Friday, January 16, 1998 
                                    9:00 a.m. 
                          Houston 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 Friday, January 16, 1998, at the  
         Houston City Council Chamber, in Houston, 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 meeting to order at 9:05 am.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted.   
         Senator Lucio moved that the Minutes from the previous hearing  
         be adopted.  There being no objection, it was so ordered. 
         Chairman Brown and Senator Lucio gave opening remarks. 
         The following people registered to testify on the Siting of  
         Solid Waste Facilities interim charge: 
         Dan Pearson, TNRCC 
         Ron Pedde, TNRCC 
         Susan Janek, TNRCC 
         Marianne Baker, TNRCC 
         Cathy Sisk, Harris County Attorney's Office 
         Rosalia Villescas, Citizens Against Landfill Location 
         Jimmie Steidinger, Citizens Against Landfill Location 
         Richard E. Hill, Citizens of Chambers County 
         Gary E. Graybeal, Citizens of Texas Gulf Coast 
         J.R. Tyson, Brazoria County 
         Jeffrey Taebel, Houston-Galveston Area Council (written  
         The following people registered to testify on the interim  
         charge to study the implementation of HB 3019: 
         Ralph Marquez, TNRCC Commissioner 
         Jeffrey Saitas, TNRCC 
         Ed Feith, Houston Lighting & Power 
         Brandt C. Mannchen, self 
         Alfred Calloway, City of Houston 
         Dean Allan Cook, The Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers Int'l  
         Bob Fisher, CItizens for Clean Air 
         LaNell S. Anderson, Citizens of East Harris County,  
         Rick Abraham, Texans United 
         Rita Ruth, People's Action Coalition 
         Mary Miksa, TABCC 
         Peter G. Altman, SEED Coalition 
         Cindy L. Morphew, Texas Oil & Gas Association 
         Terrance O'Rourke, Citizens Panel for Clean Air 
         Ivan George Smith, Sierra Club 
         Jane Elioseff, Galveston-Houston Assoc. for Smog Prevention 
         Mark A. Munich, self 
         Juan Parras, Environmental Justice Clinic 
         Norma Navarete, self 
         Juanita Martinez, self 
         There being no further business, Senator Lindsay moved that  
         the Committee be recessed at 3:25.  Without objection, it was  
         so ordered. 
         Senator J. E. Brown, Chair 
         Carol K. McGarah, Clerk