Marked Agenda
Commissioners’ Work Session
Thursday, November 6, 1997
1:30 p.m.
Room 201S, Building E, Park 35, Austin


This meeting is a work session for discussion between commissioners and staff. No public testimony or comment will be accepted except by invitation of the commission.

  1. Consideration of issues related to municipal solid waste management, such as historical perspectives of municipal solid waste management, public participation, public notice, and technical considerations of municipal solid waste management and regulation. Land use and certain related issues will be considered at a later date. Susan Janek, Bryan Dixon (Municipal Solid Waste Division), Minor Hibbs (Industrial and Hazardous Waste Division), and Marianne Baker (Legal Division) presented this item.

  2. Consideration of issues related to national ambient air quality standards attainment strategies. Herb Williams, Chuck Mueller, and Liz Johnson (Air Policy and Regulations Division) presented this item.

  3. Potential Nonattainment Areas - The Commissioners deferred action pending the outcome of the STAPPA/NGA meeting in December.

  4. Consideration of issues related to the standard exemption protectiveness review. Vicky Hsu, Kerry Drake, Dale Beebe-Farrow (New Source Review Permitting Division), and David Duncan (Legal Division) presented this item.

  5. Consideration of the agency's implementation of legislation enacted by the 75th Texas Legislature and the agency's efforts to work with the Interim Legislative Committees. The commission may also meet in closed meeting to receive legal advice regarding these matters as authorized by Section 551.071 of the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 of the Government Code. Any commission action, decision, or vote on these matters will be made in open meeting in accordance with Section 551.102 of the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 of the Government Code. No briefing or action was required.

  6. Planning for the next Commissioners’ Work Session. The next Commissioners’ Work Session is tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 17, in E-201S, at 1:30 p.m. It will include the following issues: nitrogen oxide waivers, regionalization of water and wastewater facilities, the monthly enforcement report, the Clean Air Responsibility Enterprise Committee report on grandfathered emissions, and the implementation of national ambient air quality standards.