Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Recycling Market Development Board:

An Inventory of Minutes and Agenda at the Texas State Archives, 1993-1998, 2001



Overview

Creator: Texas. Recycling Market Development Board.
Title: Minutes and agenda
Dates: 1993-1998, 2001
Abstract: These records consist of certified copies of minutes and agenda of meetings of the Texas Recycling Market Development Board, dating 1993-1998 and 2001. These minutes summarize the discussions and actions of the board in carrying out their specific functions, including the following examples: development of, and updates on, the strategic plan for recycling market development; staff presentations of recycling activities of the member agencies; consideration of proposed objectives of the board for each upcoming biennium; staff presentations on a joint database of member agencies; discussion of legislative issues; development of a waste management plan for state building contractors; reports on state agency purchases of recycled products; reports on "Buy Recycled" workshops, and on "Texas Recycles Day;" etc.
Quantity: 0.24 cubic ft.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas Recycling Market Development Board was created in 1993 (Senate Bill 1051, 73rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session), to provide support and coordination for the recycling activities of the Texas General Land Office, the Texas Water Commission, the Texas General Services Commission, and the Texas Department of Commerce. It has the following responsibilities:

  • to establish a comprehensive statewide strategy to expand markets for recycled products in Texas;
  • to analyze the market development implications of the following: Texas' waste management policies and regulations; the existing and potential markets for plastic, glass, paper, lead-acid batteries, tires, compost, scrap gypsum, coal combustion by-products, etc.; the state's tax structure and overall economic base;
  • to examine and make recommendations concerning the following: market barriers and incentives; tax incentives and disincentives; public health and safety regulatory policies; government procurement policies; the availability of financial capital, including grants, loans, and venture capital.

The Texas Recycling Market Development Board was composed (through March 2003) of five ex-officio members, who rotated turns as presiding officer of the board: the commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, the chair of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (originally, the Texas Water Commission, then the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission), the executive director of the Texas Building and Procurement Commission (originally the Texas General Services Commission), the executive director of the Texas Department of Economic Development (originally the Texas Department of Commerce), and the executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation (added in 1995). The Texas General Land Office provided research and assistance to the board. As of August 2003, the board had been reduced to three members: the chair of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the executive director of the Texas Building and Procurement Commission, and the executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation.


Scope and Contents of the Records

These records consist of certified copies of minutes and agenda of meetings of the Texas Recycling Market Development Board, dating 1993-1998 and 2001. These minutes summarize the discussions and actions of the board in carrying out their specific functions. Examples of this business include the following: development of, and updates on, the strategic plan for recycling market development; staff presentations of recycling activities of the member agencies; consideration of proposed objectives of the board for each upcoming biennium; staff presentations on a joint database of member agencies; discussion of legislative issues; development of a waste management plan for state building contractors; reports on state agency purchases of recycled products; reports on "Buy Recycled" workshops, and on "Texas Recycles Day;" reports on various conferences; etc. Comments of board members, staff, and the general public are all summarized.

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.


 

Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged chronologically.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

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.
Subjects:
Recycling (Waste, etc.)--Laws and legislation--Texas.
Waste products--Texas--Marketing.
Recycling (Waste, etc.)--Texas.
Document Types:
Minutes--Texas--1993-1998, 2001.
Agendas--Texas--1993-1998.
Functions:
Recycling state resources.

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
None.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Minutes and agenda, Texas Recycling Market Development Board. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1999/071, 2005/005

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 December 17, 1998; and by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on September 10, 2004.

Processing Information

Tony Black, December 1998, September 2004

Other Formats for the Records

More recent minutes have been placed online--currently for meetings between December 1998 and August 2003 ( http://www.rmdb.state.tx.us/rmdb-minutes.html).

Location of Originals

The record copy of minutes and agenda is held by the Texas Recycling Market Development Board.


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Minutes and agenda, 1993-1998, 2001,
0.24 cubic ft.

Box
1999/071 Minutes and agenda, 1993-1998
October 1993
March 1994
October 1994
January 1995
April 1995
[agenda only]
May 1996
[agenda missing]
August 1996
November 1996
January 1997
March 1997
June 1997
October 1997
December 1997
April 1998
[missing: September 1998, December 1998, August 1999, October 1999, April 2000, and October 2000]
Minutes, 2001
January 2001
April 2001
October 2001