Austin, Texas
                    FISCAL NOTE, 76th Regular Session
                              April 11, 1999
          TO:  Honorable Warren Chisum, Chair, House Committee on
               Environmental Regulation
        FROM:  John Keel, Director, Legislative Budget Board
       IN RE:  HB 3749 by Dukes (Relating to the cleanup of municipal
               solid waste facilities which contain industrial hazardous
               waste.), As Introduced
*  No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.        *
Local Government Impact
The bill requires the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
(TNRCC) to adopt rules requiring owners of certain municipal landfills to
exhume certain hazardous waste in the landfill.

The TNRCC estimates that 30 landfills state-wide may contain 500 or more
barrels of industrial hazardous waste and estimates that exhuming these
barrels could cost between $50,000 to $10,000,000.  A unit of local
government owning or operating an affected landfill could experience a
significant fiscal impact .
Source Agencies:   582   Natural Resource Conservation Commission, 302
                   Office Of The Attorney General
LBB Staff:         JK, DE, NS