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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

9:00 a.m.

Capitol Extension, Room E1.012

 

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Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources was held on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.012, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Troy Fraser, Chairman

Senator Craig Estes, Vice Chair

Senator Robert Duncan

Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Juan Hinojosa

Senator Mike Jackson

Senator Robert Nichols

Senator Carlos Uresti

 

Senator Bob Deuell

Senator Glenn Hegar

Senator Kel Seliger

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 9:09 a.m.  There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted: 

 

Chairman Fraser made opening comments on Charges #3, #5, and #6.

 

The following invited witnesses testified before the committee on Charge #3:

Richard Hyde, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Dr. Bryan Shaw, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Tom "Smitty Smith, Public Citizen

Barry Smitherman, Public Utility Commission of Texas

Mark Vickery, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Rich Walsh, Valero Companies

 

The following invited witnesses testified before the committee on Charge #5:

Tripp Doggett, CEO, ERCOT

Richard Hyde, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Dr. Bryan Shaw, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Tom "Smitty Smith, Public Citizen

Barry Smitherman, Public Utility Commission of Texas

Mark Vickery, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Rich Walsh, Valero Companies

 

The following invited witnesses testified before the committee on Charge #6:

Richard Hyde, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Dr. Bryan Shaw, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Tom "Smitty Smith, Public Citizen

Barry Smitherman, Public Utility Commission of Texas

Mark Vickery, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

 

Senator Estes assumed the chair. 

 

Senator Fraser resumed the chair. 

 

There being no further business, at 12:23 p.m. Senator Fraser moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

 

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Senator Troy Fraser, Chair

 

 

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Tatum Reagan, Clerk