Friday, March 15, 2002

Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission

9:30 a.m.
Room 201S, Building E
12100 Park 35 Circle

This meeting is a work session for discussion between commissioners and staff. Public comment will be accepted only by invitation of the Commission.

  1. Discussion of the Monthly Enforcement Reports for December 2001 and January 2002. Anne Dobbs, OCE, presented this issue.

  2. No action taken.

  3. Consideration of comments on the Sunset Advisory Commission Staff Report on the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Terri Seales, Office of the Executive Director, presented this issue. Staff provided the commission with a proposed draft letter commenting on a recommendation by the Sunset Commission to transfer the responsibility of enforcement against landowners with abandoned water wells from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to the TNRCC. The commissioners provided additional guidance to strengthen points made in the letter during the meeting and requested an opportunity to review the revisions made with regard to these points prior to issuance. The final letter response is needed by April 1, 2002.

  4. No action taken.

  5. Consideration of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed draft policy documents concerning implementation of the 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard and related air quality issues. Herb Williams, Special Assistant, OEPAA, presented this issue.

  6. No action taken.

  7. Consideration of legislative issues potentially affecting the TNRCC and actions taken by the Texas Legislature. The commission may also meet in closed meeting to receive legal advice regarding these matters, or any of the above 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. This issue was not discussed.

  8. Planning for the next Commissioners' Work Session. The work session previously scheduled for April 12 is tentatively cancelled. The next work session is planned for May 10.