Thursday, October 30, 1997 
                                    10:00 am 
                          International Cultural Center 
                          Texas Tech University Campus 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.11, a public hearing of the Senate Interim Committee on  
         Natural Resources was held on Thursday, October 30, 1997 at  
         the International Cultural Center, on the Texas Tech  
         University Campus, at Lubbock, Texas.   
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator J.E. Brown                      None 
         Senator Teel Bivins 
         Senator Tom Haywood 
         Senator Jon Lindsay 
         Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. 
         Senator Steve Ogden 
         Senator Carlos Truan 
         The Chair called the meeting to order at 10:00 am.  There  
         being a quorum present, the following business was transacted.   
         Senator Truan moved that the Minutes from the previous hearing  
         be adopted.  There being no objection, it was so ordered. 
         Chairman Brown made opening remarks. 
         Jeff Saitas, Deputy Director at TNRCC, made a presentation on  
         the TNRCC's implementation of HB 3019. 
         The following also spoke regarding the implementation of HB  
         Tony Williams with the Texas Cotton Ginners Association 
         Jon K. Fisher, Texas Chemical Council 
         Mary Miksa, Texas Association of Business and Chambers of  
         Ron Pedde, Acting Deputy Director - TNRCC, gave testimony  
         regarding the siting of solid waste facilities. 
         The following also testified regarding siting of solid waste  
         Robert "Holly" Holder, Parkhill Smith and Cooper 
         Kevin R. Kohn, City of Lubbock 
         Ralph Rayburn - Texas Parks and Wildlife Department spoke on  
         granting the Department general licensing authority 
         Dr. Tim Turner, Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association spoke  
         on the American Heritage Rivers Initiative, as did Stephen  
         Salmon with the Riverside Landowners Protection Coalition. 
         There being no further business, at 12:25 pm Senator Ogden  
         moved that the Committee be adjourned. Without objection, it  
         was so ordered.   
         Senator J.E. Brown, Chair 
         Carol McGarah, Clerk