NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Environmental Regulation
SUBCOMMITTEE: Local Emergency Planning Committees

TIME & DATE:  9:30AM, Thursday, March 26, 1998

PLACE: U.of Houston - Clear Lake

CHAIR: Rep. Mike Jackson


Details of meeting location:
     University of Houston - Clear Lake
     2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, Texas
     Bayou Building, Room 1326
Please park in Visitor's Lot V.

Subcommittee members;   Mike Jackson, Chair
                        Edmund Kuempel
                        Robert Puente
                        Robert Talton
                        Dawnna Dukes

The subcommittee will meet to consider the following Interim Charge:
   Review funding mechanisms for Local Emergency Planning Committees
   (LEPCs) which are required by federal law to respond to chemical
   emergencies.  Determine if there are alternative funding methods
   that would improve the ability of the LEPCs to perform their duties.

The subcommittee wil receive public testimony.  It is the Chair's
prerogative to limit the length of each testimony as needed.