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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Texas Coastal Coordination Council minutes and agenda, 1991-2009,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Coastal Coordination Council:

An Inventory of Coastal Coordination Council Minutes and Agenda at the Texas State Archives, 1991-2009



Overview

Creator: Texas Coastal Coordination Council.
Title: Coastal Coordination Council minutes and agenda
Dates: 1991-2009
Abstract: The Texas Coastal Coordination Council coordinates the activities of state and federal agencies with coastal jurisdiction, and promulgates rules adopting the goals and policies of the Coastal Management Plan, which studies the problems and issues affecting the management of coastal natural resource areas (areas along the Gulf of Mexico requiring special management, including coastal public submerged lands; public beaches; washover areas on peninsulas, mainland shorelines, and barrier islands; protected sand dune complexes; and parks, historical areas, wildlife refuges and preserves in the coastal area), attempting to slow or stop coastal erosion and protect dunes and wetlands. Types of records include minutes, agenda (including draft agenda), and attachments (correspondence, petitions, statements by interested parties, news clippings, and analyses of agenda items). These records consist of certified copies of minutes and agenda of meetings of the Texas Coastal Coordination Council (and also its Executive Committee), dating 1991-2009.
Quantity: 1 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas Coastal Coordination Council was created in 1991 (Senate Bill 1053, 72nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session), to assume the duties of enforcing the Coastal Coordination Act (Senate Bill 577, 65th Legislature, Regular Session, 1977), previously one of the many duties of the Texas Natural Resources Council. The Coastal Coordination Council is charged with promulgating rules adopting the goals and policies of the Coastal Management Plan, which studies the problems and issues affecting the management of coastal natural resource areas, attempting to slow or stop coastal erosion and protect dunes and wetlands. Coastal natural resource areas are defined as areas along the Gulf of Mexico requiring special management, including coastal public submerged lands; public beaches; washover areas on peninsulas, mainland shorelines, and barrier islands; protected sand dune complexes; and parks, historical areas, wildlife refuges and preserves in the coastal area. The Coastal Coordination Council coordinates the activities of state and federal agencies with coastal jurisdiction. Legislation increased the membership of the Council from seven to eleven in 1995 (House Bill 3226, 74th Legislature, Regular Session), and in 2001 (House Bill 906, 77th Legislature, Regular Session) it was increased to twelve.

Prior to the 1977 passage of the Coastal Coordination Act, the legislature had created the Texas Council on Marine-Related Affairs (House Bill 483, 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971), charged to "cooperate and assist in the comprehensive assessment and planning of marine-related affairs." This rather vague goal was broadened somewhat (but still not clearly defined) in 1973, when this council was renamed the Texas Coastal and Marine Council (Senate Bill 327, 63rd Legislature, Regular Session), "to cooperate and assist in the comprehensive assessment and planning for coastal resources management and other marine-related affairs." When the Texas Natural Resources Council was created in 1977 (Senate Bill 576, 65th Legislature, Regular Session), a delegate from the Coastal and Marine Council was one of nine nonmember delegates joining the 16 voting members. Thus the Coastal Coordination Council (created in 1991) has more precise direction than the Coastal and Marine Council, but does not have the enormous multiplicity of duties of the Natural Resources Council.

When the Texas Coastal Coordination Council was created in 1991, it was composed of seven members. Five of the members were ex-officio: the commissioner of the Texas General Land Office (who served as chair of the council), the chair of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, the chair of the Texas Water Commission, a member of the Texas Railroad Commission, and the Attorney General. Two of the members were public members, appointed by the Governor for two-year terms: one city or county elected official, and one resident from the coastal area.

In 1995, the membership was increased to eleven. Seven were ex-officio: the commissioner of the Texas General Land Office (who still serves as chair of the council), the chair of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission or a member of the commission selected by the chair, the chair of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (which became the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in 2002) or a member of the commission selected by the chair, a member of the Texas Railroad Commission, a member of the Texas Water Development Board, a member of the Texas Soil and Water Conservation Board, and the chair of the Texas Department of Transportation or a member of the commission selected by the chair. The Attorney General was removed as a member in 1995. Four of the members were public members, appointed by the Governor for two-year terms: one city or county elected official, one resident from the coastal area, one coastal area business owner, and one representative of agriculture. In 2001, the director of the Texas A&M University Sea Grant Program was added to the council as a non-voting member, bringing the number to twelve.

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, 9th edition (1996) and 10th edition (1999); the General Land Office agency web site (http://www.glo.state.tx.us/coastal/ccc.html), accessed June 2006; and the enabling legislation, 1971, 1973, 1977, 1991, 1995, and 2001.)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Coastal Coordination Council coordinates the activities of state and federal agencies with coastal jurisdiction, and promulgates rules adopting the goals and policies of the Coastal Management Plan, which studies the problems and issues affecting the management of coastal natural resource areas (areas along the Gulf of Mexico requiring special management, including coastal public submerged lands; public beaches; washover areas on peninsulas, mainland shorelines, and barrier islands; protected sand dune complexes; and parks, historical areas, wildlife refuges and preserves in the coastal area), attempting to slow or stop coastal erosion and protect dunes and wetlands. Types of records include minutes, agenda (including draft agenda), and attachments (correspondence, petitions, statements by interested parties, news clippings, and analyses of agenda items). These records consist of certified copies of minutes and agenda of meetings of the Texas Coastal Coordination Council (and also its Executive Committee), dating 1991-2009. These minutes summarize the discussions and actions of the council in carrying out their specific functions. Examples of this business include the following: proposals, public comments, and adoption of rules and regulations of the various agencies coordinated by the Council, and later of the Council itself; briefings on and discussions of the status of grants; reviews of federal coastal legislation; discussions of Supreme Court decisions; reports from the various agencies' legal staff; status reports of Coastal Management Program policy development; special reports (e.g. on dolphin deaths); and presentations (e.g. on the Galveston Bay National Estuary Program). Occasional attachments include a draft Coastal Management Plan, correspondence, petitions, statements by interested parties, news clippings, and analyses of agenda items.

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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Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged by the creating agency chronologically.

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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 and may be freely used in any way. 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

None.

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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.
Subjects:
Coastal zone management--Texas.
Beaches--Texas.
Document Types:
Minutes--Texas--Coastal zone management--1991-2009.
Agendas--Texas--Coastal zone management--1991-2006.
Correspondence--Texas--Coastal zone management--1991-2000.
Reports--Texas--Coastal zone management--1991-2000.
Functions:
Assisting with coastal zone management.
Promoting coastal zone management.

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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 Coastal and Marine Council, Records, 1968-1985, undated, 36 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, House Committee on Land and Resource Management, Records, 1986-1996, bulk 1994-1996, 7.17 cubic ft. [restricted]
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Resource Protection Division records, 1962, about 1970-1999, 2001, bulk 1988-1997, 21.25 cubic ft.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Coastal Fisheries Division records, 1951-1999, bulk 1980-1999, 2 cubic ft. and 3 reels of microfilm
Texas Office of the Governor, Interagency Council on Natural Resources and the Environment records, 1969-1977, 0.2 cubic ft.
Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority minutes, 1987, 1990-2010, 1.5 cubic ft.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Texas Coastal Coordination Council minutes and agenda. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1998/234, 1999/070, 2007/069, 2007/071, 2007/114, 2008/136, 2010/006

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas General Land Office on August 10, 1998; December 17, 1998; December 11, 2006; May 6, 2008; and September 2, 2009; and by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on December 4, 2006; and March 9, 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Tony Black, January 1999, December 2006

Two accessions added by Tony Black, May 2008

Accession added by Tony Black, November 2009

Accruals

The Texas Coastal Coordination Council transfers copies of its minutes and agenda to the Texas State Archives on a regular basis.

Other Formats for the Records

The Texas Coastal Coordination Council periodically mounts its recent meeting agenda and packets on its portion of the agency web site of the Texas General Land Office (http://www.glo.state.tx.us/coastal/ccc.html). In addition, an archive of meeting agenda and packets includes September 2004 thru February 2010 (as of March 2010).

Location of Originals

The record copies of minutes and agenda are maintained by the Texas Coastal Coordination Council (available at the offices of the Texas General Land Office).

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Texas Coastal Coordination Council minutes and agenda, 1991-2009,
1 cubic ft.

Box
1999/070-1 Minutes and agenda, November 1991
Minutes and agenda, March 1992
Draft Coastal Management Plan, March 1992
Minutes and agenda, May 1992
Minutes and agenda, August 1992
Minutes and agenda, November 1992
Minutes and agenda, February 1993
Minutes and agenda, June 1993
Minutes and agenda, September 1993
Minutes and agenda, December 1993
Minutes and agenda, January 1994
Minutes and agenda, March 1994
Minutes and agenda, June 1994
Minutes and agenda, September 1994
Minutes and agenda, December 2, 1994
Minutes and agenda, December 15, 1994
Minutes and agenda, June 1995
Minutes and agenda, October 1995
Minutes and agenda, December 1995
Minutes and agenda, February 1996
Minutes and agenda, April 1996
Minutes and agenda, August 1996
Minutes and agenda, November 1996
[March 1997 missing]
Minutes and agenda, May 1997
Minutes and agenda, August 1997
Executive Committee, Draft agenda, September 1997
Minutes and agenda, November 1997
Box
1999/070-2 Minutes and agenda, February 1998
Executive Committee, Draft agenda, April 1998
Minutes and agenda, May 1998
Executive Committee, Draft agenda, July 1998
Minutes and agenda, August 1998
Executive Committee, Draft agenda, September 1998
Minutes and agenda, December 1998
Minutes and agenda, March 1999
Minutes and agenda, June 1999
Minutes and agenda, September 1999
Executive Committee, Draft agenda, October 1999
Minutes and agenda, December 1999
Executive Committee, Draft agenda, February 2000
Minutes and agenda, March 2000
Minutes and agenda, June 2000
Executive Committee, Minutes and agenda, August 2000
Minutes and agenda, September 2000
Executive Committee, Minutes and agenda, October 2000
Minutes and agenda, December 2000
Executive Committee, Minutes and agenda, February 2001
Minutes and agenda, March 2001
Executive Committee, Minutes and agenda, May 2001
Minutes and agenda, June 2001
Executive Committee, Minutes and agenda, August 2001
Minutes and agenda, October 19, 2001
Executive Committee, Minutes and agenda, October 23, 2001
Executive Committee, Minutes and agenda, November 2001
Minutes and agenda, December 2001
Executive Committee, Minutes and agenda, January 2002
Executive Committee, Minutes and agenda, February 2002
Minutes and agenda, March 2002
Executive Committee, Minutes and agenda, May 2, 2002
Executive Committee, Minutes and agenda, May 15, 2002
Minutes and agenda, June 2002
Executive Committee, Minutes and agenda, July 2002
Minutes and agenda, September 2002
Minutes and agenda, January 2003
Executive Committee, Minutes and agenda, February 2003
Minutes and agenda, March 2003
Executive Committee, Minutes and agenda, May 2003
Minutes and agenda, June 2003
Executive Committee, Minutes and agenda, August 2003
Minutes and agenda, September 2003
Executive Committee, Minutes and agenda, October 2003
Minutes and agenda, December 2003
Executive Committee, Minutes and agenda, February 2004
Minutes and agenda, March 2004
Executive Committee, Minutes and agenda, May 2004
Minutes and agenda, June 2004
Executive Committee, Minutes and agenda, July 2004
Minutes and agenda, September 2004
Executive Committee, Minutes and agenda, October 2004
Minutes and agenda, December 2004
Executive Committee, Minutes and agenda, February 2005
Minutes and agenda, April 2005
Executive Committee, Minutes and agenda, May 2005
Minutes and agenda, June 2005
Executive Committee, Minutes and agenda, July 2005
Minutes and agenda, September 2005
Executive Committee, Minutes and agenda, October 2005
Minutes and agenda, December 2005
Minutes and agenda, March 2006
Minutes and agenda, June 2006
Executive Committee, Minutes, July 2006
Executive Committee, Minutes, October 2006
Minutes, December 2006
Executive Committee, Minutes, February 2007
Minutes, March 2007
Executive Committee, Minutes, May 2007
Minutes, June 21, 2007
[3 meetings]
Executive Committee, Minutes, August 2007
Minutes, September 13, 2007
[3 meetings]
Executive Committee, Minutes, October 2007
Minutes, December 13, 2007
Box
1999/070-3 Executive Committee, Minutes, February 2008
Minutes, March 2008
Executive Committee, Minutes, May 2008
Minutes, June 2008
Executive Committee, Minutes, August 2008
Executive Committee, Minutes, November 2008
Minutes, December 2008
Executive Committee, Minutes, January 2009
Minutes, March 2009

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