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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

Interagency Natural Resources Council records, 1969-1977,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Office of the Governor, Interagency Council on Natural Resources and the Environment:

An Inventory of Interagency Council on Natural Resources and the Environment Records at the Texas State Archives, 1969-1977



Overview

Creator: Texas. Interagency Council on Natural Resources and the Environment.
Title: Interagency Council on Natural Resources and the Environment records
Dates: 1969-1977
Abstract: The Interagency Council on Natural Resources and the Environment, before 1972 known as the Interagency Natural Resources Council, served to coordinate the environmental stewardship of several state agencies and consisted of the Texas Air Control Board, the Texas Industrial Commission, the Railroad Commission of Texas, the Texas Highway Department, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas Soil and Water Conservation Board, the Texas Water Quality Board, the Texas Water Rights Commission, and a representative of the Texas Governor's Office. Records are a 1969 program guideline for a comprehensive coastal resources plan for the Texas gulf coast region; reports, 1970-1973, on Texas coastal zone resources including water, minerals, wildlife, health issues, waste management, the impact of electric power stations, transportation, tourism and recreation, and the creation of a hydrologic data bank; and a 1977 final report of the agency's Mitigation Committee concerning the minimization of negative environmental impact by public and private development projects.
Quantity: 0.2 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Interagency Council on Natural Resources and the Environment, before 1972 known as the Interagency Natural Resources Council, served to coordinate the environmental stewardship of several state agencies and consisted of the Texas Air Control Board, the Texas Industrial Commission, the Railroad Commission of Texas, the Texas Highway Department, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas Soil and Water Conservation Board, the Texas Water Quality Board, the Texas Water Rights Commission, and a representative of the Texas Governor's Office. Staff was provided by the Division of Planning Coordination within the Governor's Office. The council was directed by the 62nd Texas Legislature to work with appropriate state agencies to delineate their role and responsibilities in establishing a comprehensive policy concerning coastal lands. The Legislature also directed the council to investigate the feasibility of applying procedures of resource analysis developed by the Coastal Resources Management Program (a comprehensive study done by the Division of Planning Coordination of the state's submerged lands, beaches, islands, estuaries, and estuarine areas) to other areas of the state. The council met in open session at least once every quarter and reported periodically to the Legislature.

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, 3rd (1970) and 4th (1972), eds.)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Interagency Council on Natural Resources and the Environment, before 1972 known as the Interagency Natural Resources Council, served to coordinate the environmental stewardship of several state agencies and consisted of the Texas Air Control Board, the Texas Industrial Commission, the Railroad Commission of Texas, the Texas Highway Department, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas Soil and Water Conservation Board, the Texas Water Quality Board, the Texas Water Rights Commission, and a representative of the Texas Governor's Office. Records are a 1969 program guideline for a comprehensive coastal resources plan for the Texas gulf coast region; reports, 1970-1973, on Texas coastal zone resources including water, minerals, wildlife, health issues, waste management, the impact of electric power stations, transportation, tourism and recreation, and the creation of a hydrologic data bank; and a 1977 final report of the agency's Mitigation Committee concerning the minimization of negative environmental impact by public and private development projects.

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 in chronological order by State Archives staff.

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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.

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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:
Railroad Commission of Texas.
Texas. Highway Dept.
Texas. Interagency Natural Resources Council.
Texas. Office of the Governor.
Texas. Parks and Wildlife Dept.
Texas Air Control Board.
Texas Industrial Commission.
Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board.
Texas Water Quality Board.
Texas Water Rights Commission.
Subjects:
Coastal zone management--Texas.
Conservation of natural resources--Texas.
Document Types:
Reports--Texas--Coastal zone management--1969-1977.
Functions:
Assisting with coastal zone management.
Assisting with conservation of natural resources.

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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.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Interagency Council on Natural Resources and the Environment records, Texas Office of the Governor. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2005/163

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 July 28, 2005.

Processing Information

Rebecca Romanchuk, September 2006

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Interagency Natural Resources Council records, 1969-1977,
0.2 cubic ft.

Box
2005 Accessions Box 1 (2005/163) Program guideline and reports, 1969-1971
Reports, 1973-1977

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