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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Division director administrative correspondence and subject files, 1989-1999, bulk 1994-1997,

TRACS (Texas Review and Comment System) project files, 1991-1996,

Corps of Engineers environmental assessment project files, 1962, about 1970-2007, bulk 1988-2006,

Wetland Conservation Program project files, 1972-2001, bulk 1988-2001,

Coastal Coordination Council files, 1980-2001, bulk 1997-2001,

Environmental policy guide, 1992-1997,

River Studies Program reports, 1987-2004,

Freshwater Conservation Branch project files, 1984-2000,

Gulf Intracoastal Waterway project files, 1983-2003, bulk 1988-2003,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Resource Protection Division:

An Inventory of Parks and Wildlife Department Resource Protection Division Records at the Texas State Archives, 1962, about 1970-2007 bulk 1988-2006



Overview

Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Dept. Resource Protection Division.
Title: Parks and Wildlife Department Resource Protection Division records
Dates: 1962, about 1970-2007
Dates: bulk 1988-2006
Abstract: The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Resource Protection Division's duties included protecting fish, wildlife, plant and mineral resources from degradation or depletion, investigating environmental contamination that might cause the loss of fish or wildlife, providing information and recommendations to other government agencies, and participating in administrative and judicial proceedings concerning pollution incidents, development projects, and other actions that might affect fish and wildlife. These files consist of correspondence, memos, fax cover sheets, reports, planning documents, comments to plans, agendas, maps, photographs, news releases, meeting packets, papers, presentations, agreements, certificates, proposals, project construction tasks, project summaries, permit application summary sheets, proposed action public notices, environmental assessments or environmental impact statements, statements of findings, reviews and comments on projects that may have an adverse environmental impact on the fish and wildlife habitat, an environmental policy guide, and mailing lists. Also present are meeting files of the Coastal Coordination Council. Dates covered are 1962, about 1970-2007, bulk dating 1988-2006.
Quantity: 56.85 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The State of Texas has given the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) the responsibility for the management and conservation of the state's wildlife and fish resources; provision of outdoor recreational opportunities to the public; acquisition, development, and operation of wildlife management areas, fish hatcheries, state parks, historic sites, and other public lands; conservation education and outreach; cultural and historical interpretation; and the regulation of fishing, hunting, and boating activities. The department is composed of ten major divisions which carry out the functions and duties of the agency: Wildlife, State Parks, Coastal Fisheries, Inland Fisheries, Communications, Law Enforcement, Infrastructure, Administrative Resources, Legal, Information Technology, and Human Resources. The Parks and Wildlife Commission selects an executive director to administer the department. In 2014 the agency employed the full-time equivalent of 3,109 people.

The Parks and Wildlife Commission governs the agency. It was initially composed of three members, increased to six members in 1972, and as of 1983, contains nine members, appointed by the governor with approval of the senate. Members serve six-year overlapping terms. The governor appoints the chair. The commission meets quarterly or more often as needed, primarily to adopt policies and rules to carry out the programs of the TPWD.

The TPWD had its beginnings in 1879. The 16th Texas Legislature authorized the governor to appoint a fish commissioner to ensure compliance with an Act for the preservation of fish and to build fish ways and fish ladders (Chapter 92, 16th Legislature, Regular Session). In 1881 the Office of the Fish Commissioner was established (Chapter 78, 17th Legislature, Regular Session). It was created for the "propagation and preservation of fish and to build fish-ways and fish-ladders…," and existed through 1885. The commissioner was appointed to a two-year term by the governor, with the approval of the senate.

In 1895 the 24th Legislature created the Office of the Fish and Oyster Commissioner (House Bill 55, Regular Session) with the commissioner appointed by the governor as before. The duties included the protection of fish, turtles and terrapin of the bays and coastal waters of the state, protection of natural oyster beds and reefs, and the protection of the location of private beds. The commissioner had the authority to appoint deputy commissioners to assist in carrying out the duties of the office. In 1907 protection of wild birds and wild game was added to the responsibilities of that office, which became the Office of the Game, Fish and Oyster Commissioner (House Bill 379, 30th Legislature, Regular Session). Once again, this commissioner appointed Deputy Game Commissioners to assist in carrying out the duties of the office.

A six-member commission replaced the single commissioner in 1929 and the agency became the Texas Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission (Senate Bill 83, 41st Legislature, Regular Session). The commissioners were appointed to six year terms by the governor with the approval of the senate and were selected from different sections of the state. The chair was appointed by the Governor. Duties of the commission included administering the state's laws relating to game and fish; preventing pollution of streams; issuing hunting, trapping, and fishing licenses; collecting fees, taxes, and fines; conducting research; and proclaiming and enforcing open seasons and bag limits on game and fish. The commission also operated fish hatcheries and sanctuaries, administered game and hunting preserves, supervised oyster beds in the state, controlled and exterminated predatory animals and fish, and educated the public in the preservation of wildlife and fish and game resources of the state. It had the authority to create rules and regulations as necessary to carry out its duties. The name was changed to the Texas Game and Fish Commission in 1951 and the size of the board was increased to nine members (Senate Bill 463, 52nd Legislature, Regular Session).

The state created the Texas State Parks Board in 1923 (Senate Bill 73, 38th Legislature, First Called Session) to investigate prospective park sites in the state and report to the Legislature with recommendations, and to solicit and accept donations of land for state park purposes. The State Parks Board was initially composed of five members, appointed by the governor with the approval of the senate to six year terms, and they were to be state officers. The number of board members increased to six in 1937 (Senate Bill 484, 45th Legislature, Regular Session). This board was to begin locating sites for the establishment of the state parks system. It directed and managed state parks, except the historical parks which were managed by the Board of Control and/or several separate commissions. The Parks Board was charged with locating, designating, and marking historic grounds, battlegrounds, and other historic sites in the state, and erecting markers and monuments at such sites. The board also had the authority to create rules and regulations as necessary to carry out its duties. The primary function of the board between 1923 and 1933 was to acquire lands for parks through donations. In 1933, federal funds became available for state park development and the board worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the National Park Service for the development of better park sites for a state parks system. The CCC provided labor during the 1930s to improve state park lands and facilities. The state transferred control of historical parks to the State Parks Board in 1949, except for the San Jacinto Battlefield, the Battleship Texas, and the Fannin Battlefield, which were still controlled by their respective commissions--the San Jacinto Battlefield Commission, the Battleship Texas Commission, and the Fannin Battlefield Commission (House Bill 120, 51st Legislature, Regular Session). Jurisdiction over the Fannin and San Jacinto Battlefields was transferred to TPWD in 1965 (House Bill 102, 59th Legislature, Regular Session). Battleship Texas was transferred to TPWD in 1983 (House Bill 586, 68th Legislature, Regular Session).

The State Parks Board and the Game and Fish Commission were merged in 1963 to form the TPWD (House Bill 21, 58th Legislature, Regular Session). The Historic Structures and Sites Act was passed by the 60th Legislature (House Bill 58, Regular Session) in 1967 charging the Parks and Wildlife Department with stewardship of the state's cultural heritage sites. In 1983 the 68th Legislature passed the Wildlife Conservation Act (Senate Bill 94, Regular Session), giving the agency the authority to manage fish and wildlife resources in all Texas counties. Prior to this act county commissioner courts set game and fish laws in many counties, and other counties had veto power over TPWD regulations. In 1985 the 69th Legislature granted the department authority over shrimp and oysters (Senate Bill 609, Regular Session).

The functions of the Resource Protection Division were absorbed by other program divisions following an agency-wide reorganization in 2004. While the division was active its duties included protecting fish, wildlife, plant and mineral resources from degradation or depletion; investigating environmental contamination that might cause the loss of fish or wildlife; providing information and recommendations to other government agencies; and participating in administrative and judicial proceedings concerning pollution incidents, development projects, and other actions that might affect fish and wildlife. It reviewed permits proposed for wastewater discharge and hazardous waste disposal by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and the Railroad Commission. The division also investigated fish kills, attempting to determine responsibility for the kill and recovering the economic value of the fish and other lost aquatic life from the polluter. It also assessed injury to fish and wildlife resources from oil and hazardous chemical releases and sought restoration from the responsible party. The division represented the department in the Interagency Council for Oil Spill Response Planning and the Coastal Coordinating Council, a multi-agency body that reviews and coordinates state and federal laws and actions affecting the Texas coast. The division worked to protect sensitive ecological habitats and rare, threatened, or endangered plants and animals and it worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to protect wetland areas and to dispose of dredge material from Texas navigable waters. The divisions's Resource Conservation Branch worked with the Governor's Texas Review and Comment System (TRACS) by reviewing and commenting on various projects that may have an environmental impact on state resources. It also supported the Geographic Information Systems Laboratory. The GIS lab is operated by the Executive Office and provides specialized training and spatial analysis as part of its support of agency-wide efforts to develop, manage, and maintain digital maps and natural and cultural databases which allow biologists and resource managers to more effectively manage state resources.

The Wildlife Division manages and conserves all the state's wildlife resources. Its responsibilities include wildlife planning, research, inventorying wildlife resources, monitoring population dynamics, regulating game seasons and bag limits, conserving non-game and rare species, habitat conservation and acquisition, providing technical assistance to land owners, operating and managing 52 wildlife management areas, and assisting with the management of 123 state parks. The division also uses state-owned and operated lands to conduct wildlife research, field tours, seminars, wildlife management operations, and offers public access to these lands for public hunting and other recreational and education uses. Most of the work done by the division is eligible for reimbursement under the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937, also known as the Pittman-Robertson Act.

The Coastal Fisheries Division manages the marine fishery resources of Texas' four million acres of saltwater, including the bays and estuaries and out to nine nautical miles in the Gulf of Mexico. Management strategies are designed to sustain fisheries harvest at levels necessary to ensure replenishable stocks of important species and provide balanced food webs within the marine ecosystems. The division conducts monitoring programs year round to gather technical data to assess population levels and develop fishing regulations. The division operates three hatchery facilities to enhance populations of several species of game fish, through increasing abundance of the fish and offsetting impacts of natural catastrophes. The Division also operates the Artificial Reef Program. In 1989 the 71st Legislature directed the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to develop the artificial reef potential of Texas (Senate Bill 5, Regular Session). The Texas Artificial Reef Plan was adopted in 1990, creating the Artificial Reef Program. The basic activity of the program is to acquire surplus ships, barges, oil rigs, and other material that is then deposited on the sea floor to form artificial reefs.

The Inland Fisheries Division manages the freshwater fishery resources of the state, which consist of 626 public impoundments and 80,000 miles of rivers and streams covering 1.7 million acres. The division activities include fisheries management and research, fish production, angler education and information, fishing access projects, and aquatic habitat management. The division also operates six fish hatchery facilities to enhance populations of several species of fish.

(Sources: Enabling legislation, numerous years; Parks and Wildlife Code, Title 2; Guide to Texas State Agencies, various editions; Texas Parks and Wildlife Department web site (http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/, accessed August 12, 2014); and information found in TPWD records.)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Resource Protection Division's duties included protecting fish, wildlife, plant and mineral resources from degradation or depletion, investigating environmental contamination that might cause the loss of fish or wildlife, providing information and recommendations to other government agencies, and participating in administrative and judicial proceedings concerning pollution incidents, development projects, and other actions that might affect fish and wildlife. These files consist of correspondence, memos, fax cover sheets, reports, planning documents, comments to plans, agendas, maps, photographs, news releases, meeting packets, papers, presentations, agreements, certificates, proposals, project construction tasks, project summaries, permit application summary sheets, proposed action public notices, environmental assessments or environmental impact statements, statements of findings, reviews and comments on projects that may have an adverse environmental impact on the fish and wildlife habitat, an environmental policy guide, and mailing lists. Also present are meeting files of the Coastal Coordination Council. Dates covered are 1962, about 1970-2007, bulk dating 1988-2006.

Topics covered include endangered species and impacts to fish and wildlife environments due to construction or other projects, dredging and fill operations in the state's navigable waters and wetlands, habitat loss for wildlife, regulation of aquaculture wastewater discharge, mineral recovery operations, natural recovery of damaged areas, flood control projects, environmental education of the public, regional water planning, mitigation policies, cleaning up oil spills, preservation of coastal barriers, ground water protection, animal waste utilization, improvements to water quality, fisheries, mosquito control, hunting programs, management of grasslands and national forests, wetlands protection, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, the Galveston Bay National Estuary Program, the federal Clean Water Act and Section 404 Corps of Engineers permits, and revisions to the state's water quality certification rules. Correspondents include state officials, other state agencies, federal agencies and officials, local officials, legislators, congressmen, contractors, environmental groups, private companies, and the general public.

This series is part of the overall finding aid Texas Parks and Wildlife Department records. If you are reading this in paper in the Archives search room, the finding aid, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department records, is found in the first divider within the same binder.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.

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Organization of the Records

These records have been organized into nine series:
Division director administrative correspondence and subject files, 1989-1999, bulk 1994-1997, 2.25 cubic ft.
TRACS (Texas Review and Comment System) project files, 1991-1996, 2.5 cubic ft.
Corps of Engineers environmental assessment project files, 1962, about 1970-2007, bulk 1988-2006, 34.5 cubic ft.
Wetland Conservation Program project files, 1972-2001, bulk 1988-2001, 2.75 cubic ft.
Coastal Coordination Council files, 1980-2001, bulk 1997-2001, 5.25 cubic ft.
Environmental policy guide, 1992-1997, 0.5 cubic ft.
River Studies Program reports, 1987-2004, 0.2 cubic ft.
Freshwater Conservation Branch project files, 1984-2000, 4.9 cubic ft.
Gulf Intracoastal Waterway project files, 1983-2003, bulk 1988-2003, 4 cubic ft.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

Researchers are required to use gloves provided by the State Archives when reviewing photographic material.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Coastal Coordination Council (Texas).
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Galveston District.
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Southwestern Division.
Places:
Gulf Intracoastal Waterway
Subjects:
Fisheries--Texas.
Wildlife conservation--Texas.
Conservation of natural resources--Texas.
Water--Law and legislation--Texas.
Water--Pollution--Texas.
Coastal zone management--Texas.
Dredging--Texas--Environmental aspects.
Wetland conservation--Texas.
Wetlands--Law and legislation--Texas.
Document Types:
Reports--Texas--Conservation of natural resources--1972-2003.
Correspondence--Texas--Conservation of natural resources--1980-2003.
Memorandums--Texas--Conservation of natural resources--1980-2003.
Manuals (instructional materials)--Texas--Conservation of natural resources--1980-2003.
Presentations (communicative events)--Texas--Conservation of natural resources--1988-2003.
Papers (document genres)--Texas--Conservation of natural resources--1980-2003.
Environmental impact statements--Texas--Conservation of natural resources--1983-2007.
Photographs--Texas--Conservation of natural resources--1970-2007.
Maps (documents)--Texas--Conservation of natural resources--1970-2007.
Functions:
Management of wildlife resources.
Management of natural resources.
Management of fisheries.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting files, 1963-2004, 22 cubic ft., 32 reels of microfilm
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department administrative records and other material, 1909, 1929, 1934-2004, bulk 1963-1999, 10.75 cubic ft.
Texas Coastal Coordination Council minutes and agenda, 1991-1998, 2006, 0.5 cubic ft.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Inland Fisheries Division records, 1937-1995, bulk 1953-1986, 7 cubic ft.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Resource Protection Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 2000/150, 2003/086, 2004/090, 2005/087, 2006/394, 2008/038, 2009/165, 2011/349, 2012/178, 2014/111

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on May 10, 2000; October 10, 2003; February 17, 2004; January 12, 2005; August 24, 2006; October 18, 2007; August 17, 2009; March 23, 2011; June 12, 2012; and May 21, 2014.

Processing Information

Processing, DACS compliance, and encoding to EAD 2002 standards by Laura K. Saegert, April 2007

Additional accessions added and updates to finding aid by Jonathan King, October 2014

Appraisal Information

Several series of project files, program files, and reports and studies of the Resource Protection Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department were appraised by the State Archives staff as archival on October 18, 1999 as part of an agency-wide appraisal of TPWD's records. The administrative correspondence of division directors was initially appraised as non-archival, based on the information provided at that time. The Archives has since learned that during the time period covered by these records the correspondence of the division directors was an extension of the correspondence handled by the executive director of the agency, usually containing the outgoing responses of the executive director based on drafts prepared by division staff. Based on this new information the Archives staff decided to review the administrative correspondence of the divisions on a case-by-case basis, keeping those files that fit the description of the administrative correspondence appraised as archival. The correspondence in this series fits the archival criteria. For a list of archival series and more information about the appraisal of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's records, see the appraisal reports by State Archives staff on file in the search room of the Archives and Information Services Division or online at http://www.texas.gov/arc/appraisal/parks.html.

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Division director administrative correspondence and subject files, 1989-1999, bulk 1994-1997,
2.25 cubic ft.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Resource Protection Division's duties included protecting fish, wildlife, plant and mineral resources from degradation or depletion, investigating environmental contamination that may cause the loss of fish or wildlife, providing information and recommendations to other government agencies and participating in administrative and judicial proceedings concerning pollution incidents, development projects, and other actions that may affect fish and wildlife. The division also handled some correspondence of the agency's Executive Office, researching questions and drafting replies for the Executive Director. These files consist of outgoing and incoming letters, memos, fax cover sheets, reports, planning documents, comments to plans, agendas, papers, presentations, and mailing lists. Correspondence tracking system reports are available for 1994 and 1995. Dates covered are 1989-1999, bulk 1994-1997. Correspondents include state officials, other state agencies, federal agencies and officials, local officials, legislators, congressmen, contractors, environmental groups, private companies, and the general public.
The first set of correspondence contains letters that cover a wide variety of topics and reflect the various activities assigned to this division, including responding to complaints, concern over endangered species and impacts to fish and wildlife environments due to construction or other projects, habitat loss for wildlife, regulation of aquaculture wastewater discharge, mineral recovery operations, natural recovery of damaged areas, wetland conservation, flood control projects, environmental education of the public, regional water planning, mitigation policies, cleaning up oil spills, river dredging, preservation of coastal barriers, and controlling the brown tide along the Laguna Madre. Almost all of the outgoing letters are signed by the Executive director of the agency, Andrew Sansom, with a few outgoing replies by division staff.
The last set of files are correspondence and subject files that discuss issues such as strategic planning for the division, division reorganization, a symposium on Texas seagrass, strategic planning for water development allocation and management, a meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Regional Marine Research Board, water quality in East Texas, drought, civil restitution for chloride contamination of the Red River, water issues, the Natural Heritage Program, the TPWD's proposed expansion of the golf course at Bastrop State Park, environmental containments and assessments, the Texas Wetlands Conservation Plan, a coastal preserves management plan, aquatic preserves, regulations, exotic species, the reauthorization of the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the TWPD's Endangered Species Program (ESP), concerns of landowners with endangered species, and the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan (BCCP). The bulk of the files in this set concern endangered species and the BCCP issues. Files in this set of correspondence contain more internal division memoranda and outgoing responses by the division staff than what is present in the first set of correspondence, which is almost exclusively outgoing letters of the Executive Director. The files also contain a number of papers and presentations, many concerning the reauthorization of Endangered Species Act, some relating to other symposiums and workshops noted in these files, and others are presentations given at Parks and Wildlife Commission or committee meetings.
Arrangement
These records are arranged into two groups by State Archives staff: Administrative correspondence; Administrative correspondence and subject files. Files in the first group are further arranged by year as received from the agency. Files in the second group are arranged as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Division director administrative correspondence and subject files, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Resource Protection Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2003/086, 2004/090, 2006/394
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on October 10, 2003; February 17, 2004; and August 24, 2006.
Processing information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, April 2007
Box
2003/086-1 Administrative correspondence
Correspondence tracking system report, 1995
A-B, 1995
C-E, 1995
F-K, 1995
L-Z, 1995
Correspondence tracking system report, 1994
A-G, 1994
H-Mc, 1994
N-Z, 1994
1993
1992
[3 folders]
Box
2003/086-2 1991
[2 folders]
1990
1989
Box
2006/394-4 Administrative correspondence and subject files
Gulf of Mexico Regional Marine Research Program workshop, 1993
Seagrass symposium, 1996
Symposium on Texas Seagrass, presentation, May 4-5, 1996
Strategic planning meeting, December 14, 1995
[Files concern planning for the Resource Protection Division.]
Strategic planning meeting, February 14, 1996
[Files concern planning for the Resource Protection Division.]
Strategic plan - panel, water development allocation and management, 1996
Strategic planning, water development allocation and management, 1996
Larry's presentation to Commission re: East Texas water quality, May 9, 1996
Reorganization division meeting, November 20, 1996
Water issues, education/outreach, presentation at Commission meeting, July 10, 1996
Texas drought, presentation at Commission meeting, July 11, 1996
Civil restitution, Red River chloride, presentation at Commission meeting, August 28-29, 1996
Bastrop golf course, 1993-1995
Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan:
Proxy, about 1991
Correspondence and planning files, 1991-1992
Correspondence and planning files, 1992-1993
Correspondence and planning files, 1993-1994
Commission agenda item, public hearing and attachments, July-August 1992
Environmental assessment, 1995
Written comments received, August-October 1991
Endangered species:
Endangered Species Act reauthorization, 1993-1995
[5 folders]
[Papers, testimony, news releases, correspondence.]
Endangered Species Act reauthorization, symposium held at National Wildflower Center, 1995
[3 folders]
Endangered Resources Policy Advisory Committee meeting, 1995
Correspondence:
1989-1991
1991
1991-1993
1993-1994
1994
1994-1995
1995
Natural Heritage Program, 1995
Box
2004/090-15 Environmental containments and assessments, 1993-1995
Environmental containments and assessments, 1987-1991
Pollution surveillance, 1988-1991
Gulf News, 1996
[2 folders]
Presentations given to various committee and other meetings:
Joint Commissions/Board workshop, January 20, 1998
Texas Wetlands Conservation Plan, Commission meeting, April 17, 1997
Policy Workshop, freshwater inflows, June 4, 1997
Public Land Committee, coastal preserve plans, June 4, 1997
Introduction of non-indigenous species workshop, June 11-12, 1997
Regulations Committee, harmful or potentially harmful exotic fish, shellfish and aquatic plants, repeal and new rules, August 22, 1997
Regulations Committee, sand, shell, gravel petition for rulemaking August 27, 1997
Commission Meeting, Texas Coastal Preserves Management Plans for Armand Bayou and Christmas Bay, August 28, 1997
Texas Outdoor Writers Conference, February 20, 1998
Policy Workshop/Committee Meeting, legal review - water, January 22, 1997
Policy Workshop/Committee meeting, legal review - aquaculture, January 22, 1997
Regulation Committee meeting, exotic species (inland fisheries), January 22, 1997
Commission Meeting, exotic species (inland fisheries), January 23, 1997
New commissioner briefing, aquaculture and water, March 24, 1997
Policy workshop, education briefing, Committee meeting, April 16, 1997
Aransas aquatic preserves meeting, June 26, 1999
Strategic planning workshop on water development, 1996
Commission agenda items on water standards and water conservation, May 1996
Strategic plan, natural agenda, 1994
Correspondence with legislators, congressmen, and governor's office, 1991-1993
Correspondence with legislators, congressmen, and governor's office, 1989-1991

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TRACS (Texas Review and Comment System) project files, 1991-1996,
2.5 cubic ft.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Resource Protection Division's duties included protecting fish, wildlife, plant and mineral resources from degradation or depletion, investigating environmental contamination that might cause the loss of fish or wildlife, providing information and recommendations to other government agencies and participating in administrative and judicial proceedings concerning pollution incidents, development projects, and other actions that might affect fish and wildlife. Records consist of inquiries forwarded to the agency through the Texas Review and Comment System (TRACS) and responses by TPWD staff. The inquiries were generally forwarded by the Governor's Office of Budget and Planning to TPWD for review and comment on projects that may have an impact on the environment. According to agency staff, the reviews were coordinated by the Resource Conservation Branch of the Resource Protection Division and sent to the proper divisions (Inland Fisheries, Coastal Fisheries, Wildlife, etc.) for input. Responses were prepared by the Resource Conservation Branch and signed by the Resource Protection Division director. Not all of the inquiries have a TPWD response. Files include a log of projects, the initial inquiry and any supporting documents, which may include agreements, certificates, proposals, correspondence, budget data, project construction tasks, project summaries, environmental assessments, and reports. Also present is correspondence with the entity proposing or funding the project, usually a federal, state, or local agency. A few projects were proposed by private companies. Dates covered are 1991-1996. Unless otherwise noted, each file contains several inquiries. Files of inquiries with a large amount of material are filed separately and the topic is noted in the inventory.
Types of projects reviewed include ground water protection, animal waste utilization, improvements to water quality, mosquito control, consolidation of endangered species, hunting programs, management of grasslands and national forests, wetlands protection, Galveston Bay National Estuary Program, response to hazardous substance spills, disposal and reuse of a Naval Air Station, a proposed mine, replacement and expansion of an international bridge, fisheries development and utilization, closing of military bases, abandonment of railway lines, reconfiguration of a nuclear weapons complex, analysis of pesticides in biological tissues of fish, pollution prevention, and reclamation projects.
The originating agencies, those submitting the requests, include federal agencies such as the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Energy; state agencies such as the Texas Department of Agriculture, the Agricultural Extension Service, the Soil and Water Conservation Board, the Texas Forest Service, and the Water Development Board; local government agencies; a few universities; and a few private companies. State and federal agencies are the funding sources for most of the projects. Many of the letters between the TPWD and the federal agencies were funneled through the Texas Office of State and Federal Relations.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received by the agency in reverse chronological order by the date on the inquiry. Some misfilings were corrected by State Archives staff.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), TRACS (Texas Review and Comment System) project files, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2000/150
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on May 10, 2000.
Processing Information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, April 2007
Box
2000/150-25 Log, 1991-1996
General correspondence, 1992-1994
TRACS inquiries:
November 1996
August 20, 1996
[Topic: Ecleto Creek Watershed structure.]
July-August 1996
July 1996
July 1, 1996
[2 folders]
[Topic: Non-point source implementation.]
June 24-27, 1996
June 10-20, 1996
May 20-24, 1996
May 6-14, 1996
May 3, 1996
[Topic: Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Rollover Bay.]
April 1996
April 12, 1996
[Topic: Hazardous Water Policy Program.]
February-March 1996
January-February 1996
January 2, 1996
[2 folders]
[Topic: Houston-Galveston Navigation Channels.]
December 18-20, 1995
December 12, 1995
[Topic: Non-point source implementation, FY 1996.]
May-December 1995
May 1995
May 1, 1995
[Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit abandonment exemption.]
April-May 1995
April 17, 1995
[Topic: Establishment of U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Center in Corpus Christi Bay.]
March-April 1995
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2000/150-26 January-March 1995
January 9, 1995
[Topic: Wetlands protection.]
December 1994
[Topic: Fisheries Development, Utilization of Shrimp Grow Out Project.]
August-December 1994
August 1994
[4 folders]
[Topic: Non-Point Source Management Program.]
August 8-29, 1994
August 3, 1994
[Topic: Public use of national wildlife refuges.]
August 2, 1994
[Topic: Consolidation of endangered species.]
July-August 1994
July 26, 1994
[Topic: Galveston Bay National Estuary Program.]
July 21, 1994
[Topic: Galveston Bay National Estuary Program.]
July 14-21, 1994
July 1-13, 1994
June 22-29, 1994
June 1-21, 1994
April-May 1994
April 1994
March 21, 1994
[Topic: Water quality management training.]
January-March 1994
January 21, 1994
[Topic: Project at Matagorda Lighthouse.]
December 1993-January 1994
[Topic: Permit for wastes and wastewater disposal from a dairy.]
December 1993-January 1994
October-December 1993
August-October 1993
May-August 1993
April 30, 1993
[Topic: Diagnostic assessment of Corpus Christi Estuary.]
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2000/150-27 January-March 1993
December 1992-February 1993
September-November 1992
September 1, 1992
[Topic: Pesticides, trace metals in fish tissues.]
August-September 1992
August 11, 1992
[Topic: Nuclear weapons complex reconfiguration.]
July 7-30, 1992
July 7, 1992
[Topic: Marine fisheries initiative.]
June 1991-May 1992

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Corps of Engineers environmental assessment project files, 1962, about 1970-2007, bulk 1988-2006,
34.5 cubic ft.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Resource Protection Division's duties included protecting fish, wildlife, plant and mineral resources from degradation or depletion, investigating environmental contamination that might cause the loss of fish or wildlife, providing information and recommendations to other government agencies and participating in administrative and judicial proceedings concerning pollution incidents, development projects, and other actions that might affect fish and wildlife. Records in this series reflect several of these activities and consist of permit application summary sheets, proposed action public notices, correspondence, memos, environmental assessments or environmental impact statements, statements of findings, and reviews and comments on projects that may have an adverse environmental impact on the fish and wildlife habitat. Dates covered are 1962, about 1970-2007, bulk 1988-2006. Materials are listed on the original box inventories as being filed between 1986 and 2007. Most permit applications have additional paperwork that dates back to about 1988; many files have supporting documentation dating back to about 1970.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (16 U.S. Code Annotated, Section 661 et seg.) mandates that state fish and game agencies be included in any comments on projects that may affect the water of the United States. The bulk of the files concern wetland permits filed under Section 404 of the federal Clean Water Act. This section gives the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers broad authority to issue permits for the discharge of dredged or fill material into the navigable waters of the United States. Documents were sent from the Corps of Engineers to TPWD for comments on a variety of projects, including those affecting coastal waters, wetlands, river basins, and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterways. Specific types of projects included dredging, building or repairing pipelines, mitigating new areas for development, diverting flood water, improving ship channels, constructing boat houses and other structures along water lines, building canals, constructing pumping stations, making improvement to roads and shorelines, etc. Proposed projects were requested by federal agencies, state agencies, local governments, and private companies.
The review documents may include maps, project diagrams, photographs, and other supporting data. Some of the projects will also include statements of findings or environmental assessments by the Corps of Engineers. The TPWD reviews were coordinated through the Resource Conservation Branch, Resource Protection Division. The Upper and Lower Coast Wetlands team members reviewed projects and made site visits, coordinating their efforts with other departmental divisions when necessary. Comments were prepared in the form of a letter or a no impact statement. Letters were coordinated through the Resource Conservation Branch. Most were signed by the executive director of TPWD, some by the assistant director of the Resource Protection Division. Responses were sent to the lead agency, which was the Corps of Engineers for these records. Correspondence was largely between TPWD and the Corps of Engineers. Other correspondents include the Texas Water Commission, the U.S. Department of the Interior, local government offices, private companies, and others.
Arrangement
These records are arranged into five groups as received from the agency: U.S. Corps of Engineers environmental assessments ordered by file numbers (four groups, each with different file document schemes), and U.S. Corps of Engineers topical environmental assessments. The files in groups one through three are further arranged by file number order within each group; files in group four are roughly arranged by date. Files in the last group are in topical order as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Corps of Engineers environmental assessment project files, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Resource Protection Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2000/150, 2004/090, 2005/087, 2008/038, 2009/165, 2012/178, 2014/111
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on May 10, 2000; February 17, 2004; and January 12, 2005; October 18, 2007; August 17, 2009; June 12, 2012; and May 21, 2014.
Processing Information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, April 2007
Additional accessions added by Jonathan King, August 2014
U.S. Corps of Engineers environmental assessments ordered by file numbers, group one
[The records in this group are in document number order. Unless otherwise noted, each file contains materials for several permits. Files of inquiries with a large amount of material are filed separately and the topic is often noted in the inventory. Files are not present for all document numbers. These materials arrived unfoldered and since the date range is fairly narrow (1970-1995, bulk 1988-1995) dates were not added to the folder titles.]
Box
2008/038-15 00049-08611
Box
2000/150-27 00071-00764
Box
2012/178-1 00888-12570
Box
2000/150-27 00902-02175
Box
2014/111-10 01782-15551
Box
2000/150-27 02176
[Topic: Construction of a parkway in Baytown.]
02180-05048
Box
2009/165-1 04950-20932
Box
2000/150-27 05115
[Topic: Diversion of flood flow in Fort Bend County.]
05120-06622
Box
2012/178-3 05749-12017
Box
2000/150-27 06695
[Topic: Dredging a channel.]
06813-08490
08616-09004
Box
2008/038-15 08616-09161
Box
2000/150-27 09009
[Topic: Constructing a residential canal subdivision.]
09028-09220
Box
2008/038-15 09161-10085
Box
2000/150-27 09267-09604
09621-09669
09703-10085
10088-10312
Box
2008/038-15 10088-11006
Box
2000/150-27 10440-10619
10615-10887
Box
2000/150-28 10902-11231
Box
2008/038-15 11006-11309
11339-12004
Box
2000/150-28 11369-11442
11521
11540-11873
11911-12253
Box
2008/038-15 12021-13028
Box
2000/150-28 12269-12584
Box
2012/178-3 12339-17216
Box
2000/150-28 12613-12797
12861-13191
Box
2008/038-15 13028-13608
Box
2012/178-1 13037-15760
Box
2000/150-28 13192-13605
13607-13660
Box
2008/038-15 13629
Box
2000/150-28 13667
[Topic: Disposal of silt from dredging operation.]
13680-14045
14048-14279
Box
2008/038-15 14279-14392
Box
2000/150-28 14297-14492
Box
2008/038-15 14464-14721
Box
2000/150-28 14533-14577
14621-14667
14718
[Topic: Dredging a ship channel.]
14721-14815
Box
2008/038-15 14770-15778
Box
2000/150-28 14828-15397
15435-15551
15638-15767
Box
2012/178-1 15760-18368
Box
2000/150-28 15788-15811
Box
2008/038-15 15800-16063
Box
2000/150-28 15813-15910
Box
2014/111-10 15827-21533
Box
2000/150-28 15926
[Topic: Dredging canals in Galveston district.]
15938-15944
15961-16037
Box
2008/038-15 16075-16510
Box
2000/150-28 16089
[Topic: Dredging an intake channel.]
16111-16396
16412-16476
Box
2008/038-15 16510-16525
Box
2000/150-29 16510-16601
Box
2008/038-16 16525-16637
Box
2000/150-29 16607-16677
Box
2008/038-16 16637-16761
Box
2000/150-29 16684-16709
16712-16745
Box
2008/038-16 16761-17026
Box
2000/150-29 16786-16861
16888-16915
Box
2009/165-6 16891-18770
Box
2000/150-29 16977-17012
17020-17110
Box
2008/038-16 17026-17118
Box
2000/150-29 17118-17181
Box
2008/038-16 17118-17361
Box
2000/150-29 17187-17230
17240
17218-17249
17247-17315
Box
2012/178-3 17307-19845
Box
2000/150-29 17318-17351
17355-17360
Box
2008/038-16 17361-17673
Box
2000/150-29 17371
[Topic: Development on Mustang Island and Corpus Christi Bay wetlands.]
17374-17437
17446-17469
17473
[Topic: Construction work along Tres Palacios Bay and Tres Palacios River.]
17480-17526
17527-17646
17662-17741
Box
2008/038-16 17698-17800
Box
2000/150-29 17758
[Topic: Fill operation in Copano Bay wetlands.]
17760-17779
17781
[2 folders]
[Topic: Development of residential subdivision on Galveston Island.]
17800
[2 folders]
[Topic: Freshwater wetland mitigation on Galveston Island.]
Box
2008/038-16 17800-17875
Box
2000/150-30 17809-17837
17847
[Topic: Establishing a naval restricted area at Ingleside Naval Station.]
17848-17855
17875-17881
17886
[Topic: Construction of bulkhead at Lake Conroe.]
17894-17900
17916
Box
2008/038-16 17916-18446
Box
2000/150-30 17925-17986
17988
18001-18033
18035-18039
18047-18087
18088-18158
18159-18163
18164-18184
18182-18206
18207-18229
18239-18243
18244-18267
18268
[Topic: Construction of a railroad extension.]
18274-18300
18302-18311
18313-18323
Box
2008/038-16 18317-18344
Box
2000/150-30 18324
[Topic: Mitigation for unauthorized work during pipeline construction.]
18325-18329
18330
[Topic: Construction of Moody Gardens in Galveston.]
18332-18334
18336-18339
18340
[2 folders]
[Topic: Installation of pipeline for liquid propane.]
Box
2000/150-31 18341-18344
18346-18348
18349-18352
18353-18359
Box
2008/038-16 18354-18954
Box
2000/150-31 18360-18364
18365-18367
18368-18369
18370-18376
18377-18384
18385-18388
18389-18393
18395-18398
18399
[Topic: Digging a new channel in Matagorda Bay.]
18400-18404
18405-18412
18413-18419
Box
2012/178-1 18413-20202
Box
2000/150-31 18421-18422
18423-18424
18426-18434
18435-18438
18439-18445
18446
Box
2008/038-16 18446-18770
Box
2000/150-31 18447-18451
18452-18457
18458
18459-18464
18465-18469
18470-18472
18473-18477
18478-18485
18487-18493
Box
2000/150-32 18440-18500
18501-18506
18507-18511
18512-18513
18514-18518
18519-18525
18526-18531
18532-18538
18539-18546
18547-18551
18552-18557
18559-18562
18563-18567
18568-18573
18574-18579
18580-18583
18584-18590
18591-18595
18596-18608
18609-18612
18613-18619
18620-18622
18623-18633
18634-18642
18643-18644
18646-18651
18652-18657
18658
18660-18669
18670-18672
Box
2000/150-33 18674
[2 folders]
[Topic: Construction of a commercial recreation facility near San Luis Pass.]
18675
[Topic: Construction of a water-intake structure on Armand Bayou.]
18676-18679
18680-18687
18688-18696
18697
18698-18702
18703-18708
18709-18715
18716-18722
18723-18729
18730-18734
18735-18738
18739-18745
18746-18753
18754-18759
18760-18764
18765-18770
Box
2008/038-16 18770-18189
Box
2000/150-33 18771-18777
Box
2009/165-6 18773-20289
Box
2000/150-33 18778-18785
18786
18788-18793
18794-18798
18800-18804
18805-18810
18811-18815
18816-18820
18822-18830
18831
18832-18839
18840-18843
18845-18850
Box
2000/150-34 18851-18860
18861-18869
18871-18881
18883-18889
18891-18901
18902-18908
18909-18917
18918-18940
18941-18958
18959-18972
Box
2008/038-16 18966-19107
Box
2000/150-34 18973-18983
18984-18993
18494
[Topic: Grand Parkway in Houston.]
18995-19004
19005-19016
19016-19029
19030-19039
19042-19047
19049-19059
19060-19069
19070-19076
19077-19081
19083-19102
19103-19107
19108-19116
Box
2008/038-16 19113-19197
Box
2000/150-34 19117-19128
19129-19136
19137-19146
19147-19155
19156-19161
Box
2000/150-35 19164-19176
19177-19204
Box
2008/038-16 19201-19374
Box
2000/150-35 19205-19215
19216-19225
19226-19235
19236-19245
19246-19257
19258-19261
19263
[2 folders]
[Topic: Building Interstate Highway 35 relief route in Aransas and San Patricio Counties.]
19264-19272
19273-19276
19277-19283
19284
19285-19294
19295-19300
19302-19306
19309-19310
19311-19318
19319
[Topic: Houston Parkway.]
19320-19327
19328-19340
19345-19347
19348-19359
19360-19363
19364-19375
19376-19381
Box
2008/038-17 19376-19601
Box
2000/150-35 19382-19393
19394-19402
19403-19410
19411-19427
19429-19441
19442-19457
Box
2000/150-36 19458-19469
19470-19482
19485-19499
19500-19508
19509-19517
19519-19531
19532-19541
19543-19550
19552-19559
19560-19567
19568-19579
19581-19594
19595-19606
19607-19619
Box
2008/038-17 19611
19614-19685
Box
2000/150-36 19620-19626
19627-19636
19638-19647
19649-19662
19664
19667-19674
19675-19681
19683-19691
Box
2008/038-17 19688-19786
Box
2000/150-36 19693-19699
19700-19709
19711-19727
19727-19736
19737-19744
Box
2000/150-37 19745-19752
19753-19761
19765-19775
19776-19790
19791-19800
19801-19815
19816-19829
19832-19847
Box
2008/038-17 19848-19884
19886-19901
19903-19933
Box
2012/178-3 19925-21364
Box
2008/038-17 19934-19965
19967-20022
20027-20057
20066-20138
20139-20205
20206-20220
Box
2008/038-18 20221-20271
Box
2009/165-6 20343-21175
Box
2012/178-1 20379-21641
Box
2008/038-18 20491-20535
20538-20583
20584-20612 Revised
20613-20643
20643-20661
20661-20711
20713-20814
20815-20851
Box
2008/038-19 20852-20882
20885-20915 Revised
Box
2009/165-6 20907-22174
Box
2008/038-19 20916-20965
20965-21002
21004-21048
Box
2009/165-2 21021-22190
Box
2008/038-19 21041-21060
21061-21084
21085-21121
21121 Revised-21149 Revised
21149 Revised-21164
21165-21191
Box
2009/165-6 21165-21641
Box
2008/038-19 21194-21238
21240-21275
Box
2008/038-20 21277-21320
21321-21361
21361-21380 Revised
21380 Revised-21415
21414-21435
21437-21455
Box
2012/178-3 21446-22174
Box
2008/038-20 21456-21493
21495-21511
21512-21541
21542-21564
21565-21593
21594-21617
21617-21641
21641-21684
Box
2012/178-1 21641-21977
Box
2014/111-10 21669 Revised-23297
Box
2012/178-1 22036-22506
Box
2009/165-11 22070-22129
Box
2009/165-6 22174-22499
Box
2009/165-3 22193-22210
22211-22222
22225-22237
22238-22254
22255-22270
22271-22277
22278-22287
22288-22291
22292-22305
Box
2012/178-3 22305-22607
Box
2009/165-3 22307-22309
22310-22318
22319-22329
22330-22344
22345-22360
22361-22376
Box
2009/165-4 22377-22392
22392-22406
22406-22417
22417-22434
22435-22446
22447-22459
22460-22470
22471-22483
22486-22498
22499-22513
Box
2009/165-6 22500-22735
Box
2012/178-1 22506-22712
Box
2009/165-4 22517-22518
22519-22525
22526-22537
22540-22553
22555-22563
22564-22579
22581-22587
Box
2009/165-5 22591-22603
22604-22617
Box
2012/178-3 22607 Revised-22970
Box
2009/165-5 22618-22630
22631-22641
22642-22654
22655-22678
Box
2009/165-6 22669-22722
Box
2012/178-1 22727-22935
Box
2009/165-6 22731-22753
22754-22776
22777-22790
22791-22812
22814-22823
Box
2009/165-9 22824-22841
22842-22855
22856-22871
22872-22882
22883-22908
22909-22921
22924-22930 Revised
22931-22938
22939-22951
22952-22965
Box
2012/178-1 22956-23061
Box
2009/165-9 22966-22983
22984-22995
22996-23015
23016-23031
23033-23048
23050-23077
Box
2012/178-3 23052-23078 Revised
Box
2012/178-1 23065-23225
Box
2012/178-3 23078 Revised
23078-23357
Box
2009/165-9 23080-23101
23102-23108
Box
2012/178-1 23226-23143
Box
2009/165-9 23111-23156
Box
2012/178-1 23112-23159
23144-23158
23160-23170
Box
2012/178-2 23171-23188
23189-23203
23205-23240
23245-23257
23258-23273
23273-23290
23291-23302
23303-23318
23319-23335
23336-23353
23354-23369
Box
2014/111-10 23354-23676
Box
2012/178-2 23370-23396
Box
2012/178-3 23382-23450
Box
2012/178-2 23390-23406
23409 Revised-23421
23422 Revised-23433
23444-23466
Box
2012/178-3 23459-23498
23470-23502
Box
2012/178-4 23500-23512
23513-23531
23532-23549
23550-23561
22562 Revised-23573
23575-23593
23594-23611
23611
23611b-23631
23634-23652
23653-23665
23666-23678
23679-23689
Box
2014/111-10 23688-23849
Box
2012/178-4 23690-23710
23711-23735
Box
2012/178-5 23736-23757
23760-23794
23795-23832
23836-23903
Box
2014/111-10 23851-23926 Revised
23928-24002
24012-24053
24053-24071
24076-24182
24183-24260
U.S. Corps of Engineers Southwest Division, Galveston Office, environmental assessments ordered by file numbers
[The records in this group are in document number order, with the first two digits signifying the last two digits of the assessment's year. These files document the same type of projects from the same time period as group one, but have a different numbering system. These materials arrived unfoldered and since the date range is fairly narrow (1970-1995, bulk 1988-1995) dates were not added to the folder titles. The files are arranged in chronological order.]
Box
2000/150-37 SWG 8926004-SWG 9126019
SWG 9126005
SWG 9126006-SWG 9126010
SWG 9126011-SWG 9126013
SWG 9126014-SWG 9126018
SWG 9207001-SWG 9207012
SWG 9213002-SWG 9218002
SWG 9226002-SWG 9226008
SWG 9226009
SWG 9226010-SWG 9226024
SWG 9226025-SWG 9226028
SWG 9226030-SWG 9238001
SWG 9307004-SWG 9318002
SWG 9314004-SWG 9328018
SWG 9314005-SWG 9326004
SWG 9318006-SWG 9326017
SWG 9326005-SWG 9338002
Box
2004/090-15 SWG 9307021-SWG 9433001
SWG 9307022-SWG 9313008
SWG 9322020-SWG 9326020
SWG 9407001-SWG 9413006
SWG 9413008-SWG 9426005
SWG 9426008-SWG 943310
Box
2008/038-14 SWG 9507002-SWG 9518003
SWG 9518005-SWG 9526034
SWG 9526043-SWG 9607007
SWG 9607008-SWG 9626007
SWG 9626008-SWG 9633002
SWG 9633003-SWG 9814014
SWG 9814015-SWG 9826024 Revised
SWG 9826026-SWG 9826042
SWG 9826043-SWG 9826059
SWG 9826059-SWG 9826079
SWG 9826080-SWG 9912005
SWG 9912005-SWG 9914011
SWG 9926001-SWG 9926029
SWG 9926006-SWG 9926034
SWG 9926034-SWG 9926055
SWG 9926057-SWG 9933028
SWG 9933029-SWG 0007001
SWG 0012005-SWG 0015005
Box
2008/038-15 SWG 0014006-SWG 0026011
SWG 0026011-SWG 0033012
SWG 0033012-SWG 0033020
U.S. Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District, environmental assessments ordered by file numbers
[The records in this group are in document number order. These files document the same type of projects as groups one and two, but have a different numbering system - the files start with the year, 198600... The files cover the same time period as materials in the previous groups, with the bulk being 1991-1993. These materials arrived unfoldered and since the date range is fairly narrow dates were not added to the folder titles.]
Box
2009/165-10 197600158-199100466
Box
2000/150-37 19800118A-198600288
198600288
19870193
198800175-198800179
198800278
[Topic: Construction of the superconducting supercollider.]
Box
2000/150-38 198800552-198900043
198900064-19900401
199000424
199000455-199900127
199100027-199100248
199100257-199200038
Box
2009/165-10 199100466
199100466-199500108
Box
2000/150-38 199200085-199200088
199200107
199200133-19900494
199200561
199200596-199200701
199200711-199300141
199300142-199300196
199300199-199300499
Box
2009/165-10 199500127-199500430
199500432-199600011
199600030-199600348
199600361-199600661
199600665-199600760
199700041-199700148
199600781-199700029
199700148-199700161
199700244-199700385
199700418-199700706
199800107-199800728
Box
2009/165-11 199800720-199900253
199900253-199900619
199900650-200000111
200000518-200000946
200100006-200100189
200100195-200100589
200100589-200100736
20020010-200200433
Box
2000/150-38 DACW 694-B-0043
[Topic: Sabine Pass Outer Bar Channel.]
U.S. Corps of Engineers environmental assessments ordered by file numbers, group two
[The records in this group cover one big project and several smaller ones. The files remain in the order received. These files document the same type of projects as the previous groups, but have different numbering systems and many of the files do not have file numbers. The projects are filed in chronological order. The files cover the time period 1986-1997.]
Box
2005/087-1 TXR1001311, 1986-1989
[6 folders]
[Topic: Construction of a pumping station on Lake Texoma.]
Miscellaneous projects, 1990-1994
Miscellaneous projects, 1994-1995
CSJ 3596-01-001
[Topic: Improvements to Ocean Drive in Corpus Christi.]
Miscellaneous projects, 1996-1997
Miscellaneous projects, January 1997
[Topic: Work at Port Isabel Processing Center.]
Miscellaneous projects, 1997
U.S. Corps of Engineers topical environmental assessments
[The records in this group are arranged by topic, then most by a document number within the files. Unless otherwise noted, each file contains materials for several permits. Files of inquiries with a large amount of material are filed separately and the topic is often noted in the inventory. Files are not present for all document numbers. These materials arrived unfoldered and since the date range is fairly narrow (1962, 1970-1990) dates were not added to the folder titles.]
Box
2000/150-38 Gulf Intracoastal Waterway general file
[4 folders]
Illegal activities:
[There files document activities done to the environment without the necessary Corps of Engineers permits. Most of the activities discussed are unauthorized dredging and/or fill operations in wetland areas. The materials are arranged by assigned document numbers. Unless otherwise noted, each file contains materials for several permits. Files are not present for all document numbers. These materials arrived unfoldered and since the date range is fairly narrow (1962, 1970-1986) dates were not added to the folder titles.]
I 751-I 763
I 764-I 779
I 781-I 795
I 795-I 811
I 812-I 830
I 831-I 843
I 849-I 862
Box
2000/150-39 I 863-I 874
I 876-I 888
I 891-I 900
I 901-I 933
I 934-I 952
I 958-I 978
I 979-I 998
I 1002-I 1016
I 1018-I 1034
I 1035-I 1045
I 1046-I 1054
I 1058-I 1088
I 1089-I 1103
I 1106-I 1136
I 1139-I 1162
I 1391-I 1834
I 1879-I 2219
National Marine Fisheries projects, 1981-1988

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Wetland Conservation Program project files, 1972-2001, bulk 1988-2001,
2.75 cubic ft.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Resource Protection Division's duties included protecting fish, wildlife, plant and mineral resources from degradation or depletion, investigating environmental contamination that might cause the loss of fish or wildlife, providing information and recommendations to other government agencies and participating in administrative and judicial proceedings concerning pollution incidents, development projects, and other actions that might affect fish and wildlife. Files contain letters, memos and reports concerning environmental assessment projects of the division's Wetlands Conservation Program, dating 1972-2001, bulk 1988-2001. Records include the files of the State Wetlands Planner (1981-2001) and files regarding Sand and Gravel permits (1993-2001). Topics discussed include the Clean Water Act and Section 404 permits, wetlands protection, flood control, Corps of Engineers permits, revisions to the state's water quality certification rules, marsh management, shore erosion, navigation on lakes and rivers, modifications to lakes and rivers, coastal zone management, oil spill response, seagrass, endangered species, wildlife habitat enhancement, and other issues. Many of the materials are internal memoranda of the Resource Protection Division staff both within its division and with other divisions or offices in TPWD. Outside correspondents include federal agencies, other state agencies, local governments, companies, and organizations.
Files are present for the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission's (TNRCC) 401 Regulatory Guidance Ad Hoc Work Group. The group was charged with developing a regulatory guidance document for implementing TNRCC's 401 water quality certification rules, with regard to the review of Section 404 permits under the federal Clean Water Act. The goal of the group was to tackle issues such as mitigation, improving predictability, and balancing economic and environmental concerns. The working group included members from TPWD and the Texas General Land Office. Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act gives states the authority to review and certify federally permitted or licensed activities that may result in a discharge of pollutants to waters of the United States. The state 401 certification is conducted to insure that federally permitted activities comply with state water quality standards. State authority for water quality certifications can be found in the Texas Administrative Code, Section 30, Chapter 279. Section 404 of the federal Clean Water Act gives the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers broad authority to issue permits for the discharge of dredged or fill material into the navigable waters of the United States.
Arrangement
These records are arranged topically, as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Wetland Conservation Program project files, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Resource Protection Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2005/087, 2006/394, 2009/165
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on January 12, 2005; August 24, 2006; and August 17, 2009.
Processing Information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, April 2007
Additional accession added by Jonathan King, October 2014
Box
2006/394-5 Little Cypress Utility District permit application project, 1987
[4 folders]
Twin Butte dam repair project, 1997
Aquatic Resources Trust Fund reauthorization, 1997
Brazoria County forested bottomlands, 1996
Austin Regional Habitat Conservation Plan, 1990
Applewhite Reservoir Project, 1985-1988
Harry Wurzbach drainage project, 1988
Friendswood development project, 1988
San Bernard River, 1988
Landmark Inn, Medina River diversion, 1988
Harris County flood control district, 1993
Lake Buchanan, dredge and fill projects, 1984
Canadian River, gradient boundary survey, 1992
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2006/394-6 El Paso, development near, 1987
Presidio County projects, 1987
San Jacinto State Park, marsh management, 1994
Guadalupe River, mitigation bank proposal, 1994
Federal wetlands policies, 1994
Lake Wichita modifications, 1994
Walnut Creek diversion (Austin, Texas), 1988
Lake of the Pines navigation project, 1993
Colorado River navigation project, 1990
Corps of Engineers projects, 1982
Clean Water Act:
Reauthorization principles, 1997
Various information about the act, 1988-1991
Water quality certification rules, 1998
401 Ad Hoc Work group working files, 1998-1999
[3 folders]
Reauthorization of act, 1982
Box
2005/087-1 Seagrass, 1993-1994
Oil spill response mapping, 1993
Salt barrier, 1981, 1994
Tiki Island, 1994
Lake Ray Hubbard and iron bridge pump station, 1993
Katy prairie law suit, 1993
Texas Water Commission comments on water quality standards, 1991-1993
Proposed revisions to water quality certification rules, 1993-1994
Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Council, 1990-1992
Galveston Bay National Estuary Program, 1992-1993
Coastal zone management, 1991-1992
Grapevine golf course, 1993
Lake Grapevine wildlife habitat appraisal, 1994
Lake of the Pines dredging project, 1993
Endangered species, Houston area, 1993
Simms Bayou environmental assessment, 1993
Murphree Wildlife management area, 1993-1994
Fort Worth zoo, 1994
Lake Sierra Blanco feasibility study, 1991-1992
[2 folders]
Box
2005/087-2 Brazoria County fish hatchery site at Lake Jackson:
Maps, 1972-1993
Correspondence file, 1992-1993
Data sheets, 1992-1993
State Wetlands Planner files, 1981-2001,
0.75 cubic ft.
The State Wetlands Planner develops policy on Texas wetlands resources on behalf of the TPWD in collaboration with a constellation of interested federal organiziations, regional advisory groups and private landowners. Files contain correspondence, memoranda, and reports comprising the files of two State Wetlands Planners, Julie Anderson and Jeff Raasch. Files date from 1981 to 2001. The records document one of the planner's principal duties, the periodic development of the Texas Wetlands Conservation Plan. This Plan focuses on nonregulatory, voluntary approaches to conserving Texas’ wetlands. Although development of the Texas Wetlands Conservation Plan is coordinated by the Wetlands Planner on behalf of the TPWD, it is intended as a guide for wetlands conservation efforts by private and public entities throughout the state. Additional planner functions documented by the records include supervision of incentive programs and grant dispersal, such as the State Wetlands protection development grants.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically, as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), State Wetland Planner files, Wetland Conservation Program project files. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Resource Protection Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Julie Anderson
Box
2009/165-8 1981-1993
1993-1994
1994
1994-1995
1995-1996
1996-1997
1997
1997-1998
1998
1998-1999
Jeff Raasch
Box
2009/165-8 1999-2001
Sand and gravel permit files files, 1993-2001,
0.25 cubic ft.
Records are incoming and outgoing correspondence, memoranda, reports, maps, permit reviews, applications, and petitions, concerning the TPWD's issuance of sand and gravel permits, dating 1993-2001. According to the Parks and Wildlife Code (Section 86.002), landowners require a permit to disturb or remove marl, sand, gravel, shell, or mudshell from any oyster bed or fishing water located within the tidewater limits of the state, as managed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. The exception is any disturbance necessary or incidental to waterway navigation.
Topics covered include permit application, renewal and amendment of existing permits, illegal dredging, environmental impact of proposed dredging projects, and evaluation of the Lake Texana to Corpus Christi pipeline project, among others. Correspondents include TPWD staff, the Texas General Land Office, the Texas Department of Public Safety, municipal authorities, and private landowners.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically, as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Sand and gravel permit files, Wetland Conservation Program project files. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Resource Protection Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
2009/165-17 Correspondence and memoranda, 1993-1999
Case I-3258 (Marris Sand and Gravel), March 18, 1997
Rulemaking petition, CSB Asphalt, July 30, 1997
Permit renewal, Lake Texana to Corpus Christi water pipeline, 1998
[2 binders]
Permit renewal and amendment, CSB Asphalt, February 20, 1998
General permit review, City of San Angelo, Concho River, February 23, 1998
Spring Lake Dam, August 24, 1999
Illegal gravel excavation on Medina River, City of Bandera, 2000
Hondo Creek and FM 2200, August 2000
Permit for Rollover Bay, Galveston County, May 17, 2000
Turtle Creek dredging, Dallas, June 22, 2001
Stephens County, July 26, 2001

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Coastal Coordination Council files, 1980-2001, bulk 1997-2001,
5.25 cubic ft.

The Coastal Coordination Council (CCC) is charged with adopting uniform goals and policies to guide decision-making by all entities regulating or managing natural resource use within the Texas coastal area. It administers the Coastal Management Program (CMP). The chair of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission serves on this Council. As a member of the CCC he can appointment someone to serve on the Executive Committee. During the time period covered by these records the division director for the Resource Protection Division served on the CCC's Executive Committee as a representative of the Texas Park and Wildlife Department. Records consist of minutes, agenda, agenda packets, memoranda, correspondence, reports, policy evaluations, requests for consistency review, consistency recommendations, proposal summaries and points of contact, discussion guidelines, memoranda of understanding with the Corps of Engineers, drafts of policy material, and project reviews. Dates covered are 1980-2001, bulk 1997-2001. Topics discussed include the Coastal Management Program (CMP), the Coastal Impact and Assistance Program (CIAP), policy development, rule certification, drafting a memorandum with the Corps of Engineers, dredging guidelines, and consistency reviews, which are reviews of projects for impacts to coastal natural resource areas (CNRAs) and the Coastal Management Program. Memoranda and correspondence are generally between CCC members, though a large portion are between the CCC and the CMP. Several files are present for the Threshold and Rule Certification Task Force, composed of CCC members and few others, including additional TPWD staff from the Resource Protection Division.
History of Council
The Coastal Coordination Council (CCC) was established in 1991 (Senate Bill 1053, 72nd Legislature, Regular Session) to coordinate state, federal, and local programs and activities of the Texas coast. It is charged with adopting uniform goals and policies to guide decision-making by all entities regulating or managing natural resource use within the Texas coastal area. It administers the Coastal Management Program (CMP). The CCC reviews significant actions taken or authorized by state agencies and subdivisions that may adversely affect coastal natural resources to determine their consistency with the CMP goals and policies. In addition, the CCC oversees the CMP Grants Program and the coastal Permit Service Center. The CCC is chaired by the Commissioner of the General Land Office. The other members of the Council are the chair of the Parks and Wildlife Commission or a member of the commission designated by the chair; the chair of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality or a member of the commission designated by the chair; a member of the Railroad Commission of Texas appointed by that commission; the chair of the Texas Water Development Board or a member of the board designated by the chair; the chair of the Texas Transportation Commission or a member of the commission designated by the chair; a member of the State Soil and Water Conservation Board appointed by that board; the director of the Texas A&M University Sea Grant Program serving as a non-voting member; and four gubernatorial appointees. The appointees are a local elected official who resides in the coastal area, an owner of a business located in the coastal area who resides in the coastal area, a resident from the coastal area, and a representative of agriculture.
(Source: Texas General Land Office website - http://www.glo.state.tx.us/coastal/cmp.html, accessed October 27, 2014.)
Arrangement
These records are arranged roughly in chronological order as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Coastal Coordination Council files, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Resource Protection Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2004/090, 2008/038, 2011/349
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on February 17, 2004; October 18, 2007; and March 23, 2011.
Processing information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, April 2007
Additional accessions added by Jonathan King, August 2014
Box
2004/090-15 Coastal Management Program, formative discussion documents, 1992-1993
Policy development, 1993
Dredging Cluster Group meeting, 1993
Threshold Review and Certification Task Force, August-September 1995
[2 folders]
Memorandum of understanding with Corps of Engineers, 1996-1997
Consistency reviews, January-March 1997
Dredging guidance material, March 1997
Council meeting, agenda packet, March 7, 1997
Consistency reviews, April 1997
Permitting Assistance Group, April 1997
Quarterly report, April 1997
Executive Committee meeting, agenda packet, April 2, 1997
Consistency reviews, May 1997
Box
2004/090-16 Council meeting, agenda packet, May 14, 1997
General consistency occurrence for Corps of Engineers letters of permission, 1997
Chart showing Corps of Engineers permit structure, undated
Local government assistance program, call tracking report, 1997
Permitting Assistance Group, agenda, July 1, 1997
Consistency reviews, June 1997
Monthly assistance reporting, July 1997
Consistency reviews, July 1997
Council meeting, agenda packet, August 13, 1997
Consistency reviews, August 1997
Permit Assistance Program, August 1997
Memorandum of Understanding with Corps of Engineers, final copy, August 1997
Analysis of preliminary consistency assessments, August 1997
Department of the Army environmental assessment for phase III of state programmatic general permits, August 1997
Executive Committee meeting, agenda and notes, September 24, 1997
Issues for council meeting, November 12, 1997
Memorandum of Understanding with Corps of Engineers, attachment no. 1, October 1997
Correspondence, memos, October-November 1997
Council meeting, agenda packet, November 12, 1997
Correspondence, notes regarding council meeting of November 12, 1997
Consistency reviews, November 1997
Dredging, July-December 1997
Permitting Assistance Group, April-December 1997
Consistency reviews, December 1997
Coastal Management Program annual report, January 1998
Consistency reviews, maintenance dredging:
Sabine-Neches Waterway, October 1997, January 1998
[3 folders]
[First folder includes cover letter discussing all the maintenance dredging reviews.]
Brazos Island Harbor, October 1997
Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, October 1997
[2 folders]
Executive Committee meeting, agenda packet, January 7, 1998
[2 folders]
Executive Committee, correspondence about meeting of January 7, 1998
Council meeting, agenda packet, February 11, 1998
Consistency reviews, March-April 1998
Quarterly reports, memos, March-April 1998
Executive Committee meeting, April 1, 1998
Mitigation activities, May 1998
Consistency reviews, May 1998
Council meeting, agenda packet, May 13, 1998
Dredging Consistency Workgroup meeting, May 29, 1998
Letter re: quarterly reports, June 1998
Consistency reviews, June-July 1998
Executive Committee meeting, agenda packet, July 1, 1998
On the Coast newsletter, Summer 1998
Permit Assistance Group, August-September 1998
Consistency reviews, August 1998
Workplan, Section 309 coastal grant funds
Council meeting, agenda packet, August 12, 1998
Consistency reviews, September-October 1998
Council meeting, agenda packet, December 9, 1998
Consistency reviews, December 1998
Geotextile Tube Workgroup meeting, March 2001
Draft state programmatic general permit application for review, September 1999
Box
2008/038-10 Memorandum of Understanding between CCC and the U.S. Corps of Engineers, 1994
Correspondence and memoranda, January-March, 1999
Council meeting materials, December 9, 1998
Texas Coastal Management Program Annual Report (January 1, 1998-December 31, 1998), 1999
Correspondence, March 1999
Executive Committee meeting, agenda packet, March 3, 1999
Requests for consistency review, January-February 1999
Texas Coastal Management Plan, March 1999
Council meeting, agenda packet, March 26, 1999
Memoranda, April 1999
Requests for consistency review, March-April 1999
Executive Committee meeting, agenda packet, May 6, 1999
Memoranda, June 1999
Council meeting, agenda packet, June 29, 1999
Self-Evaluation report for Sunset review, July 14, 1999
Self-Evaluation report for Sunset review, August 4, 1999
Correspondence, July 1999
Requests for Consistency Review, July 1999
[2 folders]
Executive Committee meeting, agenda packet, August 13, 1999
Correspondence, August-September 1999
Council meeting, agenda packet, September 22, 1999
Correspondence and memoranda, October 1999
Executive Committee meeting, agenda packet, October 29, 1999
Correspondence and memoranda, September-November 1999
Council meeting, agenda packet, December 2, 1999
Box
2008/038-11 Correspondence and memoranda, January-February 2000
Requests for consistency review, January 2000
Correspondence and memoranda, March 2000
Council meeting, materials, March 29, 2000
Permitting Assistance Group, April 2000
Council meeting, agenda packet, December 2, 1999
Council meeting, agenda packet, December 2, 1999
Council meeting, agenda packet, December 2, 1999
Coastal Management Program, 1995-2000
Executive Committee meeting, agenda packet, May 18, 2000
Wetlands, undated
Revised assessment of the Louisiana Coastal Resources Program, undated
Coastal Coordination Act implementation rules
Request for consistency review, May 2000
Sunset staff report on the CCC, May 2000
Request for consistency review, June 2000
Council meeting, materials, June 28, 2000
Coastal Permit Streamlining Initiative, June 2000
Permitting Assistance Group meeting, agenda, June 8, 2000
Coastal Permit Streamlining Initiative Workgroup, 2000
Executive Committee meeting, materials, August 3, 2000
Coastal Zone Management Act, Section 309 Strategy and Assessment, 2000
Council meeting, agenda packet, September 26, 2000
Permitting Assistance Group meeting, materials, September 27, 2000
Council meeting, agenda packet, December 7, 2000
Coastal erosion response, 1997-2000
Permitting Assistance Group, April 2000
Coastal Impact Assistance Program Project score sheets
Consistency recommendation, November 2000
Box
2008/038-12 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Evaluation of Coastal Management Program, 2001
Permitting Assistance Group, January 2001
Executive Committee meeting, agenda and cover letter January-February 2001
Cecil Consulting, Identification of Natural Resource Restoration Projects for the Texas Coast, January 2001
House Bill 906, relating to the Coastal Coordination Council, February 2001
Permitting Assistance Group meeting, materials, February 7, 2001
Executive Committee meeting, agenda packet, February 15, 2001
Coastal Management Program Workshop, materials, January-February 2001
Galveston County coastal erosion response reports, 2000-2001
Permitting Assistance Group meeting, materials, March 7, 2001
Correspondence, March-April 2001
Permitting Assistance Group, February-April 2001
Executive Committee meeting, agenda packet, May 2, 2001-May 3, 2001
Permitting Assistance Group meeting, materials, May 18, 2001
Coastal Impact Assistance Program, June 2001
CCC Sunset evaluation, 1999-2001
Correspondence, June 2001
Permitting Assistance Group meeting, materials, June 22, 2001
Consistency recommendations, July 2001
Permitting Assistance Group, August 2001
Correspondence, August, 2001
Texas Coastal Nonpoint Program, June 2001
Coastal Impact Assistance Program:
Correspondence, 2001
Proposal review, January 2001
Austin's Woods proposal, 2001
Grant applications, 2001
Goose Island Shoreline stabilization proposal, 2001
Hall's Bayou Marsh acquisition, 2001
Wetlands Protection State Development Grant Proposals, 2001
Materials, February-June 2001
Revised program administration and plan development guidance, June 5, 2001
Proposal summaries and points of contact, 2001
[3 folders]
Box
2011/349-3 Seismic Information, 1994-1997
Coastal Management Program and Coastal Coordination Council correspondence:
1980-1990
1991-1992
1992-1993
1994-1997
1997-1998
1991-1999
1998-2001
Executive Committee meeting, agenda packet, October 28, 1992
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, proposed consistency review process, October 5, 1993
Newspaper clippings, 1995
Coastal Management Program:
General Land Office policy evaluation, September 13, 1993
Newsletter 1993-1994
Information packet 1994
Correspondence 1994-1998
Grant applications and supplemental information, August 1997-September 1998
Requests for Consistency Review, 1998
[2 folders]
Requests for Consistency Review, 1998-1999
Permitting Assistance Group, meeting minutes, April 28, 2000-August 8, 2001

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Environmental policy guide, 1992-1997,
0.5 cubic ft.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Resource Protection Division's duties included protecting fish, wildlife, plant and mineral resources from degradation or depletion, investigating environmental contamination that might cause the loss of fish or wildlife, providing information and recommendations to other government agencies and participating in administrative and judicial proceedings concerning pollution incidents, development projects, and other actions that might affect fish and wildlife. Records consists of drafts, notes, and the final environmental policy guide. In 1995 the Resource Protection Division was directed to update and expand the minimal guide they had developed in 1992. The records include the 1992 and 1993 guides, drafts of the guide with notes and comments in late 1995 and 1996, and the final version produced in January 1997.
Arrangement
These records are arranged roughly in chronological order by State Archives staff.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Environmental policy guide, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Resource Protection Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2000/150
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on May 10, 2000.
Processing Information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, April 2007
Box
2000/150-39 Guidance document for the use of pesticides, June 1992
Memos and notes, 1992-1994
Environmental policy: A staff guide to making it work, January 1993
Notes, appendix B, about 1995
Environmental policy: A staff guide to making it work, draft with notes, November 1995
[2 copies]
Environmental policy: A staff guide to making it work, draft with comments, November-December 1995
[2 copies]
Environmental policy: A staff guide to making it work, draft with comments, November 1995-January 1996
Environmental policy: A staff guide to making it work, draft with notes, 1996
Environmental policy guide, final version, January 1997

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River Studies Program reports, 1987-2004,
0.2 cubic ft.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Resource Protection Division's duties included protecting fish, wildlife, plant and mineral resources from degradation or depletion, investigating environmental contamination that might cause the loss of fish or wildlife, providing information and recommendations to other government agencies and participating in administrative and judicial proceedings concerning pollution incidents, development projects, and other actions that might affect fish and wildlife. Records consist of 25 stapled reports produced by the Division's subordinate River Studies Program, which was tasked with examination and assessment of the water quality and biodiversity of the state's rivers, streams, and associated ecosystems. Dates covered are 1987-2004. The reports primarily document the effects of human use upon prominent aquatic ecosystems in Texas, particularly the effects of fisheries, damming and pollution upon fish populations and water quality. The ecosystems were located across the state, but were principally found in East and North Texas.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received in chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), River Studies Program reports, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Resource Protection Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2014/111
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on May 21, 2014.
Processing Information
Processed by Jonathan King, August 2014
Box
2014/111-11 Linam and Kleinsasser, Fisheries Use Attainability Study for Hillebrandt Bayou, May 1987
Linam and Kleinsasser, Fisheries Use Attainability Study for Nolands River (Segment 1227), June 1987
Linam and Kleinsasser, Fisheries Use Attainability Study for Oyster Creek (Segment 1110), July 1987
Linam and Kleinsasser, Fisheries Use Attainability Study for the Bosque River, July 1987, Revised July 1989
Linam and Kleinsasser, Fisheries Use Attainability Study for Cow Bayou (Segment 0511), July 1987
Linam and Kleinsasser, Fisheries Use Attainability Study for Pine Island Bayou (Segment 0607), August 1987
Linam and Kleinsasser, Water Quality and Fish Assemblages in the Trinity River, Texas, between Fort Worth and Lake Livingston, May 1990
Moss and Mayes, Current Status of Notropis buccula and Notropis oxyrhynchus in Texas, March 1993
Linam and Kleinsasser, Relationship between Fishes and Water Quality in the Pecos River, Texas, April 1996
Linam and Kleinsasser, Effects of dechlorination of Municipal Wastewater Effluents on Fish Communities in the Trinity River, Texas, March 1992
Wood, Arsuffi, and Cauble, Macroinvertebrate Assessment of Allens Creek and the Brazos River, Austin County, Texas, December 1994
Linam, Henson, and Webb, A Fisheries Inventory and Assessment of Allens Creek and the Brazos River, Austin County, Texas, December 1994
Mayes, Saunders, Moss, and Aziz, Effects of Changes in Spring Lake Headgate Elevation on Water Levels in the San Marcos River, Hays County, Texas, June 1996
Linam and Kleinsasser, Classification of Texas Freshwater Fishes into Trophic and Tolerance Groups, June 1998
Aquatic Survey Results from Seven Texas National Guard Training Installations, : January 1996
Linam, Seaman, and Portis, Aquatic Survey Results from Camp Barkley, Taylor County, Texas
Linam, Seaman, Cantu, and Portis, Aquatic Survey Results from Camp Bowie, Brown County, Texas
Linam, Seaman, Aziz, and Portis, Aquatic Survey Results from Leoncitos Unit of the King Ranch, Kleberg County, Texas
Linam, Seaman, Cantu, and Portis, Aquatic Survey Results from Camp Mabry, Travis County, Texas
Linam, Seaman, Cantu, Kleinsasser, and Portis, Aquatic Survey Results from Camp Maxey, Lamar County, Texas
Linam, Seaman, Cantu, and Portis, Aquatic Survey Results from Camp Swift, Bastrop County, Texas
Linam, Seaman, Kleinsasser, and Aziz, Aquatic Survey Results from Fort Wolters, Parker County, Texas
Saunders, Mayes, Jurgensen, Trungale, Kleinsasser, Aziz, Fields, and Moss, An Evaluation of Spring Flows to Support the Upper San Marcos River Ecosystem, Hays County, Texas, August 2001
Linam, Kleinsasser, and Mayes, Regionalization of the Index of Biotic Integrity for Texas Streams, June 2002
Sunders, Linam, Jurgensen, Mullins, Whisenant, and Brezina, Effects of An Investigation of Off-Road Vehicle Impacts on Nueces River Fish Assemblages in Uvalde and Zavala Counties, Texas, February 2004
Kleinsasser, Jurgensen, Bowles, Boles, Aziz, Saunders, Linam, Tungdale, Mayes, Rector, Fields, Portis, Steinmetz, and Moss, Status of Biotic Integrity, Water Quality, and Physical Habitat in Wadeable East Texas Streams, February 2004

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Freshwater Conservation Branch project files, 1984-2000,
4.9 cubic ft.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Resource Protection Division's duties included protecting fish, wildlife, plant and mineral resources from degradation or depletion, investigating environmental contamination that might cause the loss of fish or wildlife, providing information and recommendations to other government agencies and participating in administrative and judicial proceedings concerning pollution incidents, development projects, and other actions that might affect fish and wildlife. Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, notes, field reports, studies, news releases, clippings, grant applications, maps, and photographs generated by the Division's Freshwater Conservation Branch, one of three main program areas along with the Resource Conservation Branch and the Coastal Conservation Branch. These materials document the division's actions in the investigation of events of environmental impact to freshwater areas, such as oil spills, and hazardous waste contamination. Actions documented include gathering background information, corresponding with interested stakeholders, assessing environmental damage, and participating in hearings before the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) and its predecessor agency the Texas Water Commission (TWC). Correspondents include the U.S. Department of Energy, the TNRCC, the TWC, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and a number of private businesses. Dates covered are 1984-2000.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by project as received, then by topic underneath each project.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Freshwater Conservation Branch project files, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Resource Protection Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2008/038
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on October 18, 2007.
Processing Information
Processed by Jonathan King, August 2014
French Ltd. Superfund Site
Box
2008/038-3 Correspondence, 1987-1996
[2 wallets]
TRACS (Texas Review and Comment System) - French Ltd. Superfund Site, Grant Application, 1987
Administrative Costs, 1994-1996
French Ltd. Correspondence, 1990-1993
French Ltd. - Superfund Site (Crosby, Texas), 1987-1994
[Includes Texas Water Commission (TWC) Feasibility Study Report (1987) and Technical Summary and Rationale Report for TWC permit]
Consent Decree/Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Correspondence, 1990-1996
Reports and Studies:
French Limited Wetlands Mitigation- Background and General Report
FLTG Incorporated (Crosby, Texas)- Natural Resource Mitigation Preliminary Wetlands Site Selection Assessment, October 4, 1989
French Limited Wetlands Mitigation- Site Selection Study (Visuals), January 27, 1994
French Limited Wetlands Mitigation- Preliminary Conceptual Designs - Four Candidate Sites, 1994
French Limited Wetlands Mitigation- Final Site Restoration Plan, August 22, 1994
French Limited Wetlands Mitigation- Site Monitoring Report, Brownwood Marsh Restoration Project:
September-December, 1995
January-March, 1996
April-June, 1996
July-September, 1996
January-December, 1997
January, 1999-March, 2000
December 1, 2000
Wallisville Reservoir and Dam Construction:
Box
2008/038-4 Application for extension of time to complete construction under Permit No. 1794 - Wallisville project, 1988
Wallisville project - contracts, 1988
Box
2008/038-5 Background/TPWD position, 1986-1988
Wallisville reservoir, 1988
Testimony before TWC, 1988-1989
Reopen record to examine environmental impact, certificates of adjudication, reopen record to examine environmental impact, 1989
General correspondence, 1989
Trinity River return flows, 1989
Settlement agreement, 1989
Trinity River return flows, 1989
Extension of time, reduction of impoundment, certificates of adjudication, reopen record to examine environmental impact, 1989
Extension of time, 1991
Miscellaneous correspondence/ City of Galveston/ Galveston Bay Foundation/ Sierra Club correspondence 1988-1992
TWC appeals and testimonies, 1988-1989
[loose]
TPWD Commission Agenda Item- public hearing regarding Wallisville dam and reservoir, June, 1989
Reports and news clippings, 1986-1987
TWC hearing transcript on Certificates of Adjudication No. 08-4248 and 08-4261, November 30, 1988
[2 copies]
Reports:
Box
2008/038-5 Richard R. Morrison, III, Environmental Issues - Water Resources, Wallisville Dam, February, 1992
The Role of Fluvial Sediments in the Development and Maintenance of Wetland and Aquatic Habitats along the Texas Coast: An Analysis of Available Data, 1987
W.A. White and T.R. Calnan, Fluvial Estuarine Sedimentation, Texas Gulf Coast - Literature Synthesis, 1988
W.A. White and T.R. Calnan, Marsh Sedimentation, Colorado and Trinity River Deltas, Texas Gulf Coast - Field Studies, 1988
Appendix - Fluvial-Estuarine Sedimentation and Floral/Faunal Relationships, 1988
Alvenus Oil Spill Investigation:
Box
2008/038-6 P.L. Parker, Chemical Composition of Alvenus Oil (Galveston Beach, collected 7 August 1984), 1984
Correspondence TPWD/Office of the Attorney General (OAG), 1987-1988
Galveston Island, Mustang Island, Sea Rim Original Revenue Reports, 1984
Newspaper Articles/News Releases/Photographs, 1984
[Includes 3 polaroid photographs of oil spill cleanup.]
Values to be recovered, 1984-1985
Investigative costs, 1984-1985
Lost Revenue, 1984
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Model for Coastal and Marine Environments (NRDAM/CME), 1987
Wildlife values, 1987
Alvenus Oil Spill Investigation - Agency Response, 1984-1985
[Includes reports, correspondence, and notes.]
Report to the Governor's Advisory Panel on Offshore Oil and Chemical Spill Responses Regarding the Alvenus Oil Spill, August 1984
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 1984
Texas A&M - Information Packet and Daily Report, 1984
United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), 1985
Beach Clean Up, 1984
Administrative Costs, 1984
News clippings, 1984
Full disposition of Dennis Palafox, Field Operations Coordinator, Environmental Contaminants Branch, Resource Protection Division, TPWD, 1987
Amoco/High Island Oil Spill:
Box
2008/038-7 Correspondence, agreement, background, 1991-1992
Box
2008/038-8 Public notice, 1992
Proposed restoration project, 1991
Pre-assessment screen, 1991-1992
Meeting notes, 1991-1992
Damage assessment, 1991-1992
[2 folders]
Cost accounting, 1992
Correspondence with Trustees, 1991-1992
Correspondence with Potentially Responsible Party (PRP), 1991-1992
Spill agreement, 1991-1993
Meeting notes, 1991-1992
Exxon/Chiltipin Creek Oil Spill:
Box
2008/038-7 Restoration Plan/Agreement, 1992-1995
[loose]
Chiltipin Bayside acquisition alternative, 1993-1994
Clean up, 1992-1994
Sample Conservation Easement, 1992
Arco's application for Corps permit, 1994
Correspondence with Potentially Responsible Party (PRP), 1992-1994
Correspondence with Trustees, 1992-1994
Maps of Shamrock Island, 1986-1993
Meetings, 1992-1994
Options analysis, undated
Public notice, 1994-1995
Preassessment Screen, 1992
Site assessment, 1993
Spill agreement, 1993-1994
Studies, 1992-1993
Chiltipin Creek/Exxon correspondence, 1991-1992
Box
2008/038-8 Quarterly reports, 1993
TPWD options, undated
Study proposals, 1992
Spill agreement, 1992-1994
Restoration plan, 1995
Restoration, 1994
Response activities, 1992
Resource survey, 1992
Private marsh, 1992
Pre-assessment screen, 1992
Meeting notes, 1992-1993
Habitat Evaluation Procedure (HEP), 1992
Entrix report, 1993
Correspondence with Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) and Trustees, 1992-1993
Administrative costs, 1993-1994
Austwell Aqua Farm:
Box
2008/038-7 Exotic Species permit, 1996
Draft permit, 1996
Party Status, 1996
Arguments, 1996
Objections, 1996
Notices, 1996
Motions, 1996
Box
2008/038-8 Shrimp inspection documents, 1998-2000
Lists, undated
General information, 1996
TPWD discovery, 1996
Background information, 1984-2000
[2 folders]
[Includes 13 snapshot photographs of Austwell shrimp farm.]
General correspondence, 1996-1997
Response to discovery- applicants, 1996
Response to discovery- TPWD, 1996
Response to discovery- other, 1996
Austwell- application for temporary discharge, 1998
TPWD discovery, 1996
M/V Mega Borg:
Box
2008/038-8 TPWD response and recommendation, 1991-1992
Spill report, 1990
Protection plan, 1990
Release, 1992
Petition for exoneration, 1990
News articles, 1989-1992
Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), 1990
Meeting notes, 1990
Fate and effect studies, 1992
Report, Combating Oil Spills along the Texas Coast: a Report on the Effects of Bioremediation, October 26, 1989
Coast accounting, 1992
Correspondence with Potentially Responsible Party (PRP), 1992
Communication with Trustees, 1990
Clean up bids, 1990
Damage assessment, 1990-1992
Pantex - Amarillo Carson Company:
Box
2008/038-21 Report, Ecological Assessment Sampling and Analysis Plan, May 1997
Correspondence from Trustees to Potentially Responsible Party (PRP), 1994-1997
Correspondence from Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) to Trustees, 1994-1997
Correspondence from Trustee to Trustee, 1993-1997
Meeting notes, 1994-1998
Corrective action, 1998
[loose]
Memorandum of Agreement, 1996-1998
Ecological Screening Evaluation, 1995
Eco-risk assessment, 1996-1997
Agreement in Principle (AIP), 1994
Baseline risk assessment human health evaluation, 1996-1997
Cost recovery, 1993-1995
Environmental restoration program overview, Fiscal year 1998
Ground water, 1995
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), 1990-1994
News releases/clippings, 1991-1997
Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS)/stockpile stewardship and management, 1991-1997
United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Playa Lakes, undated
Resources Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)/Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), 1995
Sample results, 1996
Site visit, 1996
Species of Concern Reports:
Resident and Migratory Animals Survey, 1994
Floristic Survey, 1993
Herpetofaunal Survey, 1994
Checklist of Birds, 1994
Faunal species of concern, undated
Field Reports/Studies:
Irwin, Connor, Baker, Dodson, and Littlefield, Playa Lakes of the Texas High Plains: A Contaminants Survey and Assessment of Biological Integrity, August 1996
David R. Styers, Radiological Status of Potentially Contaminated Sites at the Pantex Plant, November 4, 1996
1995 Environmental Report for Pantex Plant, May 1996
Environmental Restoration Program, November 8, 1996
Draft Final PANTEX Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Facility Investigation Report, May 1995
[2 volumes]
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Continued Operation of the Pantex and Associated Storage of Nuclear Weapon Components, March 1996
[2 volumes]
Tritium Supply and Recycling programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS), January 1995
[2 volumes]
Petition for Deletion of the United States Department of Energy's Pantex Plant from the National Priorities List, July 1998
Unidentified folder, 1988-1991
Carson County, 1990

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Gulf Intracoastal Waterway project files, 1983-2003, bulk 1988-2003,
4 cubic ft.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Resource Protection Division's duties included protecting fish, wildlife, plant and mineral resources from degradation or depletion, investigating environmental contamination that might cause the loss of fish or wildlife, providing information and recommendations to other government agencies and participating in administrative and judicial proceedings concerning pollution incidents, development projects, and other actions that might affect fish and wildlife. Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, notes, studies, reports, environmental impact statements, agenda, meeting minutes, and other materials held by the TPWD concerning the Texas portion of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW). The GIWW is a coastal canal stretching from the Brownsville Ship Channel at Port Isabel, Texas to the Okeechobee waterway at Fort Myers, Florida, running a distance of approximately 1050 miles. The Texas portion runs 426 miles, from Port Isabel to the Sabine Pass. Waterway construction was completed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 1949. The Texas Legislature enacted the Texas Coastal Waterway Act in 1975 (Senate Bill 472, 64th Legislature, Regular Session), which placed partial responsibility for the maintenance of the GIWW under the state, via the Texas Highway Commission.
The TPWD became involved with the GIWW principally through various interagency coordination teams charged with overseeing construction, maintenance, and dredging projects along targeted stretches of the waterway. The most well-covered teams are the overall GIWW Interagency Coordination Team, the Corpus Christi Bay to Port Isabel Interagency Coordination Team, and the Laguna Madre Interagency Coordination Team. Topics discussed include dredging and dredged material management, GIWW re-routing, hydrological studies, navigation, enlargement and maintenance of the GIWW, and environmental impact assessment of proposed projects. Dates covered include 1983-2003, bulk 1988-2003. Participating agencies in the interagency coordination team in addition to the TPWD include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Texas General Land Office, and the Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by project as received, then by topic underneath each project. Some misfilings were corrected by State Archives staff.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Gulf Intracoastal Waterway project files, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Resource Protection Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2009/165
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on August 17, 2009.
Processing Information
Processed by Jonathan King, October 2014
Laguna Madre Interagency Coordination Team:
Box
2009/165-12 Study reports, 1995-1996
Study reports, 1997
Seagrass Project, 1992-1996
Meeting agenda packet, February 22, 1996
Meeting agenda packet, August 20, 1996
Meeting agenda packet, April 2, 1997
Meeting agenda packet, May 30, 1997
Meeting agenda packet, September 4, 1997
Meeting agenda packet, November 25, 1997
Meeting agenda packet, March 10, 1998
Correspondence, 1996
Correspondence, 1997-1998
Correspondence, 1998
Memoranda, 1996-1997
Data reduction and analysis, 1996-1997
Alternative analysis for future dredging, October 1998
Correspondence, 1998
Box
2009/165-13 Central coast, 2002
Box
2009/165-15 Meeting minutes, May 1999
Meeting materials, June 1996
Meeting materials, June 4, 1996
Meeting materials, February 20, 1997
Meeting materials, January 4, 2001
Seagrass model report, 1998
Future dredging, 1998
Box
2009/165-16 Correspondence, 1998
Correspondence, designation of King Ranch as globally important bird area, 2001-2002
Correspondence, dredging spoils, 2001
Dredging material maintenance plan workshop materials, April 2002
Dredging material maintenance plan, June 14, 2002
Consistency review meeting materials, October 29, 2002
Box
2009/165-12 GIWW State Executive Advisory Committee, 1995-1996
[5 folders]
Emergency dredging, 2000
Governor's comments on the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement scoping process, October 1996
GIWW dredged soil disposal, 2001-2003
GIWW improvements at Laguna Madre, 2003
Reports:
Espey, Huston & Associates, Inc., Proposal and Scope of Work: Data Reduction and Bioassessment Studies to fill Data Gaps from the Laguna Madre Information Review, February 1996
Espey, Huston & Associates, Inc., Benthic Macroinfaunal Analysis of Dredged Material Placement Areas in the Laguna Madre, Texas, spring and fall 1996
Espey, Huston & Associates, Inc., Laguna Madre Data Reduction and Analyses, Water and Sediment Quality and Tissue Chemistry, February 1997
[3 binders]
Espey, Huston & Associates, Inc., Laguna Madre, Texas Contaminant Assessment, January 1998
Box
2009/165-15 Espey, Huston & Associates, Inc., Laguna Madre, Review of Information Concerning Water and Sediment Quality and Tissue Chemistry, November 1995
Box
2009/165-12 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Depth Measurement and Bottom Classification of Laguna Madre, Texas, May 27, 1997
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Depth Measurement and Bottom Classification of Laguna Madre, Texas, January 1998
Cheryl A. Brown and Nicholas C. Kraus, Environmental Monitoring of Dredging and Processes in Lower Laguna Madre, Texas, Final Report, Year 1, March 20, 1997
Adele Militello, Nicholas C. Kraus, and Robert D. Kite II, Environmental Monitoring of Dredging and Processes in Upper Laguna Madre, Texas, Final Report, Year 1, July 23, 1997
General Land Office, Developing a Methodology for Monitoring the Impact of Dredging Activities on Coastal Wetland Resources, June 1997
Stephen Fuller and Luis Fellin, Effect of Closing the GIWW below Corpus Christi Bay on Expenditures for Transportation Service, May 1998
Robert A. Morton, William A. White, and Robin C. Nava, Sediment Budget Analysis for Laguna Madre, Texas: an Examination of Sediment Characteristics, History, and Recent Transport, August 1998
Aysen Tenyeri-Abur, Lonnie Jones, Hong Jiang, The Estimation of the Economic Impacts of Industry, Services, Recreational Activities, Commercial Fishing, and Tourism Associated with the Portion of The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway from Corpus Christi to Brownsville, October 6, 1998
Box
2009/165-13 Cheryl A. Brown, Adele Militello, Nicholas C. Kraus, Hydrodynamic Assessment for Elevation of the J.F.K. Causeway, Corpus Christi, Texas, November 30, 1995
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Wild Cow Bayou Marsh Ecological Monitoring, 1992-1994, September 1996
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, Final Environmental Assessment, West Bay Moorings Beneficial Use Site - Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at Halls Lake, August 2000
Box
2009/165-16 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Laguna Madre, Texas, Maintenance Dredging, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, April 2003
Box
2009/165-13 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Maintenance Dredging of the Gulf Intracoastal Water way Laguna Madre, Texas, Nueces, Kleberg, Kenedy, Willacy, and Cameron Counties, Texas, September 2003
[2 volumes]
Galveston Bay Foundation, Habitat Conservation Blueprint - A Plan to Save the Habitats and Heritage of Galveston Bay, December 1998
Box
2009/165-16 PBS&J, Chapter 5 of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for maintenance dredging of the GIWW in the Laguna Madre, December 5, 2000
PBS&J, Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, Maintenance Dredging of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Laguna Madre, Texas, Nueces, Kleberg, Kenedy, Willacy, and Cameron Counties, Texas, December 2002
Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc., Analysis of ICT - Descriptions of Upland Placement Sites, October 2001
Box
2009/165-13 GIWW Advisory committee, 1993-2000
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge erosion control, 1999
GIWW, Cedar Lakes to Colorado River, 1999
GIWW, Brazos River to Port O'Connor, 1997-2001
Public Notice No. M-10 (GIWW), 1999
Public Notice No. SN-M-2 (GIWW), 2000
Public Notice No. M-3-S-7 (GIWW), 2000
Public Notice No. M-3-S-7 (GIWW), 2000
Dredging, 1988-1989
Dredging Aransas Pass and Aransas Pass Turning Basin, 1994
Dredging across Aransas Bay, 1998
Dredging Corpus Christi ship channel, 1998
GIWW, High Island to Port Bolivar, September 1994
GIWW, San Antonio Bay to Corpus Christi Bay, 1993
GIWW, High Island to Galveston Bay, 1996
GIWW, Chambers County to Cedar Bayou, 2000
GIWW, Channel to Smith Point, 2003
Aransas National Wildlife Area, 1993
Sabine-Neches waterway, 1998
Trinity River in Chambers County, 2000
Matagorda Bay re-route study, 2001
Long Point marsh restoration, 2001
Matagorda Bay segment, 2001
Shoal Point Container Terminal, 2000
Coastal preserve, 1997
Section 216 report materials:
[Section 216 reports are engineering project feasibility studies conducted by the U.S. Corps of Engineers.]
Addicks and Barker Reservoirs, 1995
Brazos River to Port O'Connor, September 21, 1998
Corpus Christi to Port Isabel, 1994-1997
High Island to Brazos River, December 1994
Sargent Beach, 1990
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, 1990-1993
Box
2009/165-14 Aransas National Wildlife Refuge draft feasibility study and environmental impact statement, 1995
Rerouting GIWW around Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, 1989-1993
Box
2009/165-16 High Island to Brazos River, 2001-2003
Box
2009/165-13 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, High Island to Brazos River Section 216 Study, Draft Feasibility Report and Draft Environmental Assessment, April 2003
[2 binders]
Corpus Christi Ship Channel, 1999
Houston Ship Channel, 1993-1998
Houston Ship Channel shoreline projects, May 11, 2001
Houston-Galveston navigation channels, November 1995
Sabine-Neches Waterway reconnaissance study, 1997-1998
Seismic work on Harbor Island, 1983
I-45 scenic marshland estuarial corridor project, 1993
Citizen complaint regarding West Bay Marsh, 1999
Recommendations for proposed guidelines, 1994
Texas Coastal Management Proposal from GLO, 1991
GLO news release on Gulf of Mexico initiative, 1991
Victoria Barge Canal mitigation project, 1994
Review of requirements for screens on water intake structures at aquaculture facilities, Galveston District, 1994
Report, flood control for west tributary of Gum Bayou, 1988
Sims Bayou flood control project, 1988
Peggy Lake disposal area, 1988
Correspondence, Galveston area navigation study, 1988
Strawman Habitat Degradation Action Plan for the Gulf of Mexico (Draft), 1991
Houston-Galveston Navigation Channels, 1995
Fish and Wildlife report on Neches River and tributaries, saltwater barrier at Beaumont, 1998
Correspondence, Welder Flats Coastal Preserve, 1993
Opinion on Appeal, Natland Corporation et. al. vs. Baker's Port, Inc., 1993
Galveston Bay Estuary Program, 1988-1992
Galveston Bay Estuary Program, 1993-1998
Box
2009/165-14 Texas Coastal 2100, May, 2001
Task Force Report, West Bay Beach, 1983
Proposal fiber-optic cable line, El Paso to Houston, 1999
Galveston Island electric improvement project, 1999
U.S. Corps of Engineers, public notice on completion of reconnaissance report- GIWW, 1997
U.S. Corps of Engineers, public notice on feasibility report on Guadalupe River Channel to Victoria, 1985
disposition form, statement of findings, GIWW North Deer Island to Bastrop Bayou
Correspondence, GIWW Biological Issues Symposium, 1987-1988
GIWW dredging conference, 1987-1988
Permit application, replacing pier protection system across GIWW at Port Arthur, 1988
Notes, GIWW dredging
State Executive Committee meeting materials:
1995
1996
Box
2009/165-15 Post-dredging vegetation survey, Port O'Connor, 1994-1995
Memorandum, legal requirements for off-shore disposal of dredge material from the GIWW, Laguna Madre segment, 1996
Notice of studies for GIWW, Corpus Christi Bay to Port Isabel, 1996
Dredging GIWW, Corpus Christi Bay to Mud Flats, 1998-1999
Post-dredging vegetation survey, Port O'Connor, 1994-1995
Correspondence, hydrological study of Laguna Madre, 1988
Corpus Christi propwashing mitigation plan, 1988
GIWW Interagency Coordination Team:
Meeting minutes, January 25, 1996
Meeting materials, March 26, 1996
Agenda packet, January 27, 1999
Agenda packet, February 24, 1999
Laguna Madre mitigation plan, 1988
Laguna Madre sedimentation, 1996-1997
Laguna Madre sediment deposit, 1997
Corpus Christi Bay to Port Isabel Interagency Coordination Team, 2001
GIWW beneficial use alternative, April 30, 1999
Box
2009/165-16 Houston-Galveston Channels Interagency Coordination Team meeting materials, January 18, 2001
Correspondence regarding plans for dredging material disposal, 2001
Laguna Madre supplemental environmental impact statement, 2001
Corpus Christi Bay to Port Isabel Interagency Coordination Team:
Workshop summary, February 13, 2001
Dredging material management plan materials, 2001-2003
Dredging material management plan materials, February 14, 2002
Dredging material management plan materials, May 23, 2002
Port Comfort Turning Basin, 2002
Laguna Madre dredged material maintenance plan, 2002
Laguna Madre dredging, 2002
Public workshop materials, February 19, 2002
Correspondence, Brazos River to Port O'Connor Matagorda Bay re-route draft environmental assessment, 2002
Dredged material dispersion analysis for Emmord's Hole in Upper Laguna Madre, undated
Baffin Bay to Port Isabel, project manual for dredging materials, 2002
Chocolate Bayou channel draft environmental assessment, December 2002
Beneficial uses of dredged material for marsh preservation, Port Arthur to High Island, environmental assessment, 2003

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