MINUTES

 

JOINT COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL FLOWS

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

11:00 AM or upon adjournment of the House and the Senate

Capitol Extension, Room E1.016

 

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Pursuant to Rule 1, Texas House Rules and pursuant to Rule 11.03, Texas Senate Rules, a public hearing of the Joint Committee on Environmental Flows was held on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.016, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Representative Allan Ritter, Co-Chair

 

Karen Hixon

Senator Troy Fraser, Co-Chair

 

Senator Joan Huffman

Joe Crutcher

 

 

Carlos Rubinstein

 

 

Representative Jodie Laubenberg

 

 

Representative Doug Miller

 

 

Senator Glenn Hegar

 

 

 

 

Co-chair Senator Troy Fraser called the meeting to order at 12:41 PM. There being a quorum present, following business was transacted:

 

The Advisory Group heard the following testimony:

 

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

 

Modification of the schedule for the development of Environmental Flow Regime Recommendations

 

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

 

Update on Brazos River and Associated Bay and Estuary System Stakeholders Committee Recommendations Chairman Dale Spurgin

 

Update on Nueces River and Corpus Christi and Baffin Bays Basin and Bay Area Stakeholder Committee Recommendations Chairman Con Mims

 

Update on Colorado and Lavaca Rivers and Matagorda and Lavaca Bays Basin and Bay Stakeholder Committee Work Plan Chairman Patrick Brzozowski

 

Update on Guadalupe, San Antonio, Mission, and Aransas Rivers and Mission, Copano, Aransas, and San Antonio Bays Basin and Bay Stakeholder Committee Work Plan Dianee Wassenich

 

Update on Trinity and San Jacinto Rivers and Galveston Bay Basin and Bay Area Stakeholder Committee Work Plan Glenda Callaway

 

There being no further business, at 1:30 PM Senator Fraser moved that the Committee 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