Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Legislature, Senate, Natural Resources Committee:

An Inventory of Senate Natural Resources Committee Records at the Texas State Archives, 1940, 1956-1957, 1971-1984, 1989-1997, 2001, bulk 1989-2001



Overview

Creator: Texas. Legislature. Senate. Natural Resources Committee.
Title: Senate Natural Resources Committee records
Dates: 1940, 1956-1957, 1971-1984, 1989-1997, 2001
Dates: bulk 1989-2001
Abstract: The Texas Senate Natural Resources Committee is a standing legislative committee which reviews matters concerning the environment and natural resources of Texas and has oversight of such agencies as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission (as of 2002, renamed the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality). Records of the Senate Natural Resources Committee include correspondence, minutes, agenda, legislative records, legal documents, printed materials, newspaper clippings, memoranda, reports, speeches, and exhibits dating 1940, 1956-1957, 1971-1984, 1989-1997, 2001, bulk 1989-2001. These materials represent work undertaken by the committee during the 67th, 68th, 72nd through 75th, and 77th Texas Legislatures. Meeting files, bill files, working files and research files document the committee's interest in water resources, clean air, low-level radiation, Superfund sites, pests and pesticides, recycling, leasing and management of public lands, hunting and fishing issues, and aquaculture. Included in these records are hearing files of the Joint Committee on Water Resources, 68th Legislature, Interim Session (1984).
Quantity: 29.1 cubic ft.
Language These materials are written in English.

Agency History

The Texas Senate Natural Resources Committee is a standing legislative committee which reviews matters concerning the environment and natural resources of Texas and has oversight of such agencies as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission (as of 2002, renamed the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality). Subcommittees on agriculture and/or water frequently have been created to concentrate efforts to study issues related to those fields.

As a standing committee (according to the Texas Administrative Code, Section 301, Subchapter B), the Senate Natural Resources Committee is expected to operate regardless of whether or not the legislature is currently in session and must do the following: conduct a continuing study of any matter within its jurisdiction and of the instrumentalities of government administering or executing the matter; examine the administration and execution of all laws relating to jurisdictional matters; conduct investigations to collect adequate information and materials necessary to perform its duties; formulate legislative programs; and initiate, draft, and recommend to the senate any legislation the committee deems necessary and desirable. The committee chair must introduce or cause to be introduced the legislative programs developed by the committee and shall mobilize efforts to secure the passage of such proposals. The committee may inspect the records, documents, and files of each state department, agency, or office, as needed, to perform its duties. As a standing committee, it is not limited to considering items submitted by individual legislators, but must search for problems within its jurisdiction and develop, formulate, initiate, and secure passage of any legislative solution the committee deems desirable. When the legislature is in session, the committee may meet when it chooses, so long as it adheres to applicable legislative requirements and rules of procedure. When the legislature is not in session, it will meet when necessary to transact the committee's business wherever authorized by the legislation which created the committee.


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Senate Natural Resources Committee is a standing legislative committee which reviews matters concerning the environment and natural resources of Texas and has oversight of such agencies as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission (as of 2002, renamed the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality). Records of the Senate Natural Resources Committee include correspondence, minutes, agenda, legislative records, legal documents, printed materials, newspaper clippings, memoranda, reports, speeches, and exhibits dating 1940, 1956-1957, 1971-1984, 1989-1997, 2001, bulk 1989-2001. These materials represent work undertaken by the committee during the 67th, 68th, 72nd through 75th, and 77th Texas Legislatures.

The records were maintained by the committee chairs who served from 1989 to 2001: Senators H. Tati Santiesteban, Bill Sims, J.E. "Buster" Brown, and Robert Duncan. Meeting files document formal committee gatherings to consider legislation directed to the committee and local hearings held to address concerns and gather information regarding proposed and existing legislation and procedures. Within these files are hearing files of the Joint Committee on Water Resources, 68th Legislature, Interim Session (1983-1984), concurrently chaired by Senator Santiesteban. During the 68th Legislature a water resources package containing several constitutional amendments passed the Texas Senate but stalled in the House. The legislature thus decided to hold interim hearings on the matter and appointed the Joint Committee on Water Resources. The records of this joint committee appear to have been maintained alongside the records of the Natural Resources Committee and were therefore transferred with them to the State Archives.

Bill files consist of legislation considered and proposed by the committee during the 75th and 77th Legislatures, 1997, 2001. The committee created and assembled its Working files in the process of developing positions on legislation and analyzing topics such as the proposed Columbia Bottomlands National Wildlife Refuge, the impact of endangered species on private property, fishery management, clean air, aquaculture, waste tire recycling, and petroleum storage tanks. Research files contain background materials on agencies and issues of interest to the committee. Subjects cover water resources and regulations, clean air, low-level radiation issues, Superfund sites, pests and pesticides, recycling, leasing and management of public lands, hunting and fishing issues, and aquaculture (specifically, the possible regulation of aquatic activities such as fisheries, shrimperies, the management of exotic aquatic plants and animals, and the discharge of wastewater and material from such aquatic industries). Also featured are materials regarding House Bill 2473 (the Texas Environmental, Health, and Safety Audit Privilege Act concerning voluntary environmental self-audits), the proposed Columbia Bottomlands National Wildlife Refuge, revision of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code, and various administrative, operational, and regulatory issues regarding the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission.

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.


 

Organization of the Records

These records are organized by State Archives staff into four series:
Meeting files, 1983-1984, 1991-1996, bulk 1993-1995, 4.9 cubic ft.
Bill files, 1997, 2001, 14.5 cubic ft.
Working files, 1940, 1956-1957, 1971-1982, and 1993-1996, bulk 1981, 1995-1996, 4.7 cubic ft.
Research files, 1989-1996, bulk 1993-1995, 5 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: confidentiality of a memorandum of a communication of a resident with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 306.003); confidentiality of a communication of a citizen with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 306.004); confidentiality of communication of an assistant or employee of the Texas Legislative Council with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 323.017); and privacy (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.101), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page ( http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.

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.


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:
Texas. Parks and Wildlife Dept.
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission.
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Committee on Water Resources.
Subjects:
Recycling (waste, etc.)--Law and legislation--Texas.
Wildlife refuges--Texas.
Environmental auditing--Texas.
Air quality management--Texas.
Water quality--Texas.
Aquaculture--Texas.
Legislation--Texas.
Legislative bodies--Texas.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Legislative bodies--1940, 1956-1957, 1971-1984, 1989-1997, 2001.
Newsletters--Texas--Legislative bodies--1989-1996.
Clippings--Texas--Legislative bodies--1940, 1956-1957, 1971-1984, 1989-1997, 2001.
Publications--Texas--Legislative bodies--1940, 1956-1957, 1971-1984, 1989-1997, 2001.
Legislative records--Texas--Legislative bodies--1940, 1956-1957, 1971-1984, 1989-1997, 2001.
Memorandums--Texas--Legislative bodies--1940, 1956-1957, 1971-1984, 1989-1997, 2001.
Notes--Texas--Legislative bodies--1940, 1956-1957, 1971-1984, 1989-1997, 2001.
Legal documents--Texas--Legislative bodies--1940, 1956-1957, 1971-1984, 1989-1997, 2001.
Minutes--Texas--Legislative bodies--1940, 1956-1957, 1971-1984, 1989-1997, 2001.
Speeches--Texas--Legislative bodies--1940, 1956-1957, 1971-1984, 1989-1997, 2001.
Reports--Texas--Legislative bodies--1940, 1956-1957, 1971-1984, 1989-1997, 2001.
Agenda--Texas--Legislative bodies--1983-1984, 1991-1996.
Functions:
Developing environmental laws.
Regulating aquaculture.
Managing natural resources.
Analyzing legislation.

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 Air Control Board, Minutes, 1972-1993, 0.94 cubic ft.
Texas Dept. of Water Resources, Office of the General Counsel, Public hearing file (re: the Edwards Underground Water District), 1982-1983, fractional
Texas Dept. of Water Resources, Edwards Aquifer correspondence, 1975-1987, 4 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 2009/036.]
Texas Legislative Natural Resources Board, Meeting files, 1992, 0.47 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, Senate, Committee minutes, 1972-1979, 1999-2005, bulk 1999-2004, 3.95 cubic ft.[includes Senate Natural Resources Committee minutes, 1977, 1999-2004; Subcommittee on Agriculture minutes, 1977-1978, 1999-2003; and Subcommittee on Water minutes, 1977.]
Texas Legislature, Senate, Committee minutes, 2005-2007, 1 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 2007/097.]
Texas Legislature, Senate, Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Water records, 1989-1995, 10 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 2004/139.] [RESTRICTED]
Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee on Environmental Regulation, Records, 1979-1995, 24 cubic ft. [RESTRICTED]
Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Natural Resources Committee, Records, 1985-1992, 4.71 cubic ft. [RESTRICTED]
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Commissioner's work session files, 1995-1996, 2002-2006, 4 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call numbers are 2007/035 and 2009/123.]
Texas Low Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Authority, Minutes and agenda, 1982-1998. 0.94 cubic ft.
Texas Low Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Authority, Records, 1982-1999, 144 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 2002/047.]
Texas Low Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Authority, Reports and surveys, about 1982-about 1999, 21 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 1999/194.]
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Agenda, January 1996-November 1997, fractional [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 2004/163.]
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Correspondence and reading files, 1992-1995, 11 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 2005/178.]
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Hearings, transcripts, exhibits, and reports of Texas Water Commission, Texas Air Control Board, and Texas Water Well Drillers Board, 1984-1991, 90 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 2006/046.]
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Hearing tapes, 1988-1993, 47 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 2009/035.]
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and Texas Water Commission, Meeting tapes, 1982-1992, 15 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 2005/177.]
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Records, 1990-2001, 4.69 cubic ft.
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Resource Network for Eliminating Waste records, 1994, 3 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 2009/038.]
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Records, 1905-2004, bulk 1963-2004, 169.16 cubic ft. and 32 reels of microfilm (processed) and about 99 cubic ft. (unprocessed)
Texas Water Commission, Agenda and dockets, 1980-1989, 2.9 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 1991/140.]
Texas Water Commission, Chairman's correspondence and reading files, 1989-1992, bulk 1991-1992, 6 cubic ft.
Texas Water Commission, Hearings, transcripts, exhibits and reports, 1984-1991, 90 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is
Texas Water Commission, Meeting files, 1986-1989, 1993, 1 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 2007/031.]
Texas Water Commission, Minutes, 1913-1986, 7.51 cubic ft.
Texas Water Commission, Records, 1941-1942, 1956-1971, 1977-1981, 1 cubic ft.
Texas Water Commission, Waste Reduction Advisory Committee, Representative Robert Saunders files, 1989-1992, 1 cubic ft.
Texas Water Development Board, Meeting files, 1963-1967, 1974-2008, 20.6 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Senate Natural Resources Committee records, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1984/220, 1986/117, 1999/095, 2001/090, 2005/090

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Senator H. Tati Santiesteban on July 31, 1984, and by the Senate Natural Resources Committee on March 14, 1986; January 21, 1999; January 16, 2001; and January 20, 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Nancy Enneking, January 1999

New accession of meeting files and working files added by Nancy Enneking, January 2001

Finding aid converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by TARO using the conversion stylesheet v1to02.xsl, July 22, 2003

New accession of bill files added, encoding to EAD 2002 and DACS standards, and corrections by Rebecca Romanchuk, September 2009


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Meeting files, 1983-1984, 1991-1996, bulk 1993-1995,
4.9 cubic ft.

The Texas Senate Natural Resources Committee is a standing legislative committee which reviews matters concerning the environment and natural resources of Texas and has oversight of such agencies as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission (as of 2002, renamed the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality). Meeting files of the Senate Natural Resources Committee include agenda, calendar placement forms, notes, minutes, witness lists, transcripts of testimony, petitions, bills, bill analyses, and witness registration cards. Materials date 1983-1984, 1991-1996, bulk 1993-1995, and come from the 68th Legislature, Interim Session, and 72nd through 74th Legislatures, Regular and Interim Sessions. The only meeting materials from the 72nd Legislature are witness registration cards, no meeting minutes of that session are included. The meetings consist of formal committee gatherings to consider legislation directed to the committee and local hearings held to address concerns and gather information regarding proposed and existing legislation and procedures. Preliminary meeting packets include the minutes for that meeting date. Subjects include water resources and regulations, low-level radiation issues, pests and pesticides, aquaculture, and hunting and fishing issues. Included in these records are hearing files of the Texas Legislative Joint Committee on Water Resources, 68th Legislature, Interim Session (1983-1984).
Arrangement
Records are arranged in the order in which they were received from the committee, with hearing files and registration cards in roughly chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Meeting files, Senate Natural Resources Committee, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1986/117, 1999/095
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Senate Natural Resources Committee on March 14, 1986 and January 21, 1999.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: confidentiality of a memorandum of a communication of a resident with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 306.003); confidentiality of a communication of a citizen with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 306.004); confidentiality of communication of an assistant or employee of the Texas Legislative Council with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 323.017); and privacy (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.101), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
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.).
Processing Information
Processed by Nancy Enneking, January 1999
New accession added by Nancy Enneking, January 2001
68th Legislature, Interim Session, 1983-1984
Box
1986/117-1 Tyler hearing, September 14, 1984
Houston hearing, hazardous and radioactive low level waste transportation, September 22, 1983
Brownsville hearing, pesticides, interim hearing, November 7, 1983
El Paso hearing, November 25, 1984
Joint Committee on Water Resources:
Lubbock hearing, November 10, 1983
Box
1986/117-2 El Paso hearing, November 15, 1984
Dallas hearing, March 29, 1984
Houston hearing, January 26, 1984
Austin hearing, December 7, 1984
73rd Legislature, Regular Session, 1993
Box
1999/095-10 Preliminary committee meeting packets:
January 25, 1993
February 1, 1993
February 8, 1993
March 1, 1993
March 8, 1993
March 15, 1993
March 22, 1993
March 29, 1993
April 1, 1993
April 5, 1993
April 7, 1993
April 15, 1993
April 19, 1993
April 22, 1993
April 26, 1993
April 30, 1993
May 20, 1993
May 24, 1993
Box
1999/095-11 Committee meeting minutes, 1993
Preliminary committee meeting packets:
April 29, 1993
May 3, 1993
May 6, 1993
May 10, 1993
May 13, 1993
74th Legislature, Regular Session, 1995
Box
1999/095-11 Preliminary committee meeting packets:
January 11, 1995
January 24, 1995
January 31, 1995
February 7, 1995
February 14, 1995
February 21, 1995
February 28, 1995
March 7, 1995
March 14, 1995
March, 21, 1995
March 28, 1995
April 4, 1995
April 6, 1995
April 10, 1995
April 11, 1995
April 12, 1995
April 18, 1995
April 20, 1995
April 27, 1995
May 2, 1995
May 4, 1995
May 5, 1995
May 8, 1995
May 11, 1995
May 16, 1995
May 17, 1999
May 18, 1995
May 19, 1995
May 23, 1995
May 24, 1995
May 25, 1995
Witness registration cards, 72nd - 74th Legislatures, 1991-1996
Box
1999/095-13 February 1991
January 1992
January - May 1993
Box
1999/095-12 May 1994
September 1994
January-May 1995
April 1996
June 1996



 

Bill files, 1997, 2001,
14.5 cubic ft.

The Texas Senate Natural Resources Committee is a standing legislative committee which reviews matters concerning the environment and natural resources of Texas and has oversight of such agencies as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission (as of 2002, renamed the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality). Bill files comprise bill copies, bill analyses, fiscal notes, committee reports, correspondence, amendments, and requests for calendar placements that document the legislative bills considered by the Senate Natural Resources Committee during the 75th Legislature (1997) and 77th Legislature (2001), Regular Sessions. The bills concern a variety of natural resources issues, including herbicide and pesticide laws and regulations; revision of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code; real estate assessments; illegal waste dumping; Superfund sites; watershed districts; petroleum gas regulations; permits; leasing and management of public lands; water quality; animal control; aquaculture; recycling; agricultural pests; and administrative, operational, and regulatory issues regarding the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission. Committee substitute bills accompany some senate bills.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in numerical order by legislative session, as they were received from the committee.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Bill files, Senate Natural Resources Committee, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2001/090, 2005/090
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Senate Natural Resources Committee on January 16, 2001 and January 20, 2005.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: confidentiality of a memorandum of a communication of a resident with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 306.003); confidentiality of a communication of a citizen with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 306.004); confidentiality of communication of an assistant or employee of the Texas Legislative Council with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 323.017); and privacy (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.101), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
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.).
Processing Information
Processed by Nancy Enneking, January 2001
New accession added by Rebecca Romanchuk, September 2009
75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1997
Box
2001/090-1 HCR (House Concurrent Resolution) 109
HB (House Bill) 16 thru HB 2689
Box
2001/090-2 HB 2705 thru HB 3609
SCR (Senate Concurrent Resolution) 66
SCR 77
SB (Senate Bill) 13 thru SB 866
Box
2001/090-3 SB 920 thru SB 1451
Box
2001/090-4 SB 1458 thru SB 1874
Box
2001/090-5 SB 1876 thru SB 1955
77th Legislature, Regular Session, 2001
Box
2005/090-1 HCR 88 thru HCR 245
HJR (House Joint Resolution) 52 thru HJR 81
HB 66 thru HB 987
Box
2005/090-2 HB 1027 thru HB 2005
Box
2005/090-3 HB 2032 thru HB 2690
Box
2005/090-4 HB 2718 thru HB 2912
Box
2005/090-5 HB 2913 thru HB 3673
Box
2005/090-6 HB 3674 thru HB 3698
SJR (Senate Joint Resolution) 18
SCR 22 thru SCR 54
SR 396
SB 137 thru SB 310
Box
2005/090-7 SB 312 thru SB 688
Box
2005/090-8 SB 690 thru SB 1162
Box
2005/090-9 SB 1175 thru SB 1540
Box
2005/090-10 SB 1541 thru SB 1704



 

Working files, 1940, 1956-1957, 1971-1982, 1993-1996, bulk 1981, 1995-1996,
4.7 cubic ft.

The Texas Senate Natural Resources Committee is a standing legislative committee which reviews matters concerning the environment and natural resources of Texas and has oversight of such agencies as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission (as of 2002, renamed the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality). Working files created in the process of developing positions on legislation and analyzing topics addressed by the Senate Natural Resources Committee comprise memoranda, reports, printed material, meeting notes, clippings, PowerPoint presentation handouts, correspondence, resolutions, minutes, notes, publications, speeches, legislative bills, bill analyses, legal documents, exhibits, and logs that date 1940, 1956-1957, 1971-1982, and 1993-1996, bulk 1981, 1995-1996. The materials represent the committee's work during the 67th and 74th Legislatures. Subjects include House Bill 2473, 74th Legislature, Regular Session (the Texas Environmental, Health, and Safety Audit Privilege Act concerning voluntary environmental self-audits), the proposed Columbia Bottomlands National Wildlife Refuge, impact of endangered species on private property, fishery management, and clean air, aquaculture (specifically the possible regulation of aquatic activities such as fisheries, shrimperies, the management of exotic aquatic plants and animals, and the discharge of wastewater and material from such aquatic industries), waste tire recycling, and petroleum storage tanks.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged in the order in which they were received from the committee.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Working files, Senate Natural Resources Committee, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1984/220, 1999/095
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Senator H. Tati Santiesteban on July 31, 1984 and the Texas Senate Natural Resources Committee on January 21, 1999.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: confidentiality of a memorandum of a communication of a resident with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 306.003); confidentiality of a communication of a citizen with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 306.004); confidentiality of communication of an assistant or employee of the Texas Legislative Council with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 323.017); and privacy (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.101), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
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.).
Processing Information
Processed by Nancy Enneking, January 1999
New accession added by Nancy Enneking, January 2001
Box
1984/220 Redfish:
Loose reports, correspondence, legislative records, legal records, testimony, memoranda, publications, 1976-1981
Redfish, marine recreational statistics, 1981
Redfish, correspondence general:
[wallet file]
Economic Impacts of Recreational Boat Fishing in the Houston-Galveston Area of the Texas Coast, 1980
Loose binder re: Fisheries Committee, Texas Coastal and Marine Council, 1982
Informal preference survey, Dept. of Parks and Wildlife, undated
Loose reports, correspondence, printed materials, and drafts, 1975, 1980-1981
Loose correspondence, publications, reports, possible legal exhibits, and printed materials, 1940, 1956-1957, 1971-1973, 1981
Redfish - SB (Senate Bill) 139 by Harris, 1980-1982
Untitled wallet file:
Loose correspondence and printed materials, 1981
John Short, economic impact, 1981, undated
Economic impact statement, 1981
Red Drum and Sea Trout regulations, P&W (Parks and Wildlife) report to Governor, 67th Session, 1981-1982
Coastal Finfish monitoring stats, 1981-1982
Box
1999/095-6 Aquaculture:
Statutory, 1996
Miscellaneous, 1996
Press, 1996
Reference #1, 1996
Reference #2, 1995-1996
Correspondence, 1995-1996
Community resolutions, 1996
Meeting, South Padre Island, April 19, 1996
Industry/Regulation, 1996
Environmental Audits:
Reference #1, 1994-1995
Reference #2, 1995-1996
HB (House Bill) 2473, miscellaneous, 1995-1996 1995-1996
HB 2473, 74th Regular Session, environmental audit logs, 1996
Audits and the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), 1995-1996
Waste tire, 1996
Box
1999/095-7 Columbia Bottomlands Project (CBD):
Four County Task Force, 1996
Correspondence, 1995-1996
Letters received, 1995-1996
Memoranda, 1995-1996
Press, 1995-1996
Waste Reduction Advisory Committee, 1996
Texas Parks and Wildlife, 1996
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, 1995-1996
[2 files]
Miscellaneous, 1996
Agriculture, 1996
Property Rights, SB 14, 74th legislative session, 1995
Senate Natural Resources Committee, interim charge, 1995-1996
Ozone Transport Agreement, 1996
Aqua 2, 1994-1995
Drought, 1996
Private property rights, 1995-1996
Artificial reefs, 1995-1996
Waste Water, Inc., 1995
Box
1999/095-8 SB 178, emissions testing, 1995
Environment/clean air and testing, 1994-1995
Edwards Aquifer Authority (SB 1477, 73rd Legislature), 1993-1994
Letters in opposition to SB 179 (re: open season for recreational hunting), undated
Box
1999/095-9 Columbia bottomlands, 1996
[2 wallet files]
Taking theory, 1994-1995
Miscellaneous (travel vouchers), 1995
Untitled waste tire correspondence and tables, 1996
Waste tires:
Waste tires, SB 776, 1995
SB 776, summaries/notes, 1995-1996
Correspondence, 1995-1996
SB 776, 1995-1996
Bill copies, 1995



 

Research files, 1989-1996, bulk 1993-1995,
5 cubic ft.

The Texas Senate Natural Resources Committee is a standing legislative committee which reviews matters concerning the environment and natural resources of Texas and has oversight of such agencies as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission (as of 2002, renamed the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality). Research files of the Senate Natural Resources Committee contain background materials on agencies and issues of interest to the committee and consist of correspondence, newsletters, publications, printed materials, photocopied newspaper clippings, newspapers, presentation material, petitions, and notes, dating 1989-1996, bulk 1993-1995. The files were accumulated primarily during the 73rd and 74th Legislatures. Subjects include waste and recycling, water, forms of energy, environmental quality, endangered species, agriculture, hunting, and fishing.
Arrangement
Records are arranged in the order in which they were received from the committee, with several boxes in alphabetical order by subject.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Research files, Senate Natural Resources Committee, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1999/095
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Senate Natural Resources Committee on January 21, 1999.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: confidentiality of a memorandum of a communication of a resident with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 306.003); confidentiality of a communication of a citizen with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 306.004); confidentiality of communication of an assistant or employee of the Texas Legislative Council with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 323.017); and privacy (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.101), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
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.).
Processing Information
Processed by Nancy Enneking, January 1999
Box
1999/095-1 Department of Agriculture, 1994-1995
Texas Agricultural Extension Service, 1995
Agriculture (continued), 1991-1993
Air Control Board, 1993, 1995
Alternative fuels, 1993-1995
Balcones Canyonlands, 1993
Bioremediation, 1993
Boll weevil, 1991
Business, 1994-1995
Catfish farm, 1993
Clean air, 1991-1995
Coastal issues, 1993-1995
Cotton, 1994-1995
Consumer and voter concerns, 1995
Donna Landfill, 1993
Bureau of Economic Geology, 1993-1994
Edwards Aquifer, 1992-1995
Electricity, 1995
El Paso Regional Water Authority, 1995
Endangered Species, 1993-1995
[2 files]
Box
1999/095-2 Energy, 1994-1995
Environmental audits, 1994
Environmental quality, 1992
Federal Clean Air Act, 1995
General Land Office, 1994-1995
Geographic Information Systems/Global Positioning Systems, 1994
Global warming, 1994
Industry/Business, 1995
Environment Task Force, 1993-1994
Hazardous waste, 1993
Hunting/Fishing, 1993-1994
Landfills, 1993
Lower Colorado River Authority, 1994
Livestock, 1995
Trans Texas Heritage Association, 1995
Veterinarians, 1995
Municipal solid waste, 1993
Nuclear plants, 1993, 1995
Oil and gas, 1993-1995
Storage Tank Professionals (STP), 1993
Pesticides, 1993
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, 1990
Wool, mohair issue, 1993
Waste tires, 1995-1996
Box
1999/095-3 Pollution control, 1993
Radiation, 1993, 1995
Radioactive waste storage, 1993
Railroad Commission, 1993-1995
Recycling, 1995
Salt dome structure, 1993
Sierra Club, 1993, 1995
Sludge, 1989, 1993
Shrimping, 1995
Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM), 1989
Oil and gas, 1991-1995
Parks and Wildlife, 1994-1995
[2 files]
Confined animal seeding, 1991
Predators, 1991
Rangeland Environmental Issues Forum, 1994
Recycle, 1995
Waste disposal, 1988-1995
Box
1999/095-4 Texas Parks and Wildlife, 1993-1995
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, 1993, 1995
Texas Department of Agriculture, 1993, 1995
Texas Land Commission, 1994
Water Commission, 1993-1994
Texas Water Development Board, 1994-1995
Underground storage tanks, 1993, 1995
Wastewater, 1994-1995
Water, 1994-1995
Water districts, 1993-1995
Water permits, 1993-1994
Wetlands, 1993-1995
Texas Health and Safety, 1993, 1995
Texas wildlife, 1995
Property rights, 1995
Loose Tuberculosis Management Control publications, undated
Telephone, 1995
Lower Colorado River Authority, 1994
Texas Research League, 1994
Sheep and Goat Raisers Association, 1994
Southwestern Sun News, 1995
Texas Agriculture Experimental Station, undated
Texas politics, Austin American-Statesman, 1995
Conservation, 1995
Congressional Quarterly Fax Report, 1995
Box
1999/095-5 Groundwater, 1991-1995
Endangered Species, 1991-1995
Save Our Springs (Alliance), (S.O.S.), 1993
State parks, 1993, 1995
Texas Water Development Board, 1990-1995
[2 files]
Technology, 1994-1995
Textiles, 1994-1995
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC), 1993-1995
[4 files]