Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records

A Guide to the Coastal Resources Records of the Texas General Land Office, 1972-2011



Overview

Creator: Texas. General Land Office. Coastal Division.
Title: Coastal Resources Records
Inclusive Dates: 1972-2011
Abstract: The federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA) gave coastal states financial incentives, through federal funding, to establish environmentally-friendly coastal management programs in order to “preserve, protect, develop, and where possible, to restore or enhance, the resources of the Nation's coastal zone for this and succeeding generations” (CZMA ’76). This prompted the Texas General Land Office, under the leadership of Commissioner Bob Armstrong, to begin studying and surveying the Texas Coastal Zone, identifying ecological, economical and social issues within it, holding public hearings to discuss and establish a coastal management plan, and finally, applying for program approval to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) under the Department of Commerce. The Texas Coastal Management Program is well-documented by applications, correspondence, published reports and meeting minutes. Also included are a brief program history, resolutions, audits, procedures, newsletters, research files, floppy disks, video tape, and slides.
Identification: CR
Quantity: 12.52 Linear feet, (25 document boxes, 1 oversized box)
Location: OVR
Language of Materials Materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records

Administrative History

The federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA) gave coastal states financial incentives, through federal funding, to establish environmentally-friendly coastal management programs in order to “preserve, protect, develop, and where possible, to restore or enhance, the resources of the Nation's coastal zone for this and succeeding generations” (CZMA ’76). This prompted the Texas General Land Office, under the leadership of Commissioner Bob Armstrong, to begin studying and surveying the Texas Coastal Zone, identifying ecological, economical and social issues within it, holding public hearings to discuss and establish a coastal management plan, and finally, applying for program approval to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) under the Department of Commerce. The Texas Coastal Management Program (TCMP) was approved in 1996 as one of the last states to gain federal approval.

Administration of the Texas Coastal Management Program was given to the Coastal Coordination Council (CCC) in 1991. The Council was chaired by the Land Commissioner and was comprised of 12 members representing the Parks and Wildlife Commission, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, The Railroad Commission, the Texas Water Development Board, the Texas Transportation Commission, the State Soil and Water Conservation Board, the director of the Texas A&M Sea Grant Program and four members of the public appointed by the Governor. The Coastal Coordination Council was subject to Sunset Review in 1999 and again in 2011, which recommended that the Council be disbanded and exclusive administrative responsibility of the Coastal Management Program be given to the General Land Office.


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Coastal Management Program is well-documented by applications, correspondence, published reports and meeting minutes. Also included are a brief program history, resolutions, audits, procedures, newsletters, research files, floppy disks, video tape, and slides. Published Reports comprise the bulk of the collection and provide detailed ecological, economical, legal, legislative, and logistical information involving the Texas Coast. Of particular note are the Coastal Coordination Council’s meeting minutes (1991-2009) and the Permitting Assistance Group (PAG) meeting minutes (1995-2009).

Administrative files include complete grant applications demonstrating the application process in the mid-70s and again in the mid-90s, the last of which was approved in 1996. The resolutions folder is a set of letters from 1994 in favor or against participation in the Coastal Management Program submitted by cities and counties; it also includes Land Commissioner Mauro’s letters of thanks. Research Files contains essays, guidelines, unpublished reports and newspaper clippings concerning legislation like the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972/1976 and the activities of organizations like NOAA, the Sunset Advisory Committee and the General Land Office.

Correspondence includes letters involving the NOAA, the Governor, Land Commissioners and other state officials concerning the approval and daily business of the Coastal Management Program as well as letters with enclosed reports.

Throughout the collection, only ten documents were produced between 1980 and 1990, of which Published Reports are the majority.


 

Arrangement

Records are organized into 6 series, some with subseries:
1. Administrative Files (1974-2004)
2. Hearings, Conferences, Meetings (1976-2008)
3. Correspondence (1975-2002)
4. Newsletters (1987-2008)
5. Published Reports (1972-2011)
6. Media (1985-1996)

Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

Unrestricted access.

Conditions Governing Use note

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.).


Index Terms

Armstrong, Bob, Land Commissioner, 1932-
Clements, William P., Governor of Texas, 1917-2011
Coastal Coordination Council (Texas).
Dewhurst, David, Land Commissioner, 1945-
Mauro, Garry, Land Commissioner, 1948-
Patterson, Jerry, Land Commissioner, 1946-
Research and Planning Consultants (Austin, Texas).
Schwartz, A. R., Texas Legislator, (Aaron Robert), 1926-
Texas Coastal and Marine Council.
Texas. Coastal Management Program.
Texas. General Land Office.
United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Coastal zone management--Government policy--Texas--Gulf Region.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Short title of Document], [Date: Day-Month-Year]. Box [#], Folder [#], p. [#]. Coastal Resources Records (CR). Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Administrative Files (1974-2004)

Box
1 History
Box
1-2 Applications (1974-1975), (1995)
Box
3 Resolutions (1994)
Audits (1993-1998), (2008)
Procedures (1986), (2004)
Box
4 Research Files (1972-1979), (1990-2002)



 

Hearings, Conferences, Meetings, (1976-2002)

Box
5 Schedules and Agendas (1976-1999)
Box
6-7 Coastal Coordination Council Meetings (1991-2008)
Box
22 Coastal Land Advisory Board (2006-2011)
Box
25 Permitting Assistance Group meeting minutes, (1995-2008)
TCMP Public Hearing Transcripts (1976)
Box
5 Austin (2 copies) (September 1, 1976)
Box
10 Bay City (August 16, 1976)
Box
5 Beaumont (2 copies) (August 23, 1976)
Brownsville (2 copies) (August 9, 1976)
Corpus Christi (2 copies) (August 11, 1976)
Box
10 Dallas (August 25, 1976)
Box
5 Galveston (2 copies) (August 20, 1976)
Houston (2 copies) (August 18, 1976)
San Antonio (2 copies) (August 30, 1976)
Victoria (2 copies) (August 13, 1976)



 

Correspondence (1975-2002)

Box
8 Correspondence (1975-2002)



 

Newsletters (1987-2008)

Box
8 Texas Beach Bulletin (1987-1996)
Texas Coastal Management Program Newsletter (1994)
On the Coast (1996-2008)



 

Published Reports (1972-2011)

Produced by GLO (1974-2011)
Box
9 Texas Coastal Zone Management Proposal. Armstrong, Bob. Texas. General Land Office (1974)
Texas Coastal Legislation. Texas Coastal and Marine Council (1974)
Texas Coastal Legislation. Texas Coastal and Marine Council (1978)
Texas Coastal Legislation: 5th Edition. Texas Coastal and Marine Council (1982)
Box
10 Present Authority: Texas Coastal Management Program. Armstrong, Bob. Texas. General Land Office (1974)
Box
26 Texas Coastal Management Program - Existing Data. Armstrong, Bob. Texas. General Land Office (1974)
Texas Coastal Management Program - Public Participation. Armstrong, Bob. Texas. General Land Office (1974)
Box
9 Present Authority: Texas Coastal Management Program. Armstrong, Bob. Texas. General Land Office (2 copies) (1975)
Box
10 Texas Coastal Management Program-Economic Report: The Coastal Economy. Armstrong, Bob. Texas. General Land Office (2 copies) (1975)
Resources of the Texas Coastal Region. Armstrong, Bob. Texas. General Land Office (1975)
Texas Coastal Management Program: 2nd Year Work Program. Armstrong, Bob. Texas. General Land Office (2 copies) (1975)
Various types of Coastal Maps, 1A-11Ai (1975)
Box
11 Texas Coastal Management Program Hearing Draft. Armstrong, Bob. Texas. General Land Office (2 copies) (1976)
Texas Coastal Management Program Hearing Draft- Executive Summary. Armstrong, Bob. Texas. General Land Office (2 copies) (1976)
Texas Coastal Management Program Hearing Draft- Appendices. Armstrong, Bob. Texas. General Land Office (2 copies) (1976)
Box
26 Texas Coastal Management Program - Working Papers IV - Volume 1. Armstrong, Bob. Texas. General Land Office (1976)
Texas Coastal Management Program - Working Papers IV - Volume 2. Armstrong, Bob. Texas. General Land Office (1976)
Box
12 Texas Coastal Management Program Preliminary Hearing Draft. Armstrong, Bob. Texas. General Land Office (1978)
Texas Coastal Management Program Revised Hearing Draft. Armstrong, Bob. Texas. General Land Office (1978)
Box
13 Texas Coastal Management Program Revised Hearing Draft- Appendices. Armstrong, Bob. Texas. General Land Office (1978)
Texas Coastal Management Program Revised Hearing Draft 1978- Appendix 3. Armstrong, Bob. Texas. General Land Office (1978)
Box
14 & 26 Texas Coastal Management Program - Current Permitting Processes in State and Federal Natural Resource Agencies - Volume 1. Armstrong, Bob. Texas. General Land Office (2 copies) (1976)
Texas Coastal Management Program - Current Permitting Processes in State and Federal Natural Resource Agencies - Volume 2. Armstrong, Bob. Texas. General Land Office (2 copies) (1976)
Box
14 Texas Coastal Management Program - Report to Governor and 65th Legislature. Armstrong, Bob. Texas. General Land Office (1976)
Texas Coastal Management Program - Report to Governor and 65th Legislature- Executive Summary. Armstrong, Bob. Texas. General Land Office (1976)
Texas Coastal Management Program - Report to Governor and 65th Legislature - Appendices. Armstrong, Bob. Texas. General Land Office (1976)
Texas Coastal Management Program - Report to Governor and Legislature. Mauro, Garry. Coastal Coordination Council (1991)
Box
15 Texas Coastal Management Program - Report to Governor and Legislature. Mauro, Garry. Coastal Coordination Council (1997)
Texas Coastal Management Program - Report to Governor and Legislature. Dewhurst, David.Coastal Coordination Council (1998)
Oversized Box
24 Texas Coastal Management Program - Report to Governor and Legislature (oversized). Patterson, Jerry. Coastal Coordination Council (2005)
Box
15 Texas Coastal Management Program - Report to Governor and Legislature. Patterson, Jerry. Coastal Coordination Council (2007-2008)
Texas Coastal Management Program - Report to Governor and Legislature. Patterson, Jerry. Coastal Coordination Council (2009)
Texas Coastal Management Program - Report to Governor and Legislature. Patterson, Jerry. Coastal Coordination Council (2010)
Offshore Oil-It's Impact on Texas Communities: Volume 1- Executive Summary. Research and Planning Consultants (Austin, Texas) (1977)
Offshore Oil-It's Impact on Texas Communities: Volume 2- Local Impact Scenarios. Research and Planning Consultants (Austin, Texas) (1977)
Offshore Oil-It's Impact on Texas Communities: Volumes 3 and 4- Aggregate State Impact and Appendices. Research and Planning Consultants (Austin, Texas) (1977)
Box
16 Offshore Oil/Dialogues Toward Understanding. Research and Planning Consultants (Austin, Texas) (1977)
Inland Canals: An Alternative for Industry. Research and Planning Consultants (Austin, Texas) (1977)
Industrial Facility Siting Study: A Briefing Paper. Research and Planning Consultants (Austin, Texas) (1978)
Accessibility and Protection of Texas Shorefront Areas. Armstrong, Bob. Texas. General Land Office (1978)
Social and Economic Component User’s Manual. Research and Planning Consultants (Austin, Texas) (1978)
Pilot Study of Ecological Systems Component. Research and Planning Consultants (Austin, Texas) (1978)
Pilot Study of Ecological Systems Component- Appendices. Research and Planning Consultants (Austin, Texas) (1978)
Box
17 Ecological Systems Component User’s Manual. Research and Planning Consultants (Austin, Texas) (1978)
Routine Ecological Systems Component User’s Manual. Research and Planning Consultants (Austin, Texas) (1978)
Implementation of Activity Assessment Routine. Research and Planning Consultants (Austin, Texas) (1978)
Texas Ports Study: Volume 4. Research and Planning Consultants (Austin, Texas) (1978)
Texas Year of the Coast- Report. Armstrong, Bob. Texas Coastal and Marine Council (1980)
Texas Year of the Coast- Executive Summary. Armstrong, Bob. Texas Coastal and Marine Council (1980)
Coastal Topographical Maps Index. Texas. General Land Office (1980)
Box
18 State-Owned Submerged Lands of the Texas Gulf Coast. Mauro, Garry. Texas. General Land Office (1985)
Resource Management Information for Submerged Lands of the Texas Gulf Coast. Mauro, Garry. Texas. General Land Office (1985)
Box
19 The Gulf of Mexico as a Special Area Under MARPOL. Mauro, Garry. Texas. General Land Office (1987)
Dune Protection and Improvement Manual for the Texas Gulf. Mauro, Garry. Texas. General Land Office (1991)
An Interpretive Manual for Texas Coastal Wetlands: Laws, Regulations, and Policies. Texas. General Land Office. Coastal Division (1993)
Components of a Texas Coastal Wetlands Conservation Plan: Permit Coordination, Workshops, Acquisition, and Mitigations Project Report. Texas. General Land Office. Coastal Division (1993)
The Functions and Values of Coastal Wetlands. Texas. General Land Office. Coastal Division (1993)
Wetland Restoration and Creation in Dickinson Bay and Dickinson Bayou: Executive Summary. Texas. General Land Office. Coastal Division (1994)
Wetland Restoration and Creation in Dickinson Bay and Dickinson Bayou: Project Report. Texas. General Land Office. Coastal Division (1994)
Comprehensive Strategies for Protecting Texas Coastal Wetlands. Texas. General Land Office. Coastal Division (1994)
A Coastal Wetlands Acquisition Plan for Texas: Project Report. Texas. General Land Office. Coastal Division (1995)
Texas Coastal Wetlands-A Handbook for Local Governments. Mauro, Garry. Texas. General Land Office (1996)
Understanding the Proposed Texas Coastal Management Program-Public Comment Document. Mauro, Garry. Texas. General Land Office (1994)
Box
20 Draft Environmental Impact Statement. United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (1996)
Final Environmental Impact Statement. United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (1996)
Galveston-Trinity Bay System Evaluation of Marsh Creation and Restoration Projects and their Potential for Large-Scale Applications. Coastal Coordination Council. (1998)
Coastal Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program- Volume 1. Coastal Coordination Council (1998)
Coastal Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program- Volume 2. Coastal Coordination Council (1998)
Box
21 Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act Report to 81st Legislature. Patterson, Jerry. Coastal Coordination Council (2009)
Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act Report to 82nd Legislature. Patterson, Jerry. Coastal Coordination Council. (2011)
Non-GLO (1972-1987)
Box
21 Coastal Resources Mangement Program: A Comprehensive Report to the 63rd Legislature. Governor’s Office, Division of Planning Coordination (1972)
Creator: Texas. Governor's Budget and Planning Office.
Establishment of Operational Guidelines for Texas Coastal Zone Management-Final Report-Biological Uses Criteria. University of Texas Marine Science Institute at Port Aransas (1974)
Creator: University of Texas Marine Science Institute. Port Aransas Marine Laboratory.
Wildlife of the Texas Coastal Zone. Texas Parks and Wildlife Division (1978)
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department. Wildlife Division .
Texas Coastal Program. Clements, Bill (1979)
Creator: Clements, William P., Governor of Texas, 1917-2011
Galveston Island Beach and Dune Management Plan. Department of Planning and Traffic-City of Galveston. (1979)
Creator: Dept. of Planning and Traffic (Galveston, TX).
The National Tidal Datum Convention of 1980. United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (1980)
Creator: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Texas Coastal Program State Hearing Draft. Texas Energy and Natural Resources Advisory Council (1980)
Creator: Texas. Energy and Natural Resources Advisory Council.
Texas Coastal Cleanup Report. Center for Environmental Education. (1987)
Creator: Center for Environmental Education (Washington, D.C.).



 

Media (1985-1996)

Box
22 Presentations, color slides (1985-1990)
Personnel, color slides (1992)
Box
23 Floppy Disks (1993-1996)
VHS (1995)
Box
13 Texas Coastal Management Program Revised Hearing Draft. Armstrong, Bob. Texas. General Land Office (1979)