Monday, November 17, 1997 
                                     1:30 pm 
                        San Antonio City Council Chamber 
         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 Monday, November 17, 1997, in  
         the San Antonio City Council Chamber, at San Antonio, Texas.   
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator J.E. Brown                      Senator Teel Bivins 
         Senator Tom Haywood                     Senator Jon Lindsay 
         Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. 
         Senator Steve Ogden 
         Senator Carlos Truan 
         The Chair called the hearing to order at 1:50 pm.  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. 
         The following people testified on the implementation of the  
         federal American Heritage Rivers Initiative: 
         U.S. Representative Henry Bonilla 
         U.S. Representative Silvestre Reyes 
         Tyrus Fain, Texas General Land Office 
         Glenna Hodge, State Representative Bob Turner's office 
         Susan P. Rust, self 
         Dan Byfield, American Land Foundation 
         Joseph Fitzsimons, Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers  
         John Kight, Kendal County Commissioner 
         Desmond K. Smith, Trans Texas Heritage Association 
         David K. Langford, Texas Wildlife Association 
         Allan E. Parker, Jr., Texas Justice Foundation 
         Genny Hensz, self 
         Stephen J. Salmon, Riverside and Landowners Protection  
         Clifton McNeel, self 
         Thomas Culbertson, Regional Clean Air & Water 
         Senator Brown read a letter from U.S. Representative Lamar  
         Smith into the record. 
         The following people testified on the interim charge of siting  
         of solid waste facilities: 
         Daniel Cardenas, City of San Antonio 
         Larry R. Cohn, Waste Management of Texas, Inc. 
         Senator Brown announced that the next hearing of the committee  
         would be held in Houston on January 16, 1998. 
         There being no further business Senator Truan moved that the  
         Committee be recessed.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 
         Senator J.E. Brown, Chair 
         Carol K. McGarah, Clerk