and Bay Area Stakeholders Committee and Recommendations Chairman Patrick Brzozowski and Chairman Suzanne Scott

Update on Sabine and Neches Rivers and Sabine Lake Bay Basin and Bay Area Stakeholders Committee and Work Plan; and Trinity and San Jacinto Rivers and Galveston Bay Stakeholders Committee and Work Plan Chairman Jerry Clark and Vice-Chairman John Bartos

 

Co-Chairman Ritter moved for a vote on the Sabine and Neches Rivers and Sabine Lake Bay Basin and Bay Area Committee and Work Plan be adopted. With 8 ayes, 0 nays, and 1 absent, the motion passed.

 

Update on Existing Basin and Bay Area Stakeholder Committees and Update on Existing Basin and Bay Expert Science Teams Kellye Rila, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

 

There be no further business at 11:34 AM, Co-Chairman Fraser moved that the Advisory Group be adjourned. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

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Senator Troy Fraser, Co-Chair

 

 

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Representative Allan Ritter, Co-Chair

 

 

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Tatum Reagan, Clerk