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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

Committee files, 1991-1996, undated (bulk 1995),

Audio tapes, 1995,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Legislature, Senate, Special Committee on Emissions and Clean Air:

An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1991-1996, undated (bulk 1995)



Overview

Creator: Texas. Legislature. Senate. Special Committee on Emissions and Clean Air.
Title: Records
Dates: 1991-1996, undated
Dates: (bulk 1995)
Abstract: Records comprise correspondence, printed materials, publications, hearing transcripts, presentation materials, clippings, audio tapes, and a videotape that date 1991-1996, undated (bulk 1995) and document the actions of and research materials gathered by the Texas Senate's Special Committee on Emissions and Clean Air. The Committee was formed to consider pending legislation regarding the reduction of mobile source pollution as mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under a 1990 amendment to the Clean Air Act.
Quantity: 4.06 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

The Texas Senates' Special Committee on Emissions and Clean Air, chaired by Senator John Whitmire, was formed during the 74th Legislature, 1995, to study auto emission testing issues, particularly Senate Bills 19 and 178 regarding auto emissions testing. The bills were drafted in response to a federal mandate from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling for a decrease in mobile source pollution as required by a 1990 amendment to the Clean Air Act. The EPA compiled a list of 98 of the most polluted cites in the nation calling on each state to implement measures for cleanup. The Texas cites on this list included Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Galveston, Beaumont, Port Arthur and El Paso.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

Records comprise correspondence, printed materials, publications, hearing transcripts, presentation materials, clippings, audio tapes, and a videotape that date 1991-1996, undated (bulk 1995) and document the actions of and research materials gathered by the Texas Senate's Special Committee on Emissions and Clean Air. The Committee was formed to consider pending legislation regarding the reduction of mobile source pollution as mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under a 1990 amendment to the Clean Air Act. The documents are predominantly files of research materials gathered by the Committee and organized by the name of the company, organization, or individual who provided the information. A number of the files contain general information on proprietary emission-related products. Also included are a few files of committee hearing transcripts, audiotapes of hearings, form letters, and assorted other documents related to the functioning of the Committee itself. Subjects reviewed in the materials include clean air, emission standards, emissions testing, emission control devices and products, pollution, and the EPA. The audio tapes and videocassette have been neither listened to nor viewed by the Archives staff, thus the contents have not been verified.

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 are organized into two series:
Committee files, 1991-1996, undated (bulk 1995), 4 cubic ft.
Audio tapes, 1995, 0.6 cubic ft

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under the Public Information Act exceptions including violations of the privacy of individuals, these records must be reviewed by an archivist before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals records covered by exceptions to the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an Open Records Opinion from the Attorney General before the files can be provided to the researcher. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten business days after receiving the written request to make this determination.

Restrictions on Use

Where necessary, records will be redacted or restricted to comply with the Public Information Act and the Attorney General's decision.

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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:
United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Subjects:
Air--Pollution--Law and legislation--Texas.
Automobiles--Texas--Motors--Exhaust gas.
Air--Pollution--Standards--Texas.
Air quality--Standards--Texas.
Document Types:
Audio tapes--Texas--Air quality--1995.
Correspondence--Texas--Air quality--1991-1996.
Publications--Texas--Air quality--1991-1996.
Transcripts--Texas--Air quality--1991-1996.
Clippings--Texas--Air quality--1991-1996.
Functions:
Developing environmental law.
Examining air pollution.

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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 Legislature, House Committee on Environmental Regulation, Records, 1979-1995, 24 cubic ft.
Texas Air Control Board, Minutes and agenda, 1972-1993, 0.94 cubic ft. (unprocessed)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Records, Special Committee on Emissions and Clean Air, Senate, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1997/045, 2002/074

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Legislative Reference Library on November 18, 1996 and November 6, 2001.

Processing Information

Lisa Hendricks, November 1996

Nancy Enneking, November 2001

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Committee files, 1991-1996, undated (bulk 1995),
4 cubic ft.

Records comprise printed materials, correspondence, publications, hearing transcripts, presentation materials, clippings, and a videotape that date 1991-1996, undated (bulk 1995) and document the actions of and research materials gathered by the Texas Senate's Special Committee on Emissions and Clean Air. The Committee was formed to consider pending legislation regarding the reduction of mobile source pollution as mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under a 1990 amendment to the Clean Air Act. The documents are predominantly files of research materials gathered by the Committee and organized by the name of the company, organization, or individual who provided the information. A number of the files contain general information on proprietary emission-related products. Also included are a few files of committee hearing transcripts, form letters, and assorted other documents related to the functioning of the Committee itself. Subjects reviewed in the materials include clean air, emission standards, emissions testing, emission control devices and products, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Arrangement
These records are generally arranged in alphabetical order, proceeded by a file index.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Committee files, Records, Special Committee on Emissions and Clean Air, Senate, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2002/074
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on November 6, 2001.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under the Public Information Act exceptions including violations of the privacy of individuals, these records must be reviewed by an archivist before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals records covered by exceptions to the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an Open Records Opinion from the Attorney General before the files can be provided to the researcher. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten business days after receiving the written request to make this determination.
Restrictions on Use
Where necessary, records will be redacted or restricted to comply with the Public Information Act and the Attorney General's decision.
Processed by
Nancy Enneking, November 2001
box
2002/074-1 Emissions (Special Committee on Emissions and Clean Air) file index, undated
Advanced Fuel Development Technologies, 1995
American Automobile Association (AAA), 1995
American Legislative Exchange Commission, 1995
American Lung Association, 1994-1995
Argento, Dr. Vittorio, 1995
Associated Conservatives of Texas, 1995
Associates Leasing, Inc., 1995
Audubon Society, 1995
Automan Statistic LTD., 1995
Automotive Diagnostics, 1995
Automotive Service Association, 1995
Baker and Botts - Larry Feldcamp, 1994-1995
Bell Additives, 1995
Brink, Mr. R.S., 1995
Bullock, Lt. Gov. [Lieutenant Governor] Bob, 1994-1995
Bush, Gov. [Governor] George, 1995
Carnegie Mellon University, 1995
Clean Air Act, 1990
Coalition for Safer Cleaner Vehicles, 1996
Committee on Emissions and Clean Air, 1995-1996
Community Based Business Organization for Clean Air (El Paso), 1995
Complete Service, 1995
Constituent correspondence, 1995-1996
Contact list, 1995
Coody, Jim, P.E. 1995
Correspondence with state legislators, 1995
Dipple, Skipper Mufflers, 1995
Emissions form letter, 1995
Emissions Panther Fuel Stabilizer, 1994-1995
Emissions test devices (BAR 90 and IM 240), 1995
IM-240, 1994-1995
box
2002/074-2 Environmental Protection Agency, 1991-1995
Environmental Systems Products, 1994-1995
General Accounting Office, 1992-1996
Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, 1995
Greater Houston Partnership, 1995
Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAE)[sic], 1995-1996
Hughes Smog Dog (RST), 1995-1996
Industrial Catering, undated
Integral Engineering Corporation, 1995
International Environmental System, 1994-1995
KGBS-Ed Wallace, 1994-1995
Lawson, Doug - Congressional testimony, 1995
Legislators with non-attainment districts, 1995
Lobbyist, 1995
Maxma Corporation, 1993-1996
MCI, undated
MDE Chem Rev-Er-Up, 1995
MESA, 1995
Mr. Sticker Inc., 1995
National Conference of State Legislators, 1994-1995
National Motorists Association, 1995
N. [North] Central Texas Council of Governments, 1995
N. [North] Texas Clean Air Coalition, 1995
Office of State-Federal Relations (OSFR), 1995-1996
Official Inspection Station Association, 1995
Omega Group of Consultants, 1995
box
2002/074-3 Other states and emissions, 1993-1995
Personal privilege speech, 1995
Public Safety, Department of, 1995-1996
Press releases, Sen. Whitmire, 1994
Reformulated gas/alternative fuels, 1994-1995
Rich Auto Center, 1995
Senate Bill 19 and 178, 1995
Sierra Club, undated
Service Station Dealers of America, 1995
State Implementation Plan
[empty]
Sticker Stop, 1995
Support from local communities, 1995
Systems control/Tejas testing center, 1995
Technicians with Integrity Serving Texas, 1995
Texas Air Care, 1996
Texas Automobile Dealers Association proposals and letters, 1995
Texas counties affected by auto emission testing, undated
Texas Independent Automobile Dealers Association, 1995
Texas Midas Dealers Association, 1995
[Loose TNRCC [Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission] reports], 1993-1996
box
2002/074-4 TNRCC, 1994-1996
Texas Department of Transportation, 1995
The Road Information Program (TRIP), 1995
Texas State Inspection Association, 1995
Texas Service Station Association, 1995
UPS, 1995
U.S. Congress:
U.S. House of Representatives, correspondence, 1995
U.S. Senate, correspondence, 1995
University of Denver, 1995
University of Minnesota, 1995
University of Texas at Arlington, undated
West Houston Association, 1995
Miscellaneous emissions, 1995-1996
[2 wallet files]
[Loose meeting materials and clippings], 1995

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Audio tapes, 1995,
0.06 cubic ft.

Records are audio tapes of hearings held by the Texas Senate's Special Committee on Emissions and Clean Air in 1995 to consider pending legislation regarding the reduction of mobile source pollution as mandated by the EPA under a 1990 amendment to the Clean Air Act. Tapes have not been listened to by the Archives staff, thus the contents have not been verified.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Audio tapes, Records, Special Committee on Emissions and Clean Air, Senate, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1997/045
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Legislative Reference Library on November 18, 1996.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under the Public Information Act exceptions including violations of the privacy of individuals, these records must be reviewed by an archivist before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals records covered by exceptions to the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an Open Records Opinion from the Attorney General before the files can be provided to the researcher. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten business days after receiving the written request to make this determination.
Restrictions on Use
Where necessary, records will be redacted or restricted to comply with the Public Information Act and the Attorney General's decision.
Processed by
Lisa Hendricks, November 1996
Hearings
box
1997/045-1 February 9, 1995
February 16, 1995
[3 tapes]
March 1, 1995
[3 tapes]
March 10, 1995
[4 tapes]
March 31, 1995
[4 tapes]
April 10, 1995
[3 tapes]

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