NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Natural Resources

TIME & DATE:  3:00PM or upon final adjourn./recess
             Wednesday, March 26, 2003

PLACE: E2.014, Capitol Extension

CHAIR: Rep. Robert Puente


The committee will meet in a public hearing to consider legislation from
the cancelled 3/19/03 public hearing, which includes:

HB 755            Chisum
Relating to the offense of failing to certify compliance of an
underground storage tank before accepting delivery of the regulated
substance to be stored in the tank.

HB 1370            Luna
Relating to the study and implementation of seawater desalination.

SB 347            Barrientos
Relating to single-member districts for the board of the Barton
Springs-Edwards Aquifer Conservation District.

HB 895            Geren
Relating to the establishment of a program to provide grants to
make voluntary purchases of development rights in real property.

HB 487            Puente
Relating to a requirement that certain irrigation systems have rain
shut-off devices.

HB 488            Puente
Relating to performance standards for toilets sold in the state.

HB 489            Puente
Relating to water and energy saving performance standards for
commercial clothes-washing machines.

HB 1152            Puente
Relating to the authority of certain nonprofit water supply
corporations to establish and enforce customer water conservation

The committee will also consider the following additional legislation in
the public hearing:

HB 2300            Gallego
Relating to the regulation of certain water wells by the Jeff Davis
County Underground Water Conservation District.

HB 1875            Wise
Relating to the water infrastructure fund, rural water assistance
fund, rural community water and wastewater loan fund, and colonia
self-help account.

HB 1832            Harper-Brown
Relating to certain powers of the City of Irving with regard to and
validating certain acts of the Dallas County Utility and
Reclamation District.

HB 2227            Hughes
Relating to the frequency of meetings of the board for the Upper
Sabine Valley Solid Waste Management District.

HB 1540            Callegari
Relating to the general powers and authority of the West Harris
County Regional Water Authority.

HB 1541            Callegari
Relating to the general powers and authority of water districts.

HB 1979            Puente
Relating to preventing the discharge of untreated wastewater into
waters of the state.

HB 2031            Puente
Relating to the regulation of stormwater management by certain